Tag: Fox

Left-Wing Media Matters for America declares victory over Fox News

Stacy McCain points out some facts about Fox News after Media Matters for Marxists Against America declares that they have discredited Fox

This is analogous to the problem of conservatives making Fox News a singular focus of efforts to combat liberal media bias. As early as February 2009, I described what I called “The Fox Trap”:

Media-wise, the GOP made the mistake of putting all its eggs in one basket. I enjoy Fox News, but it has created a syndrome where Republicans watch Fox all the time and delude themselves into thinking, “Hey, our message is getting out! We’re winning!” Fact: The evening news broadcasts of ABC, NBC and CBS reach a combined audience of about 22 million; the top rated Fox News show, “The O’Reilly Factor,” reaches 4 million viewers. So if the three broadcast networks are viciously biased against Republicans – and they are – then that anti-GOP message is reaching more than 5 times as many TV viewers as Fox.

Last week, I described the problem again with updated numbers:

[D]uring the Bush presidency, the Left created institutions (notably Media Matters) based on the dubious theory that Fox News and other conservative media had too much influence.
That theory cannot be reconciled with the facts:

NBC Nightly News  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.3 million
ABC World News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.2 million
CBS Evening News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.3 million
Fox News (The O’Reilly Factor) . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2 million
MSNBC (Hardball with Chris Matthews) . . . . . 940,000
CNN (Anderson Cooper 360) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 605,000

Fox News is, as it proudly boasts, Number One in Cable News, accounting for 68% of the cable news audience. Add in the major network evening news broadcasts, however, and the total news audience is closer to 30 million, of which Fox’s share is about 11%.
In other words, 89% of news on TV is reliably liberal in its perspective, and the Left’s obsession with Fox News is absurd. Why should Media Matters have an annual budget of $10 million to counteract the influence of a network that gets 11% of the news audience?

We could discuss at length the ramifications of this data, but the point to be made immediately is that Fox News has functioned like a channelizing terrain feature in the informational battlefield. For the defenders of liberal media hegemony, all they had to do was to isolate Fox — identify it as a hostile force in the eyes of other media — and then to target both the network’s messages and its messengers.

Some very good points raised there. Fox has not influenced the rest of the media to change their game. Instead they have just been pigeon-holed as “Right Wing” by the Left, and to many, many Americans, who get their news from NBC, CBS, and ABC, well, Fox has a, shall we say tarnished reputation. In short, we cannot just rely on Fox News folks. Or on talk radio, which also has been smeared mightily by the Left, or on blogs, which have also been smeared and marginalized by “real journalists”. Stacy McCain sums it up very well

Andrew Breitbart understood this tactic, and fought very hard to escape the “Fox Trap,” which is why he delivered one of his biggest scoops on the WeinerGate scandal — the Meagan Broussard story, which confirmed that Weiner was “sexting” with multiple women — directly to ABC News as an exclusive. If conservative messages and messengers can be limited to one media channel, and that channel reaches no more than a minor fraction of the total news audience, liberals win. It’s really that simple

Bingo!

 

 

Outrageously Outrageous Outrage! Man wears costume to a costume party, causes out break of Offendeditis!

Good Freaking Grief!

HOPKINSVILLE, KY. (Fox 17) — A picture of a Jennie Stuart Medical Center employee wearing a President Barack Obama mask and straitjacket at the hospital’s annual costume party has stirred debate.

Along with the costume (pictured above), a skit called “VIP Special Delivery” was performed, winning the group third place in the costume contest.

As a result, all 750 employees have now been required to take diversity training. The VP of Human Resources at the medical center issued a statement to staff apologizing for anyone who was offended and personally took responsibility since the incident occurred on his watch.

I actually wonder if anyone complained, or if the douche nozzle from HR just it upon themselves to order the employees to undergo re-education therapy. I tell y’all, it has become impossible to parody these PC morons, they parody themselves so well already.. If I am running this company, I rescind the order for “diversity training” and fire the VP of HR PDQ!

