Tag Archive: Fox News Channel


Gutfeld: NYC E-Cigarette Laws Created Based On Cluelessness, Confusion

 

 

 

 

Published on Dec 20, 2013

” NYC Council approves ban on indoor e-cigarette use. Bob Beckel, Dana Perino, Eric Bolling, Greg Gutfeld, Kimberly Guilfoyle. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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” On Friday, George Soros-funded hit group Media Matters for America declared victory over its arch-nemesis Fox News. In a puff piece by Amanda Terkel for the Huffington Post, Media Matters leaked that “in the coming years, Fox will no longer be the center of Media Matters’ universe.” What changed? Nothing, really, considering that Fox News still effectively dominates the ratings, with better numbers than MSNBC and CNN combined. But Media Matters reports that it has “effectively discredited the network’s desire to be seen as ‘fair and balanced.’”

  However, polls show that simply isn’t the case. The 2012 Public Policy Polling TV News Trust poll showed that 34 percent of respondents trusted Fox News more than ABC News, CBS News, CNN, MSNBC, Comedy Central, NBC News, and PBS. Even among Democrats, Fox News polled better than MSNBC. The 2013 numbers were similar.”

 

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Gutfeld: ‘Knockout Game’ A Symptom Of Our Modern Decline

 

Greg Gutfeld Knockout Game

 

 

 

   The crowd at The Five call much needed attention to the growing frequency of a brutal street fad called the  “knockout game” or as it is increasingly being referred to , “polar bear hunting” . Over all we find it a very refreshing dose of sunshine on an otherwise deliberately media obscured act of sheer barbarism . For his part Gutfeld makes the obvious connection between the random acts of violence by these , mostly , young men against total strangers with the cheapening of society as a whole . He’s absolutely correct as anyone with half a mind and a data connection can see .

   While overall crime has been decreasing for years , the crimes that do occur have taken on a much more brutal and yet casual manifestation and Mr Gutfeld puts forth the undeniable proposition that the callous disregard for human rights , liberty and plain old common decency exhibited by these present day trolls is a direct reflection of the mores (or lack of) within our society today . 

    The money quote of the clip however belongs to Bob Bechel , who , believe it or not takes the harshest line of the lot against these savages and actually uses the word barbaric . The rest of the cast and the theme in general , though , take a somewhat PC stance in tiptoeing around the issue of race , motivations and the fact that the victims are predominantly white and the perpetrators mostly black . Still worth a view for both Gutfeld’s moralizing and Bechel’s demands for retribution .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gullible Left, From Fox To Obamacare And Syria

 

 

 

” Sean Hannity wins. 

Liberals, having spent months predicting his television and radio demise, lose. 

Humiliated. Again.

But this is about more — much more — than Sean Hannity.

The entire episode swirling around Hannity’s future on Fox and talk radio is a reminder not simply of Hannity’s success and the abysmal failure of Hannity-hating enemies. It is in fact yet one more example of what the late William F. Buckley, Jr. referred to as the “hurtling irrationality” of the “liberal mania.” The real question is as easy as it is serious: 

Why are liberals so gullible? “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSNBC Falls Below HLN In May, Rachel Maddow Hits Lows

 

 

” HLN’s wall-to-wall coverage of the Jodi Arias trial has had substantial ratings legs. Surging around the time of the May 8 verdict, the network notched an extremely rare monthly victory: It topped MSNBC in total day and primetime. And with CNN posting its second consecutive month as a distant primetime runner-up to Fox News Channel, MSNBC is in a very precarious fourth place.

The soft start for All In With Chris Hayes has not helped. Hayes, down 32 percent in total viewers fromThe Ed Show last May, has offered a poor lead-in for MSNBC’s primetime flagship, The Rachel Maddow Show, at 9 p.m. The show delivered its lowest-rated month since it debuted in September 2008 (717,000 total viewers) and its second lowest with adults 25-54 (210,000). Maddow was topped by typical time slot victor Sean Hannity and CNN’s Piers Morgan.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRS Official On Leave Refused To Resign

 

 

” First she refused to testify. Now Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the tax agency scandal, is refusing to resign, according to a top Republican senator.

Sources confirmed to Fox News earlier Thursday that Lerner, the head of the IRS division that oversaw the unit targeting conservative groups, had been placed on administrative leave, with pay.

But Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, claimed she was only put in that status after refusing to step down.

“My understanding is the new acting IRS commissioner asked for Ms. Lerner’s resignation, and she refused to resign.  She was then put on administrative leave instead,” Grassley said in a statement. “The IRS owes it to taxpayers to resolve her situation quickly.  The agency needs to move on to fix the conditions that led to the targeting debacle.” “

 

 

 

 

 

Official: Holder Approved Warrant For Fox News Reporter’s Emails

 

 

 

” A law enforcement official has told NBC News that Attorney General Eric Holder is the one who signed the search warrant for the private emails of Fox News reporter James Rosen. The warrant was signed under the guise that Rosen might be a “possible co-conspirator” in violation of the Espionage Act.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOJ Tracked Phones Of Fox News Execs, Employees At WH, Pentagon And State Dept

 

 

 

” The latest report from Shannon Bream details just how far the Justice Department apparently went in its tracking of Fox News. In addition to seizing phone records and emails of reporter James Rosen, the government also monitored Rosen’s parents’ home phone line in Staten Island, N.Y.

A total of 30+ phone numbers were being tracked, including some linked to Fox News executives. The probe extended to Fox News cell phones and hard lines, including those used at workspaces inside the White House, Pentagon and State Department, according to federal court filings.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justice DepartmentTargeted TWO Fox News Channel Reporters And A Producer For Talking With Government Sources


 

” The Fox News Channel is outraged over new revelations that three of its reporting staffers were targeted by the U.S. Department of Justice in criminal investigations related to their attempts to obtain information from government sources.

James Rosen, the network’s chief Washington correspondent, has become a First Amendment cause celebre over his treatment by the Obama administration. But the DOJ, Fox says, also investigated the Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter William La Jeunesse and Fox News producer Mike Levine.

Rosen, according to affidavits filed by FBI agents, was considered a possible criminal co-conspirator.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas Votes 100-47 To Nullify Unconstitutional Federal Gun Control Laws

 

 

” The state of Texas continues to fight back hard against federal  intrusions, especially in the area of gun control as President Obama and some  Washington lawmakers push for new laws infringing upon the Second Amendment’s  right of Americans to keep and bear arms.

Gun rights advocates in the state have  applauded the measure, saying it would serve as a bulwark against future  erosions of the Second Amendment within Texas. What’s more, many are pointing to  recent comments by Fox News legal analyst and contributor Judge Andrew  Napolitano that such widespread noncompliance with new federal gun  control statutes would make them “nearly impossible to enforce.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why A Fox News Reporter’s First Amendment Battle Should Trouble All Americans

 

 

 

” Why are you not up in arms, New York Times and Washington Post? Why so quiet, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Sacramento Bee? Weekly newspaper editors, students at the Columbia School of Journalism, government employees who have quietly revealed wrongdoing to reporters – why are you not raising hell about what is happening to Fox News investigative reporter Jana Winter?

Winter is currently facing a jail sentence for refusing to reveal the sources who provided her with alleged Aurora shooter James Holmes’ notebook, which he had sent to a psychiatrist and which was”full of details about how he was going to kill people.” Holmes’ defense attorneys subpoenaed Winter to testify about who told her about the notebook and a Colorado judge has said that he will rule on April 10th whether Winter must reveal her source or face jail time for refusing to testify.

That Winter is even in this position should send a chill down the spine of anyone who has ever read a piece of investigative journalism.” 

 

 

 

 

 

GREG GUTFELD FIRES BACK AT JIM CARREY’S GUN TIRADE, CALLS COMIC A ‘DIRTY, STINKING COWARD’

 

 

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Here Is The Video From Carrey

 

 

” Carrey’s song, published at the reliably humorless Funny or Die web site, takes aim at Heston’s pro-gun stance as well as anyone who clings to the right to bear arms.

Heston isn’t around to answer Carrey’s insulting attack, but Gutfeld wasn’t afraid to respond. His retort, first heard on Fox News’ The Five, mocked both Carrey’s politically correct targets as well as the comedian’s past fear-mongering over vaccine use.”

 

 

Here Is Greg Gutfeld And The Five’s Response

 

 

 

Benghazi-gate Cover-up: Fox News’ Catherine Herridge Receives AIM’s Reed Irvine Award

 

 

” Six months after a terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, survivors of the savagery that left four Americans dead the night of Sept. 11, 2012, still have not been permitted to tell their story in a public forum. So now, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are threatening to subpoena them.

