Friday, November 16, 2012
"Fox News President Roger Ailes spoke to TVNewser about the network’s election night coverage on Friday — also going on to elaborate on their self-proclaimed “fair and balanced” approach. While no one seems to agree with him, Ailes said, the network has “no agenda.”
Asked how the next four years will play out, Ailes told TVNewser, “It’s day-to-day for us.”
“We don’t — I know no one believes it — we have no agenda,” he added. “If he (Obama) runs into a burning building tomorrow and saves four kids, he’s gonna be the biggest goddamn hero Fox News ever saw. But if he leaves four guys behind on the battlefield but can’t explain it, then he’s gonna have a problem with Fox News.”
“I don’t mind praising the guy, and I don’t mind questioning the guy,” Ailes said. “It’s day to day.”
Doubtlessly, many are bound to disagree.
" But if he leaves four guys behind on the battlefield but can’t explain it, then he’s gonna have a problem with Fox News.” Hmmm, I wonder why W didn't "have a problem with Fox News".
I really want to give Fox the benefit of the doubt when I see stories like this, but we all know the real deal about Roger and company. Fox is not a real news organization. Fox is to the left what MSNBC is to the right: a news station to be avoided at all costs.
Finally, speaking of Fox News, their number one anchor seems to have a problem with how we vote here in Philly.
"Bill O’Reilly brought on Megyn Kelly tonight to react to the surprising news that Mitt Romney received zero votes at fifty-nine Philadelphia voting divisions (about three percent of its total divisions) in last week’s election. O’Reilly found it… odd, to say the least.
O’Reilly said Romney should have gotten at least one or two, but Kelly explained the same thing happened to John McCain four years ago. Kelly disputed the idea that any “shenanigans” were going on, saying that the divisions with the unanimous Obama votes have large black, inner-city populations.
O’Reilly said the odds are just too high to imagine this being mere circumstance, but Kelly continued to insist that there was nothing particularly odd about that. She pointed to precincts in Utah that ended up having unanimous Romney support, even though there were only a few dozen voters in that instance." [Source]
Unfortunately for Bill he doesn't seem to get out much. There is nothing unusual about a ward in Philly going almost 100% D. If wingnuts weren't so caught up in listening to winngut radio and watching Fox News in the run up to the election, they would have realized that Philly got 600,000 votes for O back in 2008, and that the the dems were mobilizing hard on the ground here.
Maine blogger) so when Charlie Webster says that you black folks were cheating because he saw black votes from rural Maine I have to just leave it alone.
"Maine Republican Party chairman Charlie Webster is doubling down on his suggestion that there were "improprieties" at the Maine polls last week, insisting he received complaints from candidates in small towns across the state that "new people came to vote" and "I believe that that's questionable."
Webster has been the source of some controversy after suggesting in an interview with WCSH-TV this week that "In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day."
"Everybody has a right to vote, but nobody in [these] towns knows anyone who's black," Webster told WCSH-TV's Don Carrigan. "How did that happen? I don't know. We're going to find out."
Reached on his cell phone by CBSNews.com, Webster refused to provide details regarding the specific towns in question, the number of "new" voters to whom he was referring, or the percentage of those people who were African-American. Megan Sanborn, a spokesperson for Secretary of State Charlie Summers, told CBSNews.com the office had not received any complaints or accusations of voter fraud from the past election, and that there had been no noticeable uptick in African-American turnout in the state." [Source]
Come on Charlie, we need names.