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For the Dems, It's Fox News Season

It's Fox News season. Today Senator Barbara Boxer got quite snitty with Jane Skinner and essentially accused her of being a right-wing shill for the president.

Hot Air has the video.

Here's the transcript of the exchange:

SEN. BOXER [D-CA]: I hear that you agree with the president. I am not surprised.


FOX ANCHOR: We are just trying to bring both sides.

SEN. BOXER (with the sarcasm on high): Yeah, you are fair and balanced, thank you very much.

FOX ANCHOR: Thank you very much. Indeed we are...


Comments (49)

Rock on Barbara!!T... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

Rock on Barbara!!

These pinhead shills on Fox need to be called out for what they are - just another arm of the the White House Communications Office.

By the way, what was the shill doing talking through her nose? She sounded effete to me!!

Did the donks finally grow ... (Below threshold)
Desi:

Did the donks finally grow some balls? Nice to see it.

The day when the Right achi... (Below threshold)
andrew:

The day when the Right achieves parity with the Left in the media is fast approaching so everybody better get used to it.

Someone asks a Democrat a t... (Below threshold)

Someone asks a Democrat a tough question and the whole world falls apart for these losers.

After a generation of a lickspittle press that softballed questions and hid misdeeds, the Democrats are so soft they can't stand the politest grilling.

Gosh, this is fun to watch!

>>Someone asks a Democrat a... (Below threshold)
Desi:

>>Someone asks a Democrat a tough question and the whole world falls apart for these losers.

Yeah, it's a good thing George Allen kept it together so well when asked about his "Jewish" heritage.

something about macacas in glasshouses...

Good job Barbara. Expose th... (Below threshold)
muirgeo:

Good job Barbara. Expose them for what they are.

They are using are airways and they need to show both sides. It's time to break up the media monopoly's.

This just ties write in with the recent report that the FCC had squashed because they didn't like the results that showed media conglomerates negativly effected local news.

One of the biggest mistakes Clinton made was to allow further consolidation of the media.

Now here's a President who ... (Below threshold)
muirgeo:

Now here's a President who knows how to handle the media.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2JGTFI2PPM

Who cares if George Allen i... (Below threshold)
Lysander:

Who cares if George Allen is Jewish or not. If he is, great. If he's not great. I'd ask why it's an issue, but I already know.

Just read this somewhere el... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Just read this somewhere else: "Babs Boxer, poster girl for 'not' using botox".
She looks more like death warmed over and botox sure destroyed a lot of her brain cells, assuming she had any.

"SEN. BOXER (with the sa... (Below threshold)
Lee:

"SEN. BOXER (with the sarcasm on high): Yeah, you are fair and balanced, thank you very much."

"FOX ANCHOR: Thank you very much. Indeed we are..."

Indeed they aren't!

Producer resigns over Middle East coverage.

Two weeks ago, two producers working for Fox News in Amman, Jordan resigned in protest of the network's coverage. In their resignation letter, Serene Sabbagh and Jomana Karadsheh wrote "We can no longer work with a news organization that claims to be fair and balanced when you are so far from that." We go to Amman to speak with producer Serene Sabbagh. [includes rush transcript]


Who cares if George All... (Below threshold)
Desi:

Who cares if George Allen is Jewish or not. If he is, great. If he's not great. I'd ask why it's an issue, but I already know.

Posted by: Lysander at September 26, 2006 05:50 PM

You're right. It doesn't matter at all. He didn't handle the question too well, though, did he? Reporters ask stupid questions. Good politicians deal with it with class. Allen didn't. It's not a disease which only afflicts Democrats.

Funny, I don't remember hea... (Below threshold)
USMC Pilot:

Funny, I don't remember hearing where FoxNews has had to retract half of what they say like CBS news. The middle ground is so far from the position of the extreme left, that they think it's the far right. This new "fight back" program of the libs is going to back fire big time, because everytime they try it, they sound like a little kid whinning to his mommy. President Clinton sounded unhinged, and not at all like an ex-president. If that is the way he acted as president, no wonder he was surrounded by a bunch of loosers that would take the "W" keys off the computers in the whitehouse.

I hope Lee and muirgeo don'... (Below threshold)

I hope Lee and muirgeo don't piddle in their little diapers when the donkeys don't retake the House and Senate.

It's good to see that their former President is rallying the troops around himself and his wife. Keep it up.

