Category: Fox News

Climate denial abounds on Fox as Hurricane Ian devastates Florida | Media Matters for America

Fox News with melting planets

 

On back-to-back nights during Florida’s Hurricane Ian nightmare, Fox hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham cast doubt on climate science

Meanwhile, Fox personalities attempted to gaslight viewers into complacency by describing any hurricane coverage that mentioned climate change as “alarmist.” Fox also cherry-picked information about the relationship between climate change and hurricanes to imply that the two are not related. Climate scientists and media outlets have acknowledged that there is not enough evidence to support the theory that climate change will increase the frequency of hurricanes. However, there is evidence suggesting that higher ocean and air temperatures are causing hurricanes and storms to intensify more rapidly instead of weakening as they approach landfall, as happened with Ian. Hurricanes are also absorbing more moisture and dumping more rain on affected areas. Fox ignored this crucial connection or refuted it all together. 

Source: Climate denial abounds on Fox as Hurricane Ian devastates Florida | Media Matters for America

Fox personalities laud UK prime minister Truss’ tax cuts for wealthy Britons, say GOP should replicate in the US | Media Matters for America

Liz Truss

Right-wing media figures are toasting United Kingdom prime minister Liz Truss’ massive tax cuts geared toward the wealthy as a potential model for the U.S. if Republicans return to power.

Source: Fox personalities laud UK prime minister Truss’ tax cuts for wealthy Britons, say GOP should replicate in the US | Media Matters for America

Ex-Homeland Security aide calls Trump’s Hannity interview like ‘covering up for a drunk uncle’ – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

Ex-Homeland Security aide calls Trump’s Hannity interview like ‘covering up for a drunk uncle’

Trump actually did the interview at a time when he should be exercising his right to remain silent. It has been only a few days since Trump’s legal team said that they wouldn’t provide any specific details because they anticipate Trump will be criminally indicted over the stolen documents.

Source: Ex-Homeland Security aide calls Trump’s Hannity interview like ‘covering up for a drunk uncle’ – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

Dumb Hannity Proves Why Trump Should Never Hold Office Again | Crooks and Liars

Dumb Hannity Proves Why Trump Should Never Hold Office Again

Fox News actually summarized and listed all of the investigations into Trump which until now haven’t been amplified. Sean Hannity shot himself and Trump in the…..

On Monday night’s Hannity, Sean read a list of the investigations into Trump’s criminal actions — that actually did the reverse of what the Fox News host hoped to achieve.

Most Fox News viewers most likely don’t know all the investigations undertaken against the former president, because Fox News and right-wing media refuse to cover them in any detail to shield any real scrutiny against Trump.

Source: Dumb Hannity Proves Why Trump Should Never Hold Office Again | Crooks and Liars

Tucker Carlson’s dangerous lie that Biden is targeting his audience with “87,000 armed IRS agents” | Media Matters for America

OMG Lachlan Murdoch is offended by Australia’s Crikey! So much so he’s threatening to sue. Yet, he employs Tucker Carlson et al and allows those hucksters to bullshit the American nation. It’s great to see him being sued by those voting machine corporations for the lies he and News Corp not just reported but actively supported all the way to the violence on Jan 6th in claiming they helped steal the election in 2020 from Donald Trump.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed on Monday that the Biden administration is hiring “87,000 armed IRS agents to make sure you obey,” a wildly inflammatory and false claim that his network’s White House correspondent debunked a few days earlier.

Tucker Carlson’s dangerous lie that Biden is targeting his audience with “87,000 armed IRS agents” | Media Matters for America

Fox News amplifies Trump’s veiled threats of political violence after Mar-a-Lago search | Media Matters for America

Fox News amplifies Trump’s veiled threats of political violence after Mar-a-Lago search | Media Matters for America

FoxNews.com ran an article featuring direct comments from Donald Trump responding to the fallout of the FBI search of his residence. The title of the piece was, “Trump ‘will do whatever’ he can to ‘help the country’ after FBI raid: ‘Temperature has to be brought down.’” Far from helping to bring down the “temperature” of the public debate, Fox has just promoted Trump’s veiled threats that his supporters will carry out more political violence against federal law enforcement — as he simultaneously worked to stir them up to even more bedlam — unless the Justice Department stops investigating him.

The story was also given prominent placement on the front page of the Fox News website, with an additional tagline noting that the country is now in a “very dangerous time.”

