Video: Another “interesting” new Fox News promo

posted at 11:06 pm on January 20, 2007 by Allahpundit

Thanks to Chris P. for tipping us to this. It aired tonight during the special about Hezbollah. A sly dig at MSNBC’s recent turn to the left, perhaps?

That makes two in this new line of, er, “aggressive” spots. Keep your eyes peeled and let us know if you see any others. I’m getting a kick out of them.


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Blunt and accurate. I love it.

x95b10 on January 20, 2007 at 11:07 PM

HAHA!!!

Theworldisnotenough on January 20, 2007 at 11:08 PM

That’s a bad move on their part. It gives the impression that Fox News is admitting to a right-wing bias.

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GT on January 20, 2007 at 11:09 PM

It’s on.

spmat on January 20, 2007 at 11:09 PM

I missed that special? Dang! Does anyone know if there is going to be an encore?

I love these new promos. Go get em Fox!!

csdeven on January 20, 2007 at 11:12 PM

But stating your news division does have a left wing bias and that’s not a bad thing (like the head of MSNBC did) doesn’t give a bad impression?

Skywise on January 20, 2007 at 11:13 PM

That’s a bad move on their part. It gives the impression that Fox News is admitting to a right-wing bias.

GT on January 20, 2007 at 11:09 PM

I can see how someone not familiar with Fox might see it that way (not referring to you), but those of us who understand the context it’s a breath of fresh air.

My feelings are that what they are reporting is FACT and that is a news organizations job.

csdeven on January 20, 2007 at 11:16 PM

Turn to the Left?

MSNBC has been Moonbat central since the first broadcast day.

JayHaw Phrenzie on January 20, 2007 at 11:18 PM

Fox is definitely going on the offensive. I like it.

Csdeven, that special will be repeating at midnight and 4 am Eastern.

steveegg on January 20, 2007 at 11:18 PM

GT, I want you to think about something for a minute. If all you were ever fed was corn, and you were told that corn is only served on the cob, what would be your reaction to say a bowl of cream corn? Would you say that bowl of cream corn is not corn? The cream corn would look absolutely foreign to you. But it is corn. Could it not be possible that the people feeding you corn on the cob were misleading you, or at the least not giving you the full picture? And what if the source of this wasn’t just one organization, but all of the organizations. Along comes this company offering cream corn. I suspect that what really perplexes people is that they have been told all their life that the MSM is normal, it’s what is. So when you see Fox, man, this is different. That doesn’t mean Fox is slanted to the right, it just means you are getting the cream corn you were never offered before……..

I apologize for my agriculture analogy, it’s a slow night…

ritethinker on January 20, 2007 at 11:21 PM

But stating your news division does have a left wing bias and that’s not a bad thing (like the head of MSNBC did) doesn’t give a bad impression?

Skywise on January 20, 2007 at 11:13 PM

FoxNews slogan is “Fair and Balanced”. How fair and balanced do you sound if you attack “liberal bias”. It would have been better if they simply attacked “bias” by presenting themselves as presenters of the news as it happens the way it happened. Straight and unvarnished.

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GT on January 20, 2007 at 11:21 PM

OK, so ten pm my time…..that’s what messed me up…my sat program shows “The Line-Up” at 10.

Thanks you steveegg

csdeven on January 20, 2007 at 11:22 PM

I can see how someone not familiar with Fox might see it that way (not referring to you), but those of us who understand the context it’s a breath of fresh air.

My feelings are that what they are reporting is FACT and that is a news organizations job.

csdeven on January 20, 2007 at 11:16 PM

Agreed.

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GT on January 20, 2007 at 11:22 PM

A preemptive action against “The Fairness Doctrine”?