Lee,So, basically,... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Lee,

So, basically, Ms. Sabbagh, who used to work for CNN, ABC, and Al Jazeera, could not work for FOX because they were not as leftist and anti-Israeli as she was.

BFD. That does not make Fox biased. It makes her unable to see just how biased she is. Sad, really.

You will believe anything you read or anything anyone tells you as long as it is either anti-Bush, anti-GOP, or anti-Fox News.

What a brain dead waste of perfectly good O2 you are.

USMC:So is the far... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

USMC:

So is the far right (i.e. folks like you) closer to the middle than the far left? If so, can you give me the mathematics of that?

My fav part of this video p... (Below threshold)
Righteous:

My fav part of this video post is the comment by the poster how "the President disagrees with Boxer" on this issue. Just FYI, ole Denial Dubya is disagreeing with a non-partisan INTELLIGENCE REPORT that is based on the input of many different agencies and agents that this war has made terrorism worse. He's not just disagreeing with the Dem's or Ms. Boxer. He's got his head in the sand again. Please, look at facts, voting histories, bills and amendments in the last 6 years. Opinions are great things, but the facts bear out the progressive POV.

"They are using are airways... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

"They are using are airways and they need to show both sides. It's time to break up the media monopoly's."

Posted by: muirgeo

1. Fox News is CABLE, you idiot.
2. When CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS start showing both sides, then we can talk.
3. "are airways", "monopoly's" Do your kids help you with your homework?

Holy shit! Check it out: Hu... (Below threshold)
Clay:

Holy shit! Check it out: Hugh, Lee, and muerto are all here and they even brought some of their little friends. This is smacking of desperation, guys.

Hey Righteous, now that you... (Below threshold)
Phil:

Hey Righteous, now that you've argued for the "gravitas" of the NIE report, how do you reconcile:

-Clinton's claims that he was fighting terrorism in the 1990's with the 1998 NIE that only mentioned Bin Laden in 3 sentences?

-The left wing's claim that "Bush lied" about WMD's with the 2002 NIE that said Iraq had chemical and biological weapons and were actively manufacturing more?

Yes, the village idiots are... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Yes, the village idiots are all present. I watched Barbara Boxer on that segment of Fox News. Every word that came out of her filthy mouth was a lie. Not one word of truth. She is my senator. She is a lying bitch and should be recalled. I e-mailed her exactly what I thought of her lies. Ask the idiot Muirego, if any news outlet does not report the lefts lies, they are not reliable, correct? If Diogenese met Mantis, Lee, Muirego, Brian and Hugh, he would have to keep looking, because there is not anything resembling honest amongst them.

This is 'Box o' Rocks' Boxe... (Below threshold)
Thanatopsis:

This is 'Box o' Rocks' Boxer, right? All I need to know.

I know I've been working ah... (Below threshold)
kirktoe:

I know I've been working ahrd all day, but when did Fox News get added to the ballot for this year's election.

The kook left can't stand Fox because they actually do INVESTIGATIVE reporting and report the FACTS. Just because that procedure causes great harm to your side doesn't mean they are right wing.

Or are you admitting that the truth and conservatism are one in the same now?

Sen. Boxer got to speak on ... (Below threshold)
George:

Sen. Boxer got to speak on Fox!? That certainly is fair and balanced.

The Today Show covered the Clinton emotional outburst this morning. Whom did they get to discuss it? James Carville and Paul Begala -- two Democrats. This is the regular MSM's modus operandi. They think getting to Dim-whit-ocrats to discuss presents both sides of the debate. The closest the MSM gets to a real Republican is John McCain (i.e. not too close).

Dems are always welcome on Fox -- and you see what can happen when they get asked legitimate questions.

The Kos crowd, is indeed, f... (Below threshold)
Soupy2c2:

The Kos crowd, is indeed, further from the middle than what you are calling right wingers.

It all makes sense, Howard Dean is the spokesman, so they all think shrillness adds to the debate.

So the threat to dems IS Fox News and the threat to Americans ARE Terrorists - tells me everything I need to know. I say you go dems FIGHT THE FIGHT. Fighting Fox sure protects my children.

