Maxine Waters to Rupert Murdoch: Why don’t you force Fox News to shill for amnesty?

posted at 9:42 pm on October 1, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via Newsbusters, note that she’s not really asking here for more balanced coverage. What she wants is slanted coverage, but slanted to her side. That’s a useful clarifying moment for the endless griping about Fox News: Turns out, when they call it “right-wing propaganda,” it’s not the “propaganda” part of that formulation that’s bugging them. What makes this doubly interesting, of course, is that Waters isn’t any old partisan but a U.S. congresswoman, and yet here she is making no bones about asking a media mogul to enforce a little top-down ideological bias on an outlet many Americans look to for news. I’m honestly curious as to how far she’d take it. Would it be a simple matter of telling the commentators like O’Reilly to avoid rhetoric involving “anchor babies,” say? Or would this extend all the way to Shep Smith and Carl Cameron and the rest of the news crew to, say, avoid reporting stories like this? Via Weasel Zippers:

A coalition of Mexican mayors has asked the United States to stop deporting illegal immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes in the U.S. to Mexican border cities, saying the deportations are contributing to Mexican border violence…

Those criminal deportees, [the mayor of Juarez] said, have contributed to the violence in Juarez, which has reported more than 2,200 murders this year. Reyes and the other Mexican mayors said that when the U.S. deports criminals back to Mexico, it should fly them to their hometowns, not just bus them to the border…

Juan Hernandez, founder of the Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas and former director of Mexico’s Presidential Office for Mexicans, says he’s spoken to the border city mayors, and they don’t believe the U.S. is doing enough.

“Mexico believes that individuals who commit crimes in the United States should be prosecuted in the United States and not sent to Mexico to continue their performing of crimes,” he told FoxNews.com.

Hearing Mexican mayors whine about having to deal with Mexican criminals who’ve victimized Americans after crossing the border illegally is not, I dare say, helpful in softening public opposition to the glorious liberal cause of mass amnesty, so presumably that would be off the news menu henceforth, yes? And they wonder why conservatives worry about the Fairness Doctrine.

Please do take a minute to read the entire Newsbusters post linked above, as Lachlan Markey reminds us that not only is Waters a Fox-basher of longstanding, but one of the reasons she may see no problem in corporate executives mandating ideological guidelines for a news channel is because, to some extent, MSNBC allegedly already does it.


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Muddy Waters — The best Reality Show in Media

wheels on October 1, 2010 at 9:50 PM

When I saw the story about Murdoch’s opinion on this, I kinda figured this would happen.

thebrokenrattle on October 1, 2010 at 9:51 PM

Possibly she’s dumber than Alan Grayson.

azkenreid on October 1, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Isn’t she guilty of something or another?

Fallon on October 1, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Because it isn’t about FORCING your neighbor to live by one’s beliefs. Just because I believe something doesn’t mean it is my place to impose that belief on other people.

Why can’t people get that through their heads? MIND YOUR BUSINESS and leave your neighbors alone.

crosspatch on October 1, 2010 at 9:54 PM

I disagree w/ Murdoch on this but I find it amusing in that it totally destroys the left-wing stereotype of the man.

MikeknaJ on October 1, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Well, she isn’t threatening to nationalize Fox (yet). Maybe she can do it from prison.

Juan Hernandez, founder of the Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas

Would this be the same fellow who was McCain’s Hispanic Outreach Director?

Eren on October 1, 2010 at 9:55 PM

What Waters is REALY concerned with is the reporting, by FOX News, when her unethical bahavior is exposed in a televised trial!

Freddy on October 1, 2010 at 9:58 PM

YODA SAYS……

“hmmmm, strong is the dark side of the force with this wretch from the west.”

“Biased and very indictable she is, gave herself to the Sith Lord Progressiva in the century last……dark her future is.”

PappyD61 on October 1, 2010 at 9:58 PM

Has waters never seen Geraldo Rivera on Fox?

Mark1971 on October 1, 2010 at 9:58 PM

When Waters takes your side, you know you’re wrong. Murdoch is worthless on this issue.

Many of the really rich, though they are invaluable as a source of employment, investment and consumption, don’t give a damn about this country.

Of course many poor don’t either.

Let’s not have 40 blue states, Rupert. Step back from Maxine, she wants to see you swing, don’t you know that?

All the world’s socialists and Communists and their .orgs support open borders, and in particular open borders and amnesty for the US.

The WSJ, Club for Growth, and Fox need to get a clue on this.

rightwingyahooo on October 1, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Reyes and the other Mexican mayors said that when the U.S. deports criminals back to Mexico, it should fly them to their hometowns, not just bus them to the border…

Fine….. And here, is your bill.

