It must be a terrible burden to have to manage as many trumped up scandals as Fox News is currently struggling with. The sheer volume of fabricated nonsense to manufacture and inventory would be a strain on any propaganda outfit. But the pressure is showing now as Fox appears unable to function under the weight of the task. Take a look at these recent schizoid episodes they have belched out:
On the Fox Business Network, their anchor Lou Dobbs hosted a panel to discuss the state of women in the workplace and the results of a new poll that shows more American women are the primary earners in their families. In order to have a balanced debate on this subject, Fox invited only men to participate. But after you hear what one of those men said, you’ll understand why women weren’t necessary:
Erick Erickson: I’m so used to liberals telling conservatives that they’re anti-science. But liberals who defend [the increase in women earners] and say it is not a bad thing are very anti-science. When you look at biology — when you look at the natural world — the roles of a male and a female in society and in other animals, the male typically is the dominant role.
Consequently, Fox is committed to having only males weigh in on the subjects of working women, reproductive rights, domestic violence, etc. And remember, Erickson is the miscreant who once called Supreme Court Justice David Souter a “goat-fucking child molester.”
Next up is a story Fox did about the number of times Douglas Shulman, the IRS commissioner, visited the White House. Of Course, there should be nothing suspicious about a critical economic adviser spending time with other administration officials as they seek to restore the nation’s economy. But like everything else they do, Fox is only focused on turning this into a nefarious scheme of some sort. So they tally up the number of visits and imply that the frequency represents something other than devotion to duty:
Unfortunately for Fox, their own source, the notoriously disreputable Daily Caller (which is run by Fox contributor Tucker Carlson) contradicts the very premise they sought to prove. After making a federal case out of the visits attributed to Shulman, the Daily Caller correctly notes that…
“The visitor logs do not give a complete picture of White House access. Some high-level officials get cleared for access and do not have to sign in during visits […] it is probable that the vast majority of visits by major Cabinet members do not end up in the public record.”
In other words…never mind. We don’t know what the heck we’re talking about. Which is surprising because this isn’t the first time that right-wing media tried to build these logs into a conflagration and failed to ignite any sparks. Back in 2009 there was an effort to tie the President to ACORN by reporting that ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis had visited the White House a few weeks before that phony scandal erupted. As it turned out, it was a different Bertha Lewis, but nobody at Fox or their source (Breitbart News) bothered to verify the information. In fact, we still don’t know if the Douglas Shulman on the logs is the IRS commissioner.
Finally, the most disturbing evidence that Fox is suffering severe symptoms of dementia was demonstrated in this segment of Fox & Friends when the hosts interviewed John Bolton about why National Security Adviser Tom Donilon was AWOL on the night of the attacks in Benghazi. They stated flatly that Donilon was absent for the crisis, even while they showed a photo alongside Bolton of a White House meeting that clearly included Donilon.
This is pretty much what we can expect from Fox News for the duration of this scandal season. They are obviously over their heads and unable to steer a steady course. They either need some extended rest or a significant increase in the dosage of their meds. This should at least provide a lesson to them for the future: Don’t make up more scandals than you are capable of handling.
16 thoughts on “Scandal Fever Is Making Fox News Even More Demented Than Usual”
Found your site by accident………….Very amused by your so called facts about major reliable news outlets.
I watch both CNN and FOX news in my office. Certainly you jest on your website about FOX? Only the IQ challenged cant see your bias!
Those who watch MSNBC rather than CNN or FOX would just as certainly disagree with me I understand.
Wise up if you want to be taken seriously by those of us with an open mind, but those of us who are not so open our brains fall out!
Yet you don’t cite which “facts” are in dispute.
Surely not the photo showing the official in question being present.
How about the all male panel talking about women in the work place? You know that’s on tape, right? And they are all men. Something similar happened in front of god and everybody when Sandra Fluke wasn’t allowed to testify. If you have an issue with any of the media not talking about the fact that women still don’t make as much as men do for the same jobs, I stand corrected. (For the record, I believe more women ARE the bread winners because employers can hire more women at a reduced salary thereby increasing profits even further.)
If you believe cabinet members who visited their boss and discussed the business of America is somehow a nefarious conspiracy, cite your proof. Give us something other than speculation. And you’ll need to do better than fox. Their lack of credibility is not in dispute.
He has more facts in this one article than Fox News has in a year.
The thing that really strikes me is totally hypocrisy exhibited by all.
You know if all of this had happened under a Republican administration, Fox would be going to the wall to defend said administration. By the same token, MOST liberals would be screaming bloody murder.
Personally, the only one that bugs me is the DOJ using the press for fishing expeditions and even that is not terribly bothersome because of this country’s lack of an independent, mainstream press. Sort of like the government using the propaganda branch of the government to find their leaks.
There are more than enough real problems with this administration and none of the mainstream media, including Fox, seem inclined to give them one scintilla of coverage. Will never understand why so many fellow liberals seem to go out of their to defend the president and this administration as there are a plethora of things done by this administration in our name that should have liberals screaming their lungs out.
Yes Sir! I couldn’t vote for him twice because of the issues that no one talks about and surprisingly the Republican party didn’t seem to put an ounce of effort into taking advantage of last election.
I think you’re confusing the actual scandals with how FOX News may be reporting on those scandals. No matter how poorly FOX or any other network may report on them, it doesn’t suddenly make the scandals any less real.
I think he is trying to get his disciples to get out there and try convincing everyone the recent concerns with the president’s leadership and the reality of these scandals is really a Fox News ploy to destroy the Obama presidency. If that darn Obama would just stop doing these things, we could really make some “Progress”. I must admit, he has a good group of followers here – emphasis on followers.
The scandals aren’t real. They are the biggest pieces of BS that has ever tried to “promote” as a scandal.
So then, Will………………
It appears you are saying that the entire news media (conservative / liberal / straight news) have it all wrong. They have created something out of nothing. You would think the same if the IRS had held up tax exempt status for Media Matters, right?
Shlox Snooze is fair and balanced. Morons on one side arguing the Republican position, and liars on the other side defending the Republican position. See, fair and balanced.
That was thoroughly pathetic.
Can you deny it?
“When you look at biology — when you look at the natural world — the roles of a male and a female in society and in other animals, the male typically is the dominant role.”
Any biologists care to comment?
Oh for pity sake FOX sucks dude!! Period over and out! They are DOCUMENTED as the LEAST RELIABLE news organization in THE WORLD!!!!!! DOCUMENTED!!!
For Fu**sakes admit that you watch it and love it because you are a moronic racist bastard that hates America and be DONE!!
As much as I disagree with Mark on a lot of things, at least he brings up current stuff. By the way, your leftist tolerance just oozes from your words.
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