April 17, 2012
By Activist Post
“Even John Stewart is now commenting on the out of control Federal Reserve.” –KTRN
By William Kitner
(KTRN Exclusive) Ron Paul has now appeared on The Tonight Show during his campaign for President of the United States twice. None of the other candidates have done any type of candid, off the cuff interviews while running for president. Why? Because the other candidates have a lot to hide. They know their constant flip flopping, weird ideological ideas, and obvious lies will be asked about in the open. Ron Paul though doesn’t have anything to hide, he doesn’t flip flop, and he is consistent in his message. The other candidates would be eaten alive or at the very least they would be put on the spot. Paul has no problem with this – he’s loose, comfortable, and has huge support from young people all over the country. The other candidates are simply scared to do these types of interviews. They know there could be members of the audience who might scream negative attacks, or worse yet, the interviewer would ask Rick Santorum why he just made a speech where he said the Earth doesn’t revolve around the sun. (He really did say that.) Not only would the other candidates get booed, but they would probably be laughed at too.
Have you been watching the comedy news programs too, as in the Daily Show or Colbert Report? They hardly ever do any jokes about Ron Paul. Why? It’s because there really isn’t much to make fun of. Paul is smart, consistent, and makes a lot of sense. It’s much easier to rip on Newt Gingrich for his extra marital affairs, or to make fun of the true definition of “santorum.” Every night the other candidates are constantly being called under the rug by Stewart and Colbert, but they hardly touch Ron Paul. Some might argue that this is media censorship of Paul’s message, but in reality, it’s mainly because it’s difficult to make fun of a guy who doesn’t lie or flip flop.
Ron Paul going on The Tonight Show during his run for president is a clear demonstration that he’s at peace with his message. He knows the American people are beginning to wake up to the idea of true liberty.
August 16th, 2011
The Raw Story
By: Andrew Jones
Jon Stewart certainly didn’t gasp for satire straws when displaying his feelings on the Ames Straw Poll and the Republican Presidential candidates.
Monday night on the Daily Show, host Stewart analyzed the results from the poll that saw Michelle Bachmann get a boost in the nomination race, Tim Pawlenty drop out of the race, Rick Perry enter the race, and Ron Paul treated by the media like he isn’t even in the race.
The Minnesota Congresswoman’s victory was the first focus for the comedian on the night. “Bachmann wins, the ‘I’s’, or the crazy eyes, have it,” Stewart said. He then went on to snooze on his desk after playing a Pawlenty soundbite on ABC’s This Week indicating his withdrawal from the race.
Texas governor Perry was next on Stewart’s list, showing a news media montage highlighting the similarities between Perry and another former chief executive of the Lone Star State, George W. Bush. “No, he is not George Bush on steroids,” he said. “Rick Perry is what happens when Lex Luthor distilled down George Bush’s esue in the laboratory, and crossed it with gun power, and semon, from the finest thoroughbred in Lubbock, and then strapped that concoction on to a nuclear missile, and shot it into a F—ing sun, and then waited, waited, until one day on the anniversary of the Alamo, a solar fair, yadda, yadda, Rick Perry.”
Stewart finally turned to the news media’s overlooking of Ron Paul. Outlets like MSNBC and Fox have been giving more attention to people who not only finished behind him in Ames, but also are behind in various polls, while virtually ignoring the Texas Congressman. “This pretending Ron Paul thing has been going on for weeks, ” he said.
“How did libertarian Ron Paul become the 13 floor in an hotel?”
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April 7th, 2011
New York Times
By: Brian Stelter
Glenn Beck will end his daily Fox News Channel program later this year.
His departure was jointly announced in a statement on Wednesday by Fox and Mr. Beck’s company, Mercury Radio Arts.
Fox News and Mercury Radio Arts, which have clashed over the making of the program, will “work together to develop and produce a variety of television projects for air on the Fox News Channel as well as content for other platforms including Fox News’ digital properties,” the companies said in the statement.
As expected, a senior Fox News executive, Joel Cheatwood, will join Mr. Beck at Mercury Radio Arts starting later this month.
The joint statement did not specify an end date for Mr. Beck’s show, called “Glenn Beck,” which has been telecast at 5 p.m. on Fox News since early 2009. Asked if Fox News had a rough end date for the program, a spokeswoman referred back to the statement. Mr. Beck’s contract with Fox ends in December.
Mr. Beck is a hugely popular figure on Fox News, averaging 2.2 million viewers each weekday, though his ratings have fallen somewhat in the last year. He is beloved by his fans for speaking out against what he sees as threats from progressives, socialists and people he deems “radicals.” His opponents — and there are many — condemn him for his conspiratorial views and apocalyptic predictions.
Notably, his program is a rare daily broadcast platform for a strain of libertarian politics that is also evident in the Tea Party, a movement he embraced and encouraged.
Though the discord rarely spilled onto the television broadcasts, Mr. Beck and his managers repeatedly clashed with Fox, and they had been contemplating an exit from Fox for some time. Two of the post-Fox options Mr. Beck has considered, according to people who have spoken about it with him, are a partial or wholesale takeover of a cable channel, or an expansion of his subscription video service on the Web. His company has been staffing up — making Web shows, some of which have little or nothing to do with Mr. Beck, and charging a monthly subscription for access to the shows.
A spokesman for Mr. Beck declined to say whether the agreement announced Wednesday included a non-compete agreement that would preclude Mr. Beck from hosting a television show elsewhere for a period of time.
Mr. Beck also hosts a syndicated radio show on weekday mornings. He was estimated to earn about $32 million in total revenues in 2009, the first year that he worked at Fox.
In the statement on Wednesday, Mr. Beck said he would be starting a “new phase” of a partnership with Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News. “I truly believe that America owes a lot to Roger Ailes and Fox News,” he said.
Mr. Ailes said in the statement, “Glenn Beck is a powerful communicator, a creative entrepreneur and a true success by anybody’s standards. I look forward to continuing to work with him.”
Almost immediately after Mr. Beck’s announcement, the progressive group Media Matters for America, which combats Fox on a daily basis, said it was “no surprise” that he was leaving, given that many advertisers had shunned Mr. Beck’s show ever since he labeled President Obama a racist in the summer of 2009. (Fox has said in the past that the advertisers simply moved over to other programs on the channel.)
Color of Change, the group that spearheaded an advertiser boycott of Mr. Beck, asserted that the program lost “over 300 advertisers.” James Rucker, the executive director of the group, said in a statement, “Fox News Channel clearly understands that Beck’s increasingly erratic behavior is a liability to their ratings and their bottom line, and we are glad to see them take this action.”
October 30, 2009
The Raw Story
By David Edwards
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart tore into Fox News Channel Thursday, highlighting the extent to which he believes it serves as a communications arm for the Republican Party, and alleging that the line between Fox’s “opinion” programming and “news” programming aren’t as disparate as the channel claims.
“According to Fox, the weekday news programming — and this is according to Fox — runs from 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a total of nine newsy hours a day,” Stewart notes. “Let me, for the audience here, help you out.
“The three hours you spend in the morning with Fox and Friends, not news,” Stewart continues. “Your 4:00 to 5:00 post tea Neil Cavuto break, not news. The 5:00 and 6:00 emotional whirlwind and therapy session that is Glenn Beck, not even close to news. O’Reilly, Hannity and then van Social Security tern, not news.
“This is according to Fox News,” Stewart adds. “Those people, the ones featured in promos about how fair and balanced Fox News is are not news. These people, otherwise known as the only people you ever think of when you think about Fox News, are not news. They are Fox opinutainment.”