On Monday, Fox News’ Andrea Tantaros offered her analysis that the reason we don’t have a paid family leave law is because of all the “studies” funded by the government. She discussed this on the Fox News Channel’s TV show “Outnumbered.”
“Everything that progressives push for sounds great in theory, but there’s always the question of who is going to pay for it.”
“I have friends that are small business owners and it’s tough to put these mandates on them when they’re having trouble with all the other onerous rules and regulations that they’re facing from the government,” said Tantaros. “So again, the road to hell is always paved with good intentions.”
“Stop funding those stupid studies we’re funding, stop funding all these other programs and prioritize if this is something that’s important to the American people,” she added.
Rupert Murdoch is the owner of News Corp., which owns Fox News. The CEO who runs Fox News is Roger Ailes.
Murdoch seemed skeptical of the policies of Donald Trump, whereas Ailes supported him. Did they work out their differences?
What about conservative media personality Rush Limbaugh?
Does conservative media like Trump?
Earlier this week, columnist George Will wrote an Op-Ed criticizing the book Killing Reagan, by Bill O’Reilly of Fox News. Will’s piece, titled “Bill O’Reilly Slanders Ronald Reagan,” appeared in the Washington Post.
Will felt that “Killing Reagan” was not properly fact-checked and relied to heavily on a memo written by one of Reagan’s staff members. The memo was written by an aide to Howard Baker. Baker was Ronald Reagan’s Chief of Staff from February, 1987 to June, 1988, according to reagan.utexas.edu.
The book says that in the memo, senior advisers discussed using the Constitution’s 25th Amendment to remove Reagan from office.
Section 4 of the 25th amendment discusses how to remove a President from office if he is “incapacitated.”
A few years ago, Ben Stein played the voice of reason on the show Fox and Friends, explaining that to lower the deficit, taxes must be raised on the rich. For the most part, his ideas were met by blank stares on the faces of the Fox News hosts.
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Presidential candidate Donald Trump reportedly won’t appear on Fox News due to comments made about him and a lack of poll coverage on the network. During Wednesday’s Fox News The Kelly File program, National Review’s Rich Lowry said, “Last debate, let’s be honest, Carly cut his balls off with the precision of a surgeon and he knows it.”
For its part, Fox News has said Donald Trump is upset because the network cancelled an interview with him.
The Donald has refused to back down from his boycott and he called for Lowry to be fined by the FCC.
However, The Washington Post states that “the FCC’s authority to regulate vulgarity extends only to over-the-air broadcasting. Fox News Channel…is solely on cable, and on cable you can say much worse than ‘balls.’”
Will the network budge and try to compromise? According to MediaITE, Fox has released this statement:
“Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes and Donald Trump spoke this morning and plan to have a meeting next week to discuss their differences of opinion regarding Fox’s coverage of Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign. Ailes will be joined by senior Fox editorial executives. Mr. Trump believes he has been treated unfairly in certain instances. FOX News has held every candidate in this race to the highest journalistic standards throughout our coverage. We believe a candid meeting about our differences is required and that any misunderstandings can be handled without compromising those standards.”
Recently talk radio host Bryan Fischer made comments against Fox News for the way they treated Donald Trump during the recent debate.
Fischer is the former Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association (AFA). He hosts the talk radio program Focal Point on American Family Radio and posts on the AFA-run blog Instant Analysis (formerly Rightly Concerned).
Fischer reportedly opposes abortion, universal health care, and same-hjsex marriage. Fischer’s comments about homosexuality caused the AFA to be designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in November 2010, according to Wikipedia.
To avoid being classified as a hate group, the AFA has officially repudiated Fischer’s views on Muslims, Native Americans, Hispanics, African Americans, the Holocaust being caused by homosexuals, and the outlawing of homosexuality.
“Last Thursday’s Republican debate was little more than a Fox-engineered hatchet job on Donald Trump. And it didn’t work.
“What sticks out in everybody’s mind is Megyn Kelly’s feminist hectoring of Donald Trump, which made the whole thing look like a debate engineered by TMZ or Entertainment Tonight. It was tabloid journalism at its worst. It was a transparent attempt on the part of Fox not to educate voters but to drive a stake through the heart of the Trump campaign.
“But according to NBC’s ‘scientific’ post-debate poll, Trump still leads the entire GOP field by double digits. He’s at 23%, Ted Cruz has skyrocketed into second at 13%, and Ben Carson has leaped into third at 11%.”
Last week, Donald Trump clarified his “blood” comment about Fox’s Megyn Kelly from the first GOP debate.