- The Cat

MirCat on January 20, 2007 at 11:25 PM

GT on January 20, 2007 at 11:21 PM

Well, that would be correct in a world that actually had a MSM with a conservative bias. That does not exist. The MSM claims lies that they are unbiased also, so Fox has to quantify what bias it is not engaged in.

csdeven on January 20, 2007 at 11:27 PM

It aired late last night too.
After the late night showing of O’Reilly or maybe it was Hannity & Colmes, either way it was in the wee hours of the AM and made me giggle like a school girl.

phineas g. on January 20, 2007 at 11:28 PM

FoxNews slogan is “Fair and Balanced”. How fair and balanced do you sound if you attack “liberal bias”.

When you keep bringing liberals on to defend themselves, very much so.

Look at O’Reilly or Hannity. Even aside from Alan Colmes, these shows CONSTANTLY have people on who are diametrically opposed to the host’s views.

Given the years of “Faux News” type sh*t Fox has taken from by the likes of cowards like Olbermann, I think it’s a great idea to run it right back at them. Given their existing audience share, I don’t think it threatens them, it only throws the bias charge right back at those who have spent so much time leveling it.

Pablo on January 20, 2007 at 11:29 PM

csdeven on January 20, 2007 at 11:27 PM

Except that all to often “perception is reality.” You and I both know that the MSM does have a liberal bias. We see it everyday. In fact, it is so liberally biased that even a balanced broadcast can seem to have a conservative bias. And that is the issue.

FoxNews is constantly being accused of having a conservative bias by the Left. The ad can be easily spun by them as proof of a FoxNews conservative bias. If the goal of FoxNews is to be perceived to be truly “fair and balanced”, this isn’t the way to do it.

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GT on January 20, 2007 at 11:35 PM

GT on January 20, 2007 at 11:35 PM

You make a good point. I didn’t think of this before, but running that ad on Fox is preaching to the choir.

csdeven on January 20, 2007 at 11:56 PM

I think this is proof that any sense of an absolutely objective, bias-free media is dead, and it’s been a long time coming: At least 80 years, from when the FCC licensed the first frequencies for AM radio. Back then, radio, and later, television networks had to strive for some semblance of objectivity to serve the very limited frequencies then available. This created a very different era; until then, every town had newspapers with names along the lines of the Springfield Republican and Shelbyville Democrat.

The Blogosphere and Fox are creating a swing back to those times of vigorous, partisan journalism. Fox is simply saying everyone is biased–so pick the bias that you prefer.

Ed Driscoll on January 21, 2007 at 12:07 AM

That’s a bad move on their part. It gives the impression that Fox News is admitting to a right-wing bias.

GT on January 20, 2007 at 11:09 PM

The impression I got was that they are saying they are the only actual cable news network whereas the others are propaganda outlets that don’t qualify as “news”. It’s a good move on their part.

Perchant on January 21, 2007 at 12:22 AM

That’s a bad move on their part. It gives the impression that Fox News is admitting to a right-wing bias.

Perhaps however I think they may simply be admitting to be fair and balanced rather than a complete admission of right-wing leanings. At any rate, it is on and personally I am glad to see Fox’s open-hand glove slap.

x95b10 on January 21, 2007 at 12:27 AM

DAAAAAAMN

We go from “Fair and Balanced” which implies that their competitors are not…. to “The only cable news channel that doesn’t bring you the usual Left Wing Bias. Fair and Balanced: Fox News”

I mean there were subtle digs, but this is a throwing down of the gauntlet. (Of course for many people, it’s necessary to spell it out.)

It reminds me of those old bugs bunny cartoons where bugs is smacked with a glove, and challenged to a duel… and then drops a brick into a glove and returns the slap with interest.

Jones Zemkophill on January 21, 2007 at 12:45 AM

Whoa! That’s gonna leave a mark. lol

oakpack on January 21, 2007 at 12:47 AM

I apologize for my agriculture analogy, it’s a slow night…

ritethinker on January 20, 2007 at 11:21 PM

Yeah it was kinda corny. ;-)

infidel4life on January 21, 2007 at 12:49 AM

What’s up with all this? Fox News this and Fox News that.
STFU already. I watching it because it is biased. The world is not fair and balanced unless I would riding in a Limo rather than sitting all day facing a computer.

