Category: Fox News

Right-wing media use loner activist’s arrest to revive conspiracy theories about “antifa” at the January 6 insurrection | Media Matters for America

Right-wing media use loner activist’s arrest to revive conspiracy theories about “antifa” at the January 6 insurrection | Media Matters for America
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To bolster those claims, they’ve zeroed in on Utah man John Sullivan, who recorded the events and reportedly cheered on the mob l, regarding his past attendance at Black Lives Matters protests. But the fact is, those local activists all say Sullivan is not welcome, and they’ve been trying for some time to keep him away. Despite early claims by right-wing media and Republican members of Congress that far-left provocateurs had really been the ones to instigate the attack on the Capitol, FBI Assistant Director Steven D’Antuono told reporters later that week, “We have no indication of that, at this time.” And a report in the Los Angeles Times has found that the suspects who have been arrested since the riot have represented “a broad cross section of President Trump’s supporters — people with office jobs, kids and mortgages, and otherwise respectable public reputations,” along with some “fringe radic

Right-wing media use loner activist’s arrest to revive conspiracy theories about “antifa” at the January 6 insurrection | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson Has Gone Full Don Quixote | Crooks and Liars

Tucker Carlson Has Gone Full Don Quixote

When Fantasy News overtakes Real News madness is the opportune reality for authoritarians.

Views: 3911 The famous line for Don Quixote: “When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies?” Related to this week? I know the answer to that one! FOX NEWS, that’s where. Specifically, “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Tucker Carlson Has Gone Full Don Quixote | Crooks and Liars

In 2 weeks after it called the election, Fox News cast doubt on the results nearly 800 times | Media Matters for America

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In the two weeks after Fox News called the election for Biden, Fox News cast doubt on the results of the election at least 774 times. The network’s most prominent figures relentlessly attempted to subvert democracy by fueling conspiracy theories and spreading misinformation, rhetoric for which the network has refused to hold them accountable.

In 2 weeks after it called the election, Fox News cast doubt on the results nearly 800 times | Media Matters for America

Desperate to win back viewers, Fox breaks its promise to advertisers | Media Matters for America

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Color of Money screwed the Advertisers

Fox News’ unprecedented ratings losses in recent weeks have forced the network to choose between its right-wing viewers and its corporate advertisers. Its decision to side with its audience has left the companies that financially support the network holding the bag for its incendiary coverage of the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Desperate to win back viewers, Fox breaks its promise to advertisers | Media Matters for America

Fox anchor Maria Bartiromo abets Trump’s lies to undermine democracy | Media Matters for America

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Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo hosted President Donald Trump for an extended appearance on her show, where he told numerous lies as part of his democracy-undermining effort to claim that he actually won the 2020 presidential election. Bartiromo offered no pushback to Trump’s lies, and in fact encouraged him to lie at length about the election.

Fox anchor Maria Bartiromo abets Trump’s lies to undermine democracy | Media Matters for America

Trumpism After Trump? How Fox News Structures Republican Attitudes | Richard Dawkins Foundation

Among television news sources, Fox News holds outsize influence, particularly among Republicans. Currently, 15% of Americans cite Fox News as the television news source they trust the most to provide accurate information about politics and current events, which is roughly equal to the combined influence of broadcast networks like NBC, ABC, and CBS (16%), and larger than that of local television news (12%) and CNN (11%). Fox News is by far the most trusted outlet among Republicans (40%), with the next most trusted source, local news, trailing distantly (14%). Just eight percent of independents and four percent of Democrats most trust Fox News. Among religious groups, Fox News is most trusted by white evangelical Protestants (36%), by nearly twice the proportion of all other religious groups. Continue reading by clicking the name of the source below.

Trumpism After Trump? How Fox News Structures Republican Attitudes | Richard Dawkins Foundation

Fox executives have decided to give you more Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America

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Fox executives have lined up behind Carlson before. Lachlan Murdoch reportedly gave personal support to Carlson after he went on an anti-immigrant rant in 2018. The Murdoch family knows exactly what Carlson stands for, and it’s exactly what they want the Fox brand to stand for.

Carlson has long been billed by Fox as a member of the network’s “entertainment” side. In September, a federal judge wrote, quoting Fox lawyers, that Carlson’s show “is not ‘stating actual facts’ about the topics he discusses and is instead engaging in ‘exaggeration’ and ‘non-literal commentary.'” U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil found that no “reasonable viewer” would take Carlson seriously. 