Fox News amplifies Trump’s veiled threats of political violence after Mar-a-Lago search | Media Matters for America

Fox is furiously poisoning the well after the Mar-a-Lago search | Media Matters for America

Trump buried any evidence long ago it was never taken to be a keepsake.

Shortly before 7 p.m. ET on Monday night, former President Donald Trump issued a press release confirming that the FBI had conducted a “raid” of the Mar-a-Lago resort which serves as one of his residences. 

Fox is furiously poisoning the well after the Mar-a-Lago search | Media Matters for America

Fox is furiously poisoning the well after the Mar-a-Lago search | Media Matters for America

Trump hasn’t been on Fox News in a long long time | Salon.com

Who the @#@$ is worried?

It has been 113 days since Trump has appeared on Fox News.

Trump hasn’t been on Fox News in a long long time | Salon.com

Trump hasn’t been on Fox News in a long long time | Salon.com

“On April 13, Mr. Trump called into Mr. Hannity’s show and ran through a list of crises he claimed would not be happening ‘had we won this election, which we did.’ He hasn’t been interviewed on the network since,” the newspaper reported.

Laura Ingraham’s reaction to her friend Pat Cipollone’s testimony shows how Fox was complicit in Trump’s coup | Media Matters for America

Laura Ingraham and Pat Cipollone

Murdoch media isn’t just a fake News Corporation by what it reports but also by what it omits. It collects ratings from fake, and no news alike which they onsell to moneyed interests. That’s private  and political interests alike to misguide the public while calling it information.

Can advertisers sell a product as crudely and in that way? Is there any public obligation in America to sell truth or is that only in a courtroom with its bible? It appears there’s none as even the courts, and the very highest in the land, can be bought.

Of great interest will be the outcome of Murdoch vs Dominion voting machines for the current future of American News and the current ongoing sale of press propaganda.

Fox, by shielding its viewers from the information the committee details, is continuing its complicity in Trump’s effort to subvert the election and the resulting mob attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Source: Laura Ingraham’s reaction to her friend Pat Cipollone’s testimony shows how Fox was complicit in Trump’s coup | Media Matters for America

Fox and friends confront billion-dollar US lawsuits over election fraud claims | Fox News | The Guardian

Protesters outside the Fox News headquarters in New York. Media and legal experts believe Fox could be in trouble in the Dominion case.

Rightwing networks Fox News, OAN and Newsmax could be found liable in cases brought by voting machine company Dominion

In the months following the 2020 US presidential election, rightwing TV news in America was a wild west, an apparently lawless free-for-all where conspiracy theories about voting machines, ballot-stuffed suitcases and dead Venezuelan leaders were repeated to viewers around the clock.

There seemed to be little consequence for peddling the most outrageous ideas on primetime.

But now, unfortunately for Fox News, One America News Network (OAN), and Newsmax, it turns out that this brave, new world wasn’t free from legal jurisdiction – with the three networks now facing billion-dollar lawsuits as a result of their baseless accusations.

Source: Fox and friends confront billion-dollar US lawsuits over election fraud claims | Fox News | The Guardian

Fox News host left shocked by Jan. 6 hearing: “Stunning” lack of evidence for Trump’s fraud claims | Salon.com

Don’t be surprised! Rupert Murdoch also publicly said that Newscorp wasn’t an organisation focused on Climate Change denial. He once claimed to be be Fair and Balanced. But then scammers are like broken clocks aren’t they? Right at least twice a day. They have to be, otherwise they wouldn’t be the persuaders they are. Look at Trump, how often have you seen him apologise? He simply says “I never said that” and moves on. Their existense is “ratings”. Their product “the audience numbers” which they then sell on the market as influencers to those who have the money to pay to protect and or increase their interests. Political parties and their funders their target market and in Murdoch;s case the powerful and wealthy of America. Cash for comment is their business model not “news”, and ethics well they have none.

Fox News host Martha MacCallum claimed after Tuesday’s hearing of the House select committee on Jan. 6 that there was a “stunning” lack of evidence to back up Donald Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud – a far cry from the channel’s election-denying rhetoric leading up to the Capitol riot.

Fox News host left shocked by Jan. 6 hearing: “Stunning” lack of evidence for Trump’s fraud claims | Salon.com

Fox News refuses to air Jan. 6 violence while trashing hearing as “boring” and “propaganda” | Salon.com

Tucker Carlson, Donald Trump and Sean Hannity (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images) Fox News was the only news network not to carry the first day of the Jan. 6 committee hearings as its hosts repeatedly trashed the two-hour hearing without providing their audience any of the content.

