Fox News is the Anus of Current Events "Reporting"

At about 5:00 this evening I made a post on Twitter:

“Find myself anxious to tune in to Fox News to see the inevitable idiocy that will ensue after Obama’s speech.”

I was only able to watch maybe 20 minutes or so before giving up. Here are just a handful of lies, spins, and idiotic comments that I saw in just that short time.

“Do you find his explanation that he went to this church 20 years and didn’t know this was going on or being said?” -Sean Hannity

Sean Hannity either didn’t listen to or read Obama’s speech from this morning (Tuesday, March 18th, 2008), or he did and is doing what he always does – lying and just reporting whatever he wants to report instead of what actually happened. This fool just disgusts me.

“Seemed like a politician trying to rescue his career here today.” -Sean Hannity

Hmm. Unless I’m mistaken, Obama is in the lead (by three figures) in delegates for the democratic nomination. What was there to be rescued? 

“A president who isn’t willing to be ruthless at the crucial moment is a terrible president.” -Dick Morris (former Clinton advisor)

Ruthless is defined as follows: “Having or showing no pity or compassion for others.” The president of the United States should have and show no pity or compassion for others? That sounds much closer to a dictatorship than a democracy, and it sure as hell doesn’t sound like the United States of America to me.

Sean Hannity: “Michigan and Florida apparently not going to have a re-do.”

Dick Morris: “Michigan not?”

Sean Hannity: “Well, it’s looking more and more likely that they’re not going to have one.”

Do people actually buy-in to Sean Hannity? A guy that represents his opinion as fact, and re-phrases things to mean something completely different only when someone presses him?

Frank Luntz: “When [Obama] equates his own grandmother with his pastor, it’s very powerful, and I don’t think it was done quite well.”

Anybody who actually heard, saw, or read the speech knows quite well that’s not what he did. And, by the way, Frank Luntz is just a moron. Watch the video about him from Penn & Teller on YouTube.

All of this is just as I predicted in my Twitter post before I started to watch Fox News tonight: Idiocy. But what I didn’t expect was that it would be so downright disgusting. But that’s probably just because I haven’t watched Fox News in quite a while, not because it was any different tonight.

I refuse to watch any more of this sensationalist crap.

One thought on “Fox News is the Anus of Current Events "Reporting"”

  1. Hey Russ,

    I didn’t watch this segment so I can’t comment on most of what you said about Hannity.

    However, you are flat out wrong about what Obama said about his white grandmother. He threw her under the bus for his own political gain.

    I heard the speech and I heard exactly what he said, in it’s entirety. So, it’s not a matter of not understanding the context of his statements.

    Having said that, I will say that I think they are making more of this than what it is. The real question is whether or not Obama has the same thoughts as his preacher.

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