ThePrez on October 1, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Why on earth is this woman still sitting on subcommittees?

You’d think someone under investigation by the House Ethics would be barred from these.

The Ugly American on October 1, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Hottest woman on capital hill. Some done bought too many ugly sticks up there.

lorien1973 on October 1, 2010 at 10:00 PM

LOL.

She doesn’t understand that the Media isn’t suppose to cheerlead or be the propaganda machine for whatever pet cause she wants.

portlandon on October 1, 2010 at 10:04 PM

Maxine Waters to Rupert Murdoch: Why don’t you force Fox News to shill for amnesty?

Well Maxine….if FOX were to run over to the side of your media friends that carry the democrats water….it could upset the balance of our country and it would be in danger of tipping over..

Baxter Greene on October 1, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Why isn’t everyone watching an expose on 20/20 telling us how wondering Islam is?

txag92 on October 1, 2010 at 10:10 PM

If Maxine had her way, there wouldn’t be any news at all, unless she personally approved it. She’s never been shy about her biased perspectives and doesn’t mind forcing them on the rest of us.

So, my question to the Mexican Mayors is, if we stop sending your illegal immigrant criminals back, will you take Maxine?

anXdem on October 1, 2010 at 10:10 PM

Pretty sure she is the one I see on the video talking about how they are going to pretty much socialize all the banks/businesses? I’ve seen the clip a jillion times…she’s so proud and tickled at herself talking about it…that mentality is funny and terrifying at the same time. She has GOT to go.

Minorcan Maven on October 1, 2010 at 10:12 PM

Is it just me, or does Maxine Waters look like the Grinch? The animated one…

Oink on October 1, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Rupert Murdoch should hire Rick Sanchez and Maxine Waters’ wig, kinda like Parker/Spitzer.

RedRedRice on October 1, 2010 at 10:14 PM

She may just actually be dumber than Obama.

esnap on October 1, 2010 at 10:14 PM

lorien1973 on October 1, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Whoever made that list should be taken behind the woodshed and beat severely.

MadDogF on October 1, 2010 at 10:15 PM

portlandon on October 1, 2010 at 10:04 PM

She doesn’t understand anything.

kingsjester on October 1, 2010 at 10:18 PM

That bat’s righteous indignation really grinds me. Is she unable to distinguish the difference between legal and illegal immigrants? Does she not understand what a free press means? (Those were rhetorical questions.)

onlineanalyst on October 1, 2010 at 10:25 PM

How in the hell does Amnesty for millions of Mexican nationals especially in southern California possibly help unemployed American Blacks and Mexican-Americans?
It can’t but that’s not the goal. The goal is that people like Waters just want to piss off white people,especially conservative white people. That’s their whole motive. It’s a fricken tragedy. But Maxine Waters is all set in life, so who cares about poor Americans.

Hummer53 on October 1, 2010 at 10:27 PM

Maxie is a typical nanny statist…

Now imagine what her reaction would be IF all media (not just Fox) took her advice and shilled for, let’s say a Conservative platform or a policy contrary to what her worldview might be?

Yep. She’d howl and wail about how the “media” isn’t being fair and balanced, or in the tank for corporations and extremists.

Like all liberals, she expects the press to be nothing but a mouthpiece for “gubmint.”

coldwarrior on October 1, 2010 at 10:30 PM

Juan Hernandez, founder of the Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas

Would this be the same fellow who was McCain’s Hispanic Outreach Director?

Eren on October 1, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Yes, the very same icky guy.

Lourdes on October 1, 2010 at 10:31 PM

She’s one of the most blatant corrupt politicians I can think of.

What’s up with Mad Max and her wigs anyway. Is she bald or what? I keep expecting that thing to wake up and stretch or something.

Guardian on October 1, 2010 at 10:33 PM

I guess Maxine Walters lied in that part of her Oath of Office where she swore to uphold the Constitution of the U.S.

“Illegal” means someone’s violated that Constitution.

And Rupert Murdoch, despite his genius, is a dummy on this issue of amnesty. He’s talking nonsense. It really shocks me how foolish his remarks were.

Lourdes on October 1, 2010 at 10:33 PM

Maxine Waters Idiot only 34,000 results?

jdkchem on October 1, 2010 at 10:34 PM

Off topic . . . but . . .
Greta just destroyed Gloria “jerry-Brown-shill” “All–commie-red”!
Same line as Mark Levin but more to the point!

rebuzz on October 1, 2010 at 10:35 PM

Well Maxine….if FOX were to run over to the side of your media friends that carry the democrats water….it could upset the balance of our country and it would be in danger of tipping over..

Baxter Greene on October 1, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Now sir, you are supposed to give proper credit and I want my credit.” “My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.”