Source: Fox News refuses to air Jan. 6 violence while trashing hearing as “boring” and “propaganda” | Salon.com

Fox News Viewers Have No Clue: Network Blocks Nearly All Critical Coverage of Donald Trump | The Smirking Chimp

The selling of “Alternative Facts as News”= Fake Product

Ingraham:

They’re all upset that Fox isn’t covering it live. We actually do something called, you know, cater to our audience…

Their audience doesn’t want to hear any news that makes them unhappy so Fox will keep giving them what they want: owning the libs, Dr. Suess and Mr. Potatohead — and white nationalism. ( As you can see, they’ve even got the beloved, charismatic, superstar Steven Miller on as a regular these days.) If “the news” was a person, it could sue Fox News for fraud and win.

 

Source: Fox News Viewers Have No Clue: Network Blocks Nearly All Critical Coverage of Donald Trump | The Smirking Chimp

Capitol crime as Fox News cancels the greatest show in town

Protesters scale a wall at the US Capitol on January 6 last year.

It’s an Orwellian and cowardly move – suppressing rather than heralding the news.

a band of racists, goons, gun-nuts and thugs invading the seat of freedom and democracy, egged on by a malevolent and reckless conman –how this all happened should be of interest to most Americans. Yes?

Well, no. At least that’s a “no” from Fox News. That’s right, the nation’s most-watched news network and the in-house news source for the American right, announced it would not carry the hearings live. Instead, it will run its usual evening line-up of hate-mongering political commentators, including Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity. The network says it will run the hearings on its sister channel, the Fox Business Network, which has a fraction of the viewers, and on its streaming service.

This is plainly a move to minimise the import of the hearing. It’s a political decision, not a news one. It’s designed to reduce any cauterising effect a true account of how the insurrection unfolded might have on Fox’s core viewership.

 

Source: Capitol crime as Fox News cancels the greatest show in town

Fox News’ ongoing complicity in the January 6 insurrection | Media Matters for America

U.S. Capitol building with Fox logo

Fox’s vaunted “straight news” team will instead provide coverage on its lightly watched sister network, Fox Business. On the main channel, it will be business as usual, with prime-time propagandists Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham airing their regular shows and providing counterprogramming for the Trumpist faithful until 11 p.m. ET, when the “straight news” team will air special coverage of the hearing once much of the audience has gone to sleep.

Source: Fox News’ ongoing complicity in the January 6 insurrection | Media Matters for America

Fox’s conspiracy theories collapse with Sussmann acquittal, unmasking revelation | Media Matters for America

Fox News Logo with "investigate the investigators" on-screen text

The Fox News-fueled Justice Department probes then-President Donald Trump demanded as rebuttals to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation generated plenty of frothy Fox content. They also gave Republican partisans excuses to discount the obviously unethical and potentially illegal behavior of Trump and the crimes of his underlings. But efforts to turn the network’s conspiracy theories into federal cases have tended to diminish and fail under the scrutiny of prosecutors, judges, and juries.

Source: Fox’s conspiracy theories collapse with Sussmann acquittal, unmasking revelation | Media Matters for America

Johnson: School Shooting Due To CRT, Wokeness | Crooks and Liars

Murdoch Media focuses on promoting crap and attention away from America’s disastrous gun laws. Simply showing the difference between the UK Canada and Australia would bring reality into relief.

“The solution lies in stronger families, more supportive communities, I would argue renewed faith,” he said. “We’ve lost that. We stopped teaching values in so many of our schools. Now we’re teaching wokeness. We’re indoctrinating our children with things like CRT, telling, you know, some children they’re not equal to others and they’re the cause of other people’s problems.”

Source: Johnson: School Shooting Due To CRT, Wokeness | Crooks and Liars

50 ways Fox News reacted to the Uvalde massacre – without mentioning access to guns | Media Matters for America

No mention of Gun Control

Fox News would rather talk about anything than how easy it is for people with ill intent to acquire assault weapons in the United States.

Source: 50 ways Fox News reacted to the Uvalde massacre – without mentioning access to guns | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson’s role in mainstreaming the racist “great replacement” theory went unmentioned by corporate broadcast news | Media Matters for America

CNN's New Day covering how Fox's Tucker Carlson mainstreamed the "great replacement" conspiracy theory

While some Independent media explained how Skye News in Australia motivated the Christchurch mass shooter mainstream media didn’t. Nevertheless, Andrew Bolt stopped any commentary for some 4 days why was that? The guests on his program were certainly named as “influencers” by the shooter himself. But wasn’t Bolt the biggest of all of them by giving them a platform and acting as a recruiter for the ult-Right? When this occurs Murdoch Media seems to have the same global policy. When the shit hits the fan go silent and then after a few days den and make out you’re the victim. Flip it.

