An interesting display on the home page of Fox News at midday. The top story is “Shutdown? Not really– turns out it’s more of a slimdown… AS LAWMAKERS AND THE WHITE HOUSE battle over a spending package,
We cite as an example the comments of former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh (IN), pictured. Interviewed today on Fox News Sunday, he responded to Chris Wallace’s question on Iran being able to stall on efforts to eliminate Syria’s chemical
Sen. Ted Cruz,(R-TX) one of the strongest supporters of killing the Affordable Care Act, misstated what the latest Rasmussen poll said about defunding the program. On Fox News Sunday, Cruz (R-TX) said 71% of the public want to
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, who made the rounds of today’s interview programs, spoke with confidence about why Pres. Obama is justified in launching a limited attack on Syria but his arguments
Congressmen from Massachusetts and California, on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, raised the question of military readiness. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) said, “It is immoral to allow the military to go in without equipment” and what he believes are
The network talk shows on Sunday generally feature guests who answer questions about the major issues of the day. Generally. We say that because sometimes, they don’t answer the questions. And worse,
The next time we report on Sean Hannity, he will move to our Shameful list. We’ve noted his lack of respect, inaccuracies and exaggerations for too long. (Search Hannity or in Categories in left column.) Today, while respectful, he belabored the point of whether Pres. Obama should speak out about the case of Chris Lane, […]
It seems almost everyone is commenting about the tragic death of 22-year-old Chris Lane, an Australian attending college in Oklahoma who was shot and killed with an assault rifle while jogging. One of the three suspects said they were bored so they shot the man for the fun
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who doesn’t seem to appreciate criticism, abandoned credible analysis tonight when he spoke about the news network that debuted yesterday. The O’Reilly Factor is the long-time ratings leader among evening current
It goes on the air tomorrow and if it overcomes some obvious obstacles, it could be a significant new option. It has advantages like only six minutes per hour of commercials per
An oft-discussed topic is whether journalists should also serve as commentators in a different venue. The issue is whether a particular preference to one party or issue seeps into the reporter’s obligation to be impartial.
When public figures suggest that an action is determined by the party of someone involved, it is assuming a lot. Mostly, it’s a pointless effort to get inside a person’s head and know what they’re thinking.