O’Keefe Creates Fake News In Order To Expose WaPo As A Purveyor Of Fake News And The Whole Thing Blows Up

Ken AshfordPolitical Scandals, Right Wing and Inept Media, Right Wing Punditry/IdiocyLeave a Comment

Another lame gimmick, a HUGE PUBLIC bellyflop: James O’Keefe is a celebrated right-wing pseudo-journalist whose job consists largely of attempting to prove various conservative conspiracy theories but, instead, accidentally disproving them. O’Keefe’s most recent fail is an attempt to help alleged child molester Roy Moore by tarnishing the Washington Post. O’Keefe recruited a fake source, who attempted to lure the Post into reporting her false … Read More

The U.S Civil War-Slash-Revolution Starts Tomorrow (the Antifa Apocalypse)

Ken AshfordFake News, Right Wing and Inept Media, Rightwing Extremism/ViolenceLeave a Comment

What? You didn’t know?: If you are inside the “alt-right” information bubble, you might be preparing yourself for a civil war to commence this Saturday. Since late September, the idea has been circulating on Facebook groups, subreddit message boards, Twitter, and leading conspiracy media outlets that on 4 November, anti-fascist groups will begin a violent insurrection. Some websites are telling their readers … Read More

The Pushback On Mueller Began A Week Before The Indictments

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Right Wing and Inept Media, Right Wing Punditry/Idiocy, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Fox News really is now the Trump network. It is not even the GOP network.  Just Trump.  They have been questioning Mueller’s credibility. Vox explains the evolution: To put it bluntly: As Mueller brings charges against top Trump officials, Fox News is trying to plant doubt in its viewers’ minds. We analyzed the past week of Fox News transcripts, measuring … Read More

Will The Attorney General’s Investigation Into Leaks Snare Trump And Fox News?

Ken AshfordNorth Korea, Right Wing and Inept Media, Trump & Administration, White House SecrecyLeave a Comment

Here is a tweet from Fox News this morning at 5:30 a.m.: U.S. spy satellites detect North Korea moving anti-ship cruise missiles to patrol boat https://t.co/BPFXsLffgy — FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) August 8, 2017 By the way, that’s some serious shit, but let’s set aside the content and just note that Fox & Friends linked to a Fox News site … Read More

The New O’Keefe Video

Ken AshfordFake News, L'Affaire Russe, Right Wing and Inept Media, Wiretapping & SurveillanceLeave a Comment

WH spox Sarah Sanders: “There’s a video circulating now, whether it’s accurate or not I don’t know.” Encourages everyone in nation to watch. — Steve Peoples (@sppeoples) June 27, 2017 So, the White House spokesman wants people to watch a video even though she doesn’t know if it is accurate.  How’s that for devotion to the truth? The video is … Read More

The End Of Fox News As We Know It?

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Let’s start with this tweet…. Gäbe i pray this is NOT true because if it is, that’s the total end of the FNC as we know it. Done. Best Sean https://t.co/W3BJ2wjzRD — Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 27, 2017 Sean is referring to this…. Fox News in crisis: Sources say Bill Shine asked that the Murdochs release a statement of support … Read More

The Hole Left By Bill O’Reilly Is Filled By Another Skeevy Guy

Ken AshfordRight Wing and Inept Media, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

So with Bill O’Reilly out at Fox News, they’ve done some moving around of people, but they still need to promote talent to fill O’Reilly’s absence.  That guy is Jesse Watters, an O’Reilly protege of sorts (appearing on O’Reilly regularly). He’s not a pundit — more like Fox’s answer to a political humorist. Except he’s not funny.  Kind of a … Read More

The Culture At Fox News

Ken AshfordRight Wing and Inept Media, Sex/Morality/Family Values, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

Apparently, someone unearthed an accusation of sexual harassment against Sean Hannity, and the accuser is a right wing pundit Debbie Schlussel, who apparently stands by the story but says it doesn’t rise to the level of sexual harassment, but she may sue Hannity anyway because he insulted her in his denial and…. Well, I’m just going to put this here. … Read More

Trump’s Favorite TV Show Is Misleading Him And Therefore The Country

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Media Matters: “For the record,” a top Fox News executive explained to the network’s newsroom a decade ago, “seeing an item on a website does not mean it is right. Nor does it mean it is ready for air on FNC.” John Moody, at the time Fox’s vice president for news, issued that missive after Fox & Friends co-hosts Steve … Read More

Thoughts On Megyn Kelly Coming To NBC

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It is no surprise to me that Megyn Kelly has decided to leave Fox. It’s not a secret how unhappy she had become at Fox in the wake of her high-profile feud with Donald Trump and revelations she had accused Ailes of sexual harassment. Her relationships with Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity in particular had completely broken down, one Fox host said. … Read More

Why You Can Blame The Media If Clinton Loses

Ken AshfordElection 2016, Right Wing and Inept MediaLeave a Comment

The Shorenstein Center’s Thomas Patterson has analyzed Hillary Clinton’s press coverage during the month of the two political conventions. He presents his findings today in the LA Times: If Clinton loses, blame the email controversy and the media My analysis of media coverage in the four weeks surrounding both parties’ national conventions found that her use of a private email … Read More

The Latest Faux Clinton Scandal

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Seriously? Earpiece? #CrookedHillary pic.twitter.com/6LqxRGTgA5 — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 8, 2016 This originated with Alex Jones at Infowars. It’s now on Drudge. Watch the mainstream media talk about how her earring has “raised questions” in 3…2….1…. UPDATE:   Aaaaand less than 20 minutes after my initial post, Fox News bites down hard.  It’s source? A website nobody has ever heard of…