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Fox Cheerleads U.S. Companies Moving Overseas - Because Obama

In his weekend address, President Obama denounced “tax inversions,” i.e. a loophole that allows U.S. corporations to avoid taxes by moving overseas. “They’re basically renouncing their citizenship and declaring that they’re based somewhere else, just to avoid paying their fair share,” Obama said.

Fox Business’ Stuart Varney joined the Curvy Couch Crew and right away scoffed at President Obama’s stance as little more than an election-year ploy to make himself look good by painting corporations as unpatriotic. Any loyal Fox viewer’s blood probably started boiling already. Even if those corporations are behaving - well, unpatriotically.

But just in case, Varney and company went the extra mile to make you think that if Obama wasn’t such a terrible president, those poor companies wouldn’t have to take their all-time-high profits out of the country to avoid taxes.

VARNEY: Now, the president wants to put a fence around America, stop anybody leaving, that’s what he wants to do. Instead of encouraging them to stay.

Co-host Steve Doocy just happened to have at hand a graphic showing where businesses are “not putting their money” due to high corporate rates. The country just below the U.S., ranked third, was Japan. Yet moments later, as he read a list of countries that have left the U.S., he announced with indignation that Jim Beam has gone to Japan. A quick Google search indicates the company was bought out by Suntory of Japan, not that the company fled to avoid taxes.

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Fox News spent a segment mocking and laughing at Illinois State University’s decision to accommodate LGBT students with all-gender restroom signs, stating, “we’re all a little confused by it.”

Turns out, a lot of people don’t share Fox’s bewilderment. 

The following day, host Steve Doocy conducted man-on-the-street interviews with the sign, asking random “Fox fans” what they thought it meant. 

Much to Fox’s dismay, not a single fan (including a young boy) responded to the question with the confusion and outrage that Fox expected. 

Watch the full interview — it’s pretty great. 


Steve Doocy discovered that in a hilariously awkward piece of live television on Thursday. The co-host ventured outside the midtown-Manhattan studios to round up a handful of people on the street — identified by Doocy as “Fox fans” — to get their reactions to the new bathroom signage at Illinois State University.

The school announced earlier this month that it will replace the “family” signs adorned outside single-stall restrooms and replace them with “all-gender” signs.

The updated signage will include a symbol of a half-man and half-woman, which has Doocy and company pretty confused and unsettled. The hand-picked crew of “Fox fans”? Not so much.

When Doocy asked a boy if he “would have any idea” what the symbol meant, the youngster suggested it might indicate a “family restroom.”

An older man next to the boy agreed.

"I could see that," he said.

At that point, confident that he had planted the seeds for some righteous indignation, Doocy explained the moral deterioration at Illinois State University.

"See, they were designated as ‘family restrooms’ in the past and now, apparently, they’re going to be known as ‘all-gender’ restrooms," Doocy explained.

"Does that make sense?" he asked a woman.

It did make sense.

"Restrooms for both genders," she said cheerily.

Doocy was persistent.

"That’s right. Bathrooms for both genders, or transgenders," he said, turning to a man in a Pittsburgh Pirates T-shirt. Surely, he shares Doocy’s mixture of confusion and anxiety!

"Transgender, that’s right," the man replied dully.

Ultimately, a dismayed Doocy kicked it back to the studio, where co-host Brian Kilmeade offered a response that really said it all.

"Well, they’re better people than us," Kilmeade said. "I could not figure it out and we had the story in front of us. It makes no sense. Why is the torso so big and the dress so small?"

Watch video, via Media Matters.

The hosts of Fox & Friends mocked Illinois State University’s decision to accommodate LGBT students by designating certain campus restrooms as gender-neutral.

During the July 9 edition of Fox & Friends, Fox’s Heather Nauert reported on Illinois State University’s decision to re-label a number of single stall restrooms on campus, designating them “all-gender” restrooms rather than “family” restrooms.  The change is expected to affect approximately 10 restrooms and won’t affect the functionality of any of the facilities. Designating gender-neutral restrooms on campus is a common practice aimed at accommodating growing populations of transgender and gender-variant students, who often face harassment and even violence in public restrooms.