Ouabam on January 21, 2007 at 12:49 AM

Too bad Republicans aren’t as aggressive.

SouthernGent on January 21, 2007 at 1:21 AM

I like it. I think they should drop the whole “fair and balanced” slogan anyway. There’s nothing wrong with saying “We’re the single conservative voice in a sea of filthy liberalism” because it’s true!

freakagriep on January 21, 2007 at 1:22 AM

I’m sure that my not watching TV… (other than Survivor!) puts me out of the loop on all this Fox News stuff. But I do catch a lot of the clips that are put up on the web. Guess that “Fair and Balanced” means different things to different people.

When it comes to news, I love to here it from the horse’s mouth… Also known as… Let me hear them say it, and I’ll decide what they meant, show me the tape, and I’ll figure out what happened, and call a thing what it is (i.e. illegal aliens or Muslim Terrorists).

Near the end of this video report Fox Big Story correspondent Douglas Kennedy treats this like it’s a joke… He makes this clear when he laughs and say “I’ve no idea what that means John” when responding to whether or not this is the first example of Sharia Law in the U.S. near the end of the report. He should get a job at Wal-Mart if he is really that out of touch. How could he possibly do this story and not know what that means? So even Fox has it’s fairy and unbalanced reporters doing important news stories. Worst of all the Fox News video shows the reporters insane lack of understanding of the Muslim problem.

RalphyBoy on January 21, 2007 at 1:28 AM

You know Olbermann is going to be all over these new Fox promos Monday. ‘Worst Person In The World’ nod? Allah you should’ve put a watermark on the video. I don’t know if Olby is just to lazy to record his own clips, but he is known for stealing clips and soundbites from Olbermannwatch and he might just steal this clip.

BJ on January 21, 2007 at 1:36 AM

I just saw the other Fox ad a couple below this also. This is good news to me. If you watch Fox News I’m sure you get as pissed as me, and I tend to lean a little right. That means it is fair and balanced. They do let everyone have their say, and then they move on, so you get to decide which one is the horses ass.

R D on January 21, 2007 at 1:36 AM

So RalphyBoy, The only thing you watch on TV is Survivor, and you think you can tell what’s fair and balanced? You want to here it from the horses mouth, (ie illegal aliens or muslim terrorists)? So you travel the world to get your news. How nice. How is it in the basement there at your parents home?

R D on January 21, 2007 at 1:45 AM

I love these things. Emmy, Emmy.

Griz on January 21, 2007 at 1:48 AM

Wow! Fox sure knows how to hit the spot! Directly addressing most MSM components bias to the Left is a very good thing.

Open confrontation of the MSM and their bias to the Left with the thing they will pay attention to: a competitor eating their lunch and calling them on what they are – a distributor of propaganda for the Left. Wow!

Go Fox Go!

omegaram on January 21, 2007 at 1:58 AM

Maybe the message “taking the Gloves Off”, dosen’t only apply to our military, and has finally hit home…..

Let’s see if the battle is truly engaged, weapons fired, and our internal ememy combatents (Dems and MSM) fire back!

(smoke clearing)

(re-con deployed)

(Hillary shrilling, Barny Frank sucking on a lolly-pop, the “swimmer” looking for a place to make a speech, and Mz. Pelosi getting a botox refresh)…

Spotlight on a floor full of cockroaches…..

Keep it up, FSN!

PinkyBigglesworth on January 21, 2007 at 2:08 AM

So RalphyBoy, The only thing you watch on TV is Survivor, and you think you can tell what’s fair and balanced? You want to here it from the horses mouth, (ie illegal aliens or muslim terrorists)? So you travel the world to get your news. How nice. How is it in the basement there at your parents home?

R D on January 21, 2007 at 1:45 AM

What a Yahoo… Did you watch the video that I linked.

By the way, I’m 52, own 3 apartments in a nice neighborhood, have plenty of my own cash… even though the first 14 years of my life were spent trying to survive growing up in the slum that grew around my parents home.

