Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The Fox News Gallery of Shame
Colbert Went Where the New York Times Feared to Tread on Glenn Beck
by Greg Mitchell
It was shocking last night to watch the usually pro-right-wing Colbert persona lay into Beck without an ounce of sympathy. It came just one day after the New York Times' front page profile of Beck that failed to fully air his dirty laundry and mainly treated him as just another popular entertainer.
Bill O'Reilly's Ambush Journalism in 87 Seconds
Reported by Ellen
John Amato at Crooks and Liars put together this video which is worth more than a thousand words about Bill O'Reilly's sleazy ambush tactics. Amato sums it up nicely: It's all about intimidation plain and simple, and the falafel is now out of the bag.
Letterman Tells O'Reilly: "I Think Of You As A Goon" (VIDEO)
David Letterman, who infamously told Bill O'Reilly in 2006 that "about 60 percent of what you say is crap," had his old bête noire back on his show on Tuesday night.
Over The Top FOX News Teaser “Asks” If Obama Could Destroy Us
Reported by Ellen
Those "pro-America" folks at FOX News are showing their love again. A teaser for the March 26, 2009 edition of Hannity, seen during The O'Reilly Factor, stated: Obama's objective: Is the budget a way for the government to completely control our lives? And could it destroy us? Video after the jump.
More Beck Babble: Wind power needs nukes to work
By David Neiwert
Just to be a jerk, Glenn Beck yesterday used his show to demonstrate -- like a number of his fellow right-wingers -- his utter contempt for Earth Hour: running his klieg lights at full blast to show how much energy he could waste. Yeah, that's the kind of responsible rhetoric we need more of.
Convenient Patriotism By Bob Cesca
I hasten to note that criticizing the president during wartime is fine. Hypocrisy, on the other hand, isn't. You either unequivocally support the president in wartime or you don't. You can't have it both ways, wingnuts.