The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

07 November 2008

Fox News Channel Engages In Chinese-Style Self-Censorship

A TOOTHLESS FOX?

FNC Censors Itself Ahead Of Obama Presidency







Confirming the worst fears of millions of dedicated fans, the Fox News Channel really has gone soft on Obama. That's at a time when viewers are counting on it to remain a key opposition voice during a disturbing political shift away from freedom and prosperity.

According to columnists Rush & Malloy of the New York Daily News, Fox has issued a chilling edict to its hosts that they must cease criticism of Obama for the near future:


Fox News boss Roger Ailes doesn't want to spoil Barack Obama's political honeymoon, we hear. A source says Ailes has told prime-time hosts Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren to lay off the President-elect - at least for a while. "We're not going to have any personal attacks on Obama," a network insider says. "The public has spoken - we must treat him with respect."


This confirms an almost-identical account your Radio Equalizer was given Wednesday evening from a key source. That person contends the order came from the top: Rupert Murdoch himself.

"Personal attacks", by the way, can be construed to mean any criticism of Barack Obama whatsoever.

The reason? News Corporation is bracing for potentially-vindictive actions by Obama's incoming thugocracy, especially regarding dual station / newspaper ownership rules and apparently seeks to placate the Dear Leader, hoping he will be merciful.

Unfortunately, this is a great way to send FNC's audience running for the hills, with evening talk radio as the likely beneficiary. Meanwhile, the left will still hate Fox.



Did MSNBC lay off of Bush during his time in office? Of course not. Then why should FOX sacrifice its entire audience out of fear of Obama's thugs?

What about the tens of millions of voters that didn't support Obama and refuse to join his creepy cult?


Even before the election, viewers were alarmed over a sudden shift to a pro-Obama stance, especially during its debate coverage:


McCain Won the Debate, but the Drive-Bys (Even Fox) Deny Reality
October 16, 2008


BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: I watched the debate last night, as everybody did, and I'm thinking, "This is cool. McCain finally on message. McCain finally on offense." I thought Obama looked like he was stumbling around. I thought Obama looked off his game. I thought Obama was totally on defense. I did not see somebody cool. I did not see a mountain. I did not see somebody elegant. I didn't see any of that. I saw somebody who was lying through his teeth time after time after time. I saw somebody who seemed irritated when McCain was speaking. I saw somebody who almost was close to blowing his cool in terms of facial expressions, and I saw the director cut away from Obama at those times so as to assist Obama in having his facial expressions not broadcast as much as possible. I'm getting e-mails all night long from people, I mean in the thousands, who are jazzed, finally somebody is taking it to Obama, somebody is standing up for the middle class, somebody is standing up for the right economics, somebody trying to do the right things for the first time in a long time.

And then, after the debate, people that are e-mailing me, a lot of them turned on the Fox News Channel, and they were dispirited and depressed. They felt that Obama had found a new ally in some of the commentators on the Fox All-Star Panel.

Now, they view the Fox News Channel as their network. They tuned in for post-debate analysis expecting the Fox All-Stars to have seen what they saw, and they listened to the Fox All-Stars talking about a debate they didn't see. The Fox All-Stars were talking about how rotten McCain was, how horrible he had done, what a rock Obama was, how cool Obama was, how elegant Obama was. I got a note from a friend who watched this in a bar with 200 people last night, and they were cheering themselves crazy during the debate last night. One of these guys happened to e-mail a friend and said, "What's the reaction on Fox?" He said, "The Fox guys say Obama skunked McCain, that McCain was just horrible." And the guys at the bar said, "What? What in the world did they watch?" And I'm thinking, Fred Barnes, Bill Kristol, these are the people, folks, who told us that McCain was the best chance Republicans had way back when. I mean, as far as Kristol was concerned, going back to the year 2000 in the primaries versus George W. Bush.


Particularly disturbing to
Fox fans was Carl Cameron's now widely-discredited hit piece against Sarah Palin, which has led to a huge backlash in favor of the Alaskan governor. Also from Limbaugh's show:


CAMERON: Early on, they began to discover that there were these gaps in her knowledge. I just want to rattle off a couple of the things that insiders say she just simply didn't know. There were real problems with basic civics, government structures; municipal state and federal government responsibilities. She didn't know the nations involved in the North American Free Trade Agreement, we're told. She didn't understand, McCain aides told me today, that Africa was a continent and not a country, and actually asked them -- they argue, they say -- if South Africa wasn't just part of the country as opposed to a country in the continent. They go on to say that she didn't understand the idea of American exceptionalism, a classic principle of Wilsonian doctrine that says that the United States is exceptional in the world and has therefore a very special role in leading the globe.