Catherine Herridge, longtime reporter for Fox News, received Accuracy in Media’s Reed Irvine Award for investigative reporting on that scandal. The White House is desperately trying to put a lid on the whole thing, hoping that no one is compelled to testify as to whether it is true, as alleged, that the president, in the midst of his re-election campaign, watched the four Americans die and then went to bed.

 

The Accuracy in Media award event is an annual affair. The late AIM founder Reed Irvine, in whose honor the recognition is bestowed, was an investigator in his own right. Actually, he did not start out as a journalist. He was a respected economist for the Federal Reserve Board.

From that vantage point, he would have seen much that went on in the world that was being distorted or ignored by the dinosaur media. When he – as a citizen – called them out on their dereliction, he was shooed away or given the run-around. Irvine’s response, in so many words, was on the order of “OK, if you guys won’t do your job, I’ll do it for you.” And he did. That, to make a long story short, is how AIM was born.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSNBC: 85% OPINION/COMMENTARY

 

 

” Pew Research has a new State of the Media 2013 report which finds that MSNBC’s output contains far more opinion than news. This chart shows the balance at all three cable networks:”

 

 

 

 

” The methodology Pew used was to survey stories and categorize them based on the percentage of information vs. opinion. Any story which contained 25 percent opinion or more was labeled commentary/opinion, while a story with less was labeled “factual reporting.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Liberal Media Will ‘Shut You Down, Stab You, Kill You, Fire You’ If You Disagree

 

 

 

“I always thought it was the Archie Bunkers of the world, the right-wingers of world, who were more resistant and more closed-minded about hearing the other side,” he said. “In fact, what I have learned is, in a very painful way — and I can open this shirt and show you the scars and the knife wounds — is that it is big media institutions who are identifiably more liberal to left-leaning who will shut you down …”

 

 

3-Year-Old With Spina Bifida Endures Ridiculous TSA Screening

 

 

 

” Because there’s nothing more threatening than a disabled tot in a hot-pink wheelchair and Velcro sneakers, TSA agents singled out 3-year-old Lucy, who has spina bifida, for extra screening at Lambert-St. Louis Airport in Missouri. Irritated parents Nathan and Annie Forck kept the camera rolling, despite agents insisting filming was illegal.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3oPloe08a3Q

 

 

 

 

 

Rand Paul To Introduce Bill Nullifying Obama’s Executive Orders On Guns

 

  While it may only be symbolic it’s heartening to know that someone in DC is paying attention .

 

Via the Daily Caller, a teaser for his appearance on “Hannity” later tonight. If I didn’t know better, I’d say that a guy who just visited Israel and is now talking about blocking executive overreach on gun-grabbing just might be running for president in 2016.

The bill will go nowhere but conservatives will appreciate the gesture:

“I’m told Sen. Rand Paul will introduce language within hours, within hours, to call for the nullification and prohibition of funding for the president’s executive actions announced today and possibly even using the federal courts to nullify and defund some of the things that he plans on doing,” [Fox News host Eric] Bolling said.

[A] Capitol Hill source told TheDC that Paul’s legislation is expected to do three things: nullify Obama’s executive orders, defund them and ask the Senate to file a court challenge to them.

At the very least, if he can figure out a way to bring this to the floor, it’ll be fun to see how Democrats whose seats are up next year will vote on it. Word on the Hill is that Reid might not even force a vote on the assault-weapons ban lest it prove too difficult for red-state Dems’ reelection campaigns. (According to aCNN poll released today, the recent surge of support for gun control is already starting to fade.)

Teacher Stomps on American Flag inside Classroom

 

 

 

” A South Carolina school district has launched an investigation into a high school teacher who allegedly threw an American flag on the floor and stomped on it as a classroom full of students watched.

Mark Bounds, a spokesman for the Lexington –Richland5 School District, confirmed to Fox News that an English teacher at Chapin High School was placed on leave as they investigate the incident.

“There were allegations that at a teacher took a flag down from the post in the classroom and stepped on that flag as part of the lesson,” Bounds said, indicating the act was repeated in several other classes. “It was not a spontaneous act, but one he worked into the lesson.”