While some major news organizations explained in detail how the Fox News host spread the false, racist theory that motivated the alleged Buffalo mass shooter, ABC, CBS, and NBC did not

Source: Tucker Carlson’s role in mainstreaming the racist “great replacement” theory went unmentioned by corporate broadcast news | Media Matters for America

Fox Focuses On Buffalo Shooter’s ‘Mental Health,’ Not Racism | Crooks and Liars

Fox Focuses On Buffalo Shooter's 'Mental Health,' Not Racism

Fox avoids systemic dysfunction it’s always an individual problem that emerges from absolutely nowhere other than La La Land but definitely not from a dysfunctional social environment. Nature’s defects can’t be controlled because like evolution Social Darwinism has brought about the best society has to offer and shit happens! Social change is at best incremental and never revolutionary and needs to be controlled. Power wealth and privilege are in the main deserved is the ideology sold and they must be protected at all cost.

By David — May 16, 2022 Fox News correspondent Nate Foy suggested that a man allegedly planned out a racist shooting rampage in Buffalo, NY because he had “mental health” problems.

Source: Fox Focuses On Buffalo Shooter’s ‘Mental Health,’ Not Racism | Crooks and Liars

Fox News interview discouraging Finland from joining NATO follows years of pro-Russia coverage | Media Matters for America

Fox News quoting a threat from Russia toward Finland: "Helsinki must be aware of the responsibility and consequences of such a move."

Kicked out of China Murdoch wants in on the East as well. So Russia appears to be his target for the New World Media Order. Murdoch has adopted Steve Bannon’s Breitbart model of spreading Fake News anywhere and everywhere and taken control of cash for comment business in the global confusion and chaos he’s helped create. Why not support Putin and attract ratings to sell influence on behalf of those with money?

Two Fox News anchors interviewing the Finnish ambassador to the United States on Thursday seemed to be trying to discourage the country from joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization following Finland’s announcement that it will pursue membership. The Fox interview, during which the anchors repeatedly suggested the action will have only negative consequences for Finland, follows years of pro-Russia coverage by Fox, which continued even after Russia’s unprovoked and illegal invasion of Ukraine.

Source: Fox News interview discouraging Finland from joining NATO follows years of pro-Russia coverage | Media Matters for America

Fox News deals in Kremlin propaganda. So why not freeze Rupert Murdoch’s assets? | Nick Cohen | The Guardian

Fos News host Tucker Carlson.

If the west could find the courage, it would order an immediate freeze of Rupert Murdoch’s assets. His Fox News presenters and Russia’s propagandists are so intermeshed that separating the two is as impossible as unbaking a cake.

Source: Fox News deals in Kremlin propaganda. So why not freeze Rupert Murdoch’s assets? | Nick Cohen | The Guardian

If you are in business with Fox News, you are on the hook for its white nationalism | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson with Lachlan and Rupert Murdoch

Even Roger Ailes didn’t take Fox News to the extremes the Murdoch’s have.

“American Nationalist,” The New York Times’ three-part investigation of the rise of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, tells the story of how the star host, with the full support of Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch and the network’s other top executives, created “what may be the most racist show in the history of cable news.”

Fox’s brass, as reporter Nick Confessore details, has ignored any number of warning signs and protests from inside and outside the network that Carlson’s white nationalist rants were dangerous, due to their appreciation for his ratings and affinity with his message.

The takeaway for those involved with Fox – staff, guests, and companies that buy ads on the network – should be clear: You are supporting a company that prioritizes the promotion of white nationalism in the U.S.

Source: If you are in business with Fox News, you are on the hook for its white nationalism | Media Matters for America

If Fox Was A Real News Network, Hannity Would Be Fired | Crooks and Liars

If Fox Was A Real News Network, Hannity Would Be Fired

By John Amato — April 30, 2022

The Mark Meadow text messages to Sean Hannity, newly released from CNN, exposed the Fox News host as working hand-in-hand with the Trump administration on his re-election bid.

On the afternoon of Election Day, Hannity texted Meadows at 1:36 p.m. to ask about turnout in North Carolina. Two hours later, Meadows responded: “Stress every vote matters. Get out and vote. On radio.”

“Yes sir,” Hannity replied. “On it. Any place in particular we need a push.” “Pennsylvania. NC AZ,” Meadows wrote, adding: “Nevada.” “Got it. Everywhere,” Hannity said..