RUSH: I don't believe any of this, and what kills it for me is that she "didn't understand...American exceptionalism." She's the only one in the McCain campaign who did understand American exceptionalism, and had to drag the rest of the campaign kicking and screaming into the concept. We never heard about American exceptionalism from our own party 'til Sarah Palin showed up. This South African... Not knowing the countries in Africa? Not knowing how the federal government works? She's governor of Alaska, for crying out loud! This is just a smear job. She is being smeared worse than anybody in the McCain campaign went after Obama or any of his questionable allies.

CAMERON: There are stories that say she would look at her press clippings in the morning and throw what has been described to me as "tantrums." One of the more infamous stories that's now come out is there was a time when McCain staffers went to collect her at her hotel room and she had just stepped out of the shower and essentially met them wrapped in a bathrobe. They were taken aback by that. They have suggested that she's a bit of a shopoholic and that on more than one occasion she would go out and buy clothes that to many seemed unnecessary because the campaign had already provided her with a very large wardrobe, uh, a wardrobe that famously rang up a bill of $150,000, mostly because they bought extra sizes to make sure everything fit.

RUSH: (laughing) So this is Carl Cameron last night on Fox detailing what had been told to him. Carl Cameron, by the way, is the voice of the McCain insiders, I should point out. So they're dumping on Sarah Palin, and you have to ask yourself: "Why? Who benefits from this happening to Sarah Palin?"

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: You might ask, "Why is Carl Cameron spewing all this stuff?" Okay, so somebody inside the McCain campaign reports it to him, but why does he spew all this stuff out there? I guess to have a scoop. I don't know. But it's quite telling, it is quite instructive here, ladies and gentlemen, as if we conservatives aren't angry enough with Obama and McCain, the fact is we're going to have to defeat 'em both now, all over again. So I'm just going to warn you, there's going to be a McCain-somebody, comprehensive immigration bill, which will result in the migration of more nonpaying Democrat voters. This I cannot believe and I'm going to deal with this as the program unfolds before your very eyes and ears today. The wizards of smart on our side are all out there talking about how Obama's going to govern from the center. (laughing) They have learned nothing! I don't even think that this is wishful thinking, or hopefulness.


As they take full control of the government, Democrats have made it clear they are not going to tolerate opposition voices or political dissent.

Though talk radio will have to be eliminated through a takeover of the FCC, FOX has simply decided to censor itself, exactly the way it is routinely done in communist China. Are we still living in America?


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48 Comments:

  • Of all the Fox people, Bill O'Reilly has been the most kissy-face sucky-poo supporter of Obama.

    O'Reilly seems genuinely fearful of Obama. Anyone making a comment that opposes the Messiah's policies is guaranteed to get a slap down by O'Reilly.

    "The Spin Stops Here"? Not if it pertains to the One.

    Watch his audience numbers drop over this fiasco.

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 07 November, 2008 12:12  

  • It's real simple Baloney.

    The more Faux goes hard on Obama, the more people change the channel.

    Right now I bet a large part of the audience is Obama voters fascinated by the right wing meltdown wanting to see heads explode. You can sell soap and beer to those folks too. A good part of the old audience had to sell their TV's and cut their cable to move into an apartment after their sub-prime loan foreclosure.

    Uncle Rupert can read the income statement just like any other businessman.

    Look at you! You're allowing anonymous comments!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 07 November, 2008 13:55  

  • This is a lie by Greta.

    BIG FAT LIE - TV NEWSWER NEVER CHECKED WITH ME AND THE DAILY NEWS IS MAKING THIS UP !!

    I just copied the below from tvnewser.com. THIS IS A BIG FAT LIE.

    No one has ever told me to do or not do something at Fox…I use my own judgment for my work and I show respect to politicians - win or lose. No one needs to tell me to be respectful - I am respectful (although I am also unafraid to call someone out on something.)

