Fight at Fox by John Cole| July 13, 20108:49 pm| 35 CommentsThis post is in: Our Failed Media ExperimentFacebookTweetEmailI’m rooting for injuries.
I don’t know what it’s about, but this is the headline I’ve been waiting for.
If there were adults running things over there, I would expect someone to have a bit of a talk with Ms. Kelly about the lack of professionalism involved in threatening to cut the mic of someone with whom you disagree. But then again, it’s Fox, and she learned that one from BillO.
Fox is imploding! Our liberation is at hand!
Oh. Just another episode of Heathers.
@SIA #1: LOL, I like a person who judges a book by its cover :-)
Best argument for Open Carry I’ve heard in a while.
Megyn Kelly is right about this one, and those of you who mock are ignoring our country’s long history of black-on-white voter suppression.
Is screaming Black Panther the new hollering fire in the theater? You decide. Criminy, watching that video made me want to jump out the window. It’s a first floor apartment, but still.
@SiubhanDuinne: Haha! Yeah! Said “Fox” and “Fight” so it’s all good!
In response to the ad in the middle of the ad, I don’t think homosexuals should have special rights, and I’m pretty sure that Barney Frank doesn’t either.
jake the snake
ACORN got broken up, so they can’t holler,
” Some folks say an ACORN won’t steal,
but I saw one in my cornfield!”
Jeez, they have the gall to call that crap news?
That was an episode of The View gone bad…and you have to be pretty damn bad to be worse than The View.
If the Black Panthers have been reduced to looking mean outside a polling place in suburban Pennsylvania, I imagine H. Rap Brown and Huey Newton would be immeasurably proud.
I’m going to shake my head in dismay if I see a McCain/Palin sticker on your car! Take that, whitey!
Malik Zulu Shabazz … seriously, someone needs to be sure this dude didn’t come out of fox movie studios central casting. only too bad he wasn’t tricked out in black camo and beret.
Apparently no one actually watched the whole ten minutes. Ms. Kelly ripped Ms. Powers a new one…a well deserved one, it might be added.
It’s incomprehensible, loud, speech, but that’s FOX programming, and conservative “argument”.
I’m not clear who “won”. They both look and sound like idiots. I think FOX viewers lost.
Someone should tell the host there’s a reason you’re taught in third grade not to speak while the other person is speaking.
No can hear what you or your opponent is saying.
But it’s FOX, so content doesn’t matter. Or self-discipline. Or professionalism.
@Lev: I always like to click on those ads. Wasting Newsmax’s money is a bit of a pastime for me.
I’m honestly curious. I know FOX purports to have a bright line between “news” and “propaganda” (opinion).
Was this the news segment? Amazing.
Um OT, but did are you still following taser travesties? Did you see this?
@slag: I took like two pages of that Obama Survey linked to on the side of the page. I was impressed with how many times they were able to fit the term “socialist” on the page. And while I couldn’t spy any obvious grammatical errors or misspellings, it looked like the sort of website that would have them.
The majority of this country agrees with Ms Kelly that the majority of black men look intimidating.
I watched. It was bad for my blood pressure. I’m actually pretty informed about this, having read the Civil Rights Commission testimony, the pleadings involved in the actual legal action and applied my <20 years of trial experience. The DOJ acted completely appropriately, in my professional opinion.* It's a rather obscure section of the law about which trained professional specialists in the filed can disagree. Which J. Christian Adams wasn’t. He was a Schlotzman hire brought on for his (southern) conservative cred. I’ve also read the GAO report on DOJ politicization. Adams had essentially no voting rights- or even basic civil rights – experience when hired. So it’s kind of ridiculous to paint him as a “whistleblower.” Ms. Kelly is a professional fearmonger, I think. A pretty shitty debater also, as she cannot – unlike Ms. Powers – maintain emotional control, but rather gets angry and shrill and nasty when disagreed with.
Watching just pissed me off. And I realize that there are people who will watch who won’t understand that Kelly is both rude and wrong on the legal issues.
* Disclaimer: I have no voting rights experience but substantial experience in other civil rights actions.
The Battle of the Blonde Bimbos!
it would be better if they had rollerskates and bikinis and strange post-apocalyptic-biker-world-of-the-future weapons though.
Well, then, they should certainly be barred from polling places.
Particularly in majority black precincts, like that one.
Because, really, your fears and feelings are what’s important here. Even though you don’t live or vote there, and not a single ordinary voter complained of intimidation.
But you know best.
@LiberalTarian: Day. Um.
That’s possibly the stupidest police action I’ve ever heard of.
But then, ya know, Nevada of late is bucking for Worst State Evah.
Haven’t seen you around in a while kay, (but it could be just me being irregular — as usual).
Great to see you!
Sadly, the message got through loud and clear. This was not about camera etiquette. The Fox anchor expected both guests to endorse the treasonous lie that the Obama Department of Justice has formally decided to elevate the interests of black people over those of white people. Apparently, Asians, Latinos and any other group are invisible and don’t matter.
Remember, the Fox anchor has “the facts,” probably much in the same way that Senator Joe McCarthy had a list of known Communist agents.
This dovetails nicely with the tea bagger vision that Real America(tm) consists of white Christians and second-class nonwhite subordinates, whose interests are permanently overseen by white strict constructionists.
The question is whether other conservatives will rebel against Fox, or decide to go along with what is becoming an ideological Civil War.
I hope, as they say, it’s nothing trivial.
Yes, we’ve been following it, and I even referenced it in my
now famousunjustly neglected taser rant of the 9th inst.
Notice how angry Kelly got when Powers pointed out that it was the Bush Jr. justice dept which failed to prosecute this horrendous event of New Black Panthers shooting and raping all these voters.
It’s Fox. She’ll get a raise and a bonus. A blonde bimbo shouting down her guest? That’s a feature at Fox, not a bug.
This whole thing reminds me of an episode of the BBC series, MI-5, in which a newspaper baron and a cabal of elitiists conspire to overthrow the British government.
Fortunately, this is just fiction…
I suspect your eyes/ears are going to suffer some injuries in the near future because I smell a new show coming on Fox news very soon.
Any bets on how long it will be before Ms Kelly gets her show? I just wonder how she is going to top yelling, crying, and writing on chalkboards.
I would like to have a talk with the person Megyn quoted from the reports/docs. This person claimed it was the worst case of voter intimidation she had ever seen? really?
Faux News. That’s all I can say.