This would be an embarrassment and a firing offense for any member of the press: secretly acting as agent to a sitting president, coordinating with him to help him win an election, and especially not informing their employer and audience they were doing so.

Source: If Fox Was A Real News Network, Hannity Would Be Fired | Crooks and Liars

‘Trump’s heir’: NYT analyzed 1,150 episodes of Tucker Carlson’s ‘racist’ Fox News show in 3-part exposé – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

'Trump's heir': NYT analyzed 1,150 episodes of Tucker Carlson's 'racist' Fox News show in 3-part exposé

Murdoch’s destroying America’s 450 year Dream

Fox News personality Tucker Carlson is the focus of an in-depth three-part report by The New York Times that was published online on Saturday and will appear in the Sunday newspaper. Part one is titled “How Tucker Carlson Stoked White Fear to Conquer Cable.” “In the years since, Mr. Carlson has constructed what may be the most racist show in the history of cable news — and also, by some measures, the most successful. Though he frequently declares himself an enemy of prejudice — “We don’t judge them by group, and we don’t judge them on their race,” Mr. Carlson explained to an interviewer a few weeks before accusing impoverished immigrants of making America dirty — his show teaches loathing and fear. Night after night, hour by hour, Mr. Carlson warns his viewers that they inhabit a civilization under siege — by violent Black Lives Matter protesters in American cities, by diseased migrants from south of the border, by refugees importing alien cultures, and by tech companies and cultural elites who will silence them, or label them racist, if they complain,” the newspaper reported.

Source: ‘Trump’s heir’: NYT analyzed 1,150 episodes of Tucker Carlson’s ‘racist’ Fox News show in 3-part exposé – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

Newly released text messages reveal just how many people the Trump White House had inside Fox News | Media Matters for America

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Murdoch Doesn’t Sell News. His business is a Quid pro Quo cash for comment model, the wealthy side of Politics and only a portion of a nation are his clients.

Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Maria Bartiromo actively worked to craft Trump campaign messaging and undermine election results

Source: Newly released text messages reveal just how many people the Trump White House had inside Fox News | Media Matters for America

Fox mentioned ivermectin nearly 300 times, then ignored new study finding the drug is ineffective against COVID-19 | Media Matters for America

Carlson and Ingraham

Reckless  and criminally irresponsible Fox news sends a message of death.

Fox News has mentioned the anti-parasite drug ivermectin at least 292 times since December 2020, according to a Media Matters review. The network’s relentless hyping of the drug as a COVID-19 treatment was irresponsible at the time and has aged terribly — a major study released last month found ivermectin is not effective. But Fox has hidden those results from its viewers, not mentioning that study on the air a single time to date.

Source: Fox mentioned ivermectin nearly 300 times, then ignored new study finding the drug is ineffective against COVID-19 | Media Matters for America

The Kremlin is promoting Tucker Carlson’s false Fox News bio labs segment | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson Fox News

What would Putin do without Murdoch’s Fox News?

The Kremlin is once again using Fox News host Tucker Carlson to justify Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, this time promoting his recent segment pushing the Ukrainian biolabs conspiracy theory.

Source: The Kremlin is promoting Tucker Carlson’s false Fox News bio labs segment | Media Matters for America

Fox vets keep leaving the network and saying it is propaganda | Media Matters for America

picture of Chris Wallace

Chris Wallace, the longtime host of Fox News Sunday, is the latest example of a curious phenomenon: Fox News veterans leaving the network and then telling the public that their former employer is a right-wing propaganda outlet.

Source: Fox vets keep leaving the network and saying it is propaganda | Media Matters for America

Fox News is Kremlin approved | Media Matters for America

Fox News is Kremlin approved

Advertisers and Funders BEWARE

As Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin wages a brutal war against Ukraine and its people, the Kremlin has made a point to single out Fox News for praise. Russian state media and government accounts have promoted commentary from the network and its personalities; a leaked memo even instructed such outlets that it was “essential” to feature programming by Fox host Tucker Carlson.

Source: Fox News is Kremlin approved | Media Matters for America

The Kremlin is celebrating Fox Nation host Lara Logan’s pro-Russian propaganda | Media Matters for America

When Speech isn’t FREE and it costs the lives and displacement of a Nation it’s PROPAGANDA FOR PROFIT

The Kremlin is attempting to justify its invasion of Ukraine by citing the remarks of conspiracy theorist and Fox Nation host Lara Logan. The Russian government has used Fox News figures to defend its war against Ukraine. Fox News programming has repeatedly defended Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and pushed pro-Kremlin talking points. Unsurprisingly, the Kremlin has amplified Fox host Tucker Carlson, and Mother Jones reported that a leaked Kremlin memo said “it is essential to use as much as possible fragments of broadcasts of” Carlson. Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, recently praised Fox News’ coverage of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, claiming that the network is providing “some alternative points of view.”