Nauert, who incorrectly identified the university as Indiana State University, attributed the decision to the “P.C. police.” Members of the Fox & Friends crew could be heard laughing throughout the segment, and Nauert concluded by stating “we’re all a little confused by it”:

Fox & Friends has a habit of ridiculing gender-neutral accommodations as ridiculous or unnecessary. The show has mocked gender-neutral passports, passport applications, college housing policies, student financial aid forms, and marriage licenses. In all of these cases, the changes were minor adjustments made to acknowledge members of the LGBT community. And in all of these cases, Fox & Friends jumped at the opportunity to turn gender-neutral accommodations into an early morning punch lines.

From the 07.09.2014 edition of FNC’s Fox and Friends

Dear Heather Nauert and the rest of the Fixed and Fools crowd, transgender-bashing is NOT FUNNY AT ALL!

h/t: Carlos Maza at Equality Matters 


A Hobby Lobby supporter who caused a controversy after publishing a photo that many thought resembled a Palestinian suicide bomber told Fox News on Wednesday that she was displaying “America’s founding principles” by posing with an assault-style rifle and a Bible.

In an interview with Fox News, Holly Fischer explained that the idea for her photo came after she posted another photo of herself wearing a shirt opposing abortion rights, holding a Chick-fil-A cup, and standing in front of a Hobby Lobby store.

She said that she posted the Hobby Lobby photo the day that the Supreme Court ruled that some corporations could deny contraception coverage to women, “and a few people were like, ‘The only thing missing is your gun or your Bible or your flag.’”

So on the Fourth of July, Fisher posted a second photo of herself stand in front of an American flag, while holding an AR-15 and a Bible.

“ATTENTION LIBERALS: do NOT look at this picture. Your head will most likely explode,” Fisher wrote in a tweet along with the photo.

It wasn’t long before commenters on Reddit noticed that Fisher’s photo was similar to a photo of a Gaza suicide bomber known as the “White Widow,” who was seen holding an assault rifle and a Koran.

“I expected less backlash with this than I did the first one because the picture is, like, America’s founding principles,” Fischer opined to Fox News on Wednesday. “That’s all that’s in the picture. And I really didn’t think it would cause the uproar that it has.”

Fisher said that she posted the photo because there was a “growing intolerance among the left, and conservatives are becoming more and more afraid to speak up.”

“I know I’m not going to change any minds of liberals,” she admitted. “And I accept that. I understand. Like, I’m not hateful with people who don’t agree with me, but I just want people to know that it’s okay. Like, you’re not alone.”

From the 07.09.2014 edition of FNC’s Fox and Friends

h/t: David Edwards at The Raw Story


Fox Guest: Texas Cheerleader Was Killing 'Nuisance Animals' By Hunting Lions And Elephants

A “professional” big game hunting advocate told Fox News on Sunday that a Texas Tech cheerleader who posted Facebook photos of dead animals — like elephants, lions, buffalo and leopards — was just killing “nuisance animals.”

Author and hunter Craig Boddington explained to Fox News host Tucker Carlson that liberal critics of 19-year-old cheerleader Kendall Jones did not understand that her controversial hunts in Africa were helping to pay for “wildlife management and conservation.”

"In Africa and elsewhere in the Third World, hunting revenues from visiting sportsmen and women are really critical to managing wildlife," Boddington insisted. "The direct revenues from hunting and the local employment that safaris bring to town are really important in turning what otherwise might be dangerous nuisance animals into a valuable resource."

"It places value on the animals, and hunting also deters poaching by meat distribution, and by reducing human-animal conflicts," he added. "So it really is absolutely critical to wildlife management."

Boddington said that he had also taken his daughters on hunts in African when they were 17 years old.

"Certainly it was a broadening and enlightening experience," he recalled.

Country music singer Larry Gatlin ranted about his “half-breed Cherokee Indian” grandmother and the Washington “Redskins” football team on Sunday in an attempt to show that that liberals were not proud Americans.

A Pew poll released last week found that 60 percent of liberals did not “often feel proud to be American.”