When Dems return to my grandfather's party - I'll return to them! BUT its looking alot like Clinton will be the last dem I vote for in this life time!

the dems are nuts: they are... (Below threshold)

the dems are nuts: they are attacking walmart - America's #1 store, and FOX, America's #1 news network.

do they think they can attacl waht MOST Americans like and GAIN popularity!?!? SHEESH!

this reveals what they really think of us: all of us who watch Fox and shop at Walmart are idiots.

the dems are a bunch of elitist hypocritical learjet liberal scum.

"Just read this somewhere e... (Below threshold)

"Just read this somewhere else: "Babs Boxer, poster girl for 'not' using botox".
She looks more like death warmed over and botox sure destroyed a lot of her brain cells, assuming she had any."

Yeah I know, I think she goes to the same make up artist Katlheen Harris goes to ;)

I guess this means a news a... (Below threshold)

I guess this means a news analysist cannot agree with any President ever or risk being a mouthpiece of the White House or whatever line of BS is being fed to the public this time.

Except, of course, when the President is Clinton. That's a different set of rules, now isn't it?

One thing is for certain-if... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

One thing is for certain-if Nancey Pee-loser gets another botox job she will have to walk backward because her eyes will end up on the back of her head. She had to shave her forehead hair back the first time as her eyes was cover by her hair. Poor old Barbara Botox will just disappear.

"I guess this means a ne... (Below threshold)
Lee:

"I guess this means a news analysist cannot agree with any President ever or risk being a mouthpiece of the White House or whatever line of BS is being fed to the public this time."

If you aren't aware of the extent to which Fox News lies to the American public, SB, you need help.

Well, <a href="http://www.o... (Below threshold)

Well, CNN's sure trustworthy.

How much of a kickback do you get for those DVDs, Lee?

J.

And Babs Boxer is a raving ... (Below threshold)

And Babs Boxer is a raving sufferer of Bush Derangement Syndrome who would say up is down, black is white and the sun rises in the west as long as it disagreed with anything President Bush says.

They are using are (sic)... (Below threshold)

They are using are (sic) airways and they need to show both sides. It's time to break up the media monopoly's.

They are on cable. I suppose they use satellite links and all, but that is usually handled by third party private companies so they would probably be transmitted with everything else a provider relays.

This is a demand for censorship. This guy doesn't like Fox News and he thinks the Government should regulate what they say.

Is that what liberalism is about? Just wondering.

BTW The fairness doctrine is no longer applicable and would hardly pass constitutional muster these days.

VW

My, isn't THIS a charming l... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

My, isn't THIS a charming little thread?

Does EVERY thread have to be turned into a pissing match? Lee, Muirgo, FieldNegro, and Hugh, have you ever considered how hard these guys work to keep Wizbang running every day? Do you have to spray paint liberal graffiti on everything they say? Is it some sort of territorial marking thing?

Why is it that trolls like you need to feel like you have to monopolize the conversation around here? Do you really think your incessant bickering adds to the discussion? Who invited you to poop in the punchbowl on nearly every thread? Why do you insist on reducing every thread to an acrimonious shouting match? Indeed, why, exactly, are you here at all? It's quite obvious you have no respect for any views except your own.

Guys, we GET it. You don't like Bush, Rove, Rumsfeld, Rice, Republicans, conservatives, conservative blogs, Halliburton, oil companies, our military, Christians, children and puppies. We blew up the World Towers, the NOLA levees, caused global warming, defeated Al Gore and John Kerry, stole two elections, destroyed the economy, ignored our revered friends in Europe, Hollywood and the UN, manipulated terrorism to provoke a war for Mr. Bush and generally failed to show proper respect for your wierd view of the world. The New York Times is the Revealed Word. You don't think very much of people who disagree with your endless list of complaints and grievances. We're all morons, unworthy to comment at Wizbang, your chosen wailing wall. You're perpetually vexed that you have to constantly *EXPLAIN* things to all us unwashed, uninformed, knuckle dragging idiots here. Yeah, I know...kneel before Zog. Yadda, yadda, yadda. In your frickin' dreams.

25,000 people visit this blog every day. I think it's very likely that upwards of 24,500 of us think you're obnoxious, condescending jerks and don't give a damn what you think -- about anything. Think on that.

There's something wrong here, and it has little to do with my failing patience. I'm at a loss to explain why you feel the need to intentionally annoy so many people so relentlessly except to wonder about your mental health. Who appointed you the resident harpies? Where did you come up with the apparent belief that you're intellectually superior to everyone else here?

