Dumbest possible reaction to debate comes from Fox News

  When it comes to political polling, the first thing you need to know is that any survey that doesn’t follow the fundamental scientific rules of the game is mostly worthless. Reputable polling organizations take great pains to follow those rules, which is why their results usually are pretty much similar to one another. If Gallup has a poll showing Smith leading Jones by nine percentage points, most other reliable polls likely will show similar results. Sometimes, however, a pollster with a good reputation will come up with...

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Big-time hypocrisy: Fox News complains about Donald Trump’s sexist remarks!

Of all the crazy political happenings this year, one of the weirdest is the unlikely stance taken by Fox News in support of — wait for it — POLITICAL CORRECTNESS. Fox News, like its counterparts in right-wing talk radio, has always dismissed sensitivity about racist and sexist remarks as just so much liberal PC. Regular viewers of Fox News — mostly old, white men — have agreed heartily. But suddenly things have changed. Fox itself is now playing the PC card. The network wants Donald Trump to apologize for his nasty...

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The GOP debate seemed to indicate that Fox News has an anti-Trump agenda

In several respects, the latter of Thursday’s two Republican presidential debates was more entertaining than I had anticipated. The questions posed to the candidates generally were sharper than one would expect from Fox News personalities. And, more to the point, the questions seemed to reflect an agenda — the objective being to put the repugnant Donald Trump in his place. This mission somewhat surprises me. I didn’t know that the suits at Fox News don’t much care for Trump. I don’t watch Fox News Channel a lot,...

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Obama says he knows what kind of stuff is aired on Fox News — and that makes Fox News angry

Sometimes it seems that the folks who run Fox News Channel would prefer that the stuff it airs was heard only by the gullible geezers who comprise the bulk of its viewing audience. The Foxies definitely don’t like it that Barack Obama, of all people, is not oblivious to the nonsense the channel peddles. Jonathan Chait EXPLAINS: There are certain facts that an educated person realizes you can’t point out without provoking an angry rebuttal from a Fox News devotee — climate scientists overwhelmingly believe in the theory of anthropogenic...

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What will Fox News do now with the Baltimore story? The answer seems predictable

Now that the local prosecutor is bringing criminal charges against six Baltimore police officers in connection with the alleged murder of Freddie Gray, a question arises: Where will the racists at Fox News go with the story now? I’ve already discerned a few hints this morning, and I think a full-blown strategy will emerge in the next few days, The prevaricators at Fox, especially the prime-time commentators, likely will advance the notion that the cops charged in the case have been framed to placate the “thugs” who’ve...

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