Fox executives have decided to give you more Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America

‘I…I Am The Mainstream Media,’ Realizes Horrified Tucker Carlson Spiraling Live On Air

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WASHINGTON—Coming to the realization in front of millions of viewers during the broadcast of his show, a horrified Tucker Carlson stated, ‘I…I am the mainstream media’ Wednesday as he began spiraling live on air. “We’ve discovered evidence of rampant voter fraud, and the president has every right to call for an investigation even if the mainstream media thinks…” said Carlson, who trailed off, stared down at his shaking hands, and felt a sudden ringing in his ears as he looked back up and zeroed in on the production crew surrounding him. “The media says…wait. Those liars on TV will try to tell you…oh God. We’re the number-one program on cable news, aren’t we? Fox News…Fox ‘News.’ It’s the media. It’s me. This can’t be. No, no, no, no. Jesus Christ, I make $6 million a year. Get that camera off me!” At press time, Carlson had torn the microphone from his lapel and fled the set in panic.

‘I…I Am The Mainstream Media,’ Realizes Horrified Tucker Carlson Spiraling Live On Air

US election 2020: What happens to Fox News if Trump loses? Rupert Murdoch is prepared

President Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch at a dinner in New York City in 2017.

The elder Murdoch has stopped speaking as frequently as he once did with Trump, but his associates say that those conversations probably will pick up again after November 3, when Trump will either be a second-term president or a free agent on the media circuit. “Maybe Rupert can just back the truck up and pay Trump to appear on Fox’s air at will,” Klein said. “Trump might prefer that to the rigours of having to actually run an actual business.”

US election 2020: What happens to Fox News if Trump loses? Rupert Murdoch is prepared

The Murdochs’ desperate final push to use Hunter Biden to reelect Donald Trump | Media Matters for America

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With President Donald Trump’s reelection hopes seemingly fading, Fox News star Tucker Carlson made an 11th hour push on Tuesday night to try to will him to victory. He devoted his entire program to an interview with Tony Bobulinski, a former business partner of Hunter Biden, in the latest dubious salvo of an extensive campaign by Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch’ media outlets to tarnish Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden via his son’s business interests.

The Murdochs’ desperate final push to use Hunter Biden to reelect Donald Trump | Media Matters for America

Fox News May Be Heading Towards an Epic Election-Night Showdown | Washington Monthly

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Donald Trump has made it clear that he plans to declare victory on election night. He’ll do it when the returns are primarily based on in-person voting from that day. The president and his enablers launched a massive disinformation campaign based on the lie that mail-in ballots are fraudulent so that he could create chaos by claiming that they shouldn’t be counted.Donald Trump has made it clear that he plans to declare victory on election night. He’ll do it when the returns are primarily based on in-person voting from that day. The president and his enablers launched a massive disinformation campaign based on the lie that mail-in ballots are fraudulent so that he could create chaos by claiming that they shouldn’t be counted.

Fox News May Be Heading Towards an Epic Election-Night Showdown | Washington Monthly

The Murdochs have blood on their hands | Media Matters for America

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Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch is reportedly “disgusted” by President Donald Trump’s failed handling of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. He and his son Lachlan Murdoch, who currently oversees the network, are also partly responsible for it. Murdoch has complained to confidants that Trump “is not listening to advice about how best to handle the pandemic” which is “creating a never-ending crisis for his administration,” according to a Thursday account from The Daily Beast.

The Murdochs have blood on their hands | Media Matters for America

Fox News death cult embraces declaration calling for “herd immunity” | Media Matters for America

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They want to give COVID-19 to Rupert

Fox News personalities are rallying around a White House-supported declaration that calls for “herd immunity” approach to the coronavirus pandemic, the deeply flawed idea that the virus should be intentionally spread widely in the population.

Fox News death cult embraces declaration calling for “herd immunity” | Media Matters for America

15 examples of Fox News’ unrivaled federal influence over the last two years | Media Matters for America

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Meanwhile, the president’s most important source of information isn’t the U.S. intelligence community — it’s the dimwitted pro-Trump shills at the network’s morning show, Fox & Friends. The president watches hours of Fox News and its sister network, Fox Business, each day and regularly tweets in response to segments that attract his attention — at times dramatically shifting the news cycle and government policy. He sent 1,146 of these Fox live tweets from September 2018 through August 2020 — 7.5% of his total tweets during that period — according to a new Media Matters report.This Trump-Fox feedback loop impacts the president’s worldview — and thus, the government’s actions — on a scope far beyond any other news outlet in the recent past. And the network’s hold on both have only been strengthened over the course of his administration. Here are 15 ways Fox drove federal policymaking and political events over the last two years.

15 examples of Fox News’ unrivaled federal influence over the last two years | Media Matters for America

A Fox News reporter confirmed The Atlantic’s story about Trump insulting fallen troops. Fox hosts are still calling it a hoax. | Media Matters for America

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The new bombshell report from The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, reporting that President Donald Trump had repeatedly disparaged fallen U.S. troops as “losers” and “suckers,” has now been confirmed by a rather unexpected media voice: Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin. This latest confirmation comes after Fox’s previous coverage of the story continually backed Trump’s denials.

A Fox News reporter confirmed The Atlantic’s story about Trump insulting fallen troops. Fox hosts are still calling it a hoax. | Media Matters for America

Fox News is already suggesting that Jacob Blake is to blame for police shooting him in the back 7 times | Media Matters for America

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Fox anchor and reporter don’t mention that Blake was unarmed when police shot him in the back

Fox News is already suggesting that Jacob Blake is to blame for police shooting him in the back 7 times | Media Matters for America

Disgraced Tucker Carlson writer penned scores of odious articles for the Daily Caller | Media Matters for America

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Although it’s shocking that the most popular cable news show on television would hire a racist, sexist bigot as a lead writer, Fox and its prime-time host knew exactly what they were getting when they hired Neff. Before joining Fox, Neff wrote nearly 2,000 articles as a reporter at The Daily Caller, an outlet that has drawn criticism in the past for hiring writers linked to white nationalist and other racist groups. (Carlson co-founded the Daily Caller and had a stake in it till recently.)

via Disgraced Tucker Carlson writer penned scores of odious articles for the Daily Caller | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson has said enough | Media Matters for America

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That bigoted content about race and immigration is why white nationalists love Carlson’s show and flock to his defense — they know that he is bringing their talking points, previously relegated to the fringe, into the homes of millions of Americans. David Duke, the former grand wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, tweeted just last week that Carlson should replace Vice President Mike Pence on the Republican ticket.

via Tucker Carlson has said enough | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson Warns Trump Will Lose Unless BLM Protesters “Rounded Up’ Like Terrorists | Crooks and Liars

Tucker Carlson Warns Trump Will Lose Unless BLM Protesters “Rounded Up’ Like Terrorists

Keeping a lid on millions of  Americans where would Trump put them? Only Tucker knows. Round up the advertisers deserting him is the first step. (ODT)

via Tucker Carlson Warns Trump Will Lose Unless BLM Protesters “Rounded Up’ Like Terrorists | Crooks and Liars

Tucker Carlson gives friendly interview to the officer who said Black people “probably ought to be” shot more by police | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson gives friendly interview to police officer who said Black people “probably ought to be” shot more

Tucker Carlson interviewed Major Travis Yates of the Tulsa, Oklahoma police department.

Earlier this week, Yates had said in a radio interview that he does not believe systematic racism exists; he also claimed in that interview that Black people “probably ought to be” shot more by police. The Tulsa police department has subsequently opened an investigation into Yates.

via Tucker Carlson gives friendly interview to the officer who said Black people “probably ought to be” shot more by police | Media Matters for America

How the pro-Trump outrage sausage is made | Media Matters for America

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The shit Fox puts out for Trump doesn’t match the shit Trump puts out himself (ODT)

Joe Biden discussed this phenomenon at a Thursday event, saying that because technological advances allowed millions of Americans to see Floyd’s killing on their phones, his death had a greater worldwide impact than that of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Over the hours that followed, Biden’s comment was ripped from its context and spun with fake outrage by pro-Trump right-wing activists and trolls, leading to a Fox & Friends segment Friday in which a Fox contributor falsely claimed that Biden had said Floyd “may have been a greater civil rights leader” than King.

How the pro-Trump outrage sausage is made | Media Matters for America

They’re Coming For Tucker Carlson Again. This Time They May Succeed, by Eric Striker – The Unz Review

In the defence of Tucker Carlson his rent boy Striker complains (ODT)

America’s most watched cable news show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, is on the brink of being canceled.

They’re Coming For Tucker Carlson Again. This Time They May Succeed, by Eric Striker – The Unz Review

For God and Country, Save Fox News, the “Only Source of Truth” | The Smirking Chimp

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“SAVE FOX NEWS.” It was a long letter, but the essence of it was restated in this post script, which read: P.S. The radical Left is trying to destroy Fox News and I need you to join me to fight back against the Left’s scheme today — before it’s too late. We cannot allow the radical Left to tear down and destroy Fox News — the only source of truth in our otherwise fake-news media.”

For God and Country, Save Fox News, the “Only Source of Truth” | The Smirking Chimp

Fox News Goes Berserk Over Twitter Flagging Trump’s Violent Tweet | Crooks and Liars

Fox News Goes Berserk Over Twitter Flagging Trump's Violent Tweet

No matter what Donald Trump does, or says Fox News is right there to support him, get angry for him, apologize for him, reinterpret his meaning for him, and lie for him.

via Fox News Goes Berserk Over Twitter Flagging Trump’s Violent Tweet | Crooks and Liars

President Trump: Fox News is a propaganda outlet | Media Matters for America

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Trump is pitting the two halves of the network’s business model against each other. If its executives respond by making the network even more supportive, they are risking flight from advertisers and cable providers concerned with being too closely associated with the president. If they don’t, they are risking outlets like OAN, which has little interest in pretending to be a real news outlet, peeling off their viewers.

via President Trump: Fox News is a propaganda outlet | Media Matters for America

Tucker, Hannity, Ingraham Bash Dr. Fauci In Scripted, Coordinated Attack | Crooks and Liars

Tucker, Hannity, Ingraham Bash Dr. Fauci In Scripted, Coordinated Attack

During Tuesday night’s prime-time Fox News schedule, hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham all bashed Dr. Anthony Fauci.

You knew this was coming after Dr. Fauci slapped around Sen. Rand Paul during yesterday’s Senate hearing.

It’s been a constant refrain from Fox News lately to make Dr. Fauci the fall guy for Donald Trump’s ineptitude and unconscionable lack of action when the outbreak was first discovered.

via Tucker, Hannity, Ingraham Bash Dr. Fauci In Scripted, Coordinated Attack | Crooks and Liars

Dr. Oz Wants Schools To Reopen Because Only 2 To 3% Of Kids Will Die – UPDATED | Crooks and Liars

Dr. Oz Wants Schools To Reopen Because Only 2 To 3% Of Kids Will Die - UPDATED

Roughly 56.6 million students will attend elementary, middle, and high schools across the United States (source).

So he wants roughly 1,698,000 students, teachers and staff to be wiped out all in the name of getting Trump re-elected?

via Dr. Oz Wants Schools To Reopen Because Only 2 To 3% Of Kids Will Die – UPDATED | Crooks and Liars

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  • On her Fox Business show, anchor Maria Bartiromo complained that the PPP provision “doesn’t make any sense to me” because the loan goes “right out the window to its employees, who are at home.” 

  • On America’s Newsroom, Bartiromo complained that there are restaurant owners who feel that the PPP loans aren’t going to “do anything for me once things open again because I have no revenue. Yes, maybe I save those people from being out of a job because I gave my employees the money, but for the viability of my business, that’s questionable.”

  • On Fox & Friends, co-host Brian Kilmeade asked Fox Business host Charles Payne about the “75/25” regulation. Payne said that he “reached out to the administration” to discuss the provision, but “they are saying they are not going to change that.” 

  • Fox & Friends hosted the owner of a Crunch gym franchise, who complained that the bill isn’t suitable for health clubs. Kilmeade told him that Congress “can’t tell you how to run your business, you have to tell them what it takes to run your business.” Kilmeade also claimed that “unemployment is so attractive now, a lot of [employees] don’t want their jobs back.”

  • On Fox & Friends, Kilmeade told Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia that “these restaurant owners can’t live with 75% [of the loan] going to labor” because “many of these people don’t want their part-time jobs back.” 

  • Kilmeade also made this argument on the April 9 edition of Fox & Friends, saying that if the goal is to help small businesses, “don’t make them take 75% of that grant money and put it towards employees, many of which don’t want those jobs back because they’re better off on unemployment.”

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