 

MSNBS head furious over Megyn Kelly’s hotness, demands investigation!

I was really enjoying owning noted race pimp @rolandmartin when I ran across this at The Daily Caller.

MSNBC president Phil Griffin suggested journalists should investigate how the ratings for Megyn Kelly’s new 9 p.m. show on Fox News shot up on its second night after debuting behind MSNBC.

When Kelly’s new show debuted Monday on Fox News, her competitor Rachel Maddow held her own in the ratings, and even topped Kelly in the key 25-54 demographic, according to Nielsen Media Research. But on Tuesday night, it wasn’t even close with Fox News dominating the rest of cable news.

Griffin complained about the jump in an interview Friday with TVNewser’s Alex Weprin.

“Monday we had a really good day in the key demographic, on the night that Fox News debuted their three shows, we either tied or beat them in those hours,” Griffin said. “Tuesday — you guys should be doing some investigations — I have never seen it in all my years of cable, same overnight, same everything, and they doubled their ratings in a day? It is impossible.”

Allow me to explain something to Phil Griffin. First thing is this Phil. MSNBS sucks, and has been getting its tail kicked by Fox in the ratings for a long time now. Second Phil, lots of men consider Megyn Kelly hot, while Rachel Maddow is, well, how should I put this delicately? She is Chris Hayes more masculine sister. Third Phil, and this is the most important thing. Megyn Kelly is smart, tough, and entertaining. Maddow? Well she is the opposite of those three things. Also Phil, there is another possible explanation. Maybe Maddow’s audience was out buying more aluminium foil, those hats are not going to make themselves now are they Phil? Or, maybe Maddow’s audience was online trying to enroll in Obamacare? Lord knows that is not going too well. Lastly Phil, the most likely explanation is that you are a whiny little man who refuses to accept that your network, and I use that term loosely, is simply unwatchable. Face it Phil, the only thing MSNBS has going for it is the lovely Tamron Hall, who I have a shameless crush on, even if she is a Liberal

Here is an idea Phil, hire a genuine Conservative or two, no Phil not Morning Joe, or Michael Steele I said a genuine Conservative, and give them a show. You will see better ratings Phil trust me. See Phil, you are targeting and audience that is not very big. Face it Phil how many Moonbats are there, so your base audience is not great. You need to expand to appeal Phil, targeting malcontents is a recipe for failure. Tamron Hall

Oh, one more thing Phil, this advice is free, but, if you want to show some thanks, tell Tamron Hall to call me, just sayin’ Phil.

Senator Durbin ought to read the Constitution sometime

Big Fur Hat lays into Senator Durbin

Lil Dick Durbin can go F himself, sideways 

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin has in the past had a very subjective and abstract view of the Constitution, and on Fox News Sunday he once again wondered which people might be “entitled” to constitutional protections and which people might not:

“You’ve raised an important point and I heard Sen. Graham call for special counsel,” Durbin said. “I’m not ready to do this at this moment. I would like to know if Holder has any conflict in here beyond what we heard when it comes to the Fox case.”

“But here is the bottom line — the media shield law, which I am prepared to support, and I know Sen. Graham supports, still leaves an unanswered question, which I have raised many times: What is a journalist today in 2013? We know it’s someone that works for Fox or AP, but does it include a blogger? Does it include someone who is tweeting? Are these people journalists and entitled to constitutional protection? We need to ask 21st century questions about a provision that was written over 200 years ago.”

 

 

 

Team Obama launches “Smear the Whistle Blowers Campaign”

Reaganite republican has a breakdown of the depravity

  • Servile Obammunist lackeys in Congress attempted to blame the Benghazi debacle on Sequestration.
  • Outside of Fox and Cheryl Atkins of CBS, televised MSM media all but ignoredyesterday’s SIX HOUR Benghazigate hearing while some milked details of the Cleveland sex-dungeon story as a handy-dandy smokescreen.
  • As thanks for her principled journalism, Atkins is already being treated like an unprofessional pariah 
    by her own network.
  • Predictably, goofy lib bloggers are flailing-away with puerile ‘arguments’ and attempts at mockery of the hearings, and will continue to do so until those wackadoodle Republicans drop all this unpleasantness and join them in a chorus of 
    ‘What Difference Does It Make’.


So is that it? Hardly- there’s now a rising call that a Select Committee on Benghazi be convened- but like most things we need to get done these days, that’s going to require 
some prodding
 of Speaker John Boehner: I encourage all to
do just that today.

 

PETA makes a mockery of animal rights, again

Can you say over the top? PETA can! H’T I’m a Man

One such organization that behaves in this way is the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which has such a long string of mind-bogglingly silly publicity stunts to its name that they could fill several books. From their biology-defying decision to try to market fish as “Sea Kittens,”to the numerous models they dress in nothing but leaves, to the embarrassing street theater that they engage in while dressed like overgrown Peep marshmallows, PETA will likely go down in history as the only freak show to ever successfully make its living as a nonprofit.

But now PETA has decided to take on a new target – celebrity chefs – and have done so with a video that is simultaneously so ghoulishly hilarious and so unimaginably offensive that we have no choice but to report it. The Braiser reports:

The animal rights group recently launched its Silent Scream campaign targeting Fox, Gordon Ramsay, and Hell’s Kitchen. Apparently, they’d like Fox to air their latest PSA featuring “groundbreaking new fish empathy” propaganda during Hell’s Kitchen commercial breaks, in an effort to parallel the silent screams of all those dying fishies to the distinctly audible screams of Gordon Ramsay. Huh?

How disturbed are these people? To compare such horrible acts of violence against people to cooking a fish? Really? Can you say moral retardation?

Dear Karl Rove: Please, shut up and go away!

Sorry folks, but this guy agitates me to no end. He strikes me as a guy who has sold himself as some sort of political genius when he really is not. I hate the way Fox sucks up to him, and I hate his politics before principles style, which to me amounts to nothing more than ideological cowardice!. I ask you am I wrong?

OK here is  a thought that struck me right as I hit the publish button. What if Team Romney tells this Super Pac to go ahead and run the ad? They tell them that they will come out, and denounce the use of the ad. Doesn’t that cover Romney’s ass so to speak? The ad runs, so it benefits Romney with some voters, but Romney has denounced the ad, very early, so his bases are covered there as well. Just throwing that out there.

Sometimes Liberals say the darndest things

Consider this exchange for  a moment Via Weasel Zippers

Tucker Carlson: “Having a great grandparent who may or may not have been Native American is not a qualification. Being 1/32nd some racial group is not a qualification, okay, it’s an accident of history. It’s something over which you had no control and for which in a just society you would not be rewarded.”

Jehmu Greene:  “To question this woman on her qualifications is going to be something that does appeal to folks like, voters like you, bow tie and white boys.”

So, to be clear, Miss Jehmu Greene scoffs at voters who make their choices based on qualifications? Yes, I know, most people might focus on the hateful racist language of Greene. But, the larger point to me is her admitting that Conservatives vote on QUALIFICATIONS! All I can say is thank you Jehmu Greene! Thank you for accidentally speaking the unvarnished truth!

See Jehmu, we Conservatives, are proud to base our electoral decisions on a candidates qualifications, rather than their gender or skin color. Perhaps one day Liberals like you will possess the intellectual depth to do the same. Oh, and by the way, I loathe bow ties, which are as wimpish and unmanly as the awful sweater vest! And, to make a quick point, if I was on Fox debating this buffoon, I, unlike Tucker Carlson, would have raised the very point I raised here, and I would have not had on a stupid bow tie either!

Just saying, I am here when you need me Fox.