Without pointing out that the question had included the word “often,” Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt invited Gatlin explain why liberals “are not proud to be an American.”

According to Gatlin, “limousine Lear jet liberals” formed a coalition with “low-information voters” to elect a “doofus” named Barack Obama.

“He told us that he hated America,” the country music star insisted. “In defense of low-information voters, I knew one. Little half-breed Cherokee Indian — yes, that’s Cherokee Indian for you Florida State Seminoles and Washington Redskins.”

At that point, Gatlin paused to demonstrate Florida State’s tomahawk chop “war chant.”

“She was very wise, though,” he said. “She said if a child acts badly, if a child is naughty, slap the grandmother. Because, see, that means the grandmother didn’t teach mother, and the mother didn’t teach the child. By the way, that was my grandmother.”

“Here’s what we have, we have old hippies from the ’60s, Bill and Hillary [Clinton], ruling our country, not governing our country,” Gatlin continued, arguing that liberals were upset when the country took military action because “they don’t believe there is a right or wrong.”

“They blame America, they blame Bush, they wrap their robes of self-righteousness around them, get in their Lear jets, and take off, and they’re still mad at me,” he quipped. “Love it or get out of my face!”

“The liberals, they’ll sing ‘Kumbaya’ but they won’t stand up and sing the Marine Corps Hymn!” Gatlin exclaimed, adding that President Obama did not know how to pronounce “Marine Corps.”

“Who elected this doofus anyway?” he asked. “The liberals and the low-information voters.”

From the 06.29.2014 edition of FNC’s Fox and Friends Sunday:

h/t: David Edwards at The Raw Story

Fox News freaks out over 4Chan hoax that feminists are plotting to end Father’s Day (via Raw Story )

The host of Fox & Friends on Sunday fell for an Internet hoax that feminists had hatched a plot for bringing down Father’s Day, and possibly “ending men” altogether. As Death and Taxes reported on Friday, pranksters at the website 4Chan had created…

Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck tells anti-gay baker to ‘keep going strong’ (via Raw Story )

Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Thursday seemed to side with an anti-gay baker, suggesting that a court order forcing him to stop discriminating against LGBT people was not “freedom.” Last week, the Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission ordered…



Koch Shill Joins Fox Talkers To Slam Bernie Sanders' VA Bill

Pete Hegseth, director of Concerned Veterans for America and newly appointed Minnesota GOP finance chair, joined Fox & Friends this morning to engage in Bernie Sanders-bashing over his VA proposal.

Of course, they lied through their tiny little teeth. In particular, the claim that veterans couldn’t go to private doctors under Sanders’ proposal is an outright lie. If you look at Sanders’ official summary on his official Senate site it’s there in black and white for all to read. If reading is something Fox talkers bother with, of course. Here are the words for the benefit of those who wish to be informed:

This legislation would also standardize the process VA uses to send patients into private medical care when VA is unable to provide them the care they need in a timely manner.

Seems pretty straightforward to me. You can also catch Bernie’s interview on Face the Nation where he specifically said “the short-term needs to make sure that any veteran who is on a long waiting line will be able to get the care that he or she needs either at a private facility or a community health center, or Department of Defense.”

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Tucker Carlson: It's A 'Racist Attack' To Point Out My 'White Privilege'

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Sunday said that liberals were making a “racist attack” by pointing out that “white privilege” exists in America.

During an interview on Fox News, Carlson noted that conservative columnist Kurt Schlichter had been criticized for a recent column claiming what people thought was white privilege was “just me being better than you.”

"I mean, it’s silly on its face," the Fox News host opined. "Some white people are privileged, some aren’t. Some black people are, some aren’t. It’s strikes me as, by definition, a racist attack in that it’s making a generalization — a negative one — based on skin color."

"Absolutely," Schlichter insisted. "Absolutely, it’s un-American and immoral. It makes you forever and forever stuck in one category."

"All of us have worked, all of us have achieved something," he continued. "That is how we measure character, that’s how we measure what the value of a person is, not some arbitrary category imposed by some ponytailed grad students who have taken too many gender study seminars."

"That is just so fantastic," Carlson smiled.

