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Anne Davies, remarkably impartial Washington correspondent and would-be TV critic

Anne Davies, remarkably impartial Washington correspondent and would-be TV critic

Anne Davies is the Washington correspondent for Rupert Murdoch’s Australian newspapers, so one might assume she has her biases under control.
But, alas, it was not to be.

Here, in one remarkable paragraph, Davies clearly demonstrates that liberal media bias is a worldwide phenomenon:

Fox dominated the news channel ratings. Its top host, Bill O’Reilly, who offers right-wing ideology and belittles liberals, attracted an average 881,000 viewers, while CNN’s award-winning Anderson Cooper, who bills himself as a serious journalist who actually goes to war zones, rated only 211,000 viewers.

Well, that about sums it up. Thanks for putting it all in perspective for us, Anne.

Source: Andrew Bolt

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Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly sends correspondent Griff Jenkins to Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson’s office. Grayson doesn’t like it. Not one little bit.

Source: MofoPolitics.com

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This video clip has two newsworthy components. First, Valerie Jarrett attacked Fox News while being interviewed on CNN. Second, CNN’s Campbell Brown actually had the integrity to call her on it.

Brown: Do you think Fox News is biased?

Jarrett: Of course they’re biased. (laughs)

Brown: Well, do you also think MSNBC is biased?

Jarrett: Well, you know what? This is…this is the thing. I don’t want to generalize and say Fox is biased or another station is biased. I think what we want to do is to look at it on a case-by-case basis. And when we see a pattern of distorition, were going to be honest about that pattern of distortion.

Brown: But you only see that at Fox News. That’s all that you’ve spoken out about.

Jarrett: That’s actually not true.

Well, yes, Ms. Jarret, that actually is true. Fox is the only network you’ve criticized and the only one you’re likely to criticize. Criticizing MSNBC would be like eating your own young.

Kudos to Campbell Brown. The “are you friggin’ kidding me” look on her face during the interview pretty much says it all.

Source: HotAir.com

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Fox attracts more conservatives. More liberals. More independents. More visitors from other planets. More of everyone.

Fox attracts more conservatives. More liberals. More independents. More visitors from other planets. More of everyone.

A recent quote from Fox host Chris Wallace caught our attention.

“Did you know 61% of the viewers of Fox describe themselves as middle-of-the-road or liberal?” Wallace said. “Given how much bigger the Fox audience is than the other Cable audiences, I’ll bet our 61% is bigger than CNN or MSNBC in total.”

Let’s look at O’Reilly and Olbermann and do a little math and find out if Wallace is correct.

On Thursday, October 22 (a night chosen at random) Bill O’Reilly drew 3,436,000 viewers and Keith Olbermann drew a meager 1,179,000 viewers.

61% of 3,436,000 = 2,095,960.

Well, look at that. Almost twice as many Democrats and independents watch O’Reilly than watch Olbermann.

We’re not sure which stat surprises us most: the fact that more Democrats and independents watch Fox or that there are still a million people who watch Olbermann.

Source: LAradio.com, Media Bistro

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When asked if it’s appropriate to be “working the umps” and saying Fox News is “not a news organization,” the President reassured the nation that he just doesn’t give the war on Fox any more attention than he gives the war in Afghanistan.

“I think what our advisors have simply said is that we are going to take the media as it comes, and if media is operating, basically as a talk radio format, then, that’s one thing, and if it is operating as a news outlet, then that’s another, but I’m not something that I’m losing a lot of sleep over.”

If, however, some of the other pressing issues of the day do cause the President to toss and turn in the middle of the night, may we suggest that he turn on the TV and click over to Greg Gutfeld’s Red Eye. He’ll get a good laugh or two.

What’s that? It’s on Fox. Never mind.

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Our friend John Schulenburg over at infidelsarecool.com is a very funny man. Check out his website. He fights the good fight.

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The Huffington Post is outraged – positively outraged – that the rest of the news media has risen up in support of Fox News.

Fox News Channel is twisting American politics in an unprecedented way, and too many members of the press still aren’t getting it.

The White House has exposed Fox News for what it is: not a news organization, but a partisan political entity that is waging a war aimed at destroying the Obama administration and its progressive agenda.

That certainly does appear to be the case, because five other networks stood as one behind Fox News yesterday. When the White House attempted to bar Fox from interviewing the Pay Czar, ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN said they would also decline to interview him if Fox was barred.