I keep my old tv up in the loft and only go up there to watch Survivor if I’m not working 2nd shift, where I also have access to a tv… so I never miss an episode.

Then, you moron who can type faster than you can think, I call my adult daughter after she put her kids to bed and we crack jokes about the show. I raised her with camping as a big part of her youth (wilderness) and that is why we both enjoy the show, but more important… Ready…. Wait for it… Although a slug like you might not understand it… It’s a small yet very awesome part of our father and daughter connection.

If it wasn’t for that show, and the fact that we both share it… I probably wouldn’t watch any tv. Now, let me repeat/rephrase that… I wouldn’t watch any tv. If watching tv is so important to you that you can end up making those lame assumptions about someone for what was meant as a non-threatening statement as to the fact that I don’t spend my life in front of the idiot box absorbing processed news and other crap, you need help.

By the way, I got rid of my cell phone over 2 years ago (when I sold my other apartment building in another town)… Is that a problem for you too.

And so you know, I was up in a fire tower in the middle of the pine barrens for 2 hours starting a sundown tonight, in 25 degree weather, with 30 mph gusts taking astronomy photographs of a rare event. Exactly, the opposite of what you thought (you…basement, me…tower), (me… interesting fulfilled human, you… loser).

Now watch the video that I linked and get over yourself.

LINK

RalphyBoy on January 21, 2007 at 2:34 AM

It’s a start.

Halley on January 21, 2007 at 3:23 AM

It’s pretty cool to have fresh ideas…. me likey…

retired on January 21, 2007 at 5:15 AM

I watched Fox last evening (Saturday) and was disappointed again with their program…seems it is beginning to be the Eric Burns and Neil Gabler show…this idiot, Neil, interrupts everyone else and runs on and on…the other folks can’t hardly get a word in…his best quip was that he “loves” Olberdouche and the next was that the producer of “24″ was a right wing fanatic.

DoctorDentons on January 21, 2007 at 6:28 AM

Still laughing! Wow. That’s a telling it like it is; a real poke in the eye of the traitorous left.

Zorro on January 21, 2007 at 6:48 AM

Worst of all the Fox News video shows the reporters insane lack of understanding of the Muslim problem.

Tell that to Steve Centanni.

Pablo on January 21, 2007 at 7:39 AM

So even Fox has it’s fairy and unbalanced reporters doing important news stories. Worst of all the Fox News video shows the reporters insane lack of understanding of the Muslim problem.

RalphyBoy on January 21, 2007 at 1:28 AM

What don’t you explain to the group how incompetent Douglas Kennedy is AFTER YOU actually get educated about him?

Here is his bio

By your assertion, you should recuse yourself from honest discussion since your criticizim of Douglas Kennedy shows your “insane lack of understanding” of his value as a reporter.

csdeven on January 21, 2007 at 8:52 AM

RalphyBoy on January 21, 2007 at 2:34 AM

Your “claims” about your success in your personal life does nothing to further the validity of your opinion. As a matter of fact, the fact that you mention it AND claim to be 52, is all I need to read to know you are trying to pull our legs. People at that age have gotten over the need to try to prove how “wise” they are by claiming experiences that they cannot prove.

You want to impress us? Try discussing the issues AFTER you get educated about them.

Like I pointed out in my last post….you suggest that Douglas Kennedy should go work at WalMart. He was the first national reporter that broke the story that resulted in the FDA’s “black box” labels.

How does that contribution to the good of society compare to your “claims” of personal wealth? And that isn’t all he has done…

Maybe YOU should try to contribute as much before you stand in judgement of him? If not, go back to huffpo or those other foul sites where people like you are a dime a dozen and encouraged to be as filthy as possible.

csdeven on January 21, 2007 at 9:07 AM

Drive on Fox . . . you’re a ray of sunshine in this leftist morass called the main stream media.

rplat on January 21, 2007 at 9:09 AM

ritethinker,

I think your analogy would work much better if you switch the creamed corn and the corn on the cob. Creamed corn is processed and changed, while corn on the cob is corn in its original form.

