Fox News – Incessant, Mudslinging, Poseurs
Destroying lives for cash and political power
By Jeff Koopersmith
It seems to me that almost the whole enchilada presented by Fox News is deceptive from the people who man most of its on-air spots, presenters, too dumb to be believable guest commentators.
I was sad to see Ed Henry, Fox White House lead –and always hesitant to agree openly with the nuts at the Fox Studios in New York – has seemingly given up now and must have been told to dedicate himself to destroying Barack Obama.
The Fox News cable network, viewed, in fact by almost nobody save for rare occasions (at most 8% of television news viewers) is now pulling out all the stops to make certain that the next few weeks brings with them a rasher of new non-scandals that are “direct, indirect, or tertiary” not only linked to the White House but to the President himself.
The latest fairytale and biblical travesty is round about nonsense about a young man who volunteered to do advance work for the White House. These are folks – largely unpaid – who perform the hundreds of smaller and mostly non-security-related tasks that help White House staff move the President or his family to different locations – whether around the block, or across the globe.
As you may know, the President, years ago traveled to Columbia where it appears that several male Secret Service agents frolicked at strip clubs and with prostitutes in Cartagena.
This week the idiots, though amusing idiots, on Fox early morning programming – and then throughout the ensuing days – put a young man, not with the secret service – but insinuated by Fox as a White House staffer – is alleged to have brought a working girl to his hotel room on that trip although the President was not in residence at that hotel, nor in the country at the time.
Of all the nauseous audacity – grown men who are television personalities – not usually honored by the most moral behavior themselves, sit around on a cheaply staged Fox sets giggling about the White House’s immorality. It’s almost unbearable to imagine
Worse, the Washington Post – very tightly tied to the CIA and other intelligence agencies in its younger days was the newspaper of record that introduced this ludicrous yellow story about a twenty-something law student written by David Nakamura who should know that his “investigatory EXCLUSIVE” was nothing more than a nice Gimme to evangelizing Republicans now attempting to destroy the Senate by electing a GOP majority that would certainly gridlock the entire national legislative effort – as if there was one.
The Post has, since Nakamura’s exclusive has moved back a bit from its story mounting a confused op-ed wondering about the hilarity that other news and comic sources are viewing this “scandal” and parenthetically to my mind, apologizing for it while trying also to keep ties with the women’s movement who is worried over child trafficking as they should be.
The young man involved suffers for something that untold millions of men and women and gays have done at his age without making international news. Of course, not happy with simply ruining the life of the kid, Fox adds that his father is a “big” contributor to Barack Obama. Now they both have had to hire an attorney.
The man’s reputation has become a water cooler snigger and all for what?
This fellow was not there to protect the President. He was a young man and we all know about young men and even older ones – just look up the Republican elected officials caught with THEIR pants down, not to mention what must go on in Mr. Murdoch’s disgraceful company here in America and aged Roger Ailes own troubles surrounding his alleged urgings for oral sex from employees.
Do you remember a time when private liaisons between men and women were not discussed openly because of their obvious “its human nature qualities”?
Well just like with Stalin and Hitler – some people’s human frailties are fodder for a new kind of unearned reputational murder, but murder just the same.
Where are the women’s groups re Fox News’ Eric Bolling of “The Five” that airs at 5 PM from New York – while the kids are eating. Bolling called a woman pilot fighting on our side in Iraq – “Boobs on the Ground” and has paid no price for it?
Or was it just a silly aside?
(The front page illustration here is how we must assume Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly and particularly Eric Bolling who called a woman pilot fighting on our side in Iraq – “Boobs on the Ground” and has paid no price for it.)