Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Faux Noise can't take a punch

Eric Boehlert, Media Matters

The cheese has really fallen off the cracker at Fox News over the Nevada Democratic Party's decision to break its presidential debate partnership with the cable news channel because the outlet is not seen as being fair. On Saturday night, Beltway Boys co-host Morton Kondracke completely lost it while discussing the snub and compared Nevada Democrats to communist propagandists. On Monday night, Fox News talker Bill O'Reilly went one better and likened the "radical" Nevada voters to Nazis.

O'Rally's statement is funnier'n shit! Nevada voters are getting less like Nazis all the time. Nevada is getting bluer all the time like most Western states, but it's still redder'n the dick on a dog.

More importantly, the latest confrontation simply highlights the fact that Fox News can't take a punch. Then again, isn't that always the case with bullies?

I really like it if someone starts whining right after I hit him. It means the fight's over and I won.

And now Nevada Democrats, pressed into action by online activists, have moved the ball forward. "The lies of FOX News and Roger Ailes have no place in public discourse, journalism, or the Democratic Party presidential debates," insisted blogger Matt Stoller, who helped launch the Nevada pushback on his blog MyDD and who stresses that it's important "to not ratify Fox News as a legitimate news source."

That's why the Nevada defection stung so badly, and that's why Kondracke and others lashed out in such outlandish fashion. Fox News does not want to be in a fight about whether it's a legitimate news organization. Why? Because Fox News can't take a punch.

Lotsa good shit and links in between the quotes. Read. Enjoy. I think that Fox Noise, like the Bush administration (an oxymoron if ever there was one!) is on the ropes. 'Bout fuckin' time.


Anti-Fox Campaign, African-American Edition. Video.

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