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Doonesbury snarkitude-- "Fox": If rumor "proves to be false, we STILL pass it on!"


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How do I love thee, Garry Trudeau? Let me count the ways: 1. Your snarkitude. 2. Your snarkitude about Fox. 3. Your snarkitude about Fox spreading lies and propaganda based on rumor and/or headlines of their own creation. 4. Your snarkitude as a vehicle for telling the truth. 5. Did I mention your snarkitude?

Bill Maher touched on all those Republican lies on his HBO show, "Real Time." You can watch the video of that segment here. He referred to the GOP habit of perpetuating provably false b.s. as "Zombie Lies." They keep schlepping around threatening real journalism and democracy itself, way after their apparent demise, influencing voters despite being utter fiction, figments of what's left of conservative minds (assuming they had minds to begin with).

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Which brings us to Trudeau's "Doonesbury" strip, in which he brings journalist Roland Hedley back to skewer the Fox fact-mangling machine. Hedley welcomes us to another edition of "Inside Fox News" in which he reports about their "elite team of mongers" who "break rumors." And what rumors they are! He ticks off a list of memorable Fox lies from President Obama being Kenyan to the War on Christmas to "Islamic sleeper terrorist Bowe Bergdahl."

Take it away, Roland:

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Maher: GOP "Zombie Lies won't stay dead." (VIDEO)


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On Real Time last night, Bill Maher's rant was a particularly good one, all about how the GOP perpetuates lies. He started out mocking (what else?) politicians in both parties and how they invented their own euphemism for lying: "I misspoke." He then went on to nail Republicans on one of their own rules: "When they get caught in a lie, they don't have to stop telling it," as opposed to Democrats, who are more apt to admit their lies and correct the record. Maher noted that Dems understand that "there's this thing called observable reality." Republican talking points, he continued, "which have been disproven, remain! Like a guest who's been asked to leave a party, but does not! It reminds me of a horror movie where you think you've killed the lie, but it won't stay dead. Which is why I call them "Zombie Lies."

He came up with a whole ballot box full of examples, such as the mythical Obamacare "job killer" (that didn't happen) and "death panels" (there were none), not to mention the big bad "government takeover" of health care (that never materialized). He brought up nearly as many Zombie Lies as the House GOP has ACA repeal bills. He slammed "trickle down" economic policies, fracking, you name it. Watch:

Take it away, Bill Maher:

Finally, New Rule: Now that there's been an uproar over all the neocons who lied about the Iraq war with no consequences, someone must tell me why there isn't a similar uproar over all the Republicans who lied about Obamacare with no consequences.

It's been four years since the bill passed. Has anybody come across even one death panel? The next liberal to tell a Republican "You’re entitled to an opinion but not your own facts" should really just admit they’ve never seen Fox News....

Zombie Lies are neither alive nor dead-- like Dick Cheney...

They pass a Zombie Lie down to dumber and dumber people who believe it more and more...

And when you think the Zombie Lie has finally gone to die at the Idea Hospice of the Absolutely Stupidest People on Earth, there it is being retweeted by Donald Trump.


Big hat tip to Heather over at Crooks and Liars for the video.


Fox Noise Creates Fake Scandale About an "Abortion Activist Attack'





"How's this for tolerance?" screamed the Fvx headline.

"In a public forum you lose a reasonable right to privacy ... that's the law.' brayed guest activist and ProLifer of Columbus Ohio, who has already generously, Christian-likely 'forgiven her' ... the liberal harpy who is hell bent on killing babies, Victoria Duran.

They were just trying to 'defuse the anger' and document, so that their poor ProLifer selves could bring some civility to this whole Evil Abortion issue.

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Have a gander, it's truly the best of topics The Curvy Couch of Ick over at Fox and Friends can gleefully jump aboard and go utterly hysterical on. One RWNJ Winger got jiggy with it - he added his own drama layers, via animation.

Of course there's no substitute for the Curvy Couch of Ick and the Fvx Friends, so here's the Doocy and Crew empathizing with the Wingers.

Fvx sympathized deeply with the poor, abused, trod-upon ProLifers that landed in their studio to bitch by remote. They had all kinds of soft-spoken, pretend-urbane hostility to pile on Ms. Duran's shoulders.


These bully-boy asshats are doing precisely what they do outside Planned Parenthood clinics, so-called 'abortion doctors' homes, and within the Vanished buffer zone that SCROTUS just yanked out from under American Women.


Apologies for a Steve Douchie audio file, but you truly have to hear it to be enraged by it, and enraged by it to get Fired Up, and get Fired Up(!) to vote in Novembers.


Fvx News Hysteria Du Jour: Perry and Hannity Were 'Presidential' at The Border


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The horror.

Clutch those un-cultured  pearls, Regressive Right,  Your Leader Sean Hannity has gone To The Border [because President Obama was too much of a coward, and simply bent on gaining his own 'Katrina Moment', as they persist in purporting].

Pour on the Faux Compassion, it's as thick as Aunt Jemima's Faux Maple but far harder to take at breakfast time.

Governor Rick Perry, by contrast, has gone To The Border - but then he is Governor of that poor state.