    Incidentally, neither President Elect Obama campaign nor Senator McCain campaign ever complained to me that I got it wrong or was unfair and we made calls daily to both campaigns…I work very hard to be fair to both sides and I give equal opportunity to both sides and give the same type interviews to both sides…I will continue to do my work as I always have without influence from anyone….and with exercise of my best judgment…

    ….as an aside, I have not seen or spoken to Roger in 6 months!

    (I work in DC and when I am in NYC I am running around getting ready for ON THE RECORD…the only time I see Roger is when I schedule a lunch or a dinner with him and I have not done that in at least 6 months….this reminds me, however, that it is time for me to schedule a lunch with Roger because from time to time we like to catch up with each other.)

    http://gretawire.foxnews.com/2008/11/07/this-is-a-big-fat-lie/#comment-3027743

    By Blogger not a dem anymore, at 07 November, 2008 14:10  

  • "Are we still living in America?"

    Nope.

    By Blogger hollywood wags, at 07 November, 2008 15:06  

  • Hi Brian...new reader here.

    You ended your most excellent post asking, "Are we still living in America?" Heh. That's the whole point, isn't it? I'm very much afraid that with the presumable election of BHO, the US has turned so sharply left that in no time at all, there will be no familiar terrain visible.

    You don't know me yet; I need to say I'm not an Eeyore at all, it's just that IMHO, the true situation is this bad. I think a lot of folks just don't want to admit it.

    So we need to speak out, write , and stand for the truth while we can. And I'm so glad you're doing this!

    Maura

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 07 November, 2008 15:17  

  • This is simply how things work with a President-elect. As difficult as it may be to believe, the New York Times signaled the same edict immediately after the 2004 election. Paul Krugman testified to this. If Obama starts screwing up, Fox will be back.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 07 November, 2008 15:19  

  • Chimpy-O just finished his first press conference. Without a teleprompter, he does poorly. He is not very bright and, from the lack of depth to some of his answers, appears lazy. My bet is that the pressure will get to him real soon and that the strain will be so obvious that he'll simply be unavailable for all but the most scripted events.
    Soon, we'll not worry about self-censorship, there will be imposed censorship (although, it will have a much smoother label).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 07 November, 2008 15:22  

  • The left have been saying for 8 years that dissent is the highest form of patriotism. So, Fox, time to do your patriotic duty and dissent!!! What other network will do it? It's up to you to stop the brainwashing of the masses.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 07 November, 2008 16:09  

  • Roger Ailes is a very rich guy. Murdoch is super-rich. How can they be so dumb?

    If this election proved anything, it proved (for the zillionth time) that appeasing the left doesn't produce anything positive. They say "F*** you very much", and then they crush you anyway.

    I don't think FOX should be overtly negative. But for God's sake, they need to continue being fair and balanced. And that includes criticism when required.

    Wake up, rich guys.

    By Anonymous mdyou2, at 07 November, 2008 16:13  

  • I think it's time for a combination cool-off and re-think here......

    We just saw what could happen to a nation when a President is attacked 27/7/365 regardless of what actions he takes or doesn't take.

    We’ve witnessed what occurs when one of the two major political parties uses every possible obstructionist tactic, including holding war funding hostage, to bring defeat and humiliation to a sitting President in wartime.

    We’ve sat back and watched with a combination of bemusement and frustration as the more liberal elements of American politics have declared the American military forces losers at the very same time we were implementing The Surge….and this list could easily reach hundreds of items, if I bothered to recount the bloodbath of Democratic Party Overkill.

    But can this nation stand any more of this? Should we not show our political opponents the difference between being “The Loyal Opposition” and their version, “Mindless, Unreasoning Hate” ?

    Having a extremely liberal President in combination with a dysfunctional mess of a majority in Congress could bring about an implosion of The Democratic Party…a real implosion, not the fake Republican one being groomed by The Mainstreamers…..four years of Obama/Pelosi/Reid will probably do in the Democrats much more completely than The McCain/Palin defeat…a defeat I firmly believe was brought on by the combination of marketing John McCain as George Bush II and the economic downturn with its disastrous timing.

    Fox News SHOULD lead the way......pointing out the flaws in the ultra-left's schemes, exposing the lies & hypocracy which will be tumbling forth....but we should, as a nation divided by the Democrats, try to come together to overcome and strengthen our nation.

