Thomas Ricks Accuses Fox News Of ‘Operating As A Wing Of The Republican Party’
A Fox News interview ended rather abruptly on Monday after a guest took not one but two jabs at the network hosting him.
Co-anchor Jon Scott interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Thomas Ricks, who has covered the military for decades, about his new book “The Generals.” Scott asked Ricks weigh in on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and Sen. John McCain’s criticisms of Amb. Susan Rice. (more…)
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer spoke out about the racist attack on a network camerawoman at the Republican national convention on Wednesday. On Tuesday night, two attendees threw nuts at a black CNN camerawoman and said, “this is how we feed the animals.” Multiple witnesses saw the incident, and police immediately removed the two attendees from the convention center. CNN confirmed that the incident happened via a statement released on Tuesday, but did not have further comment at the time.
Blitzer described the “very ugly exchange” on Wednesday afternoon, in the first time that the network addressed the incident on-air. He said that the incident was “truly shocking” and “hit home” for people at the network.
“It’s just an ugly reminder that there is an element of hatred that still exists in our country,” he said. Speaking to Blitzer, CNN political analyst Donna Brazile said that she hopes the two attendees have their convention credentials revoked.
That same afternoon, CNN’s Don Lemon was incredulous that another news outlet reported the incident before CNN did. “Another network http://lnkd.in/p7uWrP tweeted & reported the camerawoman story before #CNN did. Wait, what?!!” he wrote.
Keith Olbermann tore into President Obama for contemplating a compromise with the Republicans over the debt ceiling that includes cuts in Social Security and major changes to Medicare.
Obama has repeatedly offered to raise the age of Medicare eligibility, and has put Social Security cuts firmly on the table in his attempts to craft a deal with the GOP to raise the debt ceiling.
In a Special Comment on his Monday show, Olbermann spoke out strongly against any tinkering with Medicare and Social Security. He delivered what he called a “sermon” about what he called America’s “greatest accomplishment”: the social safety net that includes the two programs.
Olbermann then issued a stinging warning to President Obama about what might occur if he agreed to alter Medicare and Social Security: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVnWw51_oJw[/youtube]
After being called on a lie again, BECK told during his Restoring Honor rally, Glenn Beck admitted Thursday that he stretched the truth because he “thought it would be a little easier.”Beck had claimed that he held George Washington’s handwritten first Inaugural Address in his hands at the National Archives, but a spokeswoman at the institution said he did no such thing. Keith Olbermann, Ed Schultz and others called him out for the fabrication.Thursday on his radio show, Beck copped to the lie. (RELATED: Lies By Prominent Americans.)
“I thought it would be a little easier in the speech,” Beck said, than to go into the following elaborate explanation (via Mediaite):
WATCH THIS VIDEO AS HE DOWNPLAYS his lie.
Smith’s critique began when he cut into Wednesday’s briefing by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. He opened by naming a long list of participants in the Sherrod affair, from the White House to the NAACP to the Big Government website, which posted the edited video, to “this network,” Fox News — which, he said, was one of the places where the video had been played “totally out of context.”He went on to explain why his program, unlike others on Fox News, had not covered the story:
“Which is more useful to this President and this nation right now?” he asked. “A martyred ex-General, around which an irresponsible and potentially dangerous opposition can coalesce? Or a spared and humbled General, surely no worse than any potential replacement, whose retention can recalculate the political formula… without a drop of blood, or a drop of teers, being shed?
Rachel Maddow is a playahata, like us she offers constructive criticism when needed. She was among the cable news hosts and pundits who were unsatisfied with President Obama’s Oval Office address about the oil spill Tuesday night.But instead of just complaining, Maddow offered a version of what she wished the President had said — and she did it from a fake Oval Office set on her show Wednesday night.
Everybody hates you.” That’s what Neil Cavuto of Fox News told RNC Chairman Michael Steele on Wednesday. Cavuto was quick to say his verbal barb was just a joke.Host Cavuto asked Steele if “there’s a little bad blood” between the GOP and the Tea Party movement.”I’m telling you as the national chairman of the party, there’s no bad blood between the Republican National Committee and the Tea Parties,” Steele responded. Cavuto wasn’t buying it. At rallies he attended, Cavuto said the message he got from conservatives was clear: “Republicans aren’t our guys, the establishment ain’t our guys
The chairman then took a minute to try to distance himself from the larger GOP “establishment.” but he is the President of the Republican but he is trying to cozy up to the Tea Party…..we do not understand this dude.