Posts tagged ‘Fox news’

November 2, 2014

Kyle Clark calls out Fox propaganda for lying about voter fraud

by Ben Hoffman

Kyle Clark seems to be one of the few real reporters these days. I’ve been watching ABC news for the past few years, but I’m going to start watching 9News again.

October 22, 2014

Fox “news” only tells the truth 21% of the time (completely or mostly true statements)

by Ben Hoffman

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Fox lies almost 80% of the time

Fox is nothing but a Republican propaganda station. People who get their “facts” from Fox or other right-wing sites love party more than our country.

ABC told the truth 41% of the time, CBS: 39%, NBC: 35%. Overwhelmingly, on the major broadcasting networks, the lies were told by right-wing pundits. Since Fox “news” is nearly 100% right-wing, it is understandable that they would score low in honesty.

October 22, 2014

“Women are too dumb to vote”

by Ben Hoffman

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Fox “news” would like women to believe that they are too dumb to vote. Women aren’t “too dumb to vote;” they are too smart to vote Republican, and Fox exists to elect Republicans. This should be enough to motivate women to get out there and vote.

Fox host Greg Gutfeld said that young women lack the wisdom to vote as conservatives.
Kimberly Guilfoyle said they should be excused from jury duty, because they lack life experience and just “don’t get it.” Instead, she said, they should “go back on Tinder or”
Fox’s Tucker Carlson said, “Do You Want Your Government Run By People Whose Favorite Show Is Say Yes [To The Dress]?”
The National Review posted an article entitled “Five Reasons Why Women are Too Dumb To Vote.”

If you get your “news” from Fox or some other right-wing media outlet, you’re too anti-American to vote. Your loyalties are to the Republican party — not to America.

July 14, 2011

Rupert Murdoch’s ‘News of the World’ Hacked Phones of 9/11 Victims

by Ben Hoffman

News of the World reporters tried to hack the voicemails of dead 9/11 victims, a former New York policeman claimed last night.

He alleged he was contacted by News of the World journalists who said they would pay him to retrieve the private phone records of the dead.

The voicemails are likely to have included harrowing messages from distraught relatives desperately trying to contact their loved ones in the wake of the terrorist attacks in New York in 2001.

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April 28, 2011

The Republican War on Science

by Ben Hoffman

There is overwhelming scientific consensus that greenhouse gases emitted by human activity are causing global average temperatures to rise. Conservative think tanks are trying to undermine this conclusion with a disinformation campaign employing “reports” designed to look like a counterbalance to peer-reviewed studies, skeptic propaganda masquerading as journalism, and events like the AEI luncheon that Crichton addressed. The think tanks provide both intellectual cover for those who reject what the best science currently tells us, and ammunition for conservative policymakers like Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee, who calls global warming “a hoax.”

This concerted effort reflects the shared convictions of free-market, and thus antiregulatory, conservatives. But there’s another factor at play. In addition to being supported by like-minded individuals and ideologically sympathetic foundations, these groups are funded by ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil company. Mother Jones has tallied some 40 ExxonMobil-funded organizations that either have sought to undermine mainstream scientific findings on global climate change or have maintained affiliations with a small group of “skeptic” scientists who continue to do so. Beyond think tanks, the count also includes quasi-journalistic outlets like Tech (a website providing “news, analysis, research, and commentary” that received $95,000 from ExxonMobil in 2003), a columnist, and even religious and civil rights groups. In total, these organizations received more than $8 million between 2000 and 2003 (the last year for which records are available; all figures below are for that range unless otherwise noted). ExxonMobil chairman and CEO Lee Raymond serves as vice chairman of the board of trustees for the AEI, which received $960,000 in funding from ExxonMobil. The AEI-Brookings Institution Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, which officially hosted Crichton, received another $55,000. When asked about the event, the center’s executive director, Robert Hahn—who’s a fellow with the AEI—defended it, saying, “Climate science is a field in which reasonable experts can disagree.” (By contrast, on the day of the event, the Brookings Institution posted a scathing critique of Crichton’s book.)

During the question-and-answer period following his speech, Crichton drew an analogy between believers in global warming and Nazi eugenicists. “Auschwitz exists because of politicized science,” Crichton asserted, to gasps from some in the crowd. There was no acknowledgment that the AEI event was part of an attempt to do just that: politicize science. The audience at hand was certainly full of partisans. Listening attentively was Myron Ebell, a man recently censured by the British House of Commons for “unfounded and insulting criticism of Sir David King, the Government’s Chief Scientist.” Ebell is the global warming and international policy director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), which has received a whopping $1,380,000 from ExxonMobil. Sitting in the back of the room was Christopher Horner, the silver-haired counsel to the Cooler Heads Coalition who’s also a CEI senior fellow. Present also was Paul Driessen, a senior fellow with the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow ($252,000) and the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise ($40,000 in 2003). Saying he’s “heartened that ExxonMobil and a couple of other groups have stood up and said, ‘this is not science,’” Driessen, who is white, has made it his mission to portray Kyoto-style emissions regulations as an attack on people of color—his recent book is entitled Eco-Imperialism: Green Power, Black Death (see “Black Gold?”). Driessen has also written about the role that think tanks can play in helping corporations achieve their objectives. Such outlets “can provide research, present credible independent voices on a host of issues, indirectly influence opinion and political leaders, and promote responsible social and economic agendas,” he advised companies in a 2001 essay published in Capital PR News. “They have extensive networks among scholars, academics, scientists, journalists, community leaders and politicians…. You will be amazed at how much they do with so little.”

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April 25, 2009

Sean Hannity is a Coward

by Ben Hoffman

Here’s an excerpt from the Charles Grodin guest appearance on the Sean Hannity show:

GRODIN: You’re for torture.
HANNITY: I am for enhanced interrogation.
GRODIN: You don’t believe it’s torture. Have you ever been waterboarded?
HANNITY: No, but Ollie North has.
GRODIN: Would you consent to be waterboarded? We can waterboard you?
GRODIN: Are you busy on Sunday
HANNITY: I’ll do it for charity. I’ll let you do it. I’ll do it for the troops’ families.

Hannity said he’d be waterboarded Sunday (tomorrow) for the troops’ families, yet not a mention of it on his website. Obviously, he chickened out. He’s a coward and a liar who doesn’t care about our country or our troops’ families. The only thing he cares about is the right-wing agenda, which has been catastrophic for our country.

[UPDATE] A website has been set up to promote the event: here