    We, as Republican Conservatives, are saddened by the loss of country, of nation, of solidarity, that the Democratic Party has deliberately foisted upon us these past eight years....let's work hard to heal our nation and publicize ourselves as the healers, thus exposing the culprits of divisionism....that's Fox News' new mission, because networks like the loathsome MSNBC will never let the truth out.

    By Blogger Nick, at 07 November, 2008 16:51  

  • Anonymous at 13:55 has it precisely backwards. Fox has provided the singular haven from biased coverage over the past decade. The audience will leave ONLY IF they lurch leftward. They're just another CNN or MSNBC if they do that. There's a reason they've crushed the competitors - and that is their balanced approach. They would deeply regret the decision to shift left.

    By Anonymous John, at 07 November, 2008 17:27  

  • President elect Obama should be treated with the same respect and support that the Democrats, Liberals, and MSM have always shown towards President Bush.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 07 November, 2008 19:56  

  • No matter how many rationalizations I hear, I will always look upon Carl Cameron with utter contempt.

    Shame on him for reporting without any names attached to the blantant gossip.

    The biggest problem with Cameron's report was that there was no skepticism about any of the claims. He even seemed to make the whole bathrobe story seem like it was shocking. He didn't even suggest that there had been reports in the Politico that McCain aides had already planned weeks ago to blame Palin.

    And "bold fresh" O'Reilly … talk about putting your finger to the wind, that dude's political beliefs change every week.

    His best show was when Cavuto took him to school on the Oil prices.

    2nd day of no Fox and counting.

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 07 November, 2008 22:05  

  • Jeez repukes let him run the country first, the media was soft on Bush until 2005, how quickly you wing nuts forget.You can easily document this, subtracting the pundit shows, the media was hands-off Bush until 2005... Same with Clinton, until Monica, the media was hands-off. Brian, try honesty once in a while

    Anyway Rush nailed the 2008 election...hahaha


    Rush Limbaugh, interview with London Telegraph and on his radio program -- Oct. 31, 2008

    To London Telegraph: "I think [Obama has] been dead in the water since the primaries. He is going to need to be up 10 to 12 points to win by 3 or 4 … Don't forget that Hillary winning was a foregone conclusion, too. If the polls had been right it would have been Giuliani versus Hillary. That's why polls a year out are worthless."

    On his radio program: "My gut hadn't been giving me any indication on this race, but it started talking to me last night … Barack is headed back to Iowa. That should be a lock; it’s a dead heat … Florida, Ohio and Nevada look like pretty good McCain certainties here. Obama still has to run ads in California.


    haha, the guru!

    By Anonymous ShriekingWingNuts, at 07 November, 2008 23:32  

  • WTkk - Michelle McPee - No Class! ... Black man calls her show with an opposing view ... So what does this DOG do ? . . . She cuts him off! cuz she got the power of the switch!

    That ain't right!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 08 November, 2008 09:52  

  • SWN said: "the media was soft on Bush until 2005, how quickly you wing nuts forget."

    SWN must be suffering from alzheimers. She can't even remember stuff that happened 7 years ago.

    Remember the vote in Florida and the outcry over the final decision. Remember the outcry that Bush was trying to set up his staff before the Florida decision. Remember the out Clintonistas removing the "w" key from the White House keyboards and the joy the media had in reporting it over and over again.

    Let him run the country first? So we end up with crap like this as our new national anthem? Real classy, huh? http://bit.ly/3q2a

    Honeymoon... What honeymoon? http://bit.ly/2KDDup

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 08 November, 2008 11:47  

  • I'm nearly completely finished with Fox. I have cut back on the shows I will spend my time watching to only a couple. FOX NEWS doesn't have the b**ls to protect or fight for our freedoms with which the media has been charged. So what good are they? They are no more than a huge disappointment. Hope they're all happy with their Marxist president, because they helped to elect him by not suppressing the truth about him.

    Read my OPEN LETTER TO BILL O'REILLY (Re: Attacks on Sarah Palin) here:

    www.bouncingrealitychecks.blogspot.com

    By Blogger Emily, at 08 November, 2008 12:12  

  • Fox News is dangerous to freedom. If they don't have the guts to stand up against the thugocracy early on, it just gets larger and more difficult to fight. If they are not part of the solution, they are part of the problem.

    BOYCOTT FOX NEWS and their ADVERTISERS.

