|Smellvin - 2008-02-24 |
I'm surprised they didn't cut his mike after about three seconds.
|ZawBanjito - 2008-02-24 |
Oh, the last line! I am about to die over here! Oh, how does he keep a straight face/sleep at night, I swear!
|revdrew - 2008-02-24 |
That last line just drives the entire point home.
|Caminante Nocturno - 2008-02-24 |
You can already see the misery in the eyes of some people who work at Fox News, but I think most of that comes from having to work with Bill O'Reilly.
A courtesy cunt is still a cunt.
|Harveyjames - 2008-02-24 |
Wonderful. He really caught them off-guard.
|Slagathor - 2008-02-24 |
I hate Fox news.
|Quad9Damage - 2008-02-24 |
"Alright, that's it."
+ 5 for the reality that Fox News is a GOP tugjob machine.
Surely you're not including The Daily Show in this, sir!
Fox News also offends non-liberal intelligent people. They ARE a GOP tugjob machine, and they suck.
Also, too bad this guy wasn't funny, just ballsy.
The phrase "festival of ignorance" was worth at least half a chuckle.
"It's not like any of the other news channels are reporting objectively, asshole."
If this is actually an argument for why Fox News isn't more outrageous than any purported "news source" on television you are even more of a total idiot than I thought.
Fox News is for idiots, is lowering the standards of journalism and political discourse in this country, and has a thinly-veiled contempt for its own audiance.
CNN and MSNBC do conservative-leaning stuff all the time and you know it. The fact that McCain's bashing the New York Times over the lobbyist story was more widely reported than the story itself is proof enough, not to mention the fact that they continue to employ Glenn Beck and Tucker Carlson, respectively, despite both their shows being in the ratings toilet.
So this isn't about liberal vs. conservative. It has to do with real journalism vs. illiterate lowest-common-denominator horseshit delivered at a 1st grade level.
Here's something you weren't expecting: YOU'RE ALL ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.
Fox News ISN'T good news. It's biased and controlled and bad for democracy, but it's just in a direction other than left, which is why it gets all the negative publicity and outcry. Whenever liberals hear a bunch of bullshit from Michael Moore, suddenly the word "propaganda" isn't so infuriating. Same shit happens with all the other sources.
While I'll happily be one of the first liberals in line to say that the 300 was a more accurate documentary than Sicko, holding Michael Moore to the same standard as a leading national news network who's slogan is "fair and balanced" ain't gonna fly.
Fox isn't even BAD news. It is entertainment at its best and propaganda at its worst, but it isn't anything I'd call "news".
Actually, Billy, that was expected. It's stage three of the Classic Fox News Conservative Backpeddle. Start with "Fox News is awesome and not biased" move on to "Fox News is biased but that's okay because OMG LIBERAL MEDIA" continue on to "BUT MICHAEL MOORE" and land on "Well at least they didn't air a false story like Dan Rather." At every step, the argument is about deflecting attention from Fox because no one has ever been able to win a Fox News argument by arguing its merits.
To anyone who defends Fox News, calls it 'fair and balanced', and argues that it has integrity, I have only two words:
Calling your news organization fair and balanced is like the WACKY office clown describing himself as "hilarious".
If you have to say it, it probably isn't true.
|nuzzles - 2008-02-24 |
Well gee, I love Fox News Channel. I have a psychological need for all of my news to be "Breaking".
|theSnake - 2008-02-24 |
It always shakes me psychologically when I see people watching Fox News un-ironically. The place I used to work did contract work for a large pharma company in the midwest, and the TV in their cafeteria played Fox News 24-7. Not sure who mandated this, but it was hugely depressing to go in there and see people blankly watching it on their lunch and breaks.
"Unless you're being ironic, turn that off now!"
But who says it was mandated? Knowing the Midwest, it's equally likely that the Suits tried to put on CNN but were overpowered by a seething horde of employees demanding Bill O'Reilly. I know everyone who watches Fox News is dumb, bigoted, and naive, unlike us clever liberals, but that doesn't mean they don't genuinely like to watch Fox News. It doesn't have to be mandated by some sinister cabbal of Republican businessmen looking to brainwash their employees, the mooing underclasses really do choose to watch Fox News of their own free will.
|Jefka - 2008-02-24 |
Well, it's not exactly John Stewart, but it will do.
"What is Fox News? It's just a parade of propaganda, isn't it?" BAA-DAAM BING!
|voodoo_pork - 2008-02-24 |
|StanleyPain - 2008-02-24 |
I've seen a longer version of this and what's great is the guy does this totally out of left-field completely outside of how the rest of the interview was going.
What's extra great is that it's obvious Fox was just hoping for an obvious lightweight news segment. "Oh..hahaha...these kooky kookster comedians are going to tell you some humor jokes about resident crackpot Mike Huckabee...will that guy ever stop? Hahaha!"
To have it end like that is nice.
I'm not sure why they had Lee Camp on, of all people, though. Not exactly a "team player" when it comes to Bush Co.
|Testicles of Doom - 2008-02-24 |
I hate Fox News as much as the next rational person, but is a newschannel _really_ taking time away from hugging your kids?
|RomancingTrain - 2008-02-24 |
What is a Fox News? A miserable little parade of propaganda.
|Jeff Fries - 2008-02-25 |
Next time, say "Thank you beardo" and move on.
|rulestein - 2008-02-25 |
Apparently this guy has never heard of the following networks:
Clinton News Network
All Bill Clinton
Nothing But Clinton
Clinton Broadcasting System
Yes, it's totally the same thing.
You forgot Motherfuckers Suck Noxious Balls of Clinton.
Seriously, your repackaging of Freep jokes from 1996 is terribly clever and you should do standup at your next church gathering.
I don't get it. I've never seen any network called "All Bill Clinton".
Hey, don't knock it. I've been trying all weekend long and all I came up with was "Whatever the hell Q and V stand for Clinton".
What's worse is that Bill O'Reilly is expecting like, two pages worth of these on his desk this afternoon.
Too bad Hillary's getting the shaft now, and all the attention is going to Osamabama.
Billy. You have to be a troll, Billy. No one could be this willfully ignorant.
|zatojones - 2008-02-25 |
I was waiting for the anchor to start yelling over him "Fox viewers! Do not listen to this crazy man! Do not go outside. Do not hug your families! Stay tuned to Fox!"
|Feyd - 2008-02-26 |
Featuring such hilarious jokes as "love your family," and "c'mon," and "c'mon, really, c'mon."
Billy, -this- a good example of why you give something low bulbs.
|mashedtater - 2008-10-28 |
I enjoyed how she said "I love Fox News" like a second cousin in an intervention.
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