For anyone who's been watching the Fox News coverage since Friday and seen the almost non-stop smear campaign against Obama (it's been part of the larger, right-wing media freakout), it's almost unimaginable what the Fox commentary would sound like if ISIS killed hundreds in America during next year's campaign.
This coffee cup doesn't tell us anything about Jesus, Christmas, Starbucks, or evangelical Christians. But I'm hoping it does teach us something about how quickly imaginary problems can become reasons to stereotype entire people groups.
We all know that cable news it mostly entertainment. You can't take much of it seriously. As a social liberal and a fiscal conservative, I like to hear both points of view and occasionally listen to Bill O'Reilly on Fox News.
In a TMFS sketch, the founder of Cops Are Always Right is thrilled with Sean Hannity comparing BlackLivesMatter to the KKK, Bill O'Reilly comparing them to the Nazis, and the head of the FBI, James Comey saying videos of police violence increase violence.
Mr. O'Reilly, by denying the problem you are denying the reality of millions of Americans and you show yourself as out of touch from your own viewing public. You can't solve a problem if you fail to acknowledge it even exists.
Black Lives Matter is far from a perfect organization, but contrary to what the conservative media would have you believe, the only special treatment BLM is asking for is to not be treated special.
Whether it is Black Lives Matter who demand to be heard or others, Fox News will attempt to shout down the movement to protect their cherished vision of a monochrome America, instead of the messy, rigidly stratified America that so many face.
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In light of the upcoming presidential campaign and a potential Republican president, there is a strong need for a consistent strong liberal voice to even the playing field of advocacy journalism, which reports the news from a biased slant.
If Kasich makes it onto the ticket, the election will take place two weeks shy of the 10th anniversary of his guest host interview on "The O'Reilly Factor" in which he did the bidding of an ex U.S. Attorney I criticized in my HarperCollins investigative book "Triple Cross."
Republicans ought to be ashamed for using tragedies to advance their political agenda that can only promote an increase of hate crimes against brown-skinned people.
Given the amount of time Fox News spends peddling claims of Christian persecution, you might expect them to have a better understanding of the subject.
Bill O'Reilly was really steamed. Poooor baby. What got the churlish O'Reilly mad were post-church-shooting statements by South Carolina Rep. Todd Rutherford that Fox News was regularly dispensing the kind of hate speech that led to the church shooting. Rutherford's comments deserved a lot more attention.
Like so many Americans, Fox News has been reeling in the wake of the massacre, except reeling in a different way. While Americans recoiled from the raw hate behind the gun rampage, Fox News wrestled with bouts of pathological denial.
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