Source: The Kremlin is celebrating Fox Nation host Lara Logan’s pro-Russian propaganda | Media Matters for America

The Putin-Fox feedback loop | Media Matters for America

image — January 6 committee — officers testifying

How is it Julian Assange has been tortured imprisoned for crimes against the U.S but not even committed in America? The files he leaked were said to be Russian disinformation against Clinton and false. Tucker Carlson, Alex Jones, Steve Bannon do it daily and Trump walked out of the White House with classified material and they have done it within American borders. They have done more harm killed and maimed more Americans than Assange, are allowed and continue to do it.

Throughout former President Donald Trump’s term in office, Media Matters carefully documented a phenomenon we defined as the “Trump-Fox feedback loop,” in which the right-wing propaganda network’s programming inspired over 1,000 tweets from its most important viewer, steering his obsessions and political talking points. That phenomenon came to an end when Trump lost his Twitter account after waging a literal assault on American democracy — which Fox also prodded him to do — but it has now been replaced by a new version, in which Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s talking points excusing his unprovoked invasion of Ukraine have come to resemble Fox’s own coverage of the assault. In a real-life illustration of the Putin-Fox feedback loop, a recently reported memo from the Russian government directed the country’s media outlets to promote as many clips of Fox News star Tucker Carlson as possible, as the regime’s propaganda and Carlson’s own rhetoric have dovetailed almost perfectly.

Source: The Putin-Fox feedback loop | Media Matters for America

Fox News heaps praise on the fossil fuel industry as the Russian war in Ukraine rages on | Media Matters for America

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“Murdoch For Oil”, Murdoch for Putin, Murdoch for Murdoch

Fox News has absolved Big Oil of any responsibility for energy price increases, while accusing the Biden administration of scapegoating

Source: Fox News heaps praise on the fossil fuel industry as the Russian war in Ukraine rages on | Media Matters for America

Russian Brazenly Claims: U.S. Most Easily Manipulated Country In The World | Crooks and Liars

Russian Brazenly Claims: U.S. Most Easily Manipulated Country In The World

As the war in Ukraine worsens, their claims get more outlandish and more brazen. Skabeeva, not exactly the most objective host, has taken to calling Fox’s Tucker Carlson a friend, saying “Our acquaintance, the host of Fox News Tucker Carlson, obviously has his own interests⁠—but lately, more and more often, they’re in tune with our own.” In that respect at least, she’s not lying.

Source: Russian Brazenly Claims: U.S. Most Easily Manipulated Country In The World | Crooks and Liars

Vladimir Putin’s latest public rant sounded a lot like Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America

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Moscow on the Hudson can be found at Murdoch’s Fox News

While we have become almost desensitized to the way Fox News prime-time host Tucker Carlson has parrotted pro-Kremlin propaganda, it now seems like Russia’s leader is parroting Tucker Carlson. This development comes in the wake of a recent memo from the Russian government, directing the country’s media outlets to promote as many clips of Carlson as possible.

Source: Vladimir Putin’s latest public rant sounded a lot like Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson Plays Victim After Deemed ‘Essential’ To Russia Propaganda – NewsHounds

OMG gamergate employed the strategies Carlson copies today. They did it to dis feminists, in the gaming community back in 2008. Steve Bannon applied the same strategies and linked them to e-zine Breitbart and then in 2017 along came QAnon who adopted the same tactics and applied them to conspiracy message boards where fact based narratives weren’t needed only attack “swarms” were.

Should we be surprised that devotees like Alex Jones’s Info Wars,Bannon and Murdoch linked up and applied the same tactics to their business models? Trump certainly loved the “swarm” and the gift given him by Bannon and became a Twitter devotee. Moderate ex-Republicans like the Lincoln Project claim the Right-Wing have adopted and applied the theories of Cultural Marxism to bring down American Democracy.Where if you change the cultural narrative and you’ll change the course of politics. Marshal McCluhan predicted it in the 70s and it’s digital age on steroids, psychos have taken control of the message and facts aren’t necessary. It’s why Bannon has been called a Leninist by once Republicans and now anti-Trumpists the Lincoln Project. The simply want to bring down the structure of government in America. So shouldn’t Murdoch, Carlson Ingraham and Fox News be too? Along with Bannon, Trump and and a cast of others they gave birth to “Fake News”. Murdoch made opinion, factless narrative and called it News and it’s why Tucker Carlson is now Putin’s boy and a 5th columnist in the USA today.