Do you have some sort of deep-seated psychological need to be noticed or something? There are quite literally millions of other blogs. Why don't you find one you like better and take your corrosive wit somewhere else?

Personally, I'm sick of it. If you don't have anything positive to contribute to the discussion, even in disagreement, don't miss the opportunity to either shut the hell up once in a while or to go someplace else.

bobdog:Here's what... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

bobdog:

Here's what you said above

"Personally, I'm sick of it. If you don't have anything positive to contribute to the discussion, even in disagreement, don't miss the opportunity to either shut the hell up once in a while or to go someplace else.
Posted by: bobdog "

Here's just a smattering from the folks you think should be allowed exclusively on Wizbang

She is my senator. She is a lying bitch
Posted by: Zelsdorf Ragshaft III

Just read this somewhere else: "Babs Boxer, poster girl for 'not' using botox".
She looks more like death warmed over and botox sure destroyed a lot of her brain cells, assuming she had any.
Posted by: Scrapiron at

the dems are a bunch of elitist hypocritical learjet liberal scum.
Posted by: reliapundit


SepOne thing is for certain-if Nancey Pee-loser gets another botox job she will have to walk backward because her eyes will end up on the back of her head. She had to shave her forehead hair back the first time as her eyes was cover by her hair. Poor old Barbara Botox will just disappear.
Posted by: jhow66


This is fairly mild for your friends on the right. I could go through other posts and have 50-60 more of these fvrom this week alone.

Take some valium and remember this is a "public" site. Got it? As much as you'd like to live in a bubble like Mr. Bush reality just isn't that way.

Funny how Babs "I kite chec... (Below threshold)

Funny how Babs "I kite checks" Boxer is so assured when taking a righteous stance.

"Progressives" don't like competition. If they had their way, there would be a kinda of Leftist sharia in the US where all "non-aligned" media would be subject to their rules. From the bleating of demands to "regulate" radio to the Mafia-style threats against Fox and ABC by Senate Dems, we can easily see the moral bankruptcy of this very unserious ideology.

BTW Lee?When did F... (Below threshold)

BTW Lee?

When did Fox produce fraudulent memos in an attempt at election manipulation? Or run photoshopped pictures as the real deal? Or have one of the journalists jailed because they were caught helping terrorists?

Ah Progressive-style Sharia... that's whats for breakfast on the Left side of the aisle.

HughThis is a priv... (Below threshold)

Hugh

This is a private site. I know the differences between "public" and "private" cause consternation in "progressives" but it would behoove you to at least try and grasp the difference.

Darleen:Sorry. I m... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

Darleen:

Sorry. I must have missed the signs like: "no women allowed", "no nasty liberals aloowed", "no dissenters allowed", "colored entrance" "white water fountain" "men's entrance" "crazy righties only". Those were/are for "private" place also.

Your effete, nose in the air comment was pretty sad. And dumb.

I was going to leave a long... (Below threshold)
mantis:

I was going to leave a long comment, but my learjet is all gassed up outside and I've got to leave my elitist ivory tower to perform an abortion, preside over the marriage of gay 12 year old and a goat, and do my part to institute Leftist Sharia law. What a full day! Where's my latte?

Bobdog, I completley agree ... (Below threshold)
scta:

Bobdog, I completley agree with you. It seems the same idiots show up on every thread and spout the same old bullshit. What makes it even worse is go try to leave any common sense opinion on a liberal blog (firedoglake for example) and see how long it takes to have it deleted. They won't even try to have a reasonable discourse in a thread, if it doesn't conform to their view of the world, it is out of there. Heaven forbid if you actually want to criticize what was written or have something negative, or even just not positive enough, to say about one of their revered patron saints like Bill Clinton. As far as they are concerned, Monica, Berger, Rep. Jefferson, and all of their other little scandals over the past few years are over and done with and shall never be mentioned, but you can bring up something about a Republican from 30 years ago and smear them all over the place.

Strange how the party that supposedly champions everyone's rights seems full of supporters that won't extend the basic right to let someone have their opinion heard.

So as far as I am concerned, Lee and the other trolls can all go screw their hypocritical selves.