    This is the only way we will be able to get them to stand up for what is right.

    Read my OPEN LETTER TO BILL OREILLY on his broadcast of the attacks on Sarah Palin by Carl Cameron:

    www.bouncingrealitychecks.blogspot.com

    By Blogger Emily, at 08 November, 2008 12:29  

  • I think Greta's response to this is a lot more credible than any report about some memo leak at FNC. I think this story is bogus.

    By the way, Brian: Can you please check back at KGO in San Fran? Find out if Korel got disciplined in any way for screaming that he wanted Joe the plumber dead.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 08 November, 2008 13:27  

  • Super posting on jimtreacher.com

    I heard Carl Cameron once answered his hotel room door in a full Wonder Woman costume.

    I'm not sayin' it's true, I'm not sayin' it's not. That's just what I heard. And no, I won't tell you who said it. Under the new standard of journalism, it's plausible until proven otherwise. And I get to decide what constitutes proof.

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 08 November, 2008 20:47  

  • The first 10 yrs fox "news" didn't make a dime.

    This is no normal business venture ... Cuz the propose of fox was not to make a profit but to lie and frighten the American people into (republican) submission!

    ...and by looking around here it obviously worked! ... Cuz whether ya know it or not You lost so many rights in the last 8 yrs... Ya might as well just tear up the US Constitution.

    BTW Benson fox is notorious for not having sources for all the above reasons.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 08 November, 2008 22:00  

  • wild eyed wing-nut shook in anger and said:
    Hope they're all happy with their Marxist president, because they helped to elect him by not suppressing the truth about him.

    Marxist? Obama proposed turning all industry over to the government? GET REAL... Ever read Marx? He did not talk about raising taxes,Marx was against private enterprise, big difference. How can one blog without grasping basic political science? Seriously... Any undergrad would know this.. Don't need ivy league for such basic knowledge..

    A 3% tax increase is not Marxism. Any honest and educated conservative would agree with me.

    Speaking of taxes, Nixon taxed the wealthy(top earners) 90%.... Far greater than Obama's 41%. Was Nixon a Marxist?

    And volunteering for financial aid is not Marxism either; Obama's plan sounds more like the Republican "Workfare" concept, where you have to work for welfare.. I guess Rudy Guiliani was a Marxist too?

    see , this blatant ignorance and intellectual dishonesty is why you guys lost

    By Anonymous ShriekingWingNuts, at 09 November, 2008 00:11  

  • I have had it with obama mania. All the networks fox included have sucked face with obama. now that he has been elected the RNC, and left wing goons still have intent on destroying gov palin. This is the worst hit job in history. Gov palin is the reason I donated money and time to the mccain camp. Gov Palin told it like it was and she would have worked to make this country great.Mccain is a weasle for not defending her. Gov palin has 52 million supporters out here who still want her to run in 2012.
    The media has sliced and diced her mercilessy. They know gov palin will shake some bushes , rattle some cages in washington. they fear her.I despise the media except for greta,hannity,glen beck.
    Oreilly can go where the sun don't shine, I'm through with his enquirer like news.
    gotta go but thanks for listening.
    c williams

    By Blogger cwilliams, at 09 November, 2008 01:17  

  • I believe all the major networks are going to be hurting for viewers. We republicans will never forget the bias for obama. Gov palin was the best thing that could have happen to Mccain, but Mccain just wanted to play nice. Mccain was more protective of BOBO than gov palin. Mccain is making me sick the way he is hiding behind gov palin and letting her take all the heat. Mccain never took up for gov palin even after the slaughter she and her family recieved from the press. The only thing mccain would do is say,"she can take it". mccain is the reason he lost. mccain is now a zero for the way he has cowardly hid behing gov palin.

    By Blogger cwilliams, at 09 November, 2008 01:23  

  • This is great OB said he is going to wait to raise taxes on the top five percent to sure up the stock market. If his plan is so great why would he wait? The higher he raises taxes the better the economy should be. Trickle-up economics’ does not work. Have you ever got a job from a poor person

    By Blogger pf1, at 09 November, 2008 06:52  

  • pf, it's more like Trickle Up Poverty as Michael Savage put so eloquently!

    By Blogger The Real Bob Anthony, at 09 November, 2008 11:50  

  • I wish Barak Obama All the success in the world !!!cuz if he's successful The American people will benefit, thrive and have the opportunity to catch up with the rest of the free world.

