Dr. Keith Ablow, Fox News’ resident psychologist and APA discredited quack, on the “psychological ramifications” of SCOTUS’ healthcare ruling.
Funny, Dr. Ablow and his associates seem to have no problem telling women how to “best manage their health and affairs” despite their “God-given rights” to self-determination and the pursuit of happiness,” or the psychological ramifications of these restrictions.
Michael Clemente, executive vice president of news-editorial at Fox News, on their disastrous Obamacare coverage in which they reported that the individual mandate was ruled unconstitutional. CNN, on the other hand, issued a regretful apology for their bad reporting.
You don’t have to wait until the conclusion of the Yankees game to give the score. Except when it’s the bottom of the ninth with bases loaded, a full count and a tie game, Fox.
The Colbert Report re: CNN and FOX, “The individual mandate has been struck down!” (via notnadia)
Fair and Balanced NO. IT. HAS. NOT. YOU. SUCK. AT. NEWS.
fox swag on cute etsy fox swag on bumper stickers on swag, ya’ll
this is not what feminism looks like.
I mean Khmer Rouge is worse than Watergate. So if those kids singing is the Khmer Rouge, Fast And Furious has gotta be the Death Star taking out Alderaan just to maintain your outrage exchange rate!” —JON STEWART, on Fox “News” Channel’s faux outrage over Fast and Furious and, well, just about anything related to President Obama, on The Daily Show (via inothernews)
Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade, defending his recent sexist remarks that caused co-host Gretchen Carlson to walk off set. Kilmeade contended that “Women are everywhere. We’re letting them play golf and tennis now. It’s out of control.”
Fox News: Fair and Balanced Playful Sexism Just Having Fun!
Watch the original video here.
Fox News Magazine understands that you’re having troubles with your boner. But don’t fret—they’ve cracked the case and figured out why! It’s because of your oral hygiene:
“Men who forget to floss their teeth increase the bacteria in their gums, and this bacteria can travel through the bloodstream, combine with plaque and clog blood vessels which make getting an erection difficult.”
Yes. That sounds like a COMPLETELY LOGICAL and common problem. But if you’re flossing like crazy and things still aren’t working down there, have you considered that you might have a violent and traumatic penis injury? … You know what else is a major source of erectile dysfunction? Getting your penis chopped off by a sword. Check back next week, when Fox News Magazine outlines “11 Surprising Ways to Spice Up Getting Your Penis Chopped Off By a Sword”.” —From Jezebel’s hilarious new article, The Five Stupidest Articles in Fox News Magazine
Fox News’ Dr. Keith Ablow in a new and very offensive opinion piece for Fox that basically (and completely groundlessly) accuses Jerry Sandusky’s wife, Dottie, of being a pedophile, rape enthusiast, or rape enabler.
How long will Fox News keep promoting this man’s warped (and APA rejected) theories?
Michael Reagan, resident Fox News Ronald Reagan expert, comparing Obama’s immigration policy to Jerry Sandusky’s crimes.
Today in tasteless, oddly compounded by the fact that Michael Reagan recently wrote a piece for Fox News about his own sexual abuse.
Jon Stewart, praising then “genius” of Fox’s Obama and Putin G20 coverage.
“In the early 1800s, when a woman stopped menstruating she was not considered to be pregnant until she could feel the fetus moving inside of her. Before this movement, she was thought of as having blocked menses. Even if she felt something was growing inside her, it was not considered to necessarily be a potential child. [I]t was considered normal and right for a woman to do whatever she could to expel the burden blocking her menses, if she so chose. This view was so common that even religious newspapers carried advertisements of people who would help restore your menses” (Crabb 2011, 24-25).
So, basically, there were doctors trained at these upper-class, prestigious and few medical schools in the 1800s. Then women started getting together and starting health collectives, training midwives and other sorts of health “healers.” The fancy, upper-class doctors didn’t want to be associated with those people, nor did they want them taking their business and profession, so they all got together and demanded medical licensing.
These laws didn’t really do anything at first, but they made people really mad so the home-health movement grew bigger. Cindy Crabb writes, “this movement was inseparable from feminist and class struggles” (2011, 25). This movement stood against the increased medicalization of bodies and demanded that women in particular should be taught and learn about their bodies as well as retain responsibility over them. Supporters advocated for women to have control over how many children they birthed, as well as created groups of women who taught each other reproductive medical procedures. DIY contraception and abortion kits were made at home and even mass-produced and sold in the mail by companies.
The abortion rate rose, and for the first time, it was publicly evident that white, married, Protestant and middle-class women were having abortions (and still are). Now, the regular doctors, already mad that these women were having abortions in violation of the Hippocratic Oath (Hippocrates held a minority anti-abortion view) and were taking medicine into their own hands, were also lots of white guys! So, these white doctors living in America in the age of increasing immigration were concerned that “their women” were aborting fetuses at too high of a rate and threatened racial hegemony. They were also concerned by women moving into their field (the professional field), when they should have just been home making cookies.
So, as Cindy Crabb (2011) writes, “Basically, the regular doctors were racist, sexist, money hungry, status and power seeking fucks, and they were friends with the rich guys who tended to get into political office and the rich guys who owned newspapers” (26). Together, they launched a campaign to sway public opinion on abortion (gotta get those ladies under control ya’ll) and after a while, they got the first anti-abortion laws passed under the guise of protecting women from bad doctors. Women were no longer allowed to induce a miscarriage, despite the fact that only a few years before, everybody (even the religious folks) were encouraging women to buy new ways to evacuate their menses!
This wasn’t enough for the regular doctors, who continued their campaign with a whirlwind of misinformation and sensationalized stories of “horror abortions.” Then, still not powerful enough, these regular doctors formed The American Medical Association! Yeah, that’s right. The AMA. They succeeded too. After a long, hard, road, they successfully became the only ones dictating the control of bodies and denied individual people the right to do it themselves. Increasing medicalization of bodies (not just reproductive care!), denial of women’s spaces for home healthcare and the elite secrecy of medical knowledge has led us to an age where we don’t know anything about our bodies, despite the fact that we live in breathe in them every day.
The more you know.
Crabb, Cindy. 2011. The Encyclopedia of Doris. Minneapolis: Bolger Printing
Other sources/similar reads:
Abortion in America- Momr
Witches, Midwives, and Nurses - Ehrenreich and English
Experiencing Abortion- Kushner
Abortion Wars- Solinger
Contraception and Abortion in 19th Century America- Brodie
Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end.
And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.
Audre Lorde (via andyouhavetogivethemhope)
So relevant to my life right now,
Rupert Murdoch, News Corp CEO, 2001
I assume by “Eric” you mean Eric Bolling, RFN’s Most Misinformed Person of the year. I don’t “hate” Eric Bolling by any means, but I also don’t think that being smart when it comes to money excuses racism, sexism, bigotry, and rape humor passing as news reporting.
Bill O’Reilly’s strange and syntax-strained description of the Fox News Channel on his show last night.