Tag Archives: Fox News

What Can Presidents Do About Gas Prices?

Not a damn thing (and Republicans agree!). Even if Obama authorized companies, today, to drill anywhere they wanted to, market forces wouldn’t reflect the price drop (if any ever came) for months. Here’s a problem with democracy: voters expect leaders to change parts of the world over which they have no actual control, or somehow achieve directly contradictory […]

Hurricane Irene: a Cultural Threat to the United States

Thanks, FoxNation!

Fox News Acknowledges Global Warming to Extent Necessary to Scare You About Spiders

Fox News (and don’t click if you don’t like spiders): Climate change may give America’s venomous brown recluse spiders a choice: Move to a more northern state or face dramatic losses in range and possible extinction, a new theoretical study suggests. Currently, brown recluse spiders are found in the interior of roughly the southeastern quarter of […]

Fox Nation: Watch the Hands!

Original quote from President Obama: I’m rooting for everybody to get rich. But I believe that we can’t ask everybody to sacrifice and then tell the wealthiest among us, well, you can just relax and go count your money, and don’t worry about it. We’re not going to ask anything of you. Noble and uncontroversial. […]

Framing the Individualist Argument

A close friend and comrade of mine says the age of the individual is upon us: technology allows increased exposure and personal expression, while sweeping away privacy barriers, the confluence of which, with the populace’s accelerating trend towards social libertarianism, makes individual uniqueness, and the protection of the values it entails, resonate stronger than ever. […]

Politico: the Appearance of Marginalization

In its grand tradition of creating news stories ranging from the useless to the misleading, Politico’s lead story today concerns Obama’s strategy of “marginaliz[ing] critics.” This headline — by reporting as extraordinary an event that defines American politics — has the rare virtue of occupying both extremes simultaneously. Good for Politico! The article targets the […]

Improbable Victory: Revisiting Obama’s Nobel Prize

Update: on the heels of his Nobel win, Obama’s popularity is up to 56%, from 50%. Just another reminder that the whackjobs “upset” over Friday’s big news may talk big, but they don’t have the numbers to back it up. I never thought I’d see the day — but O’Reilly gets it. As I said […]

Glenn Beck as a Problem for the First Amendment, in the Process of Being Solved

Glenn Beck is down 46 sponsors, still bleeding, and he knows it. In the judgment of industry insiders who’ve “seen it all before,” the clock is ticking. We should be so fortunate. When the axe ultimately drops, though — yes, I’m going to say “when” — the cacaphonous cries of “censorship” from the right shall […]

To Clear Channel, Sarah Palin is No Rush Limbaugh

Media giant Clear Channel Communications, home of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, Mark Levin, etc., has been successfully debasing American political discourse for nearly thirty-seven years now. But apparently, even they have standards: the word is that Clear Channel passed on a Sarah Palin talk show, when the idea was tentatively floated to them: […]

Fox News Writes its Own Controversy

Expect to be hearing about this from the tattered remains of the PUMA-sphere — according to a poll by Fox News, 32% of Americans want Palin’s next job to be “homemaker,” with Democrats especially likely to pick that response. Salon calls sexism, but while they might be right, they’re missing the culprit. The question isn’t […]