Posts tagged "fox news"

Kirsten Powers Might Be Right About “Illiberal” Feminist Rhetoric

Columnist and FOX News contributor Kirsten Powers has an essay up on The Daily Beast today calling out “illiberal” feminists for bearing down so hard on anyone who doesn’t agree with them that they’re effectively silencing other, non-feminist perspectives. I would normally be happy to sit back with a glass of wine and watch the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 12, 2015

Just Look At This Asshole: Dr. Keith Ablow Is Schmuck Who Thinks Men Should Have “Veto Power” Over Abortions

Dr. Keith Ablow is not an expert on anything except having terrible opinions on everything.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 6, 2015

Freddie Gray, Baltimore & Beyond: What To Read/Watch/Listen To Since TV News Is A Steaming Pile Of Hot Garbage

The mainstream media, and cable news especially, has long been a complete and utter hot mess, but the level of idiocy, godawful “reporting” and outrageous spin has hit new heights in its coverage of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, including the recent events in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray. The Washington Post, reporting on a “tip” from inside the Baltimore Police Department,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2015

Roundup: Fox News Reacts To The Oscars

Several times yesterday, I quite nearly posted about a thing someone on Fox News said about the Oscars. Then, before I could even get something together, another person on Fox had said an even more ridiculous thing about the Oscars. So you know what? I decided to just do a roundup.

The mai…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 24, 2015

Bill O’Reilly Is A Lying Liar, But Fox Is Not About To Care

When the news broke about Brian Williams having lied about his helicopter having been nearly shot down while he was covering the Iraq war, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was there to tear him to shreds with a searing monologue about how important it is for the fourth estate to, you know, not lie about…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 20, 2015

Fox Fears “Frozen” Is “Empowering Girls” By Portraying Dudes As “Evil And Cold”

“Fox And Friends” host Steve Doocy is clutching his pearls (okay maybe his cufflinks) over what he calls “The Frozen Effect,” which — gasp — makes girls feel good about themselves. Penny Nance, president of the PAC Concerned Women for America (who semi-defensively let us know immediately upon first speaking on camera that being a…

By: Claire Hannum / February 4, 2015

Megyn Kelly On Women: “We’re Drinking, We’re Smoking, We’re Having Premarital Sex”

Megyn Kelly, you’re all right.

Say what you will about Fox News (which hopefully is very little, because my god, talk about bottling up the worst conservative arguments into one place and giving them a megaphone), one thing is true: their own Megyn Kelly, right-leaning host of “The Kelly File,” is kind of…

By: Beejoli Shah / January 29, 2015

SHOCKER: Eric Bolling Said Something Stupid About Women

I avoid Fox News entirely for exactly this reason. Every time I watch a clip from Fox News — excepting Bill O’Reilly’s sympathetic monologue about the injustice of Eric Garner’s murder — I just end up with high blood pressure. I don’t like to hate-watch! And yet, I keep hate-watching.
Anyway, in this week’…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 15, 2014

Gene Simmons Proudly Tells Women To “Stop Depending On Men,” Womankind Collectively Rolls Eyes

In promoting his new book (which I am too irritated to even link to) on Fox News’ “Trending With Tantaros,” KISS frontman Gene Simmons proclaimed that we ladies need to stop leeching off our men because so many dudes walk out anyway, and that we should just actively plan for abandonment instead. Gene, what’s the deal…

By: Claire Hannum / October 27, 2014

The WWE Has Implemented A New Zero-Tolerance Policy On Domestic Violence

The WWE has implemented a strict, zero-tolerance policy concerning domestic violence. [Washington Post]
The fact that birth control lets women have happy, healthy, pregnancy-free sex lives is just as good an argument for its increased availability as economic arguments. [Cosmopolitan]
Warner Bros. wants a woman to direct the new “Wonder Woman” film.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 24, 2014

Fox Anchor: Young Women Serving On Juries Is A Bad Idea Because They “Don’t Get It”

