The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label Brett Baier. Show all posts
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Monday, February 3, 2014

Super Bowl 2014 Fox News Interview: Bill O'Reilly Pleases His Sycophants, Stumbles Into A Network Face Slap


Last year's Super Bowl Sunday, Bill O'Reilly pleased America's Obama haters with a stellar performance that included many interruptions during the course of an interview, I personally feel shouldn't be offered to the Fox News Network. During a previous Super Bowl interview, O'Reilly enacted seventy-two (72) interruptions of the nation's 44th President in the course of a 20 minute interview. Other Fox News interviewers have handled themselves similarly: Brett Baier and his numerous interruptions. Baier even wore his interruptions and clear disrespect for the president like a "Fox News Medal of Honor." Fox News's contempt for and disrespect for President Obama surpasses MSNBC's opposite positions from some network show hosts. MSNBC certainly has Right-wing hosts (e.g., Joe Scarborough, Chuck Todd and seemingly Andrea Mitchell), and provides a much more balanced approach to "host driven broadcast" than the blanket "hating" from Fox News.

We have long posited, much of the hatred and obstruction leveled at President Obama relates to not only his membership in the Democratic Party with all requisite ideology; he is, in fact, hated by millions based on the office he holds. Despite your inclinations to 'white wash' reality (pun unintended and not meant descriptively beyond its common accepted meaning) millions in America hate the fact the African-American sits in the White House. Fox News leverages that sentiment as surely as Megyn Kelly's angst filled rant of "White Santa and White Jesus."  

President Obama's commitment to grant a pre-super Bowl interview to the network with game broadcast rights guarantees Fox News (and O'Reilly) and international audience. An audience over which O'Reilly can fly the flag of conservative obstruction mixed with copious amounts of derangement and laced with efforts to annoy (the president) while seeding haters, and poisoning the minds of the gullible. Actually, for the typical Obama haters O'Reilly's and Fox News interviewers provide a form of "striking-at and hitting" the president.  "They hate you" from a previous Super Bowl interview was O'Reilly standing like General Patton on behalf of his troops while showing a defiant and antagonistic face to the enemy. Yes surely "....they hate " Obama and yes by all means he is perceived by many on the Right and libertarians as the "enemy."

The message was clear to those who have come to recognize and acknowledge pure hatred of a man based solely on his race/ethnicity. O'Reilly is the "Big Cheese" on a network that literally appeals to people driven  by social paradigms acquired through their families, their social environments. A social paradigm concomitant from learned ideology, developed value systems and mores (ˈmr-ˌāz )  and reinforced throughout their lives.  While many of O'Reilly's and Fox News viewers stand outside a sphere that includes apparatchik or sycophants hungry for daily anti-Obama 'feedings', large swaths of their audience are so driven by Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS) they are averse to rational data supported facts. They live in a paradigm of perceived conferred privilege propped-up like a form of apartheid for those who wish to leverage their race as surely as US History has documented their grip on a land, people and life.

The 2014 Fox News Interview proved more of the same. Instead, substantive questions about matters that could led to nation killing not managed properly, O'Reilly sought "red meat" items sure to draw ratings and with hope of damaging the Democrats in 2014 and 2016. 

Wonkette Dot Com via Youtube

We find it amazing (yet not surprising)  issues such as Benghazi, the IRS Issues, ACA Rollout and other "gotcha issues" continue to manifest from certain media outlets.  Of course, the killings of Americans in the Libyan Consulate is not an item we take lightly. We do, however, consider the full measure  (and number) of Americans in service to the nation via US Embassies into account.  We find past administrations suffered far more casualties than the four people tragically killed in Benghazi.

Fox News would never report of nor comment about Ambassador Steven's twice refusals of additional security measures in Libya. And, Fox will demand well never address House of Representatives votes to reduce security funding at US Embassies worldwide.

The IRS Issues (AKA IRS "Scandal" from the Right). Our reading indicates the Cincinnati Office performed deep investigation of the 501 (c) (4) applications of both conservative and liberal organizations. We also know that not one request was denied, despite delays related to required process information. Of course, the reality is, Right-wing "money grabbing" organizations often use hyper-patriotic or coded organization names to tap into donor empathy and support. Thus, those organizations were reported to be easier to spot in an environment "allegedly" overwhelmed and deluged with requests post Citizens United.

O'Reilly vs. Obama

Steve Benen posted a piece on the Rachel Maddow Show webpage that also sheds light on an opportunity to interview the President of the United States in the White House. An opportunity wasted on Right-wing demagoguery and efforts to feed propaganda to people who so desire such. 

Benen wrote....
This, however, was the part that stood out most, at least for me.

O’REILLY:  I’ve got to get to the IRS –

OBAMA:  Yes.
O’REILLY:  – because I don’t know what happened there and I’m hoping maybe you can tell us.  Douglas Shulman, former IRS chief, he was cleared into the White House 157 times, more than any of your cabinet members, more than any other IRS guy in the history, by far. OK, why was Douglas Shulman here 157 times? Why?
Read More (must read) 

Notice How O'Reilly positioned his attack points with the ACA Rollout front and center.

Full You Tube video


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fox News Toning Down? Roger Ailes Public Interview : TROJAN HORSE

(This article is cross posted from and

Roger Ailes, the inimitable one, declares a mellowing Fox News!

September 26, 2011
Comes forth a man who earns a reported $23 million per year, a man who helped elect a few GOP presidents, and a man who has presided over a cast of characters who have practiced ‘television yellow journalism'. Fox News can be categorized in no other way than  ’yellow journalism’.