Tag Archive for Fox News

New UCLA Study Cites Anti-Latino/Anti-Undocumented Hate Speech by KFI Radio

Hat tip to Media Matters for news of a recently completed study by UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center.  The report, “Quantifying Hate Speech On Commercial Talk Radio,” carefully researched ”hate speech” documented in Southern Calfironia talk radio stations.  The report cites KFI’s “John and Ken Show” as a prime example of a program that “disproportionately targeted Latino, Mexican…

Is SJC Councilman a Plagiarist?

San Juan Capistrano’s conservative councilman Derek Reeve, a “pinhead” for naming one of his dogs “Mohammad” according to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, may be a plagiarist.  HT to the SJC Patch for this story, which compares and constrasts Reeve’s conservative writings with passages lifted nearly verbatum from other publications. Reeve told Patch.com that he may…

Bill Maher’s Real Time Mocks Republicans (from Irvine)

Okay, so it wasn’t an actual Irvine Republican but an actor playing one on TV, but considering people in town like Allan Bartlett, Steven Choi, Christina Shea, Pat Rodgers, Lynn Schott, Jeff Lalloway and many others, it wasn’t exactly a stretch of the imagination.  HBO’s Real Time host Bill Maher and Current TV’s Keith Olbermann…

RIP: The Fairness Doctrine

The FCC yesteday effectively killed the Fairness Doctrine, which had been effectively deregulated since the Reagan Administration, along with about 80 other rules affecting broadcast communication that the Obama Administration considers “out of date.” I believe this is a mistake. Mass media have evolved into multiple sources of media from a host of new satellite…

Vampires at Fox News?

It’s season 4 of the hit HBO Series True Blood and last Sunday’s episode had a fun dig at Fox News.  Watch this YouTube link and listen as Stephen Moyer’s “Bill Compton” talk about Vampire History and how they infiltrate systems of power.  He cites the Catholic Church in the middle ages and Google and…

Goodbye Glenn Beck

Today marks Glenn Beck’s final show for Fox News. The weeping, conspiracy minded, and crazy over the top right wingers can comfort themselves that they still have Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Bill O’Reilly, Sarah Palin, and Michelle Malkin to draw on for future craziness.