Appearing on Fox News Republican talk show “Hannity” Monday night, right-wing columnist Ann Coulter said she’s sad that not only does she think the Boston bombing should shut down the nation’s immigration reform debate, she would like to see the alleged bomber’s widow in jail too, not for committing a crime but for “wearing a hijab.”
“I don’t care if she knew about this,” Coulter said. “She ought to be in prison for wearing a hijab. This immigration policy of us, you know, assimilating immigrants into our culture isn’t really working. They’re assimilating us into their culture. Did she get a clitorectomy too?”
Hannity seemed momentarily puzzled at the sudden citation of female genital mutilation, stammering his reply. “I, uh, I don’t know the answer to that,” he said before confidently adding: “But your point is well taken.”
Conservative pundit Ann Coulter on Thursday insulted a group of student libertarians by calling them “pussies” for pushing for drug legalization and then found herself being booed when she insisted that LGBT people should only marry members of the opposite sex.
Fox Business host John Stossel on Thursday aired Coulter’s attempt to antagonize a crowd of about 1,400 libertarians at the recent International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, D.C.
During the event, Stossel asked the conservative columnist if she agreed that “the drug war is a failure, get rid of it.”
“You libertarians and pot!” Coulter exclaimed. “Look, this is why people think libertarians are pussies. We’re living in a country that is 70 percent socialist, the government takes 60 percent of your money… And you want to suck up to your little liberal friends and say, ‘Oh, but we want to legalize pot.’”
“You know, if you’re a little more manly you would tell them what your position on employment discrimination is,” she continued. “How about that? But it’s always ‘We want to legalize pot.’”
“Why can’t gays get married like straights do?” Stossel pressed.
“Well, they can,” Coulter quipped. “They have to marry a member of the opposite sex.”
That response was met with boos and groans from the libertarian students.
Fox News Ratings Hit 12-Year Demo Lows In January Cable News Figures
Fox News had its worst prime time ratings in the coveted 25-54 demographic since August 2001, and its lowest total day ratings since June 2008.
This continues a pattern that emerged in 2012: Fox News viewers tuned out en masse from Democratic-themed events, causing the network’s ratings to plunge during the Democratic National Convention, the hours immediately following Obama’s re-election, and the president’s inauguration. MSNBC, meanwhile, benefited from the solidification of its Democratic-friendly lineup, and drew a lion’s share of eager liberal viewers.
Republicans can’t seem to watch Democrat events but I tune into Republican events on purpose just to watch the crazy show.
FOX Critiques Obama’s all white advisors picture, even though one guy is black and the other is a woman.
In FOX’s defense the black guy they saw as white was a “high yellow” black man (if you are from the south, you get that).
Journalists are supposed to question official accounts and probe for hidden evidence, but does questioning the media and police’s account of the Sandy Hook massacre go too far?
It’s a question worth asking in regard to Ben Swann, an anchor at the local Fox affiliate in Cincinnati, who uses his personal YouTube channel to ‘question this whole narrative’ and advance alternative theories about the Sandy Hook and Aurora shootings.
Swann, who has attracted a national following by appealing to the Ron Paul-ish ‘liberty vote,’ anchors two newscasts every day for Fox 19, and produces the thrice-weekly ‘Reality Check’ segment, which is billed as a fact-checking series, but can sometimes feel like a conservative-libertarian opinion segment. His interview with President Obama, in which he grilled the commander in chief on the legal underpinning of the ‘kill list,’ captured national headlines, and he’s won an Edward R. Murrow award. He’s been praised alternately by RT and the Atlantic for his fierce coverage of civil liberties issues, but criticized by the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple for being too friendly to Ron Paul and ‘allow[ing] his affection for constitutionalist politics to corrupt his judgment.’
On the side, Swann hosts ‘Full Disclosure,’ a slickly produced Web series featuring him talking straight to the camera about mostly national stories. After I wrote about Sandy Hook truthers last week — people who hold various conspiracy theorists about the shooting — a Swann fan sent me a recent episode of ‘Full Disclosure,’ produced Jan. 3, which questions the ‘official narrative’ of the shooting spree.
Swann starts off the segment by mentioning the three mass shootings that have received widespread media attention this year: The Aurora, Colo., theater shooting; the Sikh Temple massacre in Oak Ridge Ridge, Wis., and the Sandy Hook spree. ‘Earlier this year, I told you that there are major problems with the theory that the Colorado theater shooting was a lone wolf attack, is that true of these other two shootings as well? This subject deserves Full Disclosure,’ he says at the beginning of the six-minute episode as the bumper graphic plays.
Fox & Friends Mocked U.S. Olympic Team Headgear
During the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Fox & Friends criticized the U.S. Olympic team’s Opening Ceremony uniforms. The red, white, and blue uniforms, designed by American company Ralph Lauren, were topped by navy berets with red and white stripes.
Fox & Friends mocked this sartorial decision, with Doocy asking: “Should the American team be wearing a beret? Why not a baseball cap? Why not a cowboy hat like when we went to Calgary.”
In fact, berets have been a part of U.S. military attire “unofficially as early as 1954” and as part of the official uniform as early as 1961. Ten years before, the 2002 U.S. Olympic team had worn powder blue berets during the Winter Games.
Fox & Friends Pretended Obama Met With A Pirate Instead of Netanyahu
In honor of “Talk Like A Pirate Day,” the Obama campaign Twitter account posted a photo of President Obama in the Oval Office with a man dressed as a pirate.
Fox & Friends, jumping on the Drudge Report’s misinformation about the photo, accused Obama of meeting with the pirate while ignoring to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he was in the country. But Netanyahu did not meet with Obama when he was in the United States because of a scheduling conflict.
Moreover, the Obama pirate picture has been available on the White House’s flickr account at least since May 8, 2009. CBS reported on the photo on May 12, 2009, less than two months after Netanyahu formed a government.
Though the show did not issue a correction, Fox & Friends’ twitter account and Doocy’s twitter account later noted that the picture was from 2009.
Fox & Friends Manufactured Controversy Involving Obama Campaign And The American Flag
Following the Obama campaign’s use of an American flag imagery on a campaign poster, Fox & Friends expressed outrage over the decision, accusing him of trying to replace the actual U.S. flag. Kilmeade said: “So long stars and stripes. The president is redesigning the American flag with an ‘O,’ I guess to get reelected.” Doocy added, “Oh boy.”
Taken at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre with a Ray Barlow photography group. …more here, Cycroft Photoblog: Photo of a Red Fox.