Jun 192011
 

Jon Stewart was Chris Wallace’s guest on Fox News Sunday this morning. The show had its moments…

For the record, I do not usually watch Chris Wallace. He leans just a bit too far to the right for my taste.

UPDATE: The above video is the full, unedited interview between Chris Wallace and Jon Stewart. It seems that the interview aired by FOX News was heavily edited. If you watched the interview on FOX News, it is recommended that you watch this video to gain the full Wallace/Stewart experience.

Transcript follows the break.

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The O’Reilly Interview

 Posted by at 08:49  Politics
Feb 072011
 

Did you happen to catch Bill O’Reilly interviewing the President of the United States before the Super Bowl yesterday? The FOX News personality was given an opportunity to sit down in the White House with the President of the United States and he totally blew it. He was playing to his FOX News audience. He totally forgot that he had a worldwide audience and lots of people who normally would not be caught dead watching FOX News. He was loud, obnoxious and disrespectful – usual FOX News style. I have to give President Obama full credit for being able to sit there and calmly and intelligently answer the questions that were being thrown at him by this fool…

I mean, really. You have the opportunity to sit down the with most powerful person in the free world, the whole world is watching, and you ask him if he is bothered that so many people hate him? Really?!

If there were anybody with half a brain in the upper echelons of FOX News, Bill O’Reilly would be without employment this morning.
 

Oct 212010
 

There has been a lot of chatter on a lot of blogs by a lot of so-called experts (particularly on the right) about NPR’s decision to fire Juan Williams over comments he made on a FOX News program.

Let’s cut to chase, shall we? NPR was completely within their rights to fire Mr. Williams. This is not the first time he has run afoul of his bosses at NPR over comments he made while appearing as a paid commentator on FOX News. Mr. Williams has made it abundantly clear that he would rather work for Rupert Murdoch’s right wing propaganda machine than at NPR. Today he got his wish. FOX signed him to a multimillion dollar contract.

So the wingnuts on the right can now have all they want of Juan Williams. Juan Williams is now where he wanted to be all along. NPR is better off without him. Everyone is happy, though the folks on the right will continue to feign indignation for a few more days. (They are very good at that.)

End of story.
 

Sarah in 2012

 Posted by at 19:59  Humor, Politics, Republicans
May 232010
 

Sarah Palin, the former half-term governor of Alaska and unsuccessful Republican vice presidential candidate, was the guest on “Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace” this morning. Wallace asked her if she is still thinking of running for president in 2012. Here is her reply:

You know, it really comes down to it not being about me or what I want or what I predict is going to happen. This is all about what the voters of America are in the mood for.

And if the voters of America are in the mood for a kind of unconventional, candid, honest public servant, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be me, but if that’s what they’re in the mood for, they’re going to let that be known and they’re going to help really propel and push that candidate forward. And then that candidate, of course, will make the decision whether to run or not. Don’t know if that’s going to be me, Chris. …

As I’ve always said, I’m not going to close any door that perhaps would be open. But you know, this is not about me. But I do appreciate the platform that I’ve been given, the opportunities that I have to be out there speaking to these good, hard-working, average, everyday, patriotic Americans who want to see the positive change in our country that they deserve.

Run, Sarah, run!

Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin

 

Fox Interruptus

 Posted by at 13:04  Politics
Mar 182010
 

The following video is from MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, broadcast March 17, 2010.

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UPDATE: Think Progress has put together a short video contrasting Fox News’ Bret Baier’s style as he was interviewing George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Fair and balanced? You be the judge…


 

Into the lions’ den

 Posted by at 19:16  Politics
Mar 172010
 

President Obama granted a rare interview today to the “news” network that has stood in opposition to everything his administration has tried to accomplish. Here is video of his interview with Bret Baier of Fox News.

Many are viewing today’s interview as a last ditch effort to bring some of the more conservative Democrats on board for health care reform. The President predicted that health care reform would become the law of the land.

OBAMA: I’m confident it will pass. And the reason I’m confident that it’s going to pass is because it’s the right thing to do. Look, on a whole host of these measures, whether it’s health care, whether it was fixing the financial system, whether it’s making sure that we passed the Recovery Act, I knew these things might not be popular, but I was absolutely positive that they were the right thing to do and that, over time, we would be vindicated in having made those tough decisions.

I think health care is exactly the same thing. We — I’ve got a whole bunch of portraits of presidents around here, starting with Teddy Roosevelt, who tried to do this and didn’t get it done. The reason that it needs to be done is not its affect on the presidency. It has to do with how it’s going to affect ordinary people who right now are desperately in need of help.

Click here to read the transcript.