President Trump, who spent 2016 chronically boasting about his ability to spike TV news ratings, clearly falls short of the ratings successes Obama posted early in his presidency. As the least popular new president in modern American history, Trump seems to having trouble connecting with the masses.
Known for whipping up partisan fears and corralling voter suspicions of the other, Ailes is a logical choice to occupy a vaunted position on Team Trump after the election. Yet he seems to have joined the ranks of the disappeared in recent weeks.
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly claimed that “the left in America is demanding that the Electoral College system put into place in 1787 be scrapped” because “the left wants power taken away from the white establishment.”
On Fox News it is still possible in 2016 to send a witless correspondent downtown to mock residents of New York’s Chinatown with old-fashioned racist stereotypes.
It wouldn’t be The O’Reilly Factor without some additional misinformation thrown in.
In an interview with Bill O’Reilly on Fox News Tuesday night, GOP nominee Donald Trump was asked whether he felt his incorrect claims of President Obama being born in Africa have hurt him with black voters. Trump couldn’t seem to understand why that might be the case.
Enslaved families across America were split apart, rape was common, and human life was a commodity to be traded worldwide. But hey, food and shelter. Let’s move on.
“Barack Obama does not define the terror issue clearly. Here’s why.” So began a bizarre rant from Bill O’Reilly on his show last night, in which the Fox News anchor accused the president of not addressing ISIS because of his sympathies to the religion distorted by the Islamic State.
Faced with the tragic killing of 49 people in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, notable conservatives seem to be running out of excuses for why we need less gun control.
Bill O’Reilly wanted to reward Trump for his bullying tactics. He wanted to reward Trump’s novel strategy of trying to create conditions for a judge’s recusal by manufacturing a controversy about the judge. Or as The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple put it, “In Bill O’Reilly’s world, friends excuse friends for being racist.”
Isn’t it worse, though, if non-racist Trump manipulates racial tension in the electorate for personal revenge and political benefit? If he really isn’t a racist, why is Trump being so racist?
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Bernie Sanders celebrated his landslide victory in New Hampshire by making a special appearance with Stephen Colbert, and helped to open the show.
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With Fox News holding the final Republican debate before votes are cast in the Iowa caucuses, the biggest star is someone who might not actually be there.
The cable channel that was virtually the “Pravda” organ of the last Republican White House, is now in a hopeless feud with the new frontrunner for the GOP nomination — and along with the GOP establishment itself, they’re all losing.
Donald Trump has now done the impossible: He’s got a Fox News host begging him not to spread racist paranoia that he’s picked up from right-wing talk radio.
Bill O’Reilly, of all people, is the one who laid to Trump out all the inhumanity that was actually committed back in the old days that The Donald is longing for.
Trevor Noah, after the Iowa Republican Party barred ‘The Daily Show’ from their big event: “As far as I’m concerned, the Iowa GOP can suck its own caucus.”
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