In its first incarnation The Cable Game kept a keen eye on shenanigans of the NewsHounds kind. It’s not surprising that they’re still doing the crazy after all these years—hate sites are an internet staple, the viler, the better. And these schnauzer-sized intellects play to that market like virtuosos of vitriol.
A stroll into the pound last week turned up the predictable screeds attacking Megyn Kelly, a special obsession of the hate crowd. The impresario of this dog pound, Ellen Brodsky, has called her every name in the book, and a few that aren’t. When she isn’t insisting that Ms. Kelly is a frothing-at-the-mouth Klansman-type racist, she’s telling her readers that Megyn slept her way into her job via an extra-marital hookup with Brit Hume. Yes, this is what passes for a good time at the NewsHounds’ dog pound. So it’s no surprise that the hate continues to flow:
The Great Huge Trumpkin is right – Babs Kelly is overrated, blood coming out of her eyes, wherever…
Cute. Another writer ups the ante:
Steve Doocy’s inbred ‘journalist’ son, Peter…
Are you laughing yet? The ugly personal attacks are a NewsHound tradition, but good old-fashioned lying is still a key part of their operation, now with click-bait headlines to ensnare the unwary:
Fox’s Bill Hemmer Uses Pope’s Visit To Attack Obama For Having Gay And Transgender People On His Guest List
It shouldn’t come as any surprise that at no point in the discussion did Bill Hemmer attack Barack Obama…or anyone else. It was a NewsHound lie as tasty as those of old, this time served up by a newcomer to the kennel. “Richard,” like Ellen Brodsky, is quite active on twitter, where we gain additional insight into his ideas of news coverage. Just today we learned Harris Faulkner is a “Hillary hater” because she mentioned the candidate’s upcoming birthday. And there’s this:
Now since every cable news channel has loads of people that criticize Donald Trump daily, “Richard” appears to be saying that’s not enough. He wants every person on that “one channel” to criticize Trump. No other views will be tolerated. Every analyst, commenter, reporter, and anchor must criticize Trump! Because, you know, that’s their job. No wonder he’s fitting in so well with the NewsHounds.
I’m only picking on “Richard” here because he singled The Cable Gamer out. For whatever reason he posed this question to us on twitter:
Why we got asked is a stumper. The Cable Gamer doesn’t program The Five, but the fact that they had the segments set ahead of time with video packages plus Greg’s monologue pre-written and in the prompter suggests that it was planned that way all along. But why ask The Cable Gamer for her opinion, when you really didn’t want it anyway:
We’ll continue to watch those mendacious mongrels at NewsHounds. Once you’ve called Megyn Kelly a racist slut, and Steve Doocy’s son “inbred,” that’s a hard act to follow. But The Cable Gamer knows The NewsHounds too well. They’ll find a way.
UPDATE 26 October, 4:07 pm:
Is it part of the job description of a news anchor that he, or she, must criticize Trump? The NewsHounds think so. It’s not enough for commentators or analysts to criticize Trump. News anchors on Fox must as well. Does that clear it up for everyone? Class dismissed.