motherjones:

Michael Jordan = “failed baseball player”
Carmelo Anthony = “noted anti-police activist”
… UM …
Fox Nation = “notorious race-baiting troll site”
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UPDATE: Fox Nation = “unoriginal notorious race-baiting troll site,” which bogarted this from the “aspiring online rag” Washington Free Beacon.

motherjones:

Michael Jordan = “failed baseball player”

Carmelo Anthony = “noted anti-police activist”

… UM …

Fox Nation = “notorious race-baiting troll site”

(via)

UPDATE: Fox Nation = “unoriginal notorious race-baiting troll site,” which bogarted this from the “aspiring online rag” Washington Free Beacon.

shortformblog:

Ever watch cable news? You’ve seen this guy. This redhead has been on all the major cable news networks and has filled up tons of ads with claims that his company will solve your tax problems. (It’s even in their logo!) Ironically, TaxMasters has had to file for bankruptcy protection as the result of a $200 million fraud settlement. The big three cable networks are on the hook for a loss, too — the company owes CNN $2.6 million, Fox News Channel over $938,000 and MSNBC nearly $260,000. What? You mean you can’t trust a guy with a beard?

I’d say it’s less the beard and more the ginger. And I’m not just saying that cause I have a beard.

shortformblog:

Ever watch cable news? You’ve seen this guy. This redhead has been on all the major cable news networks and has filled up tons of ads with claims that his company will solve your tax problems. (It’s even in their logo!) Ironically, TaxMasters has had to file for bankruptcy protection as the result of a $200 million fraud settlement. The big three cable networks are on the hook for a loss, too — the company owes CNN $2.6 million, Fox News Channel over $938,000 and MSNBC nearly $260,000. What? You mean you can’t trust a guy with a beard?

I’d say it’s less the beard and more the ginger. And I’m not just saying that cause I have a beard.

The Economist:

Plush and unusual punishment

COMMENTING on a shared link to Time slideshow offering a tour of Norway’s Halden prison, the “world’s most human prison”, one of my Facebook friends says, “If you prefer comfort to liberty, go to Norway and commit murder. You could get 21 years in what looks like a nice dorm.” A good number of Americans, it seems, are agitated by the possibility that Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian mass-murderer who gunned down scores of kids at an isolated summer camp, might end up at such a luxe detention facility. In this segment on Norway’s “heavenly prison”, the folks at Fox News seem sort of boggled by the idea that prisons might be anything other than the squalid overcrowded rape pens where human offal in America is sent to fester out of sight.

[…]

If America’s abominably cruel and unjust system delivered results even remotely comparable to Norway’s enviable level of civil peace and order, then there might be some reason to take seriously American animadversions against Norway’s short sentences and humane prison. But we don’t. We’re not even close. So Americans should just shut up and watch. It could do us some good to see how a civilised society handles such a horrifying crime.

Earlier, madillac reacted to Foreign Policy’s slideshow of the same prison.

"If Glenn Beck were here today I would say to him: “Glenn Beck, you are a bigot. You bring shame to your country, not because you lack balance, but because you are an unthinking buffoon. Rupert Murdoch tolerates you because you are his useful idiot. He uses you to get a foothold in the doors of the powerful. Like his phone-hacking journalists and his pugnacious leader-writers in Australia, you are expendable. Let us hope he disposes of your nasty brand of intolerance sooner rather than later.” It is Rupert and James Murdoch who should answer for bigots such as Glenn Beck and phone hackers such as Clive Goodman and Glen Mulcaire. They employ them. They promote them. They are responsible for them. It is time for thinking citizens in the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia to unite against the Murdochs’ vicious brand of politics that masquerades as publishing."

MP Tom Watson on Glenn Beck’s role in the Murdoch empire.

Right now: Watch Watson and other MPs grill Rupert and James Murdoch over the hacking scandal.

thedailywhat:

Terrible Typo of the Day: I was wondering who would be the first to slip up.
[@nickbilton / frangry.]

goddammit fox

thedailywhat:

Terrible Typo of the Day: I was wondering who would be the first to slip up.

[@nickbilton / frangry.]

goddammit fox

(Source: gillianmae, via thedailywhat)

"I want to make clear to the Fox News table: That was a joke… . That was a children’s cartoon. Call Disney if you don’t believe me; they have the original, long-form version."

- President Barack Obama

(Source: youtube.com)

radmax:

steampunkanachronism:

A new CNN investigation reveals what most analysts have been saying since the “birther” controversy erupted during the 2008 presidential campaign: Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961. Period.

…but if a Birther didn’t see it on Fox, it didn’t happen.

It’s funny because that same day, Shepard Smith admitted that Fox News could “confirm” that he’s a citizen. It’s almost as if they found out that CNN was going to low their bullshit out of the water and decided to cut the crap in time to not look stupid to their turnip truck riding viewers.

In Shepard Smith’s defense, he’s always said that Obama was born in Hawaii and has called claims otherwise “absolutely wrong, ridiculous, preposterous.”

But, of course, he’s overshadowed by the likes of Beck (no longer), O’Reilly and Hannity.

(Source: socialitelife)

Amazing Anthony Weiner Manages To Get In As Much Opinion As Fox Anchor

Money quote:

Weiner: Okay, let’s ask questions now. I know you like to give speeches. But you’re doing an interview. Let’s ask questions.

Kelly: I got 20 seconds against a heartbreak.

Weiner: What’s the question? I heard your speech; what’s the question?

Kelly: I got to go Congressman, thanks for coming on.

Weiner: Great interview. Aces.

WHAT.

WHAT.

Or is it Glenda?

Or is it Glenda?

Iowa Republican caucus voters react to Bill O’Reilly’s interview with President Barack Obama.

Key quotes

Regarding Egypt: 

“He talks about making them into a republic, but all he talks about are democracies. He doesn’t know what a republic is.”

"He is Neville Chamberlain of 1939. He is an appeaser and he will lead us down a path of destruction."

On his religion:

"I believe that Barack Obama’s religious beliefs do govern his foreign policy… I believe that he is a Muslim."

””[Obama’s] religious belief is liberalism and that is the most intolerant religion of all.”

"I think it’s possible that Obama is a Muslim, even though he says he’s a Christian.”

Ten of the 25 people signalled that they believe President Obama is a Muslim.

Iowa, I like you, I really do. But, you depress me sometimes.

(Source: wonkette.com)

"The New York Times has shown an utter reckless disregard for any responsible journalism by printing something that they know that they obtained in a way that is not appropriate."

Former Governor and FOXNews host Mike Huckabee on Wikileaks.

Mike, SCOTUS decision on the Pentagon Papers. Your argument is invalid.