As this week’s Friday Fox Follies is being compiled, collated, and reported, Fox “News” is gushing over Donald Trump’s “Victory Tour”, which everyone is pretending is really a “Thank You Tour” because that’s what Trump prefers. Conversely — in an unfair and imbalanced way, of course — Fox has insisted President Obama was on an Apology Tour since Day One.
Yesterday, as Trump was touring the Carrier A/C plant, Fox covered it like the Liberation of Paris. What the Fox Meat Puppets won’t report is how Trump promised he’d never use taxpayer dollars to keep jobs in the country. Nor will you hear the following:
Fox is also on a Victory Tour of sorts. The network has long wanted to be a King Maker and help elect a president. With Trump’s win they may have elected an entire administration and cabinet. Rachel Maddow makes the undeniable point:
With Trump’s election Fox may not have to endure any more sniping from the Oval Office (unless he goes on an anti-Megyn Kelly tirade again). This week President Obama rightly told Rolling Stone that one factor that may have helped Trump is Fox is on in every bar and restaurant in the heartland. Not surprisingly, Fox took exception, and the president’s quote out of context, by pretending he blamed Fox alone, as opposed to the other factors Obama has also mentioned.
THE WHITE WING NEWS NETWORK: Now that White Supremacists appear to have taken over the White House, will Fox follow suit? Just asking. Fox already has a track record of attacking minorities, and that was before the New Normal in which Racists Rule.
WATTERS WHIRLED: As the issue of flag burning is being waved like a bloody shirt by Fox, Trump quickly jumped on the bandwagon. When Hampshire College found itself in its own flag flap, Bill O’Reilly sent out ambush pit bull Jesse Watters. Hilarity ensued:
Watch that segment and read what Loofah Lad thinks of his disciple:
“I thought you handled that well, with the guy. It’s the same old stuff. Yannow, these guys are cowards. He’s a coward. Uh, if had the courage of his convictions, he’d stand there with you and say this is why he did it and allow you to ask questions as a journalist would in a polite way. You were polite to him. So, umm, he’s a villain and a coward.”
Let’s unpack that, shall we?
- The coward is the man who jumps out of the shadows with a camera crew in a dark garage on private property;
- Jesse Watters is no journalist;
- Neither is Bill O’Reilly, for that matter;
- There is nothing polite about ambushing someone and refusing to take your foot out of their door.
Watters needs to be more careful. In some jurisdictions, that’s enough to get you shot to death.
THE KELLY GUILE: Tons‘o’speculation this week as Megyn Kelly Back In Spotlight With Drudge Report She “May” Move To CNN. But, Don Kaplan says Megyn Kelly has no future at CNN, as he takes a well-earned shot at Fox:
But staying at Fox is a win-win situation for Kelly: she gets $20 million a year and they get to keep the “fair-haired and balanced” cred they’ve always claimed.
Even though it’s fake.
THE AILES FALLOUT CONTINUES:
HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: Some Foxites hide below the radar until their big mouth exposes them. Case in point:
Then during an interview in which Former Mexican President Vicente Fox [says he] Thinks Donald Trump Resembles Fidel Castro, McDowell embarrassed herself further:
“By the way, that kind of dictatorship, that kind of authoritarian leader, is very similar to Trump,” Fox said. “They lie, they cheat, they are false prophets, they promise many things but they are not going to be able to comply.”
McDowell interrupted Fox to say that comparing Trump to Castro is unacceptable because, she said, the Cuban leader “was a murdering thug who tortured people and imprisoned people.”
She asked Fox to “take back” his statement, but he flatly refused and repeated his charge that both men “impose their wills” upon their nation’s people.
As the segment ended, McDowell again condemned Fox’s comparison, saying it was “repugnant.”
THE TRUMPET SECTION: Fox “News” loves them some Trump:
Donald Trump’s First Cable News Appearance Is A Softball Interview With Sean Hannity • Fox’s Eric Bolling Butters Up Potential Boss Trump With Falsehood About Ford SUVs That Even Fox Debunked • Fox Tries To Legitimize Donald Trump’s Unhinged Twitter Meltdown Over Recount • Fox’s Trish Regan Credits Donald Trump For Rise In Holiday Spending • Sean Hannity Takes Up Trump’s Anti-American Attacks On CNN Reporter Who Fact-Checked Him • Hannity Asks Trump About the ‘Sensitive’ College Students Upset at His Victory • Bill O’Reilly Says ‘White Power Movement’ is a ‘Storyline That Simply Doesn’t Exist’ • Bill O’Reilly Defends Donald Trump’s Ties To White Nationalists • O’Reilly Tries To Validate Trump’s Bogus Recount Tweet: California Wants ‘Illegal Aliens’ To Vote • Fox Host: Ripping Health Care Away From 20 Million Is “Acceptable” Because We “Have Emergency Rooms”
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT’S DUE: Or, even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
FOX BYTES: Architect Of CIA’s Waterboarding Program And Fox & Friends Host Mislead About Torture • Trump DHS Transition Hires Islamophobic Wife Of Fox Regular • Fox’s Varney Laments Public Officials Can’t Describe Violent Crimes As Terrorism Until There’s Proof It’s Terrorism • Fox Host Says U.S. Colleges Are “Literally Corrupting People’s Minds … And Turning Them Into Jihadists” • Fox Attacks “Fight For $15” Movement With Bogus Claim That Minimum Wage Increase Hurt Seattle • Fox legal analyst: Trump should push for prosecution of Clinton now that she joined the recount • Fox News just aired maybe the dumbest segment ever • Fox Pre-Attacks Obama Just In Case He Sends Anyone To Castro’s Funeral • I’m Not a Pedophile: Fox News Sued for $10 Million After Publishing Article Under ‘Sex Crimes’ • Fox Still Presenting Trumpkin Harlan Hill As A ‘Democratic Strategist’