There is virtually no problem in American politics that does not trace its origins to the fact that the frontal lobes of the Land of the Free have spent the last 13 years being bludgeoned by Rupert Murdoch's Fox New.
Snipped from Newsweek:
The O’Garbage FactorOf course, within minutes the the flying monkeys began to descend...
Fox News isn't just bad. It's un-American.
by Jacob Weisberg
Any news organization that took its responsibilities seriously would take pains to cover presidential criticism fairly. It would regard doing so as itself a test of integrity. At Fox, by contrast, complaints of unfairness prompt only hoots of derision and demands for "evidence" that, when presented, is brushed off and ignored.
There is no need to get bogged down in this phony debate, which itself constitutes an abuse of the fair-mindedness of the rest of the media. One glance at Fox's Web site or five minutes' random viewing of the channel at any hour of the day demonstrates its all-pervasive slant. The lefty documentary Outfoxed spent a lot of time mustering evidence that Fox managers order reporters to take the Republican side. But after 13 years under Roger Ailes, Fox employees skew news right as instinctively as fish swim.
Rather than in any way maturing, Fox has in recent months become more boisterous and demagogic. Fox sponsored as much as it covered the anti-Obama "tea parties" this summer. Its "fact checking" about the president's health-care proposal is provided by Karl Rove. And weepy Glenn Beck has begun to exhibit a Strangelovean concern about government invading our bloodstream by vaccinating people for swine flu. With this misinformation campaign, Fox stands to become the first network to actively try to kill its viewers.
"For eight years [the mainstream media] pounded un-"fairly" on Bush..."I must confess, the one about "famous racists" is my favorite: a textbook example of how the pillars of the Right's ideological temple all depend on the smug certainty that everyone is even more pig-ignorant of history than they are.
"FoxNews is far and away better than any of the evening news programs for objectivity and fairness..."
"Fox is SO mild compared to Matthews or Olbermann, just to name two of the many hate-mongers at CNN and MSNBC."
"Weisberg authored ;The Complete Bushisms' and 'The Bush Tragedy' ;and co-authored a book with Robert Rubin. He is also a contributing writer for the N.Y. Times. What would would you expect?"
"...you come across as a simpering sexist unable to grant that a woman (or it a conservative) has a bona fide doctoral degree. For the record, Dr. Crowley most certainly does (as do I), and this kind of slur has no place here."
"Your complaint with FOX makes no sense to me. It is far more balanced than Newsweek, The Washingtonn Post, NY Times, any of the broadcast networks, CNN, or MSDNC."
"...Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck are more successful than you. Get over yourself already."
"So Fox is the only major news outlet slanted right, big deal. They are outnumbered by the organizations slanted left by a large margin."
"It seems pretty damn funny coming from newsweek, one of THE most left leaning publications around."
"...hope it makes you feel better about the two hours of your life you spent righting this piece. Those are two hours you'll never get back. So sad."
"...the article is garbage."
"At least Fox is trying to look past the smoke and mirrors. Keith Olbermann and Rachel Madder say a whole lot worse about the right..."
"This is how your friends nazis and commis operate. Hugo and Obama have similar aim - to eliminate all opposition stations."
"...all famous racists were Democrats"
"Proof? Look at the ratings."
There are no good arguments left in favor of trying to reason with the swine dregs left at the base the Conservative movement. They have had their heads buried so deep up Murdoch's, Ailes'
and Limbaugh's collective asses that irreversible moral hypoxia has set in.
They are a cultural deadloss and their beliefs are a pestilence, and until the plague rats of the Right
are directly confronted, quarantined and driven into the sea, there will be no end to the havoc they wreak on our civilization.