On his FNC program Hannity, Sean Hannity was doing his best to sell the oil spill in the Gulf as Obama's Katrina, when he flat out lied to his audience and said, "The fact is they sat back for nine days and did absolutely nothing." If by doing nothing Hannity meant deploying the Coast Guard within hours of the explosion, first for search and rescue then to contain the spill, then Obama did nothing.
Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol both testified at the email hacking trial of David Kernall, which found him guilty of 2 out of 4 charges. The trial lasted just two days. In reporting the verdict this evening, Fox revealed, "Bristol Palin said she was distressed to find pictures of her newborn son in the public eye after her mother's e-mail was hacked." But Bristol's baby supposedly wasn't born until December of 2009.
In a desperate attempt to lure Fox News viewers back that have abandoned him Glenn Beck launched Founding Fathers Friday today, but instead of talking about the Founding Fathers, Beck announced that the progressives, led by Woodrow Wilson have perverted religion. Beck said, "They got into our faith and religion. They perverted it. They controlled it."
Fox News went on the attack today against Colombian pop singer Shakira, because she was in Arizona yesterday speaking out against that state's immigration law. This morning on Fox and Friends Brian Kilmeade said, "We know her hips don't lie, but we aren't so sure about her lips." Because the singer dared to criticize a Fox News supported policy, she now joins LL Cool J on their enemies list.
The "Drill Baby Drill" proponents are eerily silent as the oil spill in the Gulf, which could become one of the worst recent environmental disasters of this nation, threatens hundreds of species of fish, birds and other wildlife. The massive explosion and subsequent oil spill of a rig in the Gulf of Mexico may lead to reinstating the expired moratoriums on off-shore drilling as well as new regulations, which oil giant BP says it is expecting.
Fox News contributor Bill Kristol was on Special Report with Bret Baier tonight defending off shore drilling, when he made perhaps the stupidest statement of all time. He said offshore drilling is quite safe, "and very environmentally clean, except where there is a disaster like this." Essentially Kristol is saying that offshore drilling is safe, until the oil rig bursts into flames.
On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh unveiled his brand new conspiracy theory that environmentalists were secretly behind the oil rig explosion that has spilled hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. He reasoned, "What better way to head off more oil drilling, nuclear plants than by blowing up a rig?"
The attorney for Sarah Palin, Thomas Van Flein took to her Facebook page last night to gloat about another Alaska ethics complaint being dismissed, when he compared Palin to George Washington, "voluntary relinquishment of power for the greater good is normally praised as an example of true leadership, just review any biography of George Washington."
Things are not looking good for Glenn Beck and FNC. Not only have over 200 advertisers left Beck, and the network has been reduced to virtually giving away his ad time, but Fox News viewers are leaving his show in droves. Since January, Beck has lost 33% of his audience, or roughly 1.4 million daily viewers. The worst news for Beck is that this has been a steady erosion, and the viewers are not coming back.
The birther movement is back with a new conspiracy that states not only was Barack Obama not born in America, but that the whole birther movement is a creation of Obama and the Left, in order to make the right look crazy. Both Tom Tancredo and Glenn Beck have embraced this conspiracy within a conspiracy that, in essence blames the entire birther movement on Obama and the Left.
The false narrative continues as Steve Schmidt (aka, the Bullet) reveals Palin’s debate answers were memorized and scripted. What’s the difference between a Palin debate and a movie? Not much apparently. Sure, American politicians sell a cult of personality, but must it be so disingenuous as to include main characters like W and Palin? Can’t the GOP find someone who can read? Aren’t candidates supposed to have some ideas, something they stand for and shouldn’t they be able to discuss that topic without memorizing answers?
Sarah Palin and her Misinformation Express turned up in the safe and comforting arms of Sean Hannity tonight, and Palin claimed that President Obama and the Democrats are using the new immigration law in Arizona to play politics and incite their base. Palin said, "It's really to incite and energize some of Obama's base hoping that they will show up at the polls in the midterm election in November."
While trying to defend Arizona's new immigration law, Rush Limbaugh claimed that the Arizona bill is not as big a usurpation of power as Barack Obama's plans to take away salt. Of course, Obama isn't really trying to take away anyone's salt, but this didn't stop Limbaugh from comparing a policy of discrimination to FDA warnings about the amount of salt in processed food.
Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough has earned the wrath of many of his fellow Republicans for his criticism of the new Arizona immigration law. In the face of growing volumes of hate mail, today Scarborough continued as he called the bill un-American. Scarborough said targeting legal Hispanics is, "unacceptable and un-American."
On his MSNBC program Countdown, Keith Olbermann finally brought into the mainstream media what many in the blogosphere have been wondering for days, did Sarah Palin perjure herself with her testimony in the email hacking case? The fact is that the emails released from Palin's personal email accounts contradict her testimony, and Sarah Palin is caught in yet another lie.
Director James Cameron was on MSNBC's Hardball today and when he was asked by host Chris Matthews about the power Glenn Beck, he delivered an ominous warning, "Guys like Beck and the others, I think they are very dangerous to this country." Some on the Left like Cameron are starting to wake up and realize that Beck, Limbaugh, and the others need to be taken seriously as more than entertainers.
President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats are absolutely giddy today to be losing a procedural vote on Wall Street reform. Why are they so happy? If the Senate Republicans stand together and vote no, Democrats are prepared to rake them over the coals on the issue, as 2/3 of all Americans support financial reform. By being the Party of No, the GOP is painting themselves as the party of Pro Wall St.
On MSNBC's Morning Joe today, Republican Joe Scarborough put the new Arizona immigration law into context by talking about the totalitarian nature of this law. He said, "For every 10 illegal immigrants that they catch and send back home, what about that one American citizen who is a Hispanic who now every time that he goes to the grocery store has to be worried that he is going to be stopped..."
A weekly roundup of the Republican Wing Nut Circus, this week featuring the Ohio GOP telling women to get back to the kitchen, Sarah Palin blaming a hacked email account for losing the election in 2008, Rush Limbaugh claiming that Obama is going to repeal presidential term limits, and of course Rachel Maddow on Sue Lowden's plan to barter chickens for health care.
Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) continued to distance himself from the members of the fringe right by refusing to call President Barack Obama a Socialist today on CBS' Face The Nation. When asked the Socialism question, Brown said, "I think the President is a good man... I know he cares deeply about our country. But it-- it's just different priorities." Brown also took a swipe at the birthers by saying that he knows that Obama is an American.