Seriously, I’m all for watching a show about media-bias, but, Sean Hannity? Brit Hume, Juan Williams, or damn-near anyone else would be a better choice.
You’re watching that? Ew.
With Sean, you have his usual bombastic presence, and his verbal tics and mindlessly-repetitive phrases that he uses every single night of the living week. Combine that with the fact that he doesn’t do a ‘news’ show, and therefor has no particular ‘journalistic’ standards of his own. He has a clear and obvious interest in promoting the idea of ‘bias’, and is not occasionally above presenting examples that aren’t entirely on-target. A lot of good material that’s overshadowed by a flawed presenter.
And hack-contributors like Michelle Malkin add absolutely nothing beyond what they spout every other night of the week.
Michelle Malkin babbling about “bias in the mainstream media”. Fascinating.
Sean doesa weekly segment about media bias, which is why he’s hosting the special. Plus, it’s his time slot. He does these sort of specials all the time, and they aren’t designed for us to enjoy but for Hannity fans.
If it was a “Fox News Reporting” special, it would be better. But we don’t get to make the programming decisions for cable news, unfortunately. We’d be better at it.
Guys, Hannity is clearly an extremely partisan commentator, a fact we know very wel. It may be overkill for him to do the program, but as Josh states, he lets Bozell do the same segment once a week anyway.
And everything that was presented was true!
Watching Burt Reynolds on Huckabee, and he looks like an embalmed, wax-version of himself. Even his brows look ‘done’. Now, I can understand where if you were that good-looking to begin with, it might be difficult to give up. I should think that by the time you pass 70, you might have adjusted to reality.
I can’t really see why Trump’s ‘candidacy’ would be good for his ratings. Maybe I’m fogged-in, but it’s not as if he lacked name-recognition from the outset. If he’s that compelling, then you’re already watching him. And if you want politics, just look for him on the news. He’s not exactly leaving us wanting more.
I’ve looked at the Hannity special and I think everyone is overreacting. It was just a special edition of Hannity, not some FNC news division special. Is Hannity not allowed to talk about media bias on his show? I would also like to point out that none of you like Hannity in the first place.
I, for one, appreciate him for his radio talent, but his TV presence was better when he was paired with Colmes.
As for Burt Reynolds, I have at least four of his movies in my Netflix queue, and I look forward to watching the non-wax Reynold kick some a$$.
Sean’s much less annoying on the radio. That’s my ‘nice’ for the day. Don’t get accustomed to it.
Laura, that was nice!
My problem with Hannity on the radio is that it seems that at least half of the airtime is commercials! Seems like he stops talking at :20 after the hour, comes back for a split second around :25 after to say “we’ll be right back”, then comes back at maybe :32 after the hour. This seems to repeat at the top of the hour (except then there is news, so he’s gone even more), then other interruptions throughout the hour.
Seriously, I think he/his guests are probably on only 30 minutes in any given hour.
And everything that was presented was true!
As true as it is, it’s ironically bias in itself, because they ignore all the bias at Fox News, obviously because Bozo is a conservative and he’s there to pander to Hannity and his nitwits.
Actually, they don’t just ignore the bias at Fox, they promote them as “fair and balanced”, as if they are Fox’s own promotional arm.
Can you imagine if Media Matters ever did that for MSNBC?
I honestly don’t care if Fox goes a little too much to the right when it presents the news, because it’s the ONLY outlet that allows any right leaning content whatsoever! FNC is on the right, vs. NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and virtually all the print media, on the left. We’ve heard countless times that 85% of media personnel are leftists.
So if Hannity and Beck want to get a little extreme in their presentation, that’s fine. Sometimes you have to scream in a crowded room to get any attention. And that’s what Fox needs to do.
Missy, all the radio programs are like that. Ed Schultz, Randi Rhodes, and NASCAR Radio use the exact same setup. They don’t run advertising to get you content..they promise content to get you to listen to the ads.
Gosh, could this possibly mean that they’re not actually racist either?
^ Take a premise that doesn’t exist, then be surprised it doesn’t exist. The Tea Party has rightfully been exposed as a ‘lower taxes, less government’ movement that occasionally traffics in gun waving and racist birther crap. One thing it has NOT been tagged with is anti-the g@ys. The general tone about same-sex marriage from them has been “keep the government out of it, let’ em marry whoever they want”. Mediaite is about useless sometimes.
Of course. Never let a good assumption go to waste.
I’ll agree that Mediaite is useless. Why do they even bother doing write-ups about the videos? They might as well just cut the staff in half and put the videos up without any written crap. No one bothers to read it anyway.
Au contraire, Josh, I read the often lame articles; rarely watch the videos. Then I read the always lame comments until nausea kicks in..
We’ve heard countless times that 85% of media personnel are leftists.
We’ve also heard countless times that aliens exist and that people are reincarnated into animals. That doesn’t mean it’s true.
By the way, lumping in every single network that isn’t Fox with the entire left side of the political spectrum is completely disingenuous. You don’t hear the same talking points on MSNBC that you do on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, etc.
That would be like putting Kobe Bryant and Lebron James in the same category as Michael Jordan… it’s not possible.
P.S. Talk radio markets are dominated by conservatives.
I stay away from the comments. Thank God most of the numbskulls over there don’t migrate over here.
By the way, lumping in every single network that isn’t Fox with the entire left side of the political spectrum is completely disingenuous.
Good luck with that, 2cents. The conservative mantra is that every outlet not called Fox News has the exact same liberal bias, without even trying to believe that even if some anchors vote liberal, they can still do straight news. This from a group that insists “the journalists of Fox News” are “fair and balanced”. In other words, a conservative network can be fair, but everyone else is liberal and biased at all times. How stupid is that?
About as stupid as every other argument about media bias. Those who benefit from it will never admit it exists. Blah. Blah. Blah.
We’ve had this conversation before (we’ve probably had al these conversations before) but, I think “straight” journalism is close to useless in the internet age. I’d rather have someone come out and tell me which way they lean while they present the news. Between the various left and right sources, it isn’t difficult to discern the actual facts of a news story, and the differing views of it, so who cares? I’ll take that over Megyn Kelly pretending she’s not spiking a story for her side while she gives me that damn gleam in her eye.
Whoa, Rupert Murdoch wants to buy Formula One racing and make it pay-per-view. I really hate that guy..
Doesn’t News Corp. own Speed, or at least part of it? That’s why I wonder what Murdoch’s full intentions are.
Making it pay-per-view sounds like a smart business decision. Formula one appears to have an affluent audience and die hard fans. It would just suck for those of us who like auto racing but can’t exactly pony up the cash.
Yep, NewsCorp owns Speed. I think he could pull off pay-per-view overseas where everybody knows who the top F1 drivers are, but the tiny audience it has here would disappear.