As media coverage of Mitt Romney's remarks about women and people of color getting "gifts" to vote Obama washed over media, I had one thought: I wish...
Of all the many grasping theorists, Bill O'Reilly jumped out early, trying to sound important, profound. Instead, he sounded like Mitt Romney when Mr. Romney didn't think he was being recorded.
There are many problems with O'Reilly's argument but none is more fundamental than his assertion that past majorities of Americans (as a group, as white as the folks at a Republican convention) were not interested in "stuff from the government."
The outcome of the 2012 presidential was not a fait accompli, as many are now arguing -- not by a long shot. This election could have gone either way. Anyone who thinks the Obama victory was inevitable or predetermined is in a worse state of denial than the hucksters at Fox News.
The polls are closed, the votes are cast, the people had their say / And now it's time to look ahead, put differences away / Extend a hand in friendship as we turn to a new day.
Thanks so much, Roger Ailes -- we couldn't have done it without you! And all praise to George Will, Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, et al. -- if not for you, and your legions of credulous friends and followers, we never could have re-elected Barack Obama....
"I like O'Reilly; I like his show and am flattered that he wants me to be a regular contributor to his show. It's not far from my satellite studio where I do the webcast. On Mondays I go in, do about seven or eight minutes of complaining about something and go home."
Political junkies among us can allow ourselves a brief moment to gloat at the court jesters whose contempt for our collective intelligence as the presidential campaign came to an end last night and who broke new ground in the realm of Chutzpah even as the votes were being counted.
For four years, Fox has caricatured President Obama as a a teleprompted, golf-loving, incompetent alien with no record or integrity... so how will they explain Obama's victory to incredulous viewers?
Isn't there a moral obligation at a company like Fox News to use its primetime hours to cover a massive, tragic, still-breaking news story?
No, it's not another petition. The time for that is long past. As someone who takes a weekly pulse on climate change, I hear Voltaire's words of 1769,...
Fox executives think stripping workers of their livelihoods is a creative and entertaining idea. In reality it is another sign that workers need their voices heard in the struggle to maintain their dignity.
The twin phenomena of sound bites and ideological commentary have become so common, and play so well, that the purpose of news itself seems to have morphed from keeping the public informed to shaping public opinion.
For a people who were barely recognized as full citizens with equal rights under the laws of the country they helped to build, it is a victory, whether you are Obama supporter Reverend Al Sharpton or Romney advocate Herman Cain, that a black man now assumes the highest office in the land
Are Stewart and O'Reilly trying to upstage the candidates by actually putting on a good show where issues are actually discussed with some depth? Or is this just more of the ratings race to attract viewers? Can it be both of these at the same time?
You're going to hear a lot of talk from President Obama's supporters today about why Romney's vastly superior performance didn't matter. Don't believe it. In fact, the first debate is going to matter a great deal in the days ahead.