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Gingrich threatens to boycott debates without applause

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday warned that he might not participate in future debates if moderators didn’t allow his fans to cheer. NBC News had asked the audience at Monday night’s debate in Florida to hold their applause until the commercial breaks — and Gingrich was perceived to…

Gingrich: ‘Work’ is ‘a strange, distant concept’ to Juan Williams

After lambasting Juan Williams earlier in the week, Newt Gingrich continued to attack the Fox News analyst Friday afternoon at a campaign event in South Carolina. Still offended after being asked by Williams if he could see why African-Americans would be offended over his constant mentioning of food stamps and…

Jerry Springer calls out Fox News’s perpetual Obama bashing

Appearing on the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends on Wednesday, former Cincinnati Mayor Jerry Springer, notorious for his low-brow talk show, criticized host Gretchen Carlson for pretending to be fair when it comes to matters of presidential politics. Speaking about the recent Newsweek cover story by blogger Andrew…

Young Turks: Fox News would have labeled MLK a ‘terrorist’

During Monday night’s broadcast, Young Turks host Cenk Uygur asked his guests to speculate on how Fox News would have covered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. if he were still alive today. Cheryl Contee, of the blog Jack and Jill Politics, suggested that one only needs to look at how…

Fox News portrays MLK as ‘conservative’ abortion opponent

As festivities honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were just getting underway in the nation’s capital on Monday morning, the conservative Fox News Channel hosted Alveda King, the civil rights leader’s niece, for a segment that attempted to portray Dr. King as a Republican-leaning anti-abortion activist. “You know, my uncle…

Fox News’ Brit Hume: Urinating on Taliban not ‘despicable’

Fox News commentator Brit Hume argued on Sunday that it was not “despicable” for Marines to urinate on dead Taliban soldiers since the U.S. also kills them with drone strikes. A video uncovered last week by TMZ, showed U.S. Marines urinating on lifeless bodies who were assumed to be members…

Could RuPaul replace the Fox hosts as the Republican debate moderator?

That’s the question posed by BuzzFeed editor Dorsey Shaw in the video below. On the one hand, RuPaul told Raw Story last weekend that he’s “not a political person” by nature; on the other hand, he proved himself quite adept at answering the policy questions posed by Yahoo’s Chris Moody…

Fox News host cheers ‘positive’ job losses

In a Sunday evening segment, Fox News business reporter Brenda Buttner suggested that the loss of public sector jobs — which have come largely out of cities, counties, school districts and states — is actually “a positive” development for the U.S. economy. “Government is a little bit losing jobs, and…

Homer Simpson becomes Glenn Beck style ‘loudmouth’

As The Simpsons approaches its 500 episode, writers on the latest episode of the landmark series decided to poke fun at Fox News and one of its former employees. In Sunday’s episode, after becoming a YouTube sensation after an airport meltdown, Homer Simpson wins the job of political analyst on…

Fox News blames ‘left-wing blog Politico’ for weak GOP field

Fox News revealed on Wednesday what they believe could be a conspiracy between the “liberal-leaning press” and the “left-wing blog Politico” to make Republican presidential candidates appear weak. “Is the mainstream media trying to spin the election?” Fox News host Gretchen Carlson asked legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. “There was…

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