Hank Johnson D- Decatur

bluemarlin on October 1, 2010 at 10:38 PM

Because, Maxine you ignorant s!ut, Fox isn’t in the business of shilling for the party of slavery.

Fighton03 on October 1, 2010 at 10:38 PM

Muddy Waters — The best Reality Show in Media

wheels on October 1, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Muddy waters is a pleasure to listen to.

Fighton03 on October 1, 2010 at 10:39 PM

He’s talking nonsense. It really shocks me how foolish his remarks were.

Lourdes on October 1, 2010 at 10:33 PM

Oh I don’t know. I kind of had the impression he was playing dumb with her. That and there was no way he was going to let her tell him what his “message” is supposed to be as dictated by Mad Max.

Guardian on October 1, 2010 at 10:43 PM

but one of the reasons she may see no problem in corporate executives mandating ideological guidelines for a news channel is because, to some extent, MSNBC allegedly already does it.

Maybe under Immelt, but definitely not in the Welch years at GE.

Missy on October 1, 2010 at 10:45 PM

Guardian on October 1, 2010 at 10:43 PM

Mad Max was cool…this excuse for a body part…not so much.

Fighton03 on October 1, 2010 at 10:46 PM

I disagree w/ Murdoch on this but I find it amusing in that it totally destroys the left-wing stereotype of the man.

MikeknaJ on October 1, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Murdoch endorsed Obama before the election.

Rupert Murdoch heaps praise on Barack Obama

slickwillie2001 on October 1, 2010 at 10:51 PM

Maxine Waters Idiot only 34,000 results?

jdkchem on October 1, 2010 at 10:34 PM

Maxine Waters ethics charges 84K

Maxine Waters blames Bush 56K

Maxine Waters charges 150k woo hoo go Maxine!

Cause you know this conservative is all about soco…so..uhm.. uhm… soeeing you spend everday you’ve earned in a federal penitentiary.

onomo on October 1, 2010 at 11:04 PM

Maybe she could be set up as the news czar…\

tinkerthinker on October 1, 2010 at 11:07 PM

It is long past time to vote Rep. Maxine Waters OUT OF OFFICE!

Bruce Brown is the Republican candidate who is running against Rep. Maxine Waters.

Learn more about Bruce Brown at his campaign website:
http://bbrownforcongress.com/index.html

wren on October 1, 2010 at 11:17 PM

I’ve always felt that the business leaders in our society have never had all that much interest in promoting what is right. Their interest is always to promote what is in their best interest. Look at the Wall St big money people who gave so much cash to the loser in the WH. They KNEW he was a socialist but they figured they’d have an “in” with the regime. How’s that working out for ya big guys?

What Murdoch thinks about our society and our laws is meaningless as far as I am concerned. He’s got a well balanced news business, that’s all I need to hear from him.

Some advice for Maxine: when they put you in the cell block for the first time, punch the biggest girl in the face and then you’ll get some respect during your stay.

Wine_N_Dine on October 1, 2010 at 11:19 PM

Why doesn’t Maxine just nationalize Fox?

GarandFan on October 1, 2010 at 11:22 PM

i don’t know why all the shock. Waters is the one who’d love to run the oil companies, or whatever comes her way

if you disagree you are an illegitimate voice of the oppressor … i mean please, none of these people tolerate deviation from global warming

what was the book…the paranoid style of the American right? how about the totalitarian statist?

r keller on October 1, 2010 at 11:24 PM

Somehow I think Rupert Murdoch was quite amused by Mad Maxine’s ranting.

Philly on October 1, 2010 at 11:42 PM

Now sir, you are supposed to give proper credit and I want my credit.” “My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.”

Hank Johnson D- Decatur

bluemarlin on October 1, 2010 at 10:38 PM

Please except my apologies Hank…….you are the original idiot of tip over island and I should have given you due credit……but you have to admit…..Maxine comes in a close second.

Baxter Greene on October 1, 2010 at 11:45 PM

Murdoch wants all illegals given amnesty, and O’Reilly came out tonight saying we need to do something. He is insufferable and I can hardly stand to watch him anymore. Tonight he was waving his popularity report card around (he is #1 – god, I don’t know how, Beck is #2.) O’Reilly has straddled the fence so much since Obama came into office, and then attached himself to Beck to ride on his popularity. I can’t stand him any more. Oh, by the way, an American citizen, who along with his wife, was on the water at Falcon Lake at Zapata, TX, and the guy was shot in the head by a Mexican. The war with Mexico is here, but we just aren’t fighting it, and looks like we might lose this one.

silvernana on October 2, 2010 at 12:08 AM

The real idiots are those who vote for this. Cretins!

Idiocy for life!

