People who insist Fox News ONLY presents the “conservative” viewpoint have always been wrong – Bill O’Reilly, a self-confessed “traditionalist” and their most visible presence, nevertheless goes out of his way to keep Leftist views represented in some way every weeknight between 8 and 9 PM (est);(shoot, once in a while it’s O’Reilly himself who provides that representation!).
Sean Hannity started out on the network being contested every night by uber-Lefty Alan Colmes (anyone out there remember Hannity & Colmes?; alas, Holmes is no longer a staple on Hannity’s show, although he weekly guests for O’Reilly. I actually think Hannity’s program was a lot more interesting when Holmes was there to provide a Liberal foil for Sean’s superior ideas each evening.)
The Five? Sure a Republican or conservative contingent is front-and-center; but can you say Bob Beckel? He’s a Democratic whirling-dervish and he shows up on that program nearly every afternoon (and with Hannity at least two or three times a week).
Certainly, Fox News clearly guarantees that “right-wing” ideas will get an airing on a consistent basis. But ONLY “right-wing” ideas? – hardly.
Anway, the network’s dinnertime news host, Shepard Smith, increasingly has been arching the eyebrows of those on the alert for the media’s Lefty snarkiness. More and more regularly, Fox News viewers are concluding that “Shep”, flat out, is at least a social liberal.
Those suspicions deepened for many Aug 1st, when throngs turned out to support Chick-fil-A restaurants for that franchise’s support of traditional marriage. A glancing remark by Mr. Smith seemed to take a dig at the fast-food chain, equating their CEO’s implied opposition to “gay marriage” to “intolerance”.
Further to this, more details below. What do you think?
Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day was a huge success. The parking lots were full of cars. The lines were long. The food was great. And not a discouraging word was said from those who participated. I’ve heard that where homosexuals came to demonstrate that they were given food and drinks. Contrast this with the hate-speech and business bullying that comes from the Left.
Homosexuals want to counter the Appreciation Day by having a “kiss-in” at Chick-fil-A restaurants. What will this demonstrate? First, they’re whiners when they don’t get their way, and they didn’t get their way on this issue. They lost a very big public relations battle even though they had the mayors of several major cities behind them and most of the media.