News on MSNBC is changed to their specifications, while news on Fox is presented as is – without processing.

Plus – creamed corn is really gross. Just saying…

Candy Slice on January 21, 2007 at 9:38 AM

Bait…..big fat stinking ball of bait…..

‘come-on you yellow bellied piece of horsepotatoes……right over here….that’s it…a little closer now’

Since the Dem’s are trying to hide behind the Blue Dogs FOX has decided to play a little game with them…..it is going to make a lot of entertaining evening news sound bites.

Limerick on January 21, 2007 at 9:55 AM

These ads are great and the truth. Fox is the only network that does not have a left-wing bias. That does not make Fox have a “right-wing” bias as Democrats and the left-wing media protest. It makes it fair and balanced.

Now when will the Bush administration learn and take its gloves off at the Left? If you want to influence public opinion, you’ve got be aggressive, not defensive.

januarius on January 21, 2007 at 10:13 AM

A sly dig at MSNBC’s recent turn to the left, perhaps?

Just MSNBC? What about CNN? I don’t think this is aimed at any specific network… However The Cat may be on to something:

A preemptive action against “The Fairness Doctrine”?

- The Cat

MirCat on January 20, 2007 at 11:25 PM

Did anyone catch that segment on H&C the other night? Folks, the Democrats want to shut down conservative talk radio because it doesn’t present “both sides”. You’d be shocked at how openly disgraceful the position of the Dems (or at least the one they had on) is. Hannity isn’t the greatest but he made the guy look like an ass, and if I recall even Colmes couldn’t stick with his own side on this one (probably because he’s a liberal talk radio host, and it would have to affect him too, even though it’s clearly aimed at conservatives who dominate talk radio). The guest (some Democrat congressman or something, I can’t remember his name and he was one of those smug little openly “Big brother knows best” a-holes who you just want to punch in the face) said that he believes that the major TV networks are generally fair and balanced… Hannity made the point that he think’s they’re left wing, so who gets to decide what’s fair? This went ’round and ’round, and this guy never could even attempt to answer that question. We’re a ways off, but rest assured if these Dems can maintain power for a lengthy period of time, they want to control the broadcast media.

RightWinged on January 21, 2007 at 10:19 AM

Here’s the next ad:

- Cue music

- Montage of Network Anchors and prominent Democrats

- Fade in text: Fox News. We DON’T hate America.

- Superimpose American flag.

RalphyBoy,

I can’t speak for everyone reading HotAir, but I was personally impressed with your bio. I can’t wait to get out of my parent’s basement, just so I can GET a cell phone to throw away. By the way, you forgot to include barometric pressure and dew point. Gotta go, mom’s baking cookies!!

TugboatPhil on January 21, 2007 at 10:54 AM

Fox News video shows the reporters insane lack of understanding of the Muslim problem.

RalphyBoy on January 21, 2007 at 1:28 AM

Bahwaaahahahahahahaha

Shows your true colors RalphyBoy…..YOU KNOW NOTHING OF THE MUSLIM PROBLEM….It’s the joooooooooooooooooosssss!
Go back to your 2 room rent controlled apartment and watch Survivor. Bet you even own all the scarves.

Limerick on January 21, 2007 at 11:05 AM

ralphyboy,

Take a look at Fox’s Sunday morning with Chris wallace.
2 libs and 2 conservatives with an un-biased host

Now look at Chris Matthews show this morning
4 libs and a lib host

Yeah, there is no left wing bias.

csdeven on January 21, 2007 at 11:05 AM

Wow! What a great promo. Thanks for sharing that AP! :o)

Fox needs to step it up a bit. The feed on the bottom of the screen should run Rush’s 35 Undeniable Truths. I’d get a kick out of that.

To be fair, CNNs’ feed should say PWNED!!! SUXXOR!!! ROXXOR!!! HAXXOR!!! MWAAAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!1!1!1!
That about sums them up.