    And Screw the selfish Greedy Old Perverts that want to turn America into their slave state.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 09 November, 2008 11:51  

  • BTW - Sarah Palin is nothing more than Jethro Bodine with a vagina.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 09 November, 2008 11:55  

  • For months I have been emailing FOX potential news stories that needed to be investigated further. Some of the news was absolutely true, some could be just rumor. I figured that they would only report on things that were 100% true and had been checked and double checked so they wouldn't lose credibility. So when the items I sent didn't get reported, ie Birth certificate, radical ties, trip to Pakistan....., I figured they didn't want to talk about things they hsd no proof of.

    Then they report these anonymous sources gossiping about Sarah.

    What the hell is going on there on FOX?

    Et tu, Brutae?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 09 November, 2008 16:40  

  • Looks like we need to start a newspaper for conservatives.

    We could name it America Today.

    Just run positive Republican news and bash Obama.

    It would sell millions.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 09 November, 2008 16:44  

  • Trickle-up economics’ does not work


    Tell that to FDR, Nixon, Eisenhower, Kennedy, all who presided over a better economy than Bush, Clinton and Reagan, who practiced trickle down. Those other presidents practiced TRICKLE UP.

    The presidents with the poor economy that favored the top 2%, especially Reagan and Bush, practices trickle down. By 1988 Trickle down was being debated as a failure, amount conservatives. "voo doo" economics anyone? How quickly you forget


    When the bottom has more money, they spend more, hence the wealthy become wealthy. Trickle down has been certified as a failure.

    It must shatter the right wing ego, Reagan, Friedman and Rynd were all wrong. All of them wrong.

    Conservatives can not handle what is happening in America. We are uniting as the majority, the working class. We are not killing each other over race and religion, we are uniting on our socio-economic similarities, we are the 90%, the working people
    You cons wanted to divide us over religion and race. "The muslim president", "white guilt" etc. etc. IT failed. The economic status of 90% of us working people united us.

    Obama has to legislate for the 90% or next we will make sure a LABOR candidate takes over in 2012, yes...... a LABOR PARTY needs to be formed, like every democracy on the globs tends to have....

    when the majority prospers the minority prospers. Then the minority suffers, the economy fails

    Banks did not collapse when Nixon taxed the rich 90%, but they collapsed when Bush cut the rich taxes and created loopholes(Clinton paved the way for)....
    PROOF Trickle down does not work. We experienced more trickle down under Bush than under Reagan..... look at the economy. Did trickle down create a robust economy? NOT

    If you don't see it, you are suffering from a personality disorder

    the 90% have a much larger Impact on the economy than the top 2%

    conservatives, still do not get it. Legislation for the rich, does not trickle down

    accept ideological defeat. Your theory failed

    You can't run around cheer-leading Reagan and Rynd anymore. IT has FAILED AMERICA, and America sees it. Hold on to failure and Republicans will NEVER have power again.

    By Anonymous BarkingWingNutClingsToReagan, at 10 November, 2008 11:01  

  • I can not see anything good out of the Obama presidentcey. First of all our radio hosts that have been on the air for more than 20 years suddenley will be cast out if they attemt to say anything about Barack Obama. Rush Limbaugh and others like him will be watched after Jan 20th. And if they say anything bad about the president they could be taken off the air. I realy hope that this does not happen. Oh, also I see some people say bad things about the former VP nominie Sarah Palin come on man so what if she did not know what Africa was I bet half of you didn't know either. So mark my words the dark days are coming.

    By Blogger Obamabasher, at 11 November, 2008 02:10  

  • You can debate it all you want trickle down economics’ works. The problem with the economy is obvious, giving house loans to people who should be renting. It is also obvious who created the problem if you open your eyes.


    OB’s plan takes from the producers of society and gives to the worthless people who don’t produce anything except a vote. I’m talking about the losers that don’t work and don’t want to work. You know the losers in the system with there hands out all the time. How can taxing the rich and GIVING to these losers going to help anyone. If these losers were not included I believe most people would not mind paying more. Until then I will fight higher taxes on all Americans.

    As for your second idea, the unionized car companies are really doing great good job.

    By Blogger pf1, at 11 November, 2008 03:30  

  • I find articles like this hilarious.

