12:40 PM, Sep 28, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
It's about as predictable as Alan Grayson airing a hateful, dishonest ad caricaturing conservatives, but alas, it's news because the president said it. The headline at CNN gets right down to the nub of Obama's criticism in a way that's a bit more explicit and creepy than coverage of his past comments:
Obama: Fox News 'destructive' to America
Greg Gutfeld, subversive.Aug 2, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 43 • By ANDREW FERGUSON
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Was Fox News's coverage of the Sherrod fiasco fair and balanced?12:00 PM, Jul 22, 2010 • By VICTORINO MATUS
For Shirley Sherrod, the moment of retribution has arrived. Not only has she focused her guns on the vast right-wing conspiracy, but she has also singled out Fox News as leading the charge. Why? As the former Ag employee told Media Matters, the network would "love to take us back to where we were many years ago. Back to where black people were looking down, not looking white folks in the face, not being able to compete for a job out there and not be a whole person." Perhaps Sherrod has access to secret emails between Fox execs outlining this long-term strategy. Or perhaps she is ... jumping to conclusions?
2:05 PM, Jul 21, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
We are on Day Two of JournoList revelations at The Daily Caller.
Yesterday, we found out that liberal bloggers don't like conservatives, that writers employed by The Nation think America has the blood of millions of innocents on its hands, and that both would have liked to convince the media to ignore the rantings of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright in favor of covering Obama's policy press releases. Spencer Ackerman's call to smear conservatives as racist to distract from the Wright story was notable for its candor and naked partisan motivation, removing the veil of moral authority from liberals' cries of racism.
Today we learn more about mainstream players at national outlets, which is the more interesting part of the JournoList. Among the ideas that raise less objection than they should— wishing in graphic detail to witness the death of Rush Limbaugh and using the federal government to shut down a cable news network one doesn't like.
Don't blame Fox News.5:09 PM, Apr 16, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Sen. Tom Coburn caused a stir when he recently suggested that Fox News had spread the falsehood that you could go to jail under Obamacare for not buying insurance. Bill O'Reilly said this week when he interviewed Coburn: "We researched to find out if anybody on Fox News had ever said you're going to jail if you don't buy health insurance. Nobody's ever said it."
Good thing he has large congressional majorities, because his powers of persuasion are limited.Mar 29, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 27 • By FRED BARNES
From the ScrapbookMar 22, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 26 • By
Whenever The Scrapbook finds the word “conscience” employed by a journalist, we feel obliged to plug in the old you-know-what detector and examine the specimen in some scientific detail. It’s a genuinely distasteful job—mucking through the mounds of insufferable piety and wading through the cesspools of dishonesty and hysteria—but somebody has to do it.
9:42 AM, Mar 2, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
That Fox News Story about Obama introducing a smaller "new health care bill" turns out to be misleading. Pelosi's spokesman tells The New Republic's Jonathan Cohn:
The Speaker was referring to the compromise between the House and the Senate that the President unveiled last week--not a new smaller bill. As she has said repeatedly, she is committed to passing comprehensive health insurance reform.
So, there's no new bill. The House will have to pass the Senate bill, and then pass a reconciliation "sidecar" to make some changes, trusting that the Senate will follow through. It seems that Pelosi and the White House are just spinning this as something new.
11:50 AM, Feb 4, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
Two forces in TV and politics sit down and have, actually, a pretty nice conversation about Republicans, Fox News, Stewart's editorial sensibilities, health care, and the rest of it.
Enjoy, part one and part two.