Coronagold on January 21, 2007 at 11:26 AM

Ralphyboy’s words: …the reporters insane lack of understanding of the Muslim problem…. Then, you moron… Although a slug like you… you need help… (me… interesting fulfilled human, you… loser).

Oh, Ralphyboy, please enlighten all of us lowly rubes with your keen insights and scholarly analysis. Your arguments are soooo impressive when you use your big words like that and of course, hearing them from such an interesting, fulfilled human like you makes me feel like such a loser, too.

Asshat. Go back to Huffpo and DU where they revel in your kind of drivel.

Benthoven on January 21, 2007 at 11:40 AM

Sorry for feeding the trolls, ya’ll.

As for FOX – what a long-overdue bitch-slapping for the alphabet networks. For anyone (like ralphyboy) who doesn’t understand that this IS a PR world, now more than ever in this information age, FOX is firing a shot heard ’round the world.

What FOX is doing is shrewd, effective, and may make more difference long-run than we might realize. They’re basically calling the bluff of every news organization that claims to be “objective” and forcing their hands. Sort of like, “You’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists.” I love it. FOX should hear from everyone about how you feel about it.

Benthoven on January 21, 2007 at 11:48 AM

I think this is possibly ,in part, due to someone at Fox lookin closely at Hot Air and MM and seeing that this is the way to go. Y’all are having an effect at a larger level methinks.

bbz123 on January 21, 2007 at 12:20 PM

RalphyBoy – You may be of a generation that didn’t grow up online, so let me clue you in:

This is essentially an anonymous world. No one here is going to check your backstory because we don’t care. This means that posting it is useless unless it’s highly focused and relevant, which it wasn’t.

So, basically, by posting it, whatever you really are you LOOKED like a 12-year-old trying desperately to look like an adult so people will take you seriously. Which isn’t going to happen now.

Concentrate on the content of your opinions, in a chat room or discussion thread, no one gives a rat’s patoot about your real or imagined relationship with renters or cellphones.

Merovign on January 21, 2007 at 12:22 PM

Candy Slice..lol..thanks for the advice. You’re probably right. I was weary last night after a long end of the week and I just cuouldn’t say what I was trying to say. I think what I was trying to say is that it’s not that Fox is to the right it’s just that the drive-bys are so left anything different from their format would have to appear right-leaning. Ahh, the ole corn analogy, stay away from the veggies……….

ritethinker on January 21, 2007 at 12:28 PM

FINALLY.

Bravo.

Malkins.

fogw on January 21, 2007 at 12:29 PM

Well RalphyBoy. I guess you kinda stirred the pot, didn’t you? Your cartoons are on now, so I’m sure you’re prettty busy in that basement. Have a nice day anyway.

R D on January 21, 2007 at 12:35 PM

Since the NFC game is on FOX…..

Bears 12, Ain’ts 24 (ok ya’ll can throw mud now)

Limerick on January 21, 2007 at 12:40 PM

About time, FNC. Tell it like it is, and don’t spare the vocabulary. ;-)

itzWicks on January 21, 2007 at 12:52 PM

Hmm, so this is their response to the Clinton-Wallace finger wagging incident? Bravo!

I just wish more people in the press were hardnosed like Brit Hume and that Hess chick. We’d be a lot better off.

Iblis on January 21, 2007 at 1:10 PM

Wife preparing large portion of crow, not-plucked, Yankee style……dropping it on my plate…….smiling sweetly as I swallow the first bite.

Limerick on January 21, 2007 at 5:46 PM

I like it but the real beauty of it is that for the left to refute it they have to shine a light on themselves and give Fox News some free advertisement.

Buzzy on January 21, 2007 at 6:48 PM

Well RalphyBoy. I guess you kinda stirred the pot, didn’t you? Your cartoons are on now, so I’m sure you’re prettty busy in that basement. Have a nice day anyway.
R D on January 21, 2007 at 12:35 PM

Since you started this BS, or R D… or whatever…

It seems that I may have insulted the Queen by daring to point out that little Dougie was out of touch with a major story that he reported on. How can you defend his laughing and stating that he didn’t even know what the question in question meant? You can’t, which is why you didn’t try.

