It is common knowledge how seriously US right wingers take their nations constitution, and now Fox News have hit upon a novel way to use it to rally their viewers to a cause: make a new section up themselves! In coverage of an ongoing legal row over whether US Supreme Court justice should recuse herself […]

True to form, Scrapbook notes that Fox News has been continuing its role as a bastion of even-handedness. Whilst covering New York police evicting protesters from the Occupy Wall Street camp, footage was shown with a subtitle reading “Good Riddance”. “Fair and Balanced”, Fox News style.

Controversial right-wing commentator Ann Coulter caused a stir on Fox News by claiming that black Republicans were both more impressive and intelligent than their Democrat counterparts. Embarking on a Top Trumps-style comparison of black politicians, Coulter concluded: “Our blacks are so much better than their blacks.” Coulter’s impassioned comments were spurred on by her vehement […]

Launching an attack on Obama’s calls for tax rises for millionaires, Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly suggested he would quit the media if plans to fund a $447bn job creation programme were introduced. During his frothing-at-the-mouth “Talking Points” segment, O’Reilly opined: “If Barack Obama begins taxing me more than 50 percent, which is very possible, […]

Just days after filling Glenn Beck’s vacated Fox News timeslot, conservative anchor Eric Bolling has already been caught trying to rewrite the history books. On the new panel show The Five, Bolling not only declared the US “safe” under President Bush’s leadership, he said he “didn’t remember” any terrorist attacks on the US between 2000 and […]

Virulently right-wing Fox News has reported the death of Barack Obama in a shooting in Iowa. Fortunately, however, the network appears to have been the victim of an Independence Day prank by hackers. After messages announced that the @foxnewspolitics Twitter account was in control of a group identifying itself as the “Script Kiddies”, the station announced it […]

In a section of Shaun Hannity’s programme captioned “Big Bird Bias”, Fox News provided a platform for guests to claim that Sesame Street is partly responsible for homosexuality and … “a direct assault on our country’s moral foundation” Ben Shapiro, author of Primetime Propaganda, bemoans the liberalisation of society through mainstream media “bias”, laying the […]

Speaking on Fox News, naturally, Sarah Palin has again displayed the effects of an apparent dictionary famine in Wasilla. Commenting on President Obama’s rhetoric on the Libya crisis she asks: “Another big question is … are we at war?” “Do we use the term ‘intervention’, do we use ‘war’, do we use ‘squirmish’?” Errr, probably […]