Big surprise: Fox News doofus blames Obama for death of U.S. general in Afghanistan

Steve Doocy, one of the dimmer bulbs on Fox News Channel (a distinction not  easily achieved), is RESPONDING to a tragedy in Afghanistan exactly as he would be expected to: There was a tragic incident just outside Kabul yesterday at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan, where a man dressed in Afghan military uniform opened fire. At least 15 were injured and at least one American was killed: two-star Major General Harold J. Greene, who was there to help train Afghan soldiers… In an unusually callous display, Fox News’ Steve Doocy...

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Is Fox News a victim of its own success?

In its 18 years of existence, Fox News Channel has been a big ratings and financial success. But as a political influence, the network has been something of a bust. For example, in four of the five presidential elections since the launch of Fox, Democratic candidates have carried the popular vote. Nor did Fox’s round-the-clock disparagement of Barack Obama prevent him from winning two terms as president in electoral landslides. Oliver Willis argues HERE that Fox is now pretty much just talking to itself: Fox is a victim of its own...

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Fox News anchor suddenly seems not to fit in with the crazies on his channel

Neil Cavuto of Fox News Channel is never going to be mistaken for a reincarnation of Walter Cronkite or Edward R. Murrow. For a brief moment or two today, however, Cavuto waxed uncharacteristically reasonable, as we see HERE: Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto blasted Republicans on Wednesday for preparing to file a federal lawsuit challenging the executive actions of President Barack Obama. During an interview with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Cavuto belittled the effort as “an enormous waste of effort” and “a political football,” suggesting that...

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Shep Smith has a curious penchant for defying Fox News orthodoxy

The only semblance of political sanity occasionally emanating from the regular lineup of talking heads on Fox News Channel is offered by afternoon anchor Shepard Smith. Consider THIS, for example: Fox News anchor Shepard Smith provided some useful history on Friday about many of the same people who are now pressuring the Obama administration to take military action in Iraq, where Islamic militants have overrun two cities in recent days as they march toward Baghdad. Smith kicked off his afternoon broadcast with a recap of the deteriorating...

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Study: Fox News viewers are not well informed about immigration

THIS should come as no surprise to anyone other those folks who depend on Fox News to keep up on the real world: Americans who most trust Fox News are more likely to be uninformed about the immigration system and less likely to support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants than those who trust other news sources, according to a sweeping new study released Tuesday by the Brookings Institution and Public Religion Research Institute. Of the Americans who trust Fox News to give them the most accurate information about politics and...

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