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Glenn Beck's Warped Hijacking of "9/12 America"

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

Beck promised a project that would be dedicated to America's "eternal principles" -- but the only eternal principle that Glenn Beck really holds is "Glenn Beck."

Fox Loudmouth Rhetoric Comes Home to Roost

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

Palpable demographic shifts have sparked considerable terror among a cadre of white Americans -- a fear that whites will be politically and culturally moribund in their "own" land.

Carrie Prejean Speaks With Rupert Murdoch About Joining Fox News

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

We have obtained exclusive footage of Carrie talking about that very subject with News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch. Take a look.

Exclusive Footage Of Glenn Beck's Common Sense Comedy Show

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

I live-blogged the event on Twitter, so I thought I'd post some of the "highlights" including Glenn Beck opening with a joke about Whoopi Goldberg stabbing a man.

O'Reilly Unrepentant, Tones Back 'Tiller the Killer' Rhetoric on First Show Since Murder

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

His reportage is still as misleading and inaccurate as ever but we're happy to see O'Reilly toning back his own rhetoric.

Fox Nation: The Seedy Underbelly of Rupert Murdoch's Evil Empire?

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

In the two months that followed the website's launch, The Fox Nation has displayed an uncanny ability to mislead readers, twist the truth, spread wild conspiracy theories, and misrepresent the reporting of legitimate journalists.

100 Days of Competence Versus Crazy

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

I'm reasonably certain that historians will peg the legacy of the president's first 100 days based partly upon this contrast between the crazy and the calm.

Fox News: 100 Days of "Opposition" to Obama (Video)

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Fox News has gone to tremendous lengths mainstreaming the sometimes violent, revolutionary doomsday rhetoric of the far right, which used to be confined to the extremist fringe.

Fear-Mongering and the 'Fox Effect'

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

Last week, conservative factions within the RNC circulated an e-mail urging party leadership to brand as a "socialist" anyone who advocates even moderate changes to the government's role in society.

Con Games: Conservatives Tea It Up on Tox News

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Conniff

The conservative pot must be stirred and their anger about pretty much everything, seasoned to the taste.

Tea Party Organizer: Mission Accomplished

Fox News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The attention being given the national tea party movement is nothing short of remarkable. Organized by a few people using new social media tools like...

Glenn Beck Gets Ready To Tea Bag

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matthew Filipowicz

As others have noted, Glenn is getting harder and harder to satirize. I mean really, is it that far off to imagine him dressing up in a tea bag?

Warning: This Tea May Cause Severe Damage to Journalistic Integrity

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Organizers of these tea-party protests have no bigger cheerleader (or crowd-builder, for that matter) than Fox News, which has provided attendance and organizing information for the events on air and online dozens of times.

Glenn Beck and The Consequences of Crazy Talk

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Broadcasters like Beck ought to take responsibility for some of their more incendiary remarks -- remarks which appear to be ginning up the darker, uglier, fanatical tendencies in an already militaristic, jingoistic, reactionary audience.

Bill O'Reilly's 'Ambush Journalism' in 87 Seconds

John Amato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Amato

We've highlighted many instances where Bill O'Reilly's producers harass and attack journalists, whistleblowers, judges, politicians, and bloggers who do not share Bill O'Reilly's political views.

Fox And Friends Uses Former Mobster To Liken Dems To Mafia

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During the March 26 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and Gretchen Carlson hosted Michael Franzese, the former caporegime of...

Fox Anchor Likens AIG Bonus Tax To Sexual Abuse

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, Fox Business Network anchor Dagen McDowell appeared on Fox News to make the case against the tax on AIG bonuses by comparing it to sexual abuse...

Why Does Obama's Teleprompter Hate America?

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Without a doubt, many of the attacks from the far-right against President Obama have amounted to nothing more than the political equivalent of speaking in tongues.

The Other Cable News Face-Off: O'Reilly vs. Schechner

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

The reason Jacki Schechner was specifically targeted by O'Reilly shouldn't confound anyone; it has everything to do with her former affiliation with CNN.

What James Carville Really Said On 9/11 About Wanting Bush To Fail

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For much of yesterday, the conservative blogosphere was alive with outrage about a Fox News story reporting that James Carville -- a key architect of ...

A List of Things I'd Rather Do Than Listen to Hannity

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Camp

How could the real answers not come to light with such a stellar group of political scientists as Michelle "Bring Back McCarthyism" Bachmann, Al Sharpton, and Meatloaf?

Fox News Ate My Brain (I Swear!) - Of Chaos Theory & Roland Burris

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The Fox News spin on Roland Burris was interspersed with video and misstatements of the event, trying to weave in the racism angle, or trying to paint Reid as the bad guy.

Ann Coulter: Move Along, Nothing to See Here

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cindy Handler

The reason that TV producers return to the well every time she comes out with a new book: they're betting that viewers won't be able to resist rubber-necking at this particular train wreck.

Chip "Barack The Magic Negro" Saltsman's RNC Campaign Ad

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

It's nice to see people being comfortable with who they are. Chip is inspiring Republicans around the country to stand up and say "We are white. We are racist. We are proud."

Courtney Friel Bikini Pictures Revealed (PHOTOS)

via Gawker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Before joining the network, Fox News reporter Courtney Friel posed for Maxim in a bikini. Wanting to be taken seriously as a professional, she remove...