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Fox News and their hosts are on the attack again, this time accusing recipients of Social Security disability of faking it to receive benefits.

Despite the rhetoric from Fox News and others in the right-wing media, five times as many Americans have a disability compared to those who actually receive disability benefits. According the Social Security Administration and the United States Census Bureau, while 1 in 25 Americans currently receive disability benefits, nearly 57 million Americans, 1 in 5, have a disability. Varney described Social Security disability as an “option,” as if it were another job to choose from. The majority of Americans who receive disability checks do so because they can’t work, not because they choose not to.

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(Source: progressive-politics)

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Is Bill O’Reilly asshole of the day for saying anyone who criticized Paul Ryan for his “inner city men” comment are “race hustlers”?

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Fractures in conservative opposition to gay rights and even same-sex marriage have now widened to include the core of the right’s message machine, the Fox News Channel, where a cadre of younger voices have begun to defend same-sex relationships and even advocate openly for same-sex marriage.

The channel’s heterodox posture on gay rights comes despite Fox’s siding comfortably with mainstream Republican positions on other divisive social issues of the day, such as abortion and contraception.

But like the Republican Party, whose leaders have begun to step away from anti-gay positions that are deeply unpopular with younger voters, Fox appears to be feeling pressure both from its younger staff and key audience segments to reflect what polls suggest is a rapidly shifting consensus. And over the past year, Shepard Smith, the host of afternoon news show Studio B, has emerged as a vocal champion of same-sex marriage. After President Obama’s announcement in support of gay marriage, Smith looked into the camera said that the Republican Party was “on the wrong side of history” on the issue.

“In television people are worried about the demo,” said Margaret Hoover, a former Fox News contributor and former Bush administration staffer who left the network last year, referring to television advertisers preoccupation with viewers between 18 and 49. “‘Are you getting the demo?’ And the demo supports gay rights.”

Smith’s May marriage remarks provided a shock both to elements of Fox’s conservative audience and to liberals, whose enmity with Fox has only deepend through the Obama years.

“The president of the United States: now in the 21st century,” Smith said, and asked reporter Ed Henry: “I am curious whether you believe in this time of rising debt and medical issues and all the rest, if Republicans would go out on a limb and try to make this a campaign issue while sitting very firmly without much question on the wrong side of history.”

…Smith hasn’t stopped since then — quipping recently that “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day” was “the national day of intolerance.” And he’s been joined by Megyn Kelly, while other voices on the network — John Stossel, Andrew Napolitano — have shied away from conservative dogma on gay marriage.

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Buzzfeed, “The Gay Rights Revolution Arrives at Fox News.”

Maybe now they can also bring news to Fox News.

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the only one i’m not sure about is the one about “america has never been richer” - i just wonder what they are basing this on, not saying it’s not true.

the only one i’m not sure about is the one about “america has never been richer” - i just wonder what they are basing this on, not saying it’s not true.

(Source: questionall, via inothernews)

"I’m glad that you played the Rachel Maddow clip because I think she is the best argument in favor of her parents using contraception. I would be all for that. And all of the rest of the crowd at MSNBC, too, for that matter."

A Fox pundit, acting like a first grader. 

i love how when they can’t use valid points to push back, they revert childish things.  when will they say ‘my dad can beat up your dad’?

(Source: think-progress, via apoplecticskeptic)

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Miss Piggy and Kermit respond to moronic attacks by Fox News

Fox’s Graphics Department Continues with its Very Bad Week

Fox’s Graphics Department Continues with its Very Bad Week

(Source: futurejournalismproject, via theweekmagazine)

Fairleigh Dickinson University found last month that “some outlets, especially Fox News, lead people to be even less informed than those who say they don’t watch any news at all.”

“For example, people who watch Fox News, the most popular of the 24-hour cable news networks, are 18-points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their government than those who watch no news at all (after controlling for other news sources, partisanship, education and other demographic factors),” they wrote. “Fox News watchers are also 6-points less likely to know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government than those who watch no news.”

"You’re blowing it with Fox News," Jobs told him over dinner. "The axis today is not liberal and conservative, the axis is constructive-destructive, and you’ve cast your lot with the destructive people. Fox has become an incredibly destructive force in our society. You can be better, and this is going to be your legacy if you’re not careful." Jobs said he thought Murdoch did not really like how far Fox had gone. "Rupert’s a builder, not a tearer-downer," he said. "I’ve had some meetings with James, and I think he agrees with me. I can just tell."

Observer: Exclusive “Occupy Wall Street” Unaired Fox Footage

Who is this man?! He’s fabulous.

Boom. Your “leaderless movement” has a leader, if they want it. This guy (his name is Jesse LaGreca, for news’ sake) is extremely eloquent and really said everything that needed to be said here. He didn’t hold back. He just laid it out, plain and clear. Great clip. So why didn’t this (reportedly) air? The WaPo’s Eric Wemple blames the interviewer, who let himself get overwhelmed by someone who was way smarter than the circular, overly-laden questions suggested.

This is fucking awesome.  But I don’t think it’s actual Fox News footage.  It looks like another camera, shot off to the side of the Fox camera.  I doubt Fox News would ever let raw tape like this surface anywhere.

But, like I said — fucking awesome.  Jesse LaGreca, by virtue of standing up to this alleged journalist, is one of the strongest voices yet of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

(via inothernews)

"There should be no doubt that our culture is poised to begin embracing pedophilia as a lifestyle choice, just like homosexuality."

Dr. Keith Ablow of Fox New

dude, who the fuck are the lunatics on Fox News?  it gets crazier every fucking day!

(Source: foxnews.com, via inothernews)

oh, that’s a big fuck yeah!  who’d a thunk someone on Fox News was right and funny doing it!

(Source: coketalk, via ilikewhatyousee)

There are palm trees in Wisconsin?  Since when?