Posted on Jun 06, 2018

Fox News Can’t Sell Ads On Sean Hannity And Laura Ingraham

Posted in Media, Politics

Not that advertising revenue should be the sole barometer of success for a television show, but it is telling that major brands do not want to be associated with Fox News presenters Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham. A report in Vanity Fair published this week indicates that the far right, pro-Trump propaganda Hannity and Ingraham spout on a nightly basis is becoming increasingly toxic to advertisers: The crown jewel...

Posted on Oct 13, 2015

Quote of the Day: Matt Taibbi Calls Rupert Murdoch “Deviant Scum”

Posted in Media

Recently, Murdoch labeled neurosurgeon-turned-idiot Ben Carson as the "real black president" in waiting - a strange turn of events given Carson's evident lack of intellectual chops and obvious inability to take on Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. Taibbi has sniffed a rat and sees this race baiting as part of Murdoch's desperate attempt to undermine Trump - a force he is ill prepared to take on....

Posted on Feb 19, 2014

How Tony Blair’s Advice to Rebekah Brooks Over Phone Hacking Scandal Suggests He Lied About Iraq War

Posted in Politics

The news that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair apparently 'unofficially' advised the disgraced News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks over the phone hacking scandal in the UK back in July of 2011 is creating waves in the British press. But the details in the revelation betrays something far darker about Blair, who survived scandal after scandal while in power through his considerable powers of persuasion....

Posted on May 07, 2013

Steve Jobs Personally Pulled Apple Ads Off Fox News

Posted in Media

Steve Jobs may have been a despotic control freak who loathed regulation, but he saw Fox News for what it was – a massively insidious institution that was causing a huge amount of damage to American society. Jobs hated the network so much he personally ordered Apple ads to be removed from Fox News programming (via networkworld.com): It’s now known that the late Steve Jobs backed up his harsh...