The Left simply don’t own the technology and seem to have had the rug pulled out from under them. Where are ANTIFA,the BLM the real  Woke critics of systemic oppression in America? They have been drowned out their voice stolen by the swarm of white, nationalist, racists,and conspiracy fruit cakes who like Tucker Carlson echo reverse victimhood mega cultural conspiracies like pizzagate as truth rather than any fact based news and reality.

Sorry, Tuckums, but if you don’t like being viewed as an enemy of America, you need to stop acting like one. And that’s not just about Russia, either. You can watch #TraitorTucker Carlson lash out at Americans but fail to distance himself from Kremlin propaganda below, from the March 14, 2022 Tucker Carlson Tonight. Underneath is David Corn discussing the Kremlin memos, from MSNBC’s March 14, 2022 The ReidOut.

Source: Tucker Carlson Plays Victim After Deemed ‘Essential’ To Russia Propaganda – NewsHounds

Leaked Kremlin Memo to Russian Media: It Is “Essential” to Feature Tucker Carlson – Mother Jones

On March 3, as Russian military forces bombed Ukrainian cities as part of Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion of his neighbor, the Kremlin sent out talking points to state-friendly media outlets with a request: Use more Tucker Carlson. “It is essential to use as much as possible fragments of broadcasts of the popular Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who sharply criticizes the actions of the United States [and] NATO, their negative role in unleashing the conflict in Ukraine, [and] the defiantly provocative behavior from the leadership of the Western countries and NATO towards the Russian Federation and towards President Putin, personally,” advises the 12-page document written in Russian. It sums up Carlson’s position: “Russia is only protecting its interests and security.” The memo includes a quote from Carlson: “And how would the US behave if such a situation developed in neighboring Mexico or Canada?”

Source: Leaked Kremlin Memo to Russian Media: It Is “Essential” to Feature Tucker Carlson – Mother Jones

Fox News pushes “energy independence” 329 times in first two weeks of Russia’s war in Ukraine, shaping coverage of energy policy on cable news | Media Matters for America

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Angus Taylor gets his statements straight from Fox News and echoes them here. Liberal MP’s don’t do very much in the way of creative thinking about what might be the best for Australia do they?

From the outset of Russia’s latest invasion of Ukraine, Fox News has been using the conflict as a pretext to agitate for the production of more oil and gas here in the U.S., which the network’s personalities and guests claim will lead to American “energy independence” – an outdated concept that right-wing media use as shorthand for increasing our reliance on domestic sources of fossil fuels, particularly during moments of global instability. In the first two weeks of the conflict from February 24 through March 9, “energy independence” or “energy security” were mentioned across Fox News programming at least 329 times, illustrating how pervasive the fossil fuel industry talking point is within the right-wing media landscape.

Source: Fox News pushes “energy independence” 329 times in first two weeks of Russia’s war in Ukraine, shaping coverage of energy policy on cable news | Media Matters for America

Flashback: Sean Hannity spent months aggressively defending President Trump for withholding military aid from Ukraine | Media Matters for America

Hannity Ukraine

Remember Trump’s phone call to Zelensky and his “quid pro quo” threat not to supply arms? Fox was praising Trump for WITHHOLDING THOSE WEAPONS IF ZELENSKY DIDN”T DO WHAT HE WANTED. TO FALSELY ACCUSE BIDEN AND HIS SON!!

Hannity’s concern for Ukrainians’ struggle for freedom against Russian aggression was not evident back in 2019 and 2020, when he and his colleagues were excusing – and even applauding – former President Donald Trump’s plot to condition military aid to that country for personal political gain.

Source: Flashback: Sean Hannity spent months aggressively defending President Trump for withholding military aid from Ukraine | Media Matters for America

One of the most disgraceful hours in Fox News history | Media Matters for America

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Murdoch has become the new Russian State Media in America. As Putin physically trolls into the Ukraine Fox News turns to Putin’s Manchurian Candidate, Donald J Trump, to praise him while mocking Ukraine Predident and Biden rather than addressing any facts. They are revising and trying to obliterate Ukraine’s history. What is more they shamelessly promoting Russia and making American citizens pay for the largest cable propaganda organization in the country. Pay via government subsidies and not just those who subscribe to them. Yes, Murdoch’s Carlson Ingraham and other anchors all give Donald J Trump time despite the fact he left the White House with highly confidential records and shredded others. Records if she or anyone else had taken,or found  in their possession would have been charged with treason, and tried behind closed doors. Fox News is the new RT and Pravda in America.

