28 8 / 2012

idoitcc:

overratedunderwhelmed:

hagofhags:

In The Netherlands, Fox is banned because not even advertisements are allowed to blatantly lie, let alone news networks.

Please reblog and spread the word so sanctimonious assholes can go to Wikipedia and tell me there’s no actual ban on Fox News.

While I agree wholeheartedly, the sanctimonious assholes would likely reply one of 2 ways:

1) “Socialist” Liberal European governments banning Fox News. Doesn’t matter how or why. Just throw the word “Socialist” to a bunch of people like this, who don’t know what it actually means, but it’s “bad”, right? Socialists, Commies, BAD!!!! Ugh.

2) Europeans hate freedom, obviously. 

If there’s anything the American Right is more than sanctimonious, it’s delusional and in profound self-inflicted denial. Great combo. 

 

EW, Freedom.

That’s why I moved to Europe from the US. Because I hate freedom.



 

(via ourladyofcounterclockwiseness-d)

28 8 / 2012

hagofhags:

In The Netherlands, Fox is banned because not even advertisements are allowed to blatantly lie, let alone news networks.

Please reblog and spread the word so sanctimonious assholes can go to Wikipedia and tell me there’s no actual ban on Fox News.

While I agree wholeheartedly, the sanctimonious assholes would likely reply one of 2 ways:

1) “Socialist” Liberal European governments banning Fox News. Doesn’t matter how or why. Just throw the word “Socialist” to a bunch of people like this, who don’t know what it actually means, but it’s “bad”, right? Socialists, Commies, BAD!!!! Ugh.

2) Europeans hate freedom, obviously. 

If there’s anything the American Right is more than sanctimonious, it’s delusional and in profound self-inflicted denial. Great combo. 

 

(via blueandbluer)

22 6 / 2012

ryking:

Rachel Maddow explains what the hell ‘Fast and Furious’ is all about

Maddow explains how the GOP smear campaign being waged by Darrell Issa started with a conspiracy theory from Alabama militiaman (read: right-wing terrorist) Michael Vanderboegh. Vanderboegh is best-known for advocating vandalism against the HQs of Democratic politicians nationwide in retaliation for the passage of the Affordable Care Act:

“Operation Fast and Furious” was a plan begun under the Bush administration that intentionally allowed unauthorized guns to be sold with the intention of following those guns and seeing if they would lead to Mexican drug cartels.

“Whatever you think of that style of law enforcement program, whatever you may think of the George W. Bush administration for beginning it or the Obama administration for continuing it,” said Rachel, “To this militia blogger guy, to the ‘Break their windows, break them NOW’ guy, this got re-imagined as a conspiracy to eliminate the Second Amendment.”

And of course, whenever right wingers think their gun ownership rights may be threatened, they tend to go full-tilt-boogie batshit cuckoo crazy, which is exactly what has happened.

“If it doesn’t sound like it makes sense,” warned Maddow, “It’s because it doesn’t make sense.”

(Source: diadoumenos, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

19 6 / 2012

newsweek:

How did we get to this point?! David Frum:

Step 1: A story begins in the real world. In this case, some Nebraska ranchers objected to the longstanding practice—approved by the Supreme Court in 1986—of the use of aerial photography to enforce clean water laws.
Step 2: Their elected representatives raise the issue.
Step 3: Somebody on Twitter mistakenly converts “aerial” surveillance into “drone surveillance.”
Step 4: The conservative website PJ Media puts the error into a headline: “EPA Using Spy Drones to Fly Over Midwestern Farms.”
Step 5: The mistake jumps to Fox News, first introduced by Bob Beckel, the token liberal on the afternoon program, “the Five.”
Step 6: Fox News’ Megyn Kelly reports the rumor as fact, unsourced.
Step 7: The Daily Show mocks Kelly’s report, but treats the use of drones as a genuine fact nonetheless.
Step 8: Republicans in Congress write furious letters of complaint.
Step 9: The story is by now a national controversy, without there ever having been a word of truth to it.

via David Frum, h/t Mediaite for the screengrab.

newsweek:

How did we get to this point?! David Frum:

Step 1: A story begins in the real world. In this case, some Nebraska ranchers objected to the longstanding practice—approved by the Supreme Court in 1986—of the use of aerial photography to enforce clean water laws.

