Thursday, September 25, 2014

Off the Rails...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Purveyor of Truth






More evidence that not only Andrea Tantaros, but Fox News as a whole, has jumped the rails and is racing to that great talking point rendezvous just south of Tea Party junction.

TPM - Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said Thursday during a discussion about Attorney General Eric Holder's reported resignation that he ran the Department of Justice "much like the Black Panthers would."

As part of the panel on the show "Outnumbered," Tantaros called Holder one of the "most dangerous men in America." President Obama is expected to announce Holder's resignation on Thursday afternoon.

"He didn't enforce the laws on Obamacare," Tantaros said. "He was droning terrorists without a trial while he was giving them trials in downtown Manhattan. He ran the DOJ much like the Black Panthers would. That is a fact."

Fact is Tantaros and Fox News are not about discussing seriously any serious matter. They are dedicated to shoveling the BS their small minded and apparently intellectually challenged audience loves. In other words, red meat for the carnivores.

Via: Memeorandum

18 comments:

  1. I agreed with Paul Simon when he wrote these lyrics: "I get all the news I need in the weather report..."

    I don't watch any cable news or network news for that matter. It's all theater.

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  2. I concede that Fox is crappy. But MSNBC, with its veritable who's who of virulent, ignorant leftist guttersnipes (Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell, Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton, Melissa Harris-Perry, Chris Hayes, Joy Reid, Karen Finney, Toure', etc., etc.) is every bit as bad and maybe worse in that at least Fox is putting the government under some scrutiny as opposed to carrying its damned water 24/7.

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  3. Theatre, when viewed for what it is can be both entertaining and occasionally instructive. I have much less of a problem with network news than I do with cable news outlets. Really the bottom line for me is take it all in, analyze reporting, determine the bull, cut the BS, and then make your decision on what to believe.

    Makes no sense to me not to approach from this view. Relying only on those views that support ones long held paradigm is ill advised as it precludes growth.

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  4. You bring up some good points Will. But, think on whose water Fox News is carrying.

    To listen to, and accept any single media outlet as presenting the truth is IMO foolish at best.

    All cable news outlets have their bias and they all play to them. It is up to the individual to maintain an active and questioning mind. In today's super heated partisan environment my best guess is that a majority on both sides do not.

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  5. Make me glad that I am a vegan. No fox red meat for me!

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    1. Actually,Jerry, some agreement between us for once. I avoid Fox News also. Here, have some more tofu.

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  6. CNN, while it isn't perfect, is easily the sanest of the three and if you're actually looking for news, news-news, maybe go there?......I also recommend C-Span 1, 2, and 3 with top notch interviewers such as Brian Lamb. Can't go wrong there.

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  7. Will, generally agree. But, even CNN is trending opinion rather than news as in "just the facts ma'am, just the facts."

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  8. Seems Will is very familiar with who is on MSNBC. I certainly could not rattle off as many names of Fox pundits. Fox might be "putting the government under some scrutiny" (with some truths and some lies), but did they do the same when Obama's predecessor was in charge? Or did Fox "carry water"? Not that I think MSNBC "carries water". They simply counter the lies from Fox, which is a good thing, IMO. BTW, no mention of Ed Schultz. So... he must be the only MSNBC host Will respects?

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  9. BTW, no mention of Ed Schultz. So... he must be the only MSNBC host Will respects?

    Proving once again wd, or Dervish Sanders is nothing more than a provocateur.

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    1. Only a joke, RN. I am well aware of the hate for Mr. Schultz that has been expressed on Will's blog - which is why I found it odd that he did not mention him - along with the many other names he rattled off. Other dead horses regarding equal water carrying by Conservative versus Liberal networks I will ignore... except to say that I agree with you RN regarding Fox being the king of bullshit partisan cable networks. Not that that ever seems to earn me any points.

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    2. A) I think Schultz is an a-hole. Does that mean I hate him? Will can speak for himself if he chooses.

      B) Will is correct. MSNBC, to a lesser degree CNN has there water carriers as well.

      C) I will stand by my comment Fox News is IMO the king of bullshit partisan cable networks. They've worked harder at it than their competition, they deserve to be #1.

      D) What doesn't earn you points Dervish is the simple and true fact you have shown yourself time and time again apparently unable to put an issue when it makes obvious sense to do so.

      Put another way, you're like a bulldog that refuses to give up your rawhide bone.

      Not that I really expect you'll understand what I'm saying, even though whether you believe it or not I'm trying to help you.

      Have a fine evening.

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    3. I simply forgot about Schultz. Feel free to include him.......And anybody who has examined my blog fairly over the past 7 years can tell you that I have frequently criticized Fox and often done so with gusto.

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  10. Those pretty gals may not be political geniuses, but they're not dumb. It seems improbable that all four of these women would dress themselves in that way. Particularly while sitting on a big couch that would not look out-of-place at the Playboy Mansion. Wouldn't a knee-length skirt or dress be more prudent? They all know that one slip of the hip or carelessly crossing their legs the other way will make them become victims of the FOX BeaverCam! Good for ratings, dontcha know?

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  11. Fox counters lies from MSNBC no less than MSNBC counters lies from Fox. Both also make up today own stuff. They are both pretty much doing the same thing. The only way anyone could see any fundamental difference between the two is if they are chucking principle and consistency out the window and are carrying water for one party or another.

    Or, to use another liquid metaphor...are drinking the kool aid.

    This is not an argument against your parent post,Les, but is more relevant to the tangent of the knee-jerk defense seen here.

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  12. The only way anyone could see any fundamental difference between the two is if they are chucking principle and consistency out the window and are carrying water for one party or another.

    Essentially the points I made in this comment section dmarks but in different words. However, Fox News is IMO the king of bullshit partisan cable networks. They've worked harder at it than their competition, they deserve to be #1.

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    1. The Pew study shows the two are pretty much the same at what they do content-wise (from an objective viewpoint, as opposed, to, say, one who is blind and biased toward MSNBC due to their own strong-left ideology). But Fox News is indeed the undeniable king: they are better at this. The ratings show.

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  13. Thanks dmarks, but no thanks. I try to avoid most soy products as well.

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