Fvx and Friends Friday Morning was allllll over President Obama's Heinous Sin of missing the big uber-publicized trip to the Big Fence with Perry and Hannity. This morning, the Curvy Couch Of Ick at Fox Noise Headquarters, were visibly celebrating.


The split screen they chose, captured above, practically speaks for itself. But we don't let them get off that easy at The Political Carnival. It was the height of hypocrisy that these Idjit Pundits, with Hannity at the Helm,  attempted to shame President Obama for not making a photo-op fuss that is all about political optics.

The Couch of Ick went on to say how 'Presidential' Rick Perry looked ... as opposed to the president that actually got elected and is choosing to do something practical about the humanitarian crisis on the border, something thoughtful - and bring a solution to the table.


NOT get all dressed up, throw on a fake medal or two and jump down there in Full Commander-in-Chief regalia because Fvx Nation was clamoring that if he didn't ... OHMYGODWTFBBQ ... President Obama has finally had his Katrina Moment.

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Horse shite.

President Obama has more compassion for the actual children and families in this crisis than Sean Hannity or Rick Perry could buy  from the Koch Bros. publicists and broadcast around the world in a fine scam, sham, shameful blame game of nonsense they are so tremendously skilled at.

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Apologies as always for giving you Fvx at this hour, but Sean Hannity's performance deserves your mockery.

For a little background on Perry's "This Is Obama's Katrina Moment Tour", here is Governor Good Hair blathering away on ABC.

He won't even answer the questions?!


Sounds a lot like another GOP Texan who thought he knew everything about everything but in reality drove the United States into a ditch ... what was his name again? Dubbyah?

Only one way to get these asshats out of office, and we all know what that is ... VOTE them out!

And while you're getting geared up to do that, set the record straight on this NOT being any kind of Katrina Moment in any thinking person's universe.


Bill O'Reilly Excoriates Fellow Fox News Boobs


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Bill O'Reilly of The O'Reilly Factor generally doesn't mince words. He misuses them. He misconstrues them. He even abuses them. I'll go so far as to accuse him of lying from time to time. So it's certainly amusing when he chooses to sum up his fellow blowhards on Fox News Network. He gave his assessment of his cohort noisemakers to Fox stalwart Geraldo Rivera last night and it was covered by The Daily Beast:

Answering a question from fellow Foxer Geraldo Rivera—does the right-leaning network cut President Obama enough slack? Does it treat him fairly?

To put it into perspective, here's how O'Reilly treats the President. He says President Obama is "clueless, feckless, insular, indifferent to facts that contradict his lefty belief system, and otherwise incompetent."

So someone who's so opinionated with his assessments of the President might be a bit more "conservative" with his co-workers. But after all, this is Bill O. :

If you watch Fox & Friends, [Steve] Doocy is an Obama-basher. He bashes Obama like clockwork. But the other two—Elisabeth [Hasselbeck] and Brian [Kilmeade]—they’d rather whip up a soufflé.”

Bill thinks morning hosts Bill Hemmer and Jenna Lee “have no ideology.”

When it comes to the on camera talent involved on, “Outnumbered or Outsmarted, Bill gave a dismissive shrug. Basically he's not a fan.

For the 3 PM offering, O'Reilly labels Shepard Smith as a liberal.” He added that Cavuto, hosted by Neal Cavuto, “is a business show…He’s not an Obama fan.”

Following that comes the Factor's assessment of the quintet of hosts on The Five -- "they don’t like the president so much"… At 6,there's Bret Baier. Big Bill says he’s not anti-Obama.

“Then you have Greta [van Susteren], who’s a liberal. At 8 you have me. I’m tough on everybody. At 9 you have Megyn [Kelly]. Again, not an ideologue…Then you have the Republican show, Hannity, at 10”

I sure would love to see the reception Bill gets today when he shows up to the studios. I'm confident he's going to get more cold shoulders than congratulatory pats. He might even get called into the principal's office (Roger Ailes) to caution him to tone it down a bit.

In baseball it was Manny being Manny. At Fox, it's Bill being Bill. No difference. Both are crazy. Perhaps I give Manny the advantage though. He hit a lot more home runs than Bill.


What Do You Get When You Mix a Psychiatrist, Fox News & A H.S. Shooting


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Sounds like a set-up for a joke, doesn't it? Sadly, this is true.

Fox news must have their resident psychos on call. I know that major newspapers write obituaries before celebrities pass so they can go to press immediately upon hearing the tragic news.

Now there's been another school shooting, this time in Oregon. A student killed. A school coach wounded. The shooter dead (self-inflicted gunshot).

So who does Fox News call upon? Resident psychiatrist and Medical A-Team member Dr. Keith Ablow.

It didn't take 15 minutes before Fox already had the gun-promoting, NRA sponsored psychiatrist come on the air and fire a warning salvo that this shooting is going to motivate anti-gun nuts" (his professional phrase, not mine) to come out in droves and demand gun control.

How many killings is it going to take for these NRA crackpots to finally get the message they, or their families, could be next if unbridled gun ownership continues?

This man is supposed to be a psychological expert. I think Fox News got the psycho part right. Check it out:


Saturday Links



Did Fox News Bench Shepard Smith For Telling The Truth About Bowe Bergdahl?

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No End Game: How the Treatment of Bowe Bergdahl Will Destroy the Republican Party

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