In two days, a Republican strategist's baseless suggestion that Nancy Pelosi could fall victim to "a coup in Congress" spread from his Politico.com op-ed to all three cable news channels, TheFoxNation.com, a New York Times blog, and the print edition of The Wall Street Journal.
For months, Fox News heavily promoted the idea that President Obama's commencement address at Notre Dame would spark widespread protests and controversy, but following Obama's address, Chris Wallace reported that Obama "received a very warm welcome from the Notre Dame community."
Between May 1 and May 15, FoxNation.com linked to 15 newspaper op-eds and columns in its "Politics" section, but not one was from a progressive figure or presented a favorable view of the Obama administration.
Fox News personalities have called for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to step down as speaker because of the controversy over what the Bush administration told her about its use of harsh interrogation techniques.
FoxNation.com featured the headline "States Say Stimulus Not Working," but the article to which the headline linked reported that "many states are finding that the funds are not enough and are moving to lay off thousands of public employees."
In recent days, Fox News hosts have repeatedly warned that the legalization of same-sex marriage could lead to the eventual legalization of polyamorous marriage.
The Fox Nation featured the headline, "Sports Teams Welcome at WH, but Celebrating Prayer Ignored," which adopts James Dobson's recent criticisms of President Obama.
Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Mark Steyn criticized President Obama as an elitist because he ordered a burger with "spicy mustard" or "Dijon mustard."