Tag Archive for Fox News

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along with about 80 other rules affecting broadcast communication that the Obama Administration considers “out of date.”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?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg8aZpPBc84&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] 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…

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.

Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Righeimer Lies on Fox News about Pensions

Councilman Jim Righeimer - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer lied on national television Monday about the so called “need” to layoff 213 Costa Mesa city workers. Righeimer was interviewed on Fox News and was asked whether the decision to layoff employees was forced or a choice. He answered by claiming that the layoffs were necessary because the city pension liabilities awarded by previous contract agreements were unsustainable.

Rep. Royce Ties Arizona Shooting to Fairness Doctrine (huh?)

Fallout from the Arizona shooting continues to reverberate from Washington DC to Orange County.  Last week, Irvine City Council member and 2010 Democratic congressional candidate Beth Krom weighed in with a letter to the editor in the OC Register calling the right wing media to task for elevating the rhetoric. Key points from Krom’s letter:…

Voices From Street Corners (Vol.11)


Today was a beautiful day in Laguna Niguel. With the Sun again being out, I saw the people at the Street Corners yet again trying to call upon the generosity of the community to help them through these very trying times. One of those voices was a single mother of two children.

Keith Olbermann Returns to Countdown; Maddow Defends

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nZnMumCKXU[/youtube] MSNBC Countdown host Keith Olbermann returns from a short suspension after it was revealed he made personal political contriobutions to candidates this election cycle without the approval of his employers. This prior approval is how “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough was able to make political contributions to Republican candidates without being suspended. Faster than…