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Fox News continued its transphobic attacks on Private Chelsea Manning, deriding her fight for hormone therapy as a bid for “special treatment” and suggesting that “he” had “already cost us enough” while ignoring expert opinion that hormone therapy is essential for transgender people.

The Pentagon reportedly is drawing up plans to transfer the former Manning, currently serving a 35-year sentence for leaking documents to WikiLeaks, from a military to a civilian prison. In a civilian facility, Manning - formerly known as Bradley Manning - would be allowed to receive hormone therapy.

During the May 14 edition of Fox & Friends, co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade misgendered Manning and trivialized her effort to gain access to hormone treatment. Teasing the show’s report on the latest developments in Manning’s case, Doocy asserted that Manning was seeking “special treatment” from the Defense Department, while Kilmeade asked, “he’s already cost us enough, hasn’t he?”:

In the report itself, Doocy continued to refer to Manning as a male:

What Doocy calls “special treatment” is, in reality, medically - and perhaps constitutionally - necessary. The American Civil Liberties Union has highlighted the “serious constitutional concerns” that would be raised by denying Manning medical treatment, noting that denial of treatment to gender dysphoria patients like Manning ”can cause severe psychological distress, including anxiety and suicide,” thereby violating the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. A federal appeals cout recently ruled that denying hormone therapy to inmates "serves no valid penological purpose and amounts to torture."

Fox has ignored the expert consensus on transgender medical treatment before. In 2013, host Megyn Kelly dismissed a Massachusetts inmate’s bid for gender reassignment treatment as a "get out of male prison free card." Discussing the same inmate, Kelly and Bill O’Reilly mocked and misgendered her, lampooning the inmate’ appearance and joking that the inmate didn’t have to worry about sexual assault because she wasn’t attractive enough. (In fact, transgender inmates are frequently targeted for sexual assault.) Kelly has also hosted Family Research Council President Tony Perkins to blast Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for its policy in support of hormone therapy for transgender detainees - a policy Perkins lambasted for allowing "cross-dressing as health care."

Fox & Friends' jabs at Manning, meanwhile, are merely the latest in a long line of transphobic commentary the network directed at the Army private since she announced her gender identity last summer. Fox has repeatedly misgendered her, with Fox & Friends teasing an August segment on Manning with Aerosmith’s “Dude (Looks Like A Lady).”

H/T: Luke Brinker at MMFA

Article from Raw Story’s David Edwards: 

Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Tuesday suggested that women who made more than their husbands could be a “recipe for disaster.”

Over the weekend, Fox News host Clayton Morris had asked if “female breadwinners” were a “problem” after a Pew Research Center study released earlier this month found that about 25 percent of women made more than their husbands.

“Isn’t there some sort of biological, innate need for me to be the caveman?” Morris wondered. “Go out and bring home the dinner. Is it emasculating if we don’t do it?” 

But by Tuesday, women who earned more than men had gone from simply being a “problem” at Fox News to being a full-scale “disaster.”


'Fox & Friends' Blames Obama While Linking Benghazi To Missing Malaysian Flight

The hosts of Fox News’ morning show Fox & Friends on Sunday suggested President Barack Obama was to blame for both the 2012 terrorists attacks in Benghazi and missing Malaysian Flight 370 because he had failed to destroy al Qaeda.

After the state department released an email late last month about how former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice prepared to talk about the Benghazi attack on Sunday news shows, Fox News renewed its focus on the topic. And Sunday morning on Fox & Friends was no different.

"The president, you know, wanted to make sure that he could fit his narrative: GM is alive, Osama bin Laden dead, al Qaeda is on its heels," host Anna Kooiman explained. "And we have some new information out today that 11 terrorists with links to al Qaeda have been reportedly arrested in Malaysia in connection with the disappearance with that missing airliner with 239 people onboard."

Over the weekend, the Daily Mirror had reported that 11 terrorists with links to al Qaeda were being questioned about Flight 370. But by Sunday morning, Malaysian police were reportedly calling the allegations “rubbish.”

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From the 04.24.2014 edition of FNC’s Fox and Friends: