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eights . we got over it . france and england are not getting over it. >> changes never seize to amaze me. passion of new york politician to commit economic suicide . that's it for this week's yournal. for watching. i hope to see you next week. >> on fox news watch. capitol hill had the media attention this week. >> do you solemnly wear. i do. >> supreme court nominee took center stage in her hearings. but did the media take it seriously or not. general david petraeus slips through senate approval. >> we admire you greatly. >> but what does the press think of the pick. robert byrd longest serving senator passed away. as the media paid tribute to the elder states men did they whoit wash his past.
network the system broken. >> illim immigration is a issue. does the media really care? cell of freedoms on independence day weekend. on the panel this week. judy miller and columnist. andrew. and new america foundation and ella. and i am john scott. fox news watch is right now. >> i asked you where you were at on christmas? (laughing) you know like all jews, i was probably in a chinese restaurant. >> great answer. >> one of the lighter moments and there were a few in the senate judiciary hearing for elena kagan, president obama's
nominee for supreme court justice. the hearing attracted some attention . then the hearing on general petraeus to be top nato commander in afghanistan. he takes place for general mcchrystal who resigned following the conroversial interview in roling stone magazine. general petraeus received approval and friday on the job in afghanistan. we had dualing hearings on capt captain hill . start with petraeus. afghanistan had taken a back seat to the oil spill or coverage of it had until the rolling stones profile in the petraeus' hearings. and all of the sudden, a story everyone had to cover and general petraeus' testimony was only slightly less vapid and hollow to use miss cagag's world and than her testimony. but he managed to say a lot in
his. and story and arcticle that brought down mcchrystal is called the run away general. some are say petraeus being be the run away general why? >> i don't know why the media cover the fact three years in 200divide when petraeus was on capt captain hill, the democrats and main stream media was highly critical. they went after him and now you see any pieces about the general and how karl levin voted against a resolution to support him. there is a collective hush on the media to let him go. >> if i could venture the explanation. perhaps three years ago it was president bush pushing general petraeus in the forefront and the media didn't like that. >> oh, come on. and now three years later it is president obama. it makes all of the difference in the world. >> if general petraeus succeeds how will the media
react. >> i don't think anybody thinks it is going to succeed. what is interesting. chief opposition is not coming from republicans it is people like me and don't understand why we have to stay there forever and wonder what is going to lead us to victory? that is the underlying discussion at least we got a glimmer. >> alex, you are getting in the next question. bob herber, day of the petraeus hearings and the day they began. he wrote wrong track to stress. gulf oil disaster and joblessness epidemic and war in afghanistan has put the nation in a funk he said. the media in the same funk. >> being a president is a tough job . lots of bad stuff. we can argue how much from bush policy and obama policy. but when you are the president and bad stuff happens you are blamed. >> some things the media are
happy about. washington post. fair and balanced headline. elena kagan quote. a winning performance that charmed her critics x. this is not a new's analysis in the a-seconds and the media can cheer for her at least. >> the washington times called it kagan's kabookie theater. >> there are different takes. and jona goldberg said the hearings are a shampt they are. machine like elena cag category get up there with little judiciary because she is not replacing like caliia a lot less attention was paid to this by the public and less money poured in the battle. >> they are not saying anything anymore. they are taught not to say anything. >> that is petrifying. >> the media story she skated through.
and she will get confirmed. >> compared to yawn roberts. a bush appointee. he was called a conservativor and roberts a right winger it is kagan a. and what is the whining. if you can't handle the criticism you be there. and this is fox news watch. we compare the media here. >> but the whining. >> we are not whining we are critiquing. >> john robirs was described as a right winger conservative kind of thing. >> his critics responded to him that way and the same way as andrew judge kagan. future judge kagan critics are responding. >> the main stream as documented roberts a right
wing exer called kagan. >> i done think we call that arbitrator of fairness. >> all we know she likes chinese food. >> we know that she is skeptecal of the liable laws and court's interpretation to say anything about anyone and not pay a price. >> she cited by the roberts on that. saying we did just get every now and then an inc.i think - inkling of nothing. >> she once described the hearings before she was up for one she said it was vapid and hollow. can you say that about the media coverage? >> yes, it was . the same is true of the petraeus hearings this week. there was no coverage. i saw one human event piece that i wrote talking about the difference the way the left wing media covers. you have move on passport
orgthat scrubbed its sight of the petraeus criticism that it had in 2007. none of that was covered can different than 2007 when he came up to give the report and hillary clinton grilled him . the media probed him and now take know a breather because it is obama. >> no, it is because it worked. not obama. that makes general petraeus untouchable. >> but obama didn't support him in 2007. joe biden and obama voted to abstain and now they are putting all of their faith in him. >> you don't want coverage. you don't want coverage. you want a idealogical attack and this coverage showed two people who got approved with a relatively small amount of drama. >> all right.
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russia the vital secrets of the atom bom and also a defendant is rosenburg's wife. >> fox movie coverage of the rosenburg convicted and executed as soviet spies. when suspicion intrigue and cold war dominated the headline. that reignited this week when authorities rounded up len men and women accused of participate nothing a bizarre spy ring. they were call would sleeper agents. redhead was the word. elena chapman one of those arrested in the pie ring. it could be serious but this is one of the best headlines we saw. >> media ike opinion com. sexy russian spy captures media attention because sexy
russian captures media attention. >> that is a story i would read. >> they had high tech gismo and everything but secrets. it doesn't seem like they knew anything. they were not charged with espiponage . >> the media is making fun of it because it is mockable . there is a serious could what else from the good soviet day is on autopilot. biological warfare program they said they would get rid of and did any of the media say are we doing the same thing in russia . the fact that it is a pathetic bunch of bunglers doesn't make it not a serious story and i don't think it is treated
serious >> the president tried to minimize it. he had president medevfor burger then comes a russian spy bust. the white house seemed to throw a wet blanket on and and and the media concured. president obama staked his presidency on future disarmament and rule of international law . the fact that russians are acting like the soviet doesn't fit in the happy universal federalism of obama narrative . he ignores and implications for the way the justice department pursues the case down the road and not putting russian diplomats under oath to because they don't want to discover that america has enemy down the road chinasm
they say it is a sham and derailing improvements in russian and u.s. relations . >> that's false. you have a foreign affairs and russian security expert come on fox news and there are the same number of spies from russia in the united states as there was during the cold war. and other countries, too, it begs the question. how many other countries have spies in this country and spying on us. >> all countries. and it is people using invisible ink and code. why didn't they leave them there and spy on them. >> the media and terrible troubles and constant request for money and couldn't get expensive technology to work . it doesn't get better than
this . >> you have covered serious spy stories in the middle east. it could be a deadly business . russians killed all over europe and in london. and i do happening that obviously it is embarrassing for the president . only one newspaper, the new york times obama was unhappy with the story not the fact that the russians but the timing so close to the cheeseburger summit. i found that bizarre. >> is there a portion of this scandal, spy scandal that the press has missed . >> it would robbery nice if we found out five years ago and however long it was going on. let's be grown ups. all could you wantries do this and it will ever be thus. >> i am not sure too many american couples settled in moscow trying to build themselves a new life. >> i hope they have. >> and is there a movie deal
for her? >> she is one of many that they have brought in . yet she is the only one they are focusing on and every picture of hershey wears something skin tight and scantily clad and made it into a giant joke. it is the key stone cop. >> and state superior so low and fooled to thinking it is just about people googling and trying to seduce democrat contractors. >> we are always on the look out for media that doesn't pass the test. if you find a example of media bias send it to us. are the media ignoring the dangers on the u.s. border with mexico? >> we finally got the message.
be fine. >> the illegal immigration issue as the arizona governor fires back to the white house. is the media ignoring the threat . proof that far left media and ♪ [ male announcer ] try fixodent with a time-released formula. use just once per day for dawn-to-dark hold. it is important to use the product as directed. fixodent and forget it.
>> two weeks ago i met with president obama and promised we would get information on what they would do. we got the message . these signs. calling our desert an active drug and human smuggling area. time for a lightning round. jan prewer taking a shot for not living up to her expectations for not securing her border with mixtureco. president obama addressed the issue. >> the system is broke exten everybody knows it. unfortunate low reform has been held posturing to political posture and approximate interest wrangling and to the pervasiveness in
washington tackling such a torny issue is bad politics. >> on thursday he made that peach and friday, 21 people were killed in a drug battle apparently not far from the wears. mex wan border. mr. border -- mr. obama said the border is safe as it has been. >> the majority of the media came out and were fair to say that he was short on details here. why is he doing this now. he hasn't don much he was blaming republicans for it. but the crime is never cover borer issues are not covered and the media is catching on that he is not really doing anything and drag his peat and short on subsphance. a15 percent of the americans
want the border secured before they want legislation on illegal imaggression is that's point that the press is missing. >> i think the press has uncovered. the governor of arizona wins because she uses it for politics. it is a crucial national cuter challenge for this counselry that neither party doesn't want to tackle. >> is there a vast left wing conspiracy in the new's world that shapes your new's coverage. this guy was employed by the washington post to cover the republican party and tea party movement. he resigned after two websites published disparaging comments he made about conseshatives on a private e-mail list called the jurno list. what is it? >> there is a fast conspiracy that i am bummed i am not
invited. it is the old days when we used to hang out in bars and trash our editors and now people sit at computers do stame same thing. >> is this a vast lest wing conspiracy. >> i think it is a vast left wing movement. they come out of the graduate schools and read and get cues from that. and read alease's comment. >> he is part of the movement but conspiracy. >> this week our nation lost the longest serving senator, robert byrd passed away @ age of 92 . his body layed in repose. robert byrd respected voice in the senate dies at 92 . now death of another senator
from the south. strom thurman. dies at 100. foe of integration. they had a similar history and why in >> one was a democrat and one was a republican. they buried the klan involve the with byrd and fought to justify it in the new york euology . jesse helms who was bititary bee the new york state. he opposed gay rights and human rights and modern art. coverage is different. >> strom thurman started out to a democrat and went to republican party. >> i think she is right. >> strom thurman parachuted in-day. he volunteered for combat. robert byrd spent world war ii as a ship wielder and yet byrd
is carried by soldiers in the rotunda . the gap and the coverage dicodemy is wide. >> one difference is robert byrd was a man changed over time. >> and trom thurman. he didn't move so far as robert bird. >> he used the n word. that is not machine who is evolving. >> co-chairman of strom thurman is tim scott who is an africa-american and got the republican nom to be the congressman from charleston and probably would win. that's how much thurmon had changed . >>ip am sorry, we only have a success. up next, celebrating our freedom this july fourth freedom this july fourth weekend. [ host ] it's the fusion proglide challenge. whoo! what's up? not too much. how's your shave?
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