Kimberly Guilfoyle and her co-hosts on “The Five” decided on Tuesday’s edition of the show that young women are just too out of it to be functional members of society. They argued that most people become conservatives as they get older, and that young women start as liberals until they marry and gain enough “life experience”…

By: Claire Hannum / October 23, 2014

“Fox & Friends” Hosts Joke About Ray Rice Beating His Fiancée, Don’t Apologize

“Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade joked yesterday that the message behind the brutal video released by TMZ depicting since-terminated Ravens player Ray Rice beating his then-fiancée Janay Rice was “take the stairs.” His co-host Steve Doocy quipped, “The message is, when you’re in a an elevator, there’s a camera.” On today’s show, Kilmeade addressed…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2014

Dr. Keith Ablow Of Fox News Says Michelle Obama Should “Drop A Few” Before Talking About Nutrition

Dr. Keith Ablow, professional douchebag/member of Fox’s “Medical A-Team,”  is known for his general assholery and sometimes-shady health advice. On Tuesday, he appeared on the show “Outnumbered” and made a remark that was bold even for him: he said he couldn’t take Michelle Obama’s school nutrition campaign seriously because she needs to “drop a few” pounds.

By: Claire Hannum / August 14, 2014

Gross Old Dude On Fox News Calls “Bachelorette” Andi Dorfman A “Slut”

Why Fox News is recapping “The Bachelorette: After The Final Rose” is beyond me. Alas, while “The Five” discussed how romance reject Nick Viall quite reasonably asked Andi Dorfman why she had sex with him in the “fantasy suite” if she knew she wasn’t in love with him, gross old dude panelist Bob Beckel…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2014

Fox News Guest Actually Wore Cufflinks Depicting A Caveman Clubbing And Dragging A Woman

Fox News’ new show “Outnumbered” pits four female anchorbabes up against one male guest. The premise? Gender wars! Fun! On Friday, the male guest, (unscrupulous) Fox Business contributor Charles Payne, wore a cute little accessory on air to signal his disdain for the opposite sex: cufflinks depicting a caveman with a club, dragging a woma…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2014

“Fox & Friends” Addressed Women In The Workplace & It Actually Wasn’t Terrible

As I read the chyron “Girls Gone ‘Mild': Book Advises Women Not To  Raise Their Voices,” I was all ready to watch this Fox News segment advising women on how to carry themselves professionally in the workplace and then kill it with fire.

But as Sylvia Ann Hewlett, the author of Executive Presence:

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 7, 2014

Fox News Gathers 4 Men For Panel Discussion About “War On Women”

Presented without comment. [Media Matters For America]
On the lyrics of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s song “Drunk In Love” that make reference to domestic violence (“Eat the cake, Anna-Mae”) and one radio station’s decision to censor those lyrics from the song. [Racialicious]
Malala Yousafzai’s book launch for her memoir I Am

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 28, 2014

Fox News Host Megyn Kelly Believes In (White) Santa Claus

Earlier this week, Slate.com columnist Aisha Harris wrote a somewhat tongue-in-cheek piece arguing that Santa Claus needed a makeover. Instead of always being depicted as a jolly, fat, white man, Santa Claus should be a penguin. Harris wrote about growing up as a Black child and seeing two versions of Santa — on TV and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 12, 2013

Pool Accommodates Muslim Women, Fox News Frets About Sharia Law

Fox News has predictably idiotic things to say about a Midwestern swimming facility that will accommodate Muslim women by closing the pool to men for one-hour per day. SHARIA LAW IS COMING FOR US ALL! [Think Progress]
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry wrote up the consummate readers’ syllabus on Black feminism. [MSNBC]
Also,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 2, 2013

Fox News Guest On Maryville Rape Victim: “There Are Telltale Signs This Girl Is Actually Lying”

“There’s no denying that from the surface it appears to be some sort of cover-up. But when you look at the finer details, there are telltale signs of this girl actually lying. She is leaving her home at 1 a.m. in the morning and nobody forced her to drink. And what happens? She gets caught…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 17, 2013
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