I think that the dems are g... (Below threshold)
Mike:

I think that the dems are gearing up for a return of the fairness doctrine if they gain power this fall. They whine about free speech rights when a traitor is leaking classifed documents, but would love to shut down talk radio, Fox, etc. There is an excellent post on this today at 7:39 AM on Betsy's Page.

http://www.betsyspage.blogspot.com/

Boxer's and Clinton's ingra... (Below threshold)
Dave:

Boxer's and Clinton's ingrating self-assured half-accusations are similar to Amadinajad's wondering why reporters were so persistant in believing the Holocaust happened. "I just told you the real story ... why do you question me?" Symptoms of a cocoon.

"Yeah I know, I think sh... (Below threshold)

"Yeah I know, I think she goes to the same make up artist Katlheen Harris goes to ;)"

Boy oh boy, I'll give you THAT one.

Hugh, things would be a lot... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

Hugh, things would be a lot less venomous around here if every "reasoned" response from you and Lee, Murigo and the lot of you wasn't dripping with condescension and contempt.

A handful of you insist on lowering the level of discourse for everybody, with a complete disregard for the folks that write this blog. If you have a point to make, make it. You don't have to agree with me or anybody else.

What annoys the crap out of me is that a few of you seem to deliberately go out of your way to be as annoying as possible, day after day, post after post. And you just keep coming back.

I can only conclude that you enjoy it. You're not amusing, you're not going to convince anyone by calling them idiots and morons, and you categorically object to almost everything. Why are you here, anyway?

Yes, it's a public forum, but so are a couple million other blogs, many of whom share your view of the world. Why do you insist on such obnoxious behavior here, when you know in the back of your minds that 95% of the regular visitors to Wizbang despise you for it?

"Guys, we GET it. You don't... (Below threshold)

"Guys, we GET it. You don't like Bush, Rove, Rumsfeld, Rice, Republicans, conservatives, conservative blogs, Halliburton, oil companies, our military, Christians, children and puppies. We blew up the World Towers, the NOLA levees, caused global warming, defeated Al Gore and John Kerry, stole two elections, destroyed the economy, ignored our revered friends in Europe, Hollywood and the UN, manipulated terrorism to provoke a war for Mr. Bush and generally failed to show proper respect for your wierd view of the world. The New York Times is the Revealed Word. You don't think very much of people who disagree with your endless list of complaints and grievances. We're all morons, unworthy to comment at Wizbang, your chosen wailing wall. You're perpetually vexed that you have to constantly *EXPLAIN* things to all us unwashed, uninformed, knuckle dragging idiots here."

Well actaually, you left out NASCAR,WALMART, Televangelist, and sleazy NRA lobbyist. But you got everything else right;)

Poor lefties. Years and ye... (Below threshold)
Jo:

Poor lefties. Years and years of biased left news with no one to counter, and now Fox News shows up and they have to share the playground.

Awww. Hand me a kleenex. Life is sooo unfair.

bobdog:Again your ... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

bobdog:

Again your quote:

"Hugh, things would be a lot less venomous around here if every "reasoned" response from you and Lee, Murigo and the lot of you wasn't dripping with condescension and contempt."

You might have some credibility if you responded to the quotes I posted from some of the regulars here on the right. You ignored that point entirely.

That being said, I agree with your thought about reasoned discourse. I have attempted same many times and have engaged in spirited and clean debate with several regular posters. I whined yesterday on the global warming post about how we are so polarized noone will listen to the other side about it.

So, let me hear you condemn those who are on the right and post things like it would be good to murder the democrats in Congress. That was posted this a.m on a different post by "Scrapiron" one of the truly unhinged who come to this public forum.

Let me hear back from you about this. By the way I do admit to being caustic and sarcastic sometimes. On the other hand sometimes I try to use iron and to be satirical and my attempts at humor fail.

I love the "transcript" pro... (Below threshold)
Keith:

I love the "transcript" provided! You guys conveniently omit the preceding lines (as you can hear on the video link) where the FOX "Interviewer" decides to throw HER OPINION in after boxer ... TWICE!!

I can't beleive people on here think it is actually good journalism to have a reporter try to squeeze in the final word on a senator, liberal or conservative, - especially when the final word is her opinion.

I guess the only reason FOX even includes democratic guests on their channel is for the sole purpose of trying to get in the last word to prove them wrong. This is NOT the definition of fair & balanced.

I cannot understandhow any logical person could not see this, particularly in this instance.

Keith, the operative word i... (Below threshold)

Keith, the operative word is "LOGICAL".The faux news fanatics posting here wouldn't know what logical is if it slapped them upside the head!




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