Well, we’ve all seen what has been happening with News Corp. and Rupert Murdoch, I think many of us are loudly wishing that it trickles down to FAUX News. However, Murdoch and his spin machine didn’t get to where they’re at by being weak or easily susceptible to attacks from the left or the government. As a matter of fact, I do believe they own part of the government, at the very least they certainly do have a slew of politicians in their deep hip pocket.
FOX will get dinged, but it won’t be anything serious. However we seem to be watching an attempt to change the old guard, that or some of the new blood is getting more outrageous as to attract attention. Case in question, Eric Bolling who currently hosts “Follow The Money” on FOX.
I’ve noticed Bolling getting more and more outlandish since we caught wind that Beck was leaving. I’m sure he was privy to that information much before we were. In any event it’s clear that Bolling is not only pushing the envelope when it comes to outlandish comments, he is outright lying. I guess no one told him about Media Matters and other fact checking progressive machines that specifically monitor the lying right. Believe me, FOX has plenty of fodder for Media Matters.
As I said Bolling’s an offensive “POL”, plain old liar! Here are some of his gems.
On his show “Follow The Money,” Bolling criticized Obama’s visit with Ali Bongo, the president of Gabon, by saying, “Guess who’s coming to dinner? A dictator. Mr. Obama shares a laugh with one of Africa’s kleptocrats. It’s not the first time he’s had a hoodlum in the hizzouse.”
As he said “hizzouse,” a picture of rapper Common appeared on the screen. Common’s appearance at a White House poetry event drew loud complaints from conservatives.
Later, Bolling made similar comments. “What’s with all the hoods in the hizzy?” he asked, saying that Bongo has been “accused of human rights violations and plundering billions of his country’s dollars.”
Mr. Obama, you’ve decided that chugging a few 40s and rediscovering you’re Irish is more important than a presidential visit to a community trying to figure out what just hit them.
Discussing Obama’s budget proposal, Bolling stated: “How does increasing taxes count as spending cuts in your world, Mr. Obama? Maybe in Kenya, but certainly not here.
” Following the release of Obama’s long-form birth certificate, Bolling claimed that the birth certificate’s “green border” “had to be Photoshopped in.”
Here is what we should do: privatize [TSA]. Fire them all. Let independent companies come in, take it over, and then do this: aggressive profiling, not just behavioral profiling, cultural profiling as well. Get the airways safe again.
The May 11, 2009, edition of Fox Business’ Happy Hour featured a graphic of various politicians pictured around a baseball diamond. When pointing to Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), who is openly gay, Bolling said that Frank was “appropriately positioned … catching, of course.
On the June 2, 2011, edition of Fox & Friends, Bolling said that Commerce Secretary nominee John Bryson “is so pro-green” that “you could almost call him an eco-terrorist.
Following the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, Bolling suggested on the May 3, 2010, edition of Fox & Friends that the Obama administration might have “let” the rig leak before “address[ing] it.” On the May 27, 2010, edition of Happy Hour, Bolling again wondered if Obama “let” the rig leak so he “could renege on his promise … to allow some offshore drilling.”
I could go on and on with quotes and instances of this low life’s offensive rhetoric and lies, but let’s get to the video of Bolling demeaning a woman and calling her a kid. I mean if he doesn’t respect one minority, people of color, why should he respect another, women.
The discussion got a bit testy when Bolling referred to his guest as “kid” and she later responded mockingly back to him as “dad.” Yet the most heated moment came when Heldman admitted “Democrats are using a bit of hyperbole” by claiming Social Security checks won’t go out if the debt ceiling isn’t raised. Bolling exploded in response and demonstrated his own hyperbole:
“You just called that hyperbole? Because I call it threatening, fear-mongering, putting a hatchet over a chicken’s head.”
Then Bolling’s biggest and best lie of all. With demagogue and ex White House Spokesperson under Bush’s regime, Dana Perino sitting right smack next to him, Bolling let loose with,
“America was certainly safe between 2000 and 2008,” he said. “I don’t remember any attacks on American soil during that period of time.”
Perino throws a fit because Bob Beckel a Democratic strategist and FOX News contributor refers to Bush’s outright lies about WMD’s in Iraq which as we all know misled congress and launched us into a war based on misinformation, which in turn led to our current state of affairs, trillions in debt to a communist country. Hell, our founding fathers must be turning in their graves right about now. Yet, Perino does not say a damn word about Bolling’s great lie.
I’m telling you, this Republican machine called FOX News is tantamount to a terrorist organization with deep pockets cloaked in the American flag.
So is Bolling the new Glenn Beck? Willing to risk his career by spewing offensive racist comments and lies to rise to the top of the pond scum called right wing political television, or as some call it, FOX News?
Carlos E. Galindo is a radio talk show host & political analyst conducting radio shows in both English and Spanish on four radio stations in Arizona. Mr. Galindo is a weekly contributor to KPFK 98.7 FM Los Angeles and has appeared on CNN, Univision and Telemundo as a political analyst. Mr. Galindo is also an Op-Ed columnist on Prensa Hispana and the Tucson Citizen. Arizona. www.nospinonair.com/http://www.carlosgalindo.com
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