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.
With Matalin interviewing Nader in a surprising love-fest, we air our 200th show. Mary and Ron Reagan ask: a) is Geller a Paul Revere or arsonist hiding behind the 1st Amendment? b) will "ISIS is Here!" become the rallying cry of the Right? Then: Oh God, it's Huckabee!
The definitive ranking of the most powerful Americans 50 and older in 2015.
The company that produced M&Ms (pronounced Eminem) famously advertised that their product "melts in your mouth, not in your hand...
The source of my aggravation? The casual assumption that there is a "Christian" position on the issue of sexual orientation and gender identity, an uncontroversial point of doctrine that all Christians share in common.
Now that agreements are being made with Iran, it's time the Week to Week news quiz takes a special look at this contentious relationship and agreement.
What reverberates in our skulls is the obvious disconnect between reality and this tired conservative storyline. A bully calling his victim a bully is hard to digest.
The last year and a half of negotiations between Iran and six international powers has created a remarkable and historic shift. Not only have relations between the United States and Iran begun to thaw after 30 years of enmity, but it is increasingly looking like the international community will be able to solve the Iran nuclear crisis together.
When I tuned in on March 29, 2015, for the National Geographic's film production Killing Jesus, adapted from Bill O'Reilly's book Killing Jesus, I was poised, pen in hand, to write about the return of Jesus the Tea Party guy.
When the movie ended, I was filled with emotion. I did not have any expectations of the film. I had assumed it would be like most religious films complete with a full white cast. Instead it was the most diverse looking religious film that I have ever seen.
There are strong arguments making the case for the persistence (and indeed the intensification) of U.S. airstrikes against ISIS targets. But equally there are strong arguments, less frequently heard perhaps, for why the United States should not continue, and should certainly not intensify, those airstrikes.
Hillary, Bibi, O'Reilly, the economy... So many targets, so little time! ...
While NBC suspended their anchor Brian Williams for six months for stories that were inconsistent though at least based on truth, Bill O'Reilly has continued to stay on the air at "Fox News."
What's the peril to conservatives of blindly protecting O'Reilly? Simple: It completely undercuts the conservative cottage industry of media criticism. You can't simultaneously demand that Brian Williams be fired and that Bill O'Reilly be left alone, not if you want anyone to pause for more than three seconds when considering your press critiques.