    By Blogger Aaron Stewart, at 11 November, 2008 15:54  

  • "disturbing political shift away from freedom and prosperity"

    what prosperity are you talking about? the coming depression?

    and freedoms like wiretapping of americans?

    you people are a sad bunch. truly a sad thing to see.

    By Blogger Eddie, at 11 November, 2008 16:06  

  • This coming from the same people who said criticizing the president is an act of treason. You guys are such unrepentant mindless hypocrites.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11 November, 2008 16:26  

  • You guys are pathetic. You had it your way for 8 years and it nearly runined the country. We're ready for a new direction now. Just get over it already.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11 November, 2008 18:49  

  • That's at a time when viewers are counting on it to remain a key opposition voice during a disturbing political shift away from freedom and prosperity.

    ah hahahaha. Don't you get it? Fox sucks up to whoever is in power so they can seem a little bit relevant. Where was Fox when Bush was taking away your civil rights?

    By Blogger b-, at 11 November, 2008 19:01  

  • Fox was paid to read copy written by the Bush admin.

    They were on the take.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11 November, 2008 20:05  

  • hahahahha


    losers

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11 November, 2008 21:26  

  • "That's at a time when viewers are counting on it to remain a key opposition voice during a disturbing political shift away from freedom and prosperity." Exactly what country have you been living in for the last eight years?

    Do the rest of us a favor and start the movement for the secession of Jesusland. You and your Ditto-Head pals can have your very own country to run into the ground. I'll help you pack!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11 November, 2008 21:45  

  • How many times did Obama call on faux in his first presser? murdoch is petrified that the new admnistration will freeze out the propaganda nazis of fox for their past smears, half truths, lies and water carrying of the bush reich. Elections have consequences you snivelling cowards. Welcome to the new world.

    By Blogger Robert, at 12 November, 2008 00:11  

  • "You had it your way for 8 years and it nearly ruined the country."

    nearly, nearly ! They succeeded ... Pal.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12 November, 2008 01:16  

  • Historically, this is normal. Give the new guy time to prove he's the devil you claimed him to be, then hang him with the rope.

    Murdoch is no fool. He knows that the new administration can cause him massive grief.

    Or, it could be even Rupert is willing to give the guy a chance. Maybe, just maybe, all of you should too.

    By Blogger Monk, at 12 November, 2008 01:17  

  • Down spiraling economy. Check.
    Stumbling Wall street. Check.
    Suffering main street. Check.
    Unstable market growth. Check.
    Massive job loss. Check.
    Decreased wages. Check.
    Article 12 hiring freeze. Check.
    Increased medical. Check.
    Osama Bin Laden still free. Check.
    Al Quaidobastards reup. Check.
    Disjointed military action. Check.
    Ignoring military protocal. Check.
    Two ongoing wars. Check.
    Torture and waterboarding. Check.
    Illegal international acts. Check.
    Unstable morgage crisis. Check.
    Home foreclosures. Check.
    Credit stall, crunch crisis. Check.


    This is not about liberal and conservative. This is not about Dem and Repub. This is not about black and white.

    This is about power.

    You have a man that abused it to the fullest extent. We all see that - doesnt matter if it was out of negligence or ignorance or both but its fact.


    Come on people. We're smarter than this.


    What did Obama do again?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12 November, 2008 14:44  

  • This is a time of war and this is the president-elect of the United States of America (THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH!) you are speaking ill of! When the left slandered our current president, George W. Bush, was our message not "I will support and respect the president of the United States. If you have a problem with our president, you have a problem with us."?

    You sir, seem to have a problem with our future president. I think you should apologize to him, or go sit in a cave with Osama Bin Laden and all those other America haters.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 13 November, 2008 23:26  

  • The reason? News Corporation is bracing for potentially-vindictive actions by Obama's incoming thugocracy, especially regarding dual station / newspaper ownership rules and apparently seeks to placate the Dear Leader, hoping he will be merciful.

    By Anonymous Sujan Patricia, at 05 February, 2009 01:42  

  • It is fascinating times and from here in the UKI am fascinated to see how Obama does. Incredible expectation and FOX news certainly know how to pile the pressure on.

    The health bill might not be so good for Obama's health!

    By Anonymous Plymouth Paul, at 13 August, 2009 13:31  

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