We’ve criticized President Obama for taking so long to develop a strategy for the war in Afghanistan. But if the war on Fox is any indication of what happens when a strategy is rushed, take all the time you want on the Afghanistan thing, President Obama. All the time you want.

Source: Huffington Post

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The voice of democracy hypocrisy

by editor on October 23, 2009

In the future, according to new FCC regulations proposed by MoveOn.org, all television personalities will be required to feel a thrill up their legs at the mere mention of the name "Obama"

In the future, according to new FCC regulations proposed by MoveOn.org, all television personalities will be required to feel a thrill up their legs at the mere mention of the name "Obama"

The defenders of democracy over at Moveon.org are at it again. They’re putting together an anti-Fox petition, standing tall and defending the First Sissy President In History.

We’d say they were preaching to the choir, but they’d probably say we were violating the separation of church and state and call in the ACLU.

President Obama is fighting back against FOX. The White House communications director said FOX is a wing of the Republican Party…let’s not pretend they’re a news network.”

To draw attention to its biased coverage, President Obama will not appear on FOX for the rest of this year. Can you sign this petition asking Democrats to support President Obama’s stance by staying off FOX as long as he does?

A compiled petition with your individual comment will be presented to Democratic senators and representatives.

Silly us. We thought that democracy meant allowing everyone a voice, not boycotting everyone that you don’t agree with. Guess we better start asking the butcher where he stands on the auto company bailout before getting our ribs this week.

Source: MoveOn.org

– Written by Patrick Michael

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Obama says he’s not losing sleep over Fox News. Uh huh. But while he’s sleeping, nightmares of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh dance in his head.

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At the rate this administration is going, the term "Nixonian" may soon be replaced "Obamian"

At the rate this administration is going, the term "Nixonian" may soon be replaced "Obamian"

A Washington Post opinion piece started off with a headline that said, “Obama’s dumb war with Fox News.” Then it got even tougher.

There’s only one thing dumber than picking a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel — picking a fight with people who don’t even have to buy ink. The Obama administration’s war on Fox News is dumb on multiple levels. It makes the White House look weak, unable to take Harry Truman’s advice and just deal with the heat. It makes the White House look small, dragged down to the level of Glenn Beck. It makes the White House look childish and petty at best, and it has a distinct Nixonian — Agnewesque? — aroma at worst. It is a self-defeating trifecta: it distracts attention from the Obama administration’s substantive message; it serves to help Fox, not punish it, by driving up ratings; and it deprives the White House, to the extent it refuses to provide administration officials to appear on the cable network, of access to an audience that is, in fact, broader than hard-core Obama haters.

Insert one of those screeching-to-a-halt sound effects at the end of that last sentence.

Did the Washington Post just admit that Fox News’ audience is broader than hard-core Obama haters?

Someone call a medic. Keith Olbermann is going into cardiac arrest.

Source: Washington Post

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In the world we live in, the one where we include Fox News among our news (sorry, Mr. Gibbs) sources, we would naturally think that much of the country is aware of the controversies of radicals in the Obama Administration. But, sadly, this is not the case. Reports of what should be huge news events, like the ACORN videos, Van Jones and Anita Dunn’s war on Fox are under-reported or not reported at all in much of the now-fringe media like ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and most newspapers.

For example, coverage of Anita Dunn’s praising of Mao ZeDong in an address to high school students was so unreported outside of Fox News that political insider, commentator and former counsel to Bill Clinton, Lanny Davis has never even heard of Dunn’s comments. The video from last night’s Hannity, shows Sean asking Davis what he thought of Mao being one of Dunn’s two philosophers she turns to most. Lanny smiled smugly and asked Hannity where he gets his information. In one of the better “gotcha” moments we’ve seen lately, Hannity then plays the video for him.

If political insider Lanny Davis had no idea of Dunn’s crush on the communist responsible for tens of millions of deaths just think how little the rest of the American citizenry knows.

A special note of thanks goes out to MediaMatters, who uploaded this video to Youtube, to go with an article not castigating Dunn, not making fun of Davis, but instead calling out Hannity for showing Davis a “cropped video.” The laughs never end, do they?

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Helen Thomas, who holds the triple distinction of being the oldest, ugliest and most venomous of all White House reporters, advised President Obama to back off and avoid any further mudslinging with Fox News and its correspondents.

