Journalist and frequent Fox News guest Cathy Areu delivered a strong rebuttal to Tom Brokaw‘s remark that “the Hispanics should work harder to assimilate” by referencing her own presence on Fox News as evidence of that assimilation. On Sunday morning’s edition of Fox News’ MediaBuzz, host Howie Kurtz tried to downplay the reaction to Brokaw’s remarks as “P.C. polic(ing),” but when he asked Areu about the comments, she was unequivocal. “Are you offended by Tom Brokaw saying hispanics should work harder at assimilation, and their kids should speak good English? And this was kind of overlooked, the part about there should be outreach on both sides?” Kurtz asked. Offended as a Latina, offended as a journalist, because it wasn’t accurate, it wasn’t true.” Areu replied. “This is an op-ed he was giving, he was speaking as if he was a journalist who had done some research. And it’s purely his opinion, and … [Read more...] about Fox Guest Slams Brokaw Remarks: ‘If Being a Latina on Fox News Isn’t Assimilation, I Don’t Know What Is’
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President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to take a rare jab at Fox News. “Never thought I’d say this but I think @johnrobertsFox and @GillianHTurner @FoxNews have even less understanding of the Wall negotiations than the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN & NBC!” Trump wrote. “Look to final results! Don’t know how my poll numbers are so good, especially up 19% with Hispanics?” While taking a jab at Fox News — and giving a backhanded compliment to CNN — is definitely not par for the course for Trump, his claim about his poll numbers is nothing new. On Jan. 20, Trump wrote this: According to the Hill, that poll was “conducted in partnership with PBS and NPR, found that 50 percent of Latino adults approve of Trump’s job as president, up from 31 percent in December.” That poll was conducted between Jan. 10th through Jan. 13. Have a tip we should know? [email protected] … [Read more...] about Trump Goes After Fox News: ‘Even Less Understanding’ of Wall than ‘Fake News CNN and MSNBC’
Saturday Night Live opened up their latest show with another Fox News spoof with Kate McKinnon‘s Laura Ingraham front and center. “Hello, again. I’m Laura Ingraham and you’re watching The Ingraham Angle which re-airs on Telemundo as La Madre del Diablo,” McKinnon as Ingraham began. “Later in the program, celebrities in California are whining about some tiny wildfires, while our heroic president is under constant attack from rain.” The SNL Ingraham further made an outrageous claim about voter fraud before opining, “You can’t dismiss that idea simply because it isn’t true and sounds insane. In fact, let’s add that to our list of ‘feel’ facts. Which aren’t technically facts, but they just feel true. Like — Latinos can have a baby every three months. Santa is Jesus’ dad. If the Earth is so warm, then why are my feet cold? Blackface is a compliment.” A series of Fox News style … [Read more...] about SNL Spoofs Fox News and Laura Ingraham in Cold Open
I can no longer in good conscience appear on Fox News as one of its regular liberal talking heads, especially after the recent acts of right-wing violence. This is not a decision I’ve come to lightly. For a long time, I believed it was important for Fox’s audience to hear somebody willing to push back against the insanity regularly pushed on the network. But now I believe the only thing to do is walk away and call out the network for what it is: a cancerous propaganda organ doing lasting damage to our country. My change in thinking began after witnessing how the network handled my on-air interaction with former Trump campaign manager Cory Lewandowski. He infamously mocked the plight of a ten-year-old girl with Down Syndrome forcibly separated from her mother at the border. Our exchange went viral immediately and played on a loop on CNN, MSNBC, late night talk shows and social media feeds across the country. But on Fox News there was a virtual blackout of the incident except … [Read more...] about Fox News Is Cancerous. I Won’t Be A Part Of It.
Depending on the reports from the field, there are currently anywhere from 3,500 to 7,000 Central Americans near the Mexico-Guatemalan border, very slowing making their way towards the U.S. Southern border, which is over 1,000 miles away. It’s not clear many will even complete the trip. This caravan of migrants has been described as a great threat to national security by President Donald Trump, who has admitted he has no proof in his claim there are “Middle Easterners” amongst this group, in an ugly xenophobic suggestion that somehow terrorists are looking to enter the United States after first walking, for six weeks, the entire length of Mexico. Just today Trump tweeted: NPR’s Steve Inskeep did some actual reporting on the issue today and learned from Mexico’s ambassador to the United States that the threat posed by the caravan is not as great as others are reporting Over the past few weeks, Fox News has loyally amplified the threat posed by this … [Read more...] about Fox News Continues Caravan ‘Invasion’ Coverage Two Days After Man Fearful of Immigrants Killed 11 in Synagogue