“Walk me through why it’s necessary to maintain that firewall,” Goler responded, drawing a look of surprise from Carney.
“Seriously?” Carney said, laughing. “It is entirely appropriate that criminal investigations conducted by the Department of Justice be independent of the White House — of any White House.”
Fox News tried to push their Benghazi conspiracy theory today, but things went horribly wrong when they asked Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz for evidence and he couldn’t provide any.
WALLACE: Congressman Chaffetz, has the Obama admininstration blocked potential witnesses from testifying or not?
CHAFFETZ: Absolutely, and more than one. We’ve asked for the non-classified version of how did these people get an attorney who has a degree of classified information, and they still haven’t given us that. No, there are people out there that wanna testify that have been suppressed.
WALLACE: But you heard the State Department person just say that nobody either a lawyer or a witness has requested to testify.
CHAFFETZ: Because they’re scared to death of what the State Department is doing to them. That’s what. Look we’re the other branch of government. They’re supposed to be able to come to congress, and be able to share this type of information. That has not happened, because the administration has suppressed. We have a person who was injured eight months ago who’s still in the hospital. They changed his name on the medical records. This is a story of the State Department doing things that haven’t been done in any other case.
WALLACE: Are you saying? Again, I want to bring in Congressman Lynch. Tell me-a direct threat, a direct act of intimidation against a potential witness?
CHAFFETZ: Yes, and I think we’ll probably…
WALLACE: Tell me one… tell what’s been said.
CHAFFETZ: There are people, more than one, that have felt intimidation from the State Department.
The “American psyche” was damaged when an armed arsonist set fire to a Toledo mosque, much like the impact of Monday’s bombings in Boston, a federal judge said in sentencing an Indiana man to 20 years in prison.
Randolph Linn, 52, of St. Joe, Ind., was also ordered to pay restitution of more than $1.4 million. He pleaded guilty in December to setting fire to the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo last September. He told the court he was inspired by media accounts, specificially those on Fox News, suggesting Muslims were threatening Americans and controlling parts of the federal government.
I don’t why I’m always amazed when the Foxtards find yet another new low to sink to….but they have and I’m amazed. If you haven’t seen the video of now former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice abusing his players, the ESPN report is below:
If you don’t care to watch the video, and I wouldn’t blame you, Rice is seen throwing basketballs at his players (including one player’s head), kicking them in their rear, and calling them offensive homophobic slurs. Mike Rice is not a coach. Mike Rice an abuser masquerading as a “coach”. There is ZERO defense of such behavior….unless of course you are a low-life right-wing troll that is paid to spew bullshit propaganda on Foxtard.
*Cue the conservatives*
Foxtard host Sean Hannity and conservative hack Michelle “Anchor Baby” Malkin on Wednesday both defended Mike Rice both saying that they had received plenty of spankings and “turned out okay.”
“I’m watching this and I’m thinking, ‘I don’t like it’ — he kicked one player there — but on the other hand, I kind of like old-fashioned discipline,” Sean Hannity explained. “I mean, have we become that politically incorrect? These are adults, they don’t want to play for that team, they can leave.”
“Sports is a rough world,” Malkin agreed. “The problem isn’t so much that there are consequences for hate speech — and I think there should be — the problem is that the left is so very, very, very selective about when it chooses to manufacture outrage and when it doesn’t.”
“He’s trying to bring the best out of them, put discipline in that team, raise their game, force them to focus, push them become champions and that takes intensity,” Hannity continued. “It’s like a drill sergeant. Are we now going to fire drill sergeants because they get in the face of cadets? Is that next on the list of politically incorrect things we can’t do?”
“I certainly agree that political correctness has run amuck,” Malkin replied. “I think there should be scrutiny of people who blow the whistle on these kinds of things.”
MMFA has the idiotic exchange:
Well, not to be outdone by sinking to such idiocy, Foxtard Eric Bolling claimed that Rutgers’ decision to fire Mike Rice “Is An Example Of Our Culture In Free-Fall” and of course was ranting about “political correctness”
Conservatives apparently are never sick of being on the wrong side of every issue. Pathetic.
In a rather unusual takedown of a conservative, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly slammed Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann on The O’Reilly Factor Wednesday night, calling her attacks on President Barack Obama in a speech last week “trivial.”
In a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week, Bachmann criticized Obama for “lavish” spending and using taxpayer dollars to fund, among other items, a dog walker. Some of these claims were challenged, which led to an awkward hallway encounter between Bachmann and CNN reporter Dana Bash on Wednesday.