“They can only take you down,” Thomas warned. “You can’t kill the messenger.”

Fox, on the other hand, said, “Shut your pie hole, Helen. This guy’s driving our ratings through the roof.

Source: TheHill.com

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Juan Williams and Reverend Ken Hutcherson, a former NFL player and long-time friend of that raaaaacist Rush Limbaugh put the entire Limbaugh-NFL fiasco in perspective.

One really interesting point of discussion is that Demaurice Smith, head of the NFL players union who denounced Rush, was a member of Obama’s transition team and formerly worked for Attorney General Eric Holder.

Make no mistake about it, Juan Williams is no one’s “house negro.” But he is Fox News’ house liberal.

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Last week’s Anita Dunn headline was “White House escalates war on Fox News.” This week’s Anita Dunn headline is “White House admits: We ‘control’ news media.” The latter certainly goes a long way toward explaining the former.

Here’s how World Net Daily reports the story:

Anita Dunn, the White House Communications Director who declared war on Fox News, inadvertently revealed the truth behind the effort to silence the network. She says the Obama administration “controls” the media.

President Obama’s presidential campaign focused on “making” the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was “controlled,” White House Communications Director Anita Dunn disclosed to the Dominican government at a videotaped conference.

“Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn’t absolutely control,” said Dunn.

“One of the reasons we did so many of the David Plouffe videos was not just for our supporters, but also because it was a way for us to get our message out without having to actually talk to reporters,” said Dunn, referring to Plouffe, who was Obama’s chief campaign manager.

“We just put that out there and made them write what Plouffe had said as opposed to Plouffe doing an interview with a reporter. So it was very much we controlled it as opposed to the press controlled it,” Dunn said.

Continued Dunn: “Whether it was a David Plouffe video or an Obama speech, a huge part of our press strategy was focused on making the media cover what Obama was actually saying as opposed to why the campaign was saying it, what the tactic was. … Making the press cover what we were saying.”

Sure, Anita. Like you really had to twist the media’s arms to get positive coverage for Obama. And Fox, the only apparent voice of dissent in the country, must now be silenced because it cannot be controlled.

Is there still anyone out there who doesn’t find this administration frightening?

Source: World Net Daily

Source: Fox News

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Glenn Beck absolutely nails the Obamaniacs over at MSNBC. Sure, he’s histrionic, but he’s also hilarious. And the final score, Glenn Beck 3, MSNBC 0.

Source: Bluegrass Pundit

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If there was ever been a face made for radio, it's the one belonging to Don Imus.

If there was ever been a face made for radio, it's the one belonging to Don Imus.

Irrascable, almost unwatchable curmudgeon Don Imus has helped the Fox Business Network rack up its first ratings triumph over arch rival CNBC.

Imus’ radio show, a simulcast of his radio show, averaged 148,000 viewers a day for the week of October 5. That allowed FBN to eke out its first narrow victory over CNBC since FBN fired up its transmitter two years ago.

The New York Daily News reports:

Imus retained about 75% of his audience for the period, and helped propel Fox Business to its highest overall ratings for a week.

Imus’ total viewership on Fox was several times the average of his last simulcast, on the RFD network, and a little less than half the number he averaged when he was on MSNBC.

Fox Business News or Joe Kernan and crew at CNBC? Joe Kernan and crew at CNBC or Fox Business News. We just can’t decide.

We admit it. We’re torn between two lovers, feelin’ like a fool. Lovin’ both of you is breakin’ all the rules.

Sorry, we momentarily channeled Maureen McGovern and her 1976 hit.

Source: New York Daily News

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Just try, if you can, to imagine the chagrin suffered by CNN when it has to report a story about Fox News. Even worse, imagine its complete humiliation when it has to stage group discussions about Fox.

For example, when the White House declares Fox News to be the enemy. Then imagine the entire panel agreeing with David Gergen and saying that Obama’s attack on Fox News “is a risky strategy and it’s not one I would advocate.”

Luckily, CNN’s embarrassment will be minimized by the fact that no one saw the discussion because all the network’s former viewers now watch Fox.

Source: HotAir.com

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Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller use the 13th anniversary of Fox News to laugh and scratch and analyze why so many people love the network. And why so many hate it.

It’s Miller at his best — including hilarious comments on CNN, MSNBC, Fox, Hannity, Beck, Roger Ailes, and the hot women of Fox.

