Why does Rupert Murdoch claim that Fox News has saved the Republican Party?

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch made a fool of himself in two separate ways when he boasted the other day that his Fox News Channel has “saved” the Republican Party. For starters, Murdoch’s boast puts the lie to the vaunted claim that Fox News is “fair and balanced.” A news shop can hardly be balanced if it’s mission has been to shift the GOP’s ideology further to the right side of the political spectrum. And that’s exactly what Fox News has done. But more to the point, Republican Party fortunes have...

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Fox News host compares search for missing plane with search for Noah’s Ark

With a perfectly straight face, Fox News host Bill Hemmer implied yesterday that the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 might not succeed any time soon, considering that “it took us 2,000 years to find Noah’s Ark.” This is not the first time Fox News has reported on events that never really happened. But still… There’s more on this matter HERE and HERE and...

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Here’s why I laugh at some of my fellow geezers

Edwin Lyngar EXAMINES THE PHENOMENON of paranoid old white people falling for the nonsense they hear on Fox News Channel: [Warning: Some of the language here is vulgar.] Old, white, wrinkled and angry, they are slipping from polite society in alarming numbers. We’re losing much of a generation.  They often sport hats or other clothing, some marking their status as veterans, Tea Partyers or “patriots” of some kind or another. They have yellow flags, bumper stickers and an unquenchable rage. They used to be the brave men and women who took on...

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Is Fox News Channel doomed?

On numerous occasions, I’ve pointed out on this blog that Democratic presidential candidates have fared quite well at the ballot box ever since the rise of such right-wing media giants as Fox News Channel and radio blabber Rush Limbaugh. Much the same point is made in the following passage from a long article by Frank Rich about the problems facing Fox News: The most interesting news about Fox News is that for some years now it has been damaging the right far more than the left. As a pair of political analysts wrote at Reuters last...

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Fox News guy says Chris Christie is too manly for this feminized world

Just when you think the talking heads on Fox News Channel have exhausted their supply of ridiculous comments, something like THIS comes along: Fox News commentator Brit Hume on Sunday said that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) happens to be just too manly for the feminine world we live in today. “In this sort of feminized atmosphere in which we exist today, guys who are masculine and muscular like that in their private conduct, kind of old-fashioned tough guys, run some risks,” Hume said on Fox News’ “Media...

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