That question should have been the crux of the report. The heart of the matter is that the “Flying Imams” et al here in the US are Islamo-fascists and are going to use everything that they can against us, including things like the cabbie issue in Chicago. If they gain an inch there in that matter, it will become precedent that turns into miles of Sharia law throughout this country.

Somehow, he (Doug Kennedy) put together a great report on the subject, then as soon as they go off script he exposes a level of ignorance that is astounding. This issue is part and parcel of the biggest issue in the world today. England, France, Australia, to mention a few are all dealing with this problem. It is a different type of invasion and attempt at takeover, and Dougie can’t even understand the question. Pitiful. And Fox should call him on it.

Look, I know that MM’s Hot Air board is pro Fox. So what? Does that mean that you can’t acknowledge a major mistake by a Fox reporter? Sucks to be you… Why? Because he did some great reporting yesterday. By that logic Carter gets a pass too. He built a few good houses you know. He’s still a freakin waste of time when he speaks. Grow some balls man… Call a thing what it is, and quit wasting my time with your baseless little girl insults.

It also seems that I’m being invited to leave and go to some left wing rat hole… Way to go guys… If you do that every time you don’t like what someone says something you don’t like we’ll all be chanting Allah Akbar soon.

RalphyBoy on January 21, 2007 at 8:28 PM

Did anyone catch that segment on H&C the other night? Folks, the Democrats want to shut down conservative talk radio because it doesn’t present “both sides”. You’d be shocked at how openly disgraceful the position of the Dems (or at least the one they had on) is. Hannity isn’t the greatest but he made the guy look like an ass, and if I recall even Colmes couldn’t stick with his own side on this one (probably because he’s a liberal talk radio host, and it would have to affect him too, even though it’s clearly aimed at conservatives who dominate talk radio). The guest (some Democrat congressman or something, I can’t remember his name and he was one of those smug little openly “Big brother knows best” a-holes who you just want to punch in the face) said that he believes that the major TV networks are generally fair and balanced… Hannity made the point that he thinks they’re left wing, so who gets to decide what’s fair? This went ’round and ’round, and this guy never could even attempt to answer that question. We’re a ways off, but rest assured if these Dems can maintain power for a lengthy period of time, they want to control the broadcast media.

RightWinged on January 21, 2007 at 10:19 AM

That smug bastard couldn’t even say what was in the 1st Amendment when Sean asked him. Not that he cares–freedom of speech to him is whatever our Socialist masters allow us to say. It’s always amazing to me how the same people who claim they want “all voices to be heard” are the first ones to try to stifle all dissent. It’s the “Model A Ford” type of free speech–just as you could have any color car you wanted as long as it was black, you’re allowed to have any opinion you want as long as it’s liberal.

I’m really digging these new “Let’s call a spade a spade” promos from FOX, though. If they’re going to constantly get accused by leftists of having a right-wing bias, why not force everybody to put their ideological cards on the table. A slight tilt right-of-center is still way more balanced than the far-leftward slant of every other news organization.

ReubenJCogburn on January 21, 2007 at 9:05 PM

There you go, RalphyBoy, much better. See, without the name-calling, you make some pretty well-reasoned points. Regular posters here often disagree, but it’s the LLL Trolls whose favorite ploy is to resort to name-calling when they don’t have an argument as YOU DID. Your argument just gets obfuscated by the name-calling and your point is degraded. Anyway, I look forward to seeing you here again sometime.

Benthoven on January 22, 2007 at 1:08 AM

I taped the Hezbollah special and usually fast forward through the commercials. However, I happened to spot something about “Left Wing Bias” and did a double-take..

Hit “stop”, “rewind”, “play” and hmm…

Good job, FOX.

serpentineshel on January 22, 2007 at 9:56 AM