Source: MofoPolitics.com

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Slimier and slimier.

Kevin Jennings, Obama’s Safe Schools Czar, heaped praise on Harry Hay, the founder of NAMBLA (the National Man/Boy Love Association). He also declined to report a statutory rape to authorities.

Is poor judgment to blame? No. Temporary insanity? No. White house Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the latest White House scandal is the fault of…get ready…here it comes…Fox News.

“Its a shame,” Gibbs said with despair. “I hope people watch what they (FOX News) do.”

For once, Mr. Gibbs, we agree with you. It’ll be a pity if people don’t watch Fox News coverage of this story.

Source: Gateway Pundit

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We don’t have a clue what Patti Ann is talking about in this clip. But she looks damn fine while she’s doing it. And that’s enough for us.

H/T: The Big Feed

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CNN must be kicking themselves for letting Glenn Beck get away.

CNN must be kicking themselves for letting Glenn Beck get away.

The third quarter isn’t quite over on the calendar, but it’s over in the world of ratings. Fox has a lot to celebrate, but everyone else is wondering what the hell hit them. Here are a dozen things that may surprise you about the latest cable news ratings.

1. A perfect ten. All ten of the top ten shows are on Fox News, powered by the O’Reilly-Hannity-Beck troika.

2. Beck kicks butt. Glenn Beck increased the ratings for his time slot a remarkable 136% over the third quarter of 2008.

3. Lucky 13. During September, Fox had the top thirteen programs in cable news.

4. Dominance. The O’Reilly Factor has now been the top-rated cable news show for an unprecedented 106 consecutive months.

5. Better and better. Fox News is the only cable news network to post across the board year-over-year increases.

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Congratulations, Fox. You know you’re doing something right when you’re loathed by a bombastic Communist dictator.

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Pity CNN reporter Lisa DesJardins.

She drew the unenviable task of representing the left wing cable news network at Saturday’s massive right wing gathering in Washington, DC. The crowd let her know exactly what they think of her network’s “creative” reporting.

The highlight is when the crowd taunts CNN by repeatedly chanting the name “Glenn Beck” in honor of the former CNN host who has now become a huge ratings success at rival Fox News.

They also chanted “Tell the truth” and “No more lies,” much to the dismay of the frustrated DesJardins.

It’s beautiful to watch.

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MSNBC opted to expose the ShamWow scandal instead of covering the ACORN scandal

MSNBC opted to expose the ShamWow scandal instead of covering the ACORN scandal

Anyone watching the video of the ACORN employees helping a pimp with underage prostitutes immediately recognized it as a huge story. Fox gave it all the attention it deserved, but other networks concentrated on more important stories.

MSNBC, for example, ran an investigative report entitled “ShamWow or sham? Rating infomercial goods.” Even the Snuggie was not safe from the razor’s edge reporting MSNBC is known for. It’s story began by saying, “You know how we’ve all been mesmerized by the flashy demos and the fast-talking pitchmen promising that their gadgets will change your life ‘but only if you act right now!’” (Hey, isnt that the same pitch President Obama used for the Stimulus Package, Cap-and-Trade, and healthcare?)

CNN broke story of a different sort. Since this is a family-oriented website, we’re just going to post the headline and link to “Women face trial for staged motel tryst ending with glued penis.” But we have to admit it does sound far more scandalous than a phony hooker and pimp. Not to mention more painful.

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Glenn Beck rules the ratings with an iron fist

Glenn Beck rules the ratings with an iron fist

If President Obama’s henchmen are organizing a boycott of Glenn Beck, the ratings show that no one’s paying attention.

Beck’s ratings are higher than ever. Remarkably, his show doesn’t run during primetime, yet his audience is larger than every prime time on every cable news network except Fox News’ O’Reilly-Hannity tandem.

How long until Fox moves him into a more prominent time slot? And who will go or move to make room for him?

Ratings for Monday, August 24, 2009

NetworkProgramTotal Audience
Fox NewsO’Reilly3,440,000
Fox NewsHannity2,937,000
Fox NewsBeck2,810,000
Fox NewsGreta2,450,000
Fox NewsBaier2,066,000
Fox NewsSmith1,860,000
MSNBCOlbermann1,114,000
CNNKing1,063,000
MSNBCMaddow885,000
CNNCooper827,000
MSNBCHardball640,000



Source: MediaBistro.com

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