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Rachel MarsdenVia Valleywag:

It’s hard to say what made Rachel Marsden turn on her benefators in right-wing media. True, she was escorted by security guards from her former job as co-host of Red Eye, a sort of late-night lockup for the truly hard-core lunatic fringe within the crazyhouse that is Fox News. But that hardly soured her on the network; she later emailed us saying she’d “always been a big fan of” Fox News chief Ailes, “and am always honoured to be asked to contribute to anything this great man has built.” Fox’s flagship shouting head Bill O’Reilly, meanwhile, was “a real man … awesome … a straight shooter, and one of my favourite people in the biz.”

However, Marsden sure has no love for Fox News now:

I was a “talking head.” I’m not a big fan of the term. “Talking head” implies the presence of a brain, which isn’t always the case. The American cable news network from which I was sprung mostly selected their female talking heads for their tits and legs. I guess nicknaming them “talking tits” or “talking legs” would be overdoing the obvious. It would also totally bust the trailer trash viewing majority who watch the network as the closest thing their old lady will allow them to get to porn.




From Daily Finance:

Every news organization makes mistakes. But when Fox News makes mistakes, they seem to tilt in a suspiciously consistent direction, favoring Republicans and conservatives over Democrats and liberals.

It happened again Wednesday, when host Gregg Jarrett, introducing a segment on Happening Now, described the “huge crowds” that were turning out to greet Sarah Palin on the promotional tour for her book, Going Rogue. “These are some of the pictures just coming into us,” Jarrett said as images of Palin surrounded by throngs of supporters flashed across the screen.

While Palin may indeed be drawing big crowds, it didn’t take long for liberal watchdog blogs like Think Progress and Media Matters to point out that the masses Jarrett touted on Happening Now had nothing to do with Palin’s book…


Glenn Beck has lost his legal claim against the creator of the website www.glennbeckrapedandmurferedayounggirlin1990.com. Using the sort of twisted logic typically deployed by the television host himself, the site was created by one Isaac Eiland-Hall based on the possibility that Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990, as Beck has never denied taking part in such an attack.

Two months ago, Beck’s lawyers filed a claim that the website was created in bad faith and broke trademark rules. However, the World Intellectual Property Organization ruled in Eiland-Hall’s favor.



While Jon Stewart may not be the first to criticize Fox as a news organization, he’s certainly a lot funnier than the Obama administration and Fox’s other critics are.

This is a great defense from Fox News, got to give it to then. They effectively say (as Stewart spends a lot of time on) that most of their shows aren’t real news. So I guess people really don’t want real news, because this certainly has not hurt Fox’s ratings lately or over the last decade.

And I’m glad to see he took a parting shot at MSNBC for being in the tank for Obama — and reminding the White House that they don’t have to speak “truth to power” because “they are the power”…


From our friends at Brave New Films:

FOX News is on a witch hunt. Their goal is simple: to destroy the Obama administration and the progressive movement. They’ve already forced Van Jones out of the White House. They’ve badgered Congress into passing unconstitutional measures to defund ACORN. Glenn Beck actually keeps an enemies list on a blackboard that’s a regular part of his show.

ACORN is just the beginning. FOX has an enemies list, and they’re going to keep destroying progressive champions until we stop them.

Tell your Congressperson: If you vote to extend the “Defund ACORN Act,” you’re just assisting FOX in their anti-American witch hunt.

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Before becoming a champion of the disaffected, Glenn Beck was a “morning zookeeper” on Phoenix’s Y95 radio station, alongside co-anchors Tim Hattrick and Zippy the Chimp. This is from 1986.