Rupert Murdoch vs NYC

Via a conservative friend on Twitter, I see ol' Rupert Murdoch essentially laid down his media empire's marching orders for the foreseeable future, at least as far as New York City's new leadership is concerned: Now that I think about it, perhaps Sean Hannity's whine earlier in February that he was leaving New York because of all the taxes was the first shot across the bow of the new initiative...

Can't Tell If That's The Fairness I'm Smelling, Or The Balance

***UPDATED, 3/1/11 2:33pm EST*** (see bottom of post) For the second time in a week, Media Matters for America has caught FAUX 'News' blatantly interviewing a Wisconsin GOP operative posing as a "concerned parent," without ever identifying the person's partisan ties (video at link): This morning, Fox & Friends hosted an "upset Wisconsin parent" to discuss her objection to Wisconsin public...

Roger Ailes Doesn't Just Instruct Employees To Lie On Air, But Also To The Feds

From the department of ‘no one could’ve predicted'. Via Political Wire:When Judith Regan was fired in 2006, she claimed a senior executive at News Corporation "had encouraged her to lie to federal investigators," the New York Timesreports. The investigators had been vetting former New York City police chief Bernard Kerik, who had been nominated to become Homeland Security secretary and who...

Dog Bites Man: Bush Officials Broke Law, FOX Looks the Other Way

Specifically, the Hatch Act, and primarily (though not exclusively) during the 2005-06 period: At least seven Cabinet secretaries to President George W. Bush took politically motivated trips at taxpayer expense while aides falsely claimed they were traveling on official business, the independent Office of Special Counsel said Monday night in concluding a three-year probe. In a report on...