He said there was “sufficient evidence that the teacher needed to be put on administrative leave and a full investigation needed to take place.”

Bounds said they could not provide additional information because it was a personnel matter – but he stressed that the school district took the matter extremely seriously.

“We have a very patriotic community with many military veterans,” he said. “Fort Jackson, the largest training base in the world is part of our community and you can see why this is especially important.”

Michael Copeland’s daughter was in the classroom when the incident occurred. He told television stationWIS that the teacher’s actions were disrespectful and unpatriotic. “

Laura Ingraham Replaced By Fox’s Younger Tantaros

 

Andrea Tantaros

 

 

Laura Ingraham‘s former radio show on Talk Radio Network Entertainment is going on a youth kick, today announcing that Fox News Channel’s Andrea Tantaros will get the 9 a.m-noon slot. She will be joined by Jason Mattera, the youngest editor ever of conservative Human Events. “

Look For Health Care Bottlenecks

 

 

 

“But don’t worry, it’s totally secure. Carl Smith Jr. was the first physician in Harlan County, Kentucky, to introduce EHR. “Because of this technology,” Dr. Smith says, “we can send the patient’s prescription electronically by secure email to pharmacies.”

Wow! “Secure email” – what a concept! It’s a good thing the email is secure at American pharmacies because nothing else is. Last Christmas, while guest-hosting at Fox News in New York, I had a spot of ill health and went to pick up a prescription at Duane Reade on Sixth Avenue. The woman ahead of me was having some difficulties. She was a stylish lady d’un certain age, and she caught my wandering eye. After prolonged consultation with the computer, the “pharmacist” informed her (and the rest of us within earshot) that her insurer had approved her Ortho but denied her Valtrex. I was thinking of asking her for cocktails at the Plaza, when I noticed the other women in line tittering. It seems that Ortho is a birth-control pill, and Valtrex is a herpes medication.

So good luck retaining any meaningful doctor-patient confidentiality in a system in which more people – insurers, employers, government commissars, TSA Obergropinführers, federal incentive-program auditors – will be able to access your medical records than in any other nation on Earth.”

While We Seldom Find Ourselves In Agreement With Morgan Freeman , This Is Spot On .

 

 

 

Morgan Freeman’s brilliant take on what happened yesterday :
” “You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here’s why.

It’s because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single *victim* of Columbine? Disturbed
people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he’ll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.

CNN’s article says that if the body count “holds up”, this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer’s face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer’s identity? None that I’ve seen yet. Because they don’t sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you’ve just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.

You can help by forgetting you ever read this man’s name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news.” “

Update : This may or may not be attributable to Mr Freeman . Either way there is no denying the correctness of the sentiment .

 

 

Krauthammer on the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

 

 

 

 

“Famed Washington Post journalist and political pundit Charles Krauthammer was a guest on Fox News’ Special Report on Thursday and he offered some pretty bold, but sage advice regarding the fiscal cliff.

Krauthammer claimed,

“It’s not just a bad deal, this is really an insulting deal. What Geithner offered, what you showed on the screen, Robert E. Lee was offered easier terms at Appomattox, and he lost the Civil War. The Democrats won by three percent of the vote, and they did not hold the House. Republicans won the House. So this is not exactly unconditional surrender, but that is what the administration is asking of the Republicans.

This idea – there are not only no cuts in this, there’s an increase in spending with a new stimulus. I mean, this is almost unheard of. I mean, what do they expect? They obviously expect the Republicans will cave on everything. I think the Republicans ought to simply walk away. The president is the president. He’s the leader. They are demanding that the Republicans explain all the cuts that they want to make.” “

 

 

 

Illustration By Glenn Foden

… TO ‘RECYCLE’ MONEY BACK TO DONORS

 

 

 

 ” Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute, said President Barack Obama had a “recycling” program that used crony capitalism to reward its campaign contributors, who would then funnel money back to the Obama campaign.

Appearing on Fox News’s one-hour special on Thursday about the “District of Corruption” movie, Schweizer said crony capitalism was so rampant in the Obama administration that Obama campaign bundlers received more than $21,000 on average in government-backed loans and grants for every dollar they contributed to the Obama campaign.

Schweizer said the Obama administration treated taxpayer dollars as “gift bags” to give to its top donors, which he called “the Obama recycling program.” “

 

 

 

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