Right-wing media are furthering attacks on possible Labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez by demonizing an immigrants’ rights organization he was involved with. But CASA is a respected Latino advocacy organization whose work helping immigrants has won a multitude of awards for outstanding community service.
The Associated Press reported on March 9 that President Obama is likely to nominate Perez, the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, to serve as the next Labor secretary. His possible nomination has set off a series of attacks from right-wing media, including Fox News, which has accused him of working with “hardcore Islamist groups” and tried to discredit him by invoking the manufactured scandal over the Justice Department’s New Black Panthers intimidation case.
In a syndicated column peppered with slurs such as “illegal alien,” Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin attacked Perez by smearing CASA, the organization where Perez served first as a volunteer then as board president in 2002, as a “notorious illegal-alien advocacy group
Fox News pundit Juan Williams has been caught lifting large portions of a Center for American Progress report for a recent column.
Salon’s Alex Seitz-Wald reported Thursday night that The Hill newspaper had recently revised a Williams piece about immigration reform after it was discovered that whole paragraphs were extremely similar to a CAP study on the subject.
In an interview with Salon, Williams blamed his researcher, who he said gave him what Williams thought were “his words and summaries” of the CAP report.
“I had never seen the CAP report myself, so I didn’t know that the young man had in fact not summarized the data but had taken some of the language from the CAP report,” he said.
It’s the second Fox News-related plagiarism episode of the past week. The network previously apologized for a column that lifted huge chunks of text from Politico, blaming it on a “reporting error.”
Shameful. They ought to just fire Tucker and put on the head of the NRCC.
Fox News cribbed research and graphics directly from a National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) press release without disclosing their origin in order to attack President Obama’s purported “sequester priorities.”
In a Fox & Friends Saturday interview with NRCC chairman Greg Walden, co-host Tucker Carlson claimed that he was “going through a list here” of supposedly wasteful federal spending projects and crucial programs that are impacted by the mandatory spending cuts required by sequestration, but did not explain where that list originated. Every case of both worthwhile and allegedly worthless spending they discussed had previously been highlighted in a February 28 NRCC press release.
Later in the segment, Carlson asked Walden, “wouldn’t it make sense for Republicans to come up with a list, push that list over to the White House, and publicize that list of pointless programs like this that ought to be cut?” Walden replied, “Absolutely.”
Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim ever elected to Congress, has been a virtual punching bag for Faux News dating back to 2006 when Glenn Beck asked the newly elected Ellison, “Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.”
Well after Ellison humiliated poor-little Hannity on Tuesday and called him a GOP-shill and “the worst excuse for a journalist I’ve ever seen”, Hannity went on a smear offensive against Ellison Thursday night by implying that the Muslim Congressman is a racist and an anti-Semite.
“This is really serious, in as much as Farrakhan, one of the most divisive figure in our culture, rabid anti-Semite racist,” the Fox News host asserted, adding that Ellison also had ties to black militant Khalid Muhammad.
Hannity said that Muhammad wanted to “kill the women, everything white that’s in sight — kill the women, kill the babies, kill the children, kill the old people.”
If linking Ellison to someone who he said wanted to kill “everything white” wasn’t enough, Hannity then suggested that Ellison was the “equivalent” of the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist group.
“Do we have somebody then in Congress that is the equivalent on one side what the Klan is?” Hannity asked. “Because I view the rabid rantings of Khalid Muhammad as frightening.”
Just more “fair and balanced” reporting. Right?
Fox News Senior Legal Analyst Andrew Napolitano on Tuesday suggested that President Barack Obama could be impeached for implementing automatic spending cuts in the so-called “sequestration” in a way that embarrassed Republicans.
“If you’re talking about the military, for example, the president wants to hire another 100 soldiers, can he only hire 98? Of course not,” Napolitano explained to the hosts of Fox & Friends. “He can hire all 100, and he can take that 2 percent cut in decreased spending and apply it somewhere else in the Defense Department.”
“The president has an obligation under the Constitution to make the federal government work, and to make it do the things that we have hired it to do,” he continued. “You can’t get on an airplane without going through the TSA. The plane can’t get in the air without an air traffic controller. The country will not stay safe and free without soldiers. These are far more important than other operations of the government, from which he could cut in order to keep those operations that we rely on every day at full force!”
Fox News host Steve Doocy noted that instead of making reductions in spending “as easy as possible,” Obama and his administration were “scaring the living daylights out of people… He’s become President Panic.”
“This is almost an impeachable offense,” Napolitano agreed. “If the president is deciding how to spend money in order to hurt us, rather than in order to provide us with the services for which we have paid and for which we have hired him, he is doing the opposite of what he has taken an oath to do.”