Rachel Maddow is a “Company Girl.” The “Company” is Comcast. Its controlling shareholder and CEO is Brian Roberts. Comcast owns MSNBC and decides who, and what goes on their television stations. Mr. Roberts is Jewish. He is a frequent traveler to Israel and friend of Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr. Roberts does not want to see or
RACHEL MADDOW SHOULD RESIGN
THE TRADE FOR BOWE BERGDAHL: FOX'S LAST CHANCE TO BRING DOWN OBAMA
From Birtherism to Benghazi, Obamacare to American Exceptionalism, FOX has whiffed on every one of its efforts to do serious damage to the Obama presidency. Now, with President Obama's decision to exchange five Taliban detainees for one American soldier, FOX thinks they have the raw material that can be turned into a firestorm of outrage.
WATCHING FOX AND BELIEVING THERE IS AN IRS SCANDAL
If you are capable of believing National Football League teams wrongfully discriminate against weak people who run slow and weigh less than 150 lbs and that they wrongfully favor strong people who run fast and weigh over 250 lbs, then you are capable of believing FOX and thinking there actually is an IRS scandal. Let's
ROMNEY TAPE DEBACLE
I've got a few thoughts on the Romney tape debacle. 1. It's too early to determine whether Romney has done himself fatal harm. 2. Obama's reaction to Romney's self-inflicted wound has been understated and pitch-perfect. 3. Fox News showed how desperately dipsy they are by dredging up some 1998 tape in which Obama made some
Bill O'Reilly is an angry, cowardly, pathetic boor. Many have known that for some time. If you watch O'Reilly on an ordinary evening at 8pm, what you will see is a program that was taped at 5pm. O'Reilly's producers can clean up and retape the rough patches so his angry, over-the-top, childish spasms don't make it
ERIC BOLLING is the pretty boy airhead and cheap-shot artist who appears on FOX's gigglefest called Five at Five. On their program on the eve of the anniversary of the killing of Osama Bin Laden, Bolling sought to diminish the role of President Obama, by suggesting he was "not even sure" if Obama ordered the ultimate mission.
THE IRRESISTIBLE URGE TO BE STUPID
Did you ever notice how the media coverage of big attention-riveting events tends to follow a familiar pattern? At first, there's a brief pause (which is getting briefer because of social media) when people try to absorb what actually has happened. This is followed by a competition amongst the commentariat to say something relevant, which
SEAN HANNITY is trying to paint President Obama as a hypocrite for calling out Rush Limbaugh for his three-day attack on Sandra Fluke, who expressed an opinion on contraception coverage in health care plans … while Obama allowed his campaign to accept a one million dollar contribution from Bill Maher, who had referred to Sarah Palin
WATCHING FOX TV: THE MAGIC SENTENCE
If you watch a bit of Fox in the 8pm to 11pm time slot, you will notice a number of phrases that recur when attacking President Obama…in other words, pretty much all the time. You can count on a healthy sampling of the following: Phrase: Everybody knows