Theory: Obama leaked a scoop to Fox News just to mess with John Boehner’s mind

Everyone loves a story about how someone they don’t like is cleverly outmaneuvered by someone they do like. THIS is just such a story, but it’s too complicated to excerpt here. Read the whole...

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Fox News knows its audience better than they know themselves

When the history of the past several decades is written, there should be a whole chapter devoted to the Fox News phenomenon. I’ve been a student of that subject since its inception, and I’ve seen few descriptions of it that are any better than THIS PASSAGE from an essay by Paul Waldman of The American Prospect: In a way, Fox News knows its viewers better than they know themselves. Don’t forget that the typical Fox viewer is a conservative senior citizen. The median age of the network’s viewers is 68.8, and some shows...

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Fox News peddles blatant falsehood about so-called voter fraud

Fox News Channel has long been the ratings leader among cable news outlets — mainly because it knows how to rile its core audience, which consists mostly of viewers who are at least 69 years old. The formula is simple: Give the gullible geezers a steady of diet of stuff that will anger them even more than the kids who are always playing in their yards. A perfect example was afforded the other day by Fox anchor Megyn Kelly (above),  who told her viewers that Democratic officials in Colorado have come up with a dastardly scheme that...

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Fox News is hypocritical on how Obama and British PM Cameron deal with ISIS

The main to thing to remember here is that Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Channel is rabidly dedicated to the demonization of Barack Obama but not of David Cameron —  even when he says the same stuff Obama says. You see, Cameron is a friend of Murdoch. Steve M. at NoMoreMisterNiceBlog makes the comparisons HERE and HERE....

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Here’s the secret formula for how Fox News peddles conspiracy theories and other bunk

If you Google the terms “Fox News” and “some people are saying,” you get more than 17 million results. Indeed, hardly a day, or even an hour, goes by without one of the talking heads on Fox News Channel referring to how “some people are saying” something or other that fits the channel’s political biases. These “some people” are rarely identified, and the stuff they’re purportedly “saying” is rarely supported by solid evidence. You see, this is how Fox creates and spreads...

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