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2010 at 12:22 AM

The world’s IQ drops a few points every time that woman talks.

aikidoka on October 2, 2010 at 12:46 AM

silvernana on October 2, 2010 at 12:08 AM

I can’t stand him shilling for obama either. I think he wants a job in the white house.

Bambi on October 2, 2010 at 12:47 AM

If Maxine waters walking skill were equal to her verbal eloquence she would be confined to a wheel chair.

The Rock on October 2, 2010 at 12:49 AM

I was about to ask why doesn’t Maxine Waters ask the owners of all the other networks to do the same when it occured to me they are most likely already doing this on their own.

AaronGuzman on October 2, 2010 at 2:07 AM

room 101 awaits

roflmao

donabernathy on October 2, 2010 at 2:09 AM

When I saw the story about Murdoch’s opinion on this, I kinda figured this would happen.

thebrokenrattle on October 1, 2010 at 9:51 PM

Murdoch’s opinion is insanity. Law abiding illegal immigrants…. WTH… How is an illegal immigrant law abiding? How many law abiding illegal aliens are there in United states? Exactly Zero Mr. Murdoch.

antisocial on October 2, 2010 at 2:42 AM

That’s what you get Murdoch, you got crucified by this corrupt scum in public becaue you tried to kiss up to her. You lost your way old man.

Daemonocracy on October 2, 2010 at 3:30 AM

Am I in the twilight zone or are they discussing immigrants, who we all basically are, and not ILLEGALS who have no business being in the US? WTH? Fox employs IMMIGRANTS? Huh?

Renwaa on October 2, 2010 at 4:28 AM

Maxine proves once again that she is indeed the buffoon that we all believe she is …

Ricohoc on October 2, 2010 at 6:17 AM

Maxine Waters — too dumb to know how dumb she is.

tarpon on October 2, 2010 at 7:36 AM

The Audacity of Waters.

pilamaye on October 2, 2010 at 7:40 AM

If little Maxine showed up in my classroom, I’d observe her for learning disabilities. And not just common glitches of processing, either. Which is fine and dandy…there’s a place for everyone in society, absolutely. But is Congress a place for a person of questionable reasoning faculties?

Grace_is_sufficient on October 2, 2010 at 8:17 AM

Why can’t I force you to do what I want you to force on others?

mjbrooks3 on October 2, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Hey Maxine

we web cam you having, ugh, s$x

go jump off a bridge

Sonosam on October 2, 2010 at 8:34 AM

It seems that many of our congresspeople are even dumber than the fools that elect them.

zoyclem on October 2, 2010 at 8:53 AM

Maxine again points out her own moronic understanding of issues. She sees no difference between immigrants and illegal aliens. If we don’t stop the Dimocrats running congress, I suppose her next act will be to institute re-education camps for all conservatives!

roosterman on October 2, 2010 at 9:00 AM

MSNBC allegedly already does it.

allegedly?….funny allah

cmsinaz on October 2, 2010 at 9:19 AM

Momma needs a new wig.
Her brains done emulsified and leaked out ages ago.

Jack Deth on October 2, 2010 at 12:24 PM

US Representative Methane Waters, D, LA Ghetto, needs to chill and down another Bull. Her IQ is the temp divided by the humidity.

When Methane Waters gets convicted of criminal activity relating to her husband’s slush fund bank, I will pop me a cold Bull and join her.

Good Luck, Methane…I mean Maxine

Cleveland Steamer on October 2, 2010 at 2:14 PM

The fact the we are paying her salary and expenses is all the restitution I will ever be responsible for.

Cleveland Steamer on October 2, 2010 at 2:16 PM

I think what surprising is that Murdoch wants some kind of amnesty for those who got here illegally.

This is not at all the opinion of anyone who works for him.

No one who works for him has dared to challenge his opinion on their blogs or on the air. Andrew Breitbart and Drudge are the only ones, but they do not work for him.

O’Reilly tried, but is was a very soft sell.

AprilOrit on October 2, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Maxine is slowly descending into befuddled know-it-all territory. Her constituency does not seem to have noticed yet.

jeanie on October 2, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Gerrymandering; Maxine has her job for life unless she is arrested for something in the style of William ‘Cold Cash’ Jefferson of Louisiana.

slickwillie2001 on October 2, 2010 at 6:41 PM

She may just actually be dumber than Obama.

esnap on October 1, 2010 at 10:14 PM

She is in a tough three-way competition with the door knob and her voters.

neuquenguy on October 2, 2010 at 7:25 PM

Maxine is a liar.

proconstitution on October 2, 2010 at 10:54 PM

Why doesn’t Maxine just nationalize Fox?

GarandFan on October 1, 2010 at 11:22 PM

WINNER!!

Khun Joe on October 4, 2010 at 12:35 AM