Fox host Tucker Carlson has a message for male victims of domestic violence: "That is embarrassing, getting beaten up by your girlfriend." 

But domestic violence against men, carried out by women, is no small problem. In 2013, the CDC reported that 29% of heterosexual men in the U.S. reported being victims of domestic violence at the hands of their female partners. And that doesn’t account for the number of assaults that go unreported.

If anyone should be “embarrassed,” it should be Fox, given Tucker Carlson’s repulsive behavior. Rhetoric like his is a perfect example of why male victims may be less inclined to speak out about their abuse. 

Carlson’s minimizing abuse of men in no isolated incident. In early June, the same host said that teenage boys think that sexual harassment from a female teacher is the "greatest thing that ever happened." A month later he attacked a kid for reporting statutory rape as "whiny."

Watch out “lamestream media,” Sarah Palin is on the move with what she’s trying to sell as an online "news channel," meant to "cut through the media’s politically correct filter" and address "the issues that the mainstream media won’t talk about." 

The thing is, this could be a violation of her contract with Fox, which reportedly “guarantees the cable-news leader exclusive rights to her work on television and on the Internet.” Earlier this month she went rogue by calling for Obama’s impeachment on Breitbart.com (see: Sarah Palin stiffs FoxNews.com on Obama impeachment thing), and now she’s pushing the line even further with the latest PR stunt that is SarahPalinCannel.com. 

One of the main goals of competition in the media space is to preserve diversity of opinion … Diversity of ownership, diversity of opinion, is so vitally important to this democracy.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning columnist James Stewart scrutinizes Rupert Murdoch’s plan to take over Time Warner. 

"We’re getting to a pretty serious point of concentrated ownership in the media." 

This week casinos run by Native American tribes canceled three separate Ted Nugent shows set for August.

From the Southern Poverty Law Center:

The latest controversy began on Monday after Hatewatch called the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of American Indians and asked why that tribe – which has devoted itself to fighting hate and racism – would host a performer like Nugent. Nugent, among many other things, has called President Obama a “subhuman mongrel” and Hillary Clinton a “toxic cunt.” Many of his racist, antigovernment remarks have been made from the stage during rock performances, during which he sometimes wears an Indian headdress.

A tribal spokesperson told Hatewatch that it “was a good question,” and within hours the Coeur d’Alene tribe announced it was cancelling Nugent’s scheduled performance at their casino in Worley, Idaho.

And the Puyallup Tribe in western Washington followed suit:

“The Ted Nugent shows, scheduled for August 2nd and 3rd at the Emerald Queen Casino, have been cancelled,” the tribe announced on the casino’s Facebook page without further elaboration.

Music industry experts foresee an even further decline in Nugent’s career as a result of his inflammatory speech.

Larry Magid, a Philadelphia-based promoter who handled Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac, and Bette Midler, said that you can’t “blame anyone for not wanting to play him for all of the baggage that he brings.” He added, "For all of the people enamored with him, there are 20 or 30 or 40 times that who are not enamored with him. To me, it’s not bright. If I’m a promoter I have to think two or three or four times before I take a shot with this performer."

The editor-in-chief of Pollstar USA, which tracks concert touring receipts, pointed out that “it’s a free country and Nugent has always had a big mouth. But if he keeps making incendiary statements his future tours may be limited to NRA conventions and Fox News events.”

The Heritage Foundation Must Be So Proud.

On July 24th, The Kansas City Star had to publish a correction to an op-ed written by the Heritage Foundation’s chief economist. The paper said that Stephen Moore "misstated job growth rates for four states and the time period covered."

Here is its statement: 

Please see editor’s note at the top of this column. No-income-tax Texas gained 1 million jobs over the last five years, California, with its 13 percent tax rate, managed to lose jobs. Oops. Florida gained hundreds of thousands of jobs while New York lost jobs. NOTE: These figures are incorrect. The time period covered was December 2007 to December 2012. Over that time, Texas gained 497,400 jobs, California lost 491,200, Florida lost 461,500 and New York gained 75,900. Oops. Illinois raised taxes more than any other state over the last five years and its credit rating is the second lowest of all the states, below that of Kansas! (emphasis original)

How embarrassing. 

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Australia is now “the world’s first developed nation to repeal carbon laws that put a price on greenhouse-gas emissions.”
Why? Largely thanks to the aggressive campaign against the nation’s carbon tax led by newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch. (Yes, as in Fox News’ Murdoch). 
It’s no coincidence. Murdoch’s media influence has a direct connection to climate change denial.
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Cartoon Murdoch from flickr user DonkeyHotey

greenthepress:

Australia is now “the world’s first developed nation to repeal carbon laws that put a price on greenhouse-gas emissions.”

Why? Largely thanks to the aggressive campaign against the nation’s carbon tax led by newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch. (Yes, as in Fox News’ Murdoch). 

It’s no coincidence. Murdoch’s media influence has a direct connection to climate change denial.

READ MORE

Cartoon Murdoch from flickr user DonkeyHotey

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