Step 2: Their elected representatives raise the issue.

Step 3: Somebody on Twitter mistakenly converts “aerial” surveillance into “drone surveillance.”

Step 4: The conservative website PJ Media puts the error into a headline: “EPA Using Spy Drones to Fly Over Midwestern Farms.”

Step 5: The mistake jumps to Fox News, first introduced by Bob Beckel, the token liberal on the afternoon program, “the Five.”

Step 6: Fox News’ Megyn Kelly reports the rumor as fact, unsourced.

Step 7: The Daily Show mocks Kelly’s report, but treats the use of drones as a genuine fact nonetheless.

Step 8: Republicans in Congress write furious letters of complaint.

Step 9: The story is by now a national controversy, without there ever having been a word of truth to it.

via David Frum, h/t Mediaite for the screengrab.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

08 6 / 2012

reallyfoxnews:

The Best/Worst of Fox News Correspondent Eric Bolling, RFN’s Most Misinformed Person of the Year
1. Eric Bolling stated that “every terrorist on American soil has been a Muslim,” and that this is grounds enough for the NYPD to conduct surveillance on mosques.
2. Eric Bolling argued that “President Obama is really raping the American taxpayer, and he’s not even buying us dinner or a cocktail.”
3. Eric Bolling accused Obama of hosting “hoodlums” in the “hizzouse,” when he hoted President Ali Bongo of Gabon, and later referred to The White House as ”the big crib.”
4. Eric Bolling was upset that President Obama was “chugging forties” in Ireland instead of visiting Joplin, Missouri.
5. Eric Bolling tells Rep. Maxine Waters, ““Congresswoman, you saw what happened to Whitney Houston. Step away from the crack pipe, step away from the Xanax, step away from the Lorazepam because it’s going to get you in trouble.”
6. Eric Bolling argued that liberals are trying to brainwash your kids against capitalism through the Muppets movie.
7. Eric Bolling kicked an atheist commentator off his show because of his anti-Jesus comments.
8. Eric Bolling believes that Sandra Fluke’s rise to fame is part of an elaborate White House conspiracy.
9. Eric Bolling once claimed that President Obama had been a drug dealer, called him an “egomaniac” for playing golf, and entertained the birther conspiracy.
10. Eric Bolling complained about President Obama’s “War on Christmas“ by emphasizing that he had highlighted and celebrated some “Ramadan” and “some Muslim holidays.”

reallyfoxnews:

The Best/Worst of Fox News Correspondent Eric Bolling, RFN’s Most Misinformed Person of the Year

1. Eric Bolling stated that “every terrorist on American soil has been a Muslim,” and that this is grounds enough for the NYPD to conduct surveillance on mosques.

2. Eric Bolling argued that “President Obama is really raping the American taxpayer, and he’s not even buying us dinner or a cocktail.”

3. Eric Bolling accused Obama of hosting “hoodlums” in the “hizzouse,” when he hoted President Ali Bongo of Gabon, and later referred to The White House as ”the big crib.”

4. Eric Bolling was upset that President Obama was “chugging forties” in Ireland instead of visiting Joplin, Missouri.

5. Eric Bolling tells Rep. Maxine Waters, ““Congresswoman, you saw what happened to Whitney Houston. Step away from the crack pipe, step away from the Xanax, step away from the Lorazepam because it’s going to get you in trouble.”

6. Eric Bolling argued that liberals are trying to brainwash your kids against capitalism through the Muppets movie.

7. Eric Bolling kicked an atheist commentator off his show because of his anti-Jesus comments.

8. Eric Bolling believes that Sandra Fluke’s rise to fame is part of an elaborate White House conspiracy.

9. Eric Bolling once claimed that President Obama had been a drug dealer, called him an “egomaniac” for playing golf, and entertained the birther conspiracy.

10. Eric Bolling complained about President Obama’s “War on Christmas“ by emphasizing that he had highlighted and celebrated some “Ramadan” and “some Muslim holidays.”

(Source: reallyfoxnews, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)