Fox is so busy trying to blame President Joe Biden for the war and its consequences that they’re skipping right over telling their audience how said war is happening. Fox cannot be trusted with the news. In just the recent past, we’ve seen the network embrace COVID/vaccine lies, election lies, and now propaganda in the place of covering war. Even worse, we’re all paying for this – literally. Fox is overwhelmingly funded by cable subscription fees paid by millions of Americans who never watch Fox. And while cable companies can, for now, foist that cost on the American people, they can at least spare us the bullshit of putting Fox in their news category. That’s perhaps the biggest lie of them all.

Source: One of the most disgraceful hours in Fox News history | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson lets slip that “Whiteness” is scam as he targets AOC for Race-Baiting and Sexual Harassment

Fox News poobahs have has a long history of sexual harassment of female staff, and the organization was fined $1 million for it last year. I once described the mandatorily blonde Fox News female anchors as “not so much hired as trafficked.” So Carlson’s objectification of the congresswoman is par for the course at a Murdoch news property.

Carlson seems to have been on the verge, as he frothed at the mouth, of slipping into German and of shouting “Kinder, Küche, Kirche” (children, kitchen, church!)– the Nazi ideal for women. At least June Cleaver, the fictional mother and housewife of the 1950s situation comedy, “Leave it to Beaver,” cooked meals and raised children and went to church.

Source: Tucker Carlson lets slip that “Whiteness” is scam as he targets AOC for Race-Baiting and Sexual Harassment

Fox News opposes unions, endorses wildcat industrial sabotage | Media Matters for America

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Fox News’ vocal support for the far-right trucker convoys in Canada, which began in opposition to vaccine mandates for operators crossing the U.S.-Canada border but has since expanded to oppose all public health measures, has revealed Fox’s hypocritical stances on vaccine and testing policies, as well as protesters who block roads.

But now another key angle has been exposed: While, in the past, Fox opposed advances by organized labor, demeaned unions, insulted striking workers, supported companies over unions, opposed higher wages for workers, and falsely blamed unions for supply chain troubles during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is now egging on this labor shutdown — which not only sabotages other workers, but was not authorized by any union or democratic process in the first place.

Source: Fox News opposes unions, endorses wildcat industrial sabotage | Media Matters for America

It’s Time the Pentagon Pulled the Plug on Fox News | The Smirking Chimp

Fox News has pushed anti-vaccine falsehoods and Americans have died as a result. Tucker Carlson has approvingly hosted an Oath Keeper now charged with seditious conspiracy, casting him as a victim. Jesse Watters has urged conservatives to “ambush” Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has lived under constant death threats, and to “go in for the kill shot,” while Lara Logan likened Dr. Fauci to a Nazi doctor. All chilling enough. But the worst for our democracy may be that a significant number of the January 6th rioters came from the military, where Fox News plays in barracks, workplaces, and other common areas.

Source: It’s Time the Pentagon Pulled the Plug on Fox News | The Smirking Chimp

Fox’s “straight news” didn’t exist in 2021 | Media Matters for America

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Fake Product allowed for Sale in America called the “News”

When Chris Wallace abruptly announced that he was leaving Fox News after 18 years, it was the final nail in the coffin for “fact-based reporting” at the network. The purpose of Fox’s “straight news” division was ostensibly separate from the opinion side of the network – where Fox’s most popular content comes from commentators like Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, and Sean Hannity. The illusion of “straight news” at Fox disappeared as personalities like Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum, Harris Faulkner, and Bill Hemmer spent 2021 spreading conspiracy theories, promoting misinformation, and minimizing the seriousness of COVID-19 while undermining vaccines.

Source: Fox’s “straight news” didn’t exist in 2021 | Media Matters for America

Fox News spent 2021 mainstreaming the white supremacist “great replacement” theory | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson calls Biden’s immigration policy “the great replacement” and “eugenics”

While Tucker Carlson has been flirting with white nationalism for years, 2021 was the year he went full-tilt and repeatedly said the quiet part aloud, explicitly referencing the white supremacist “great replacement” conspiracy theory – and earning praise from infamous former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. And Carlson’s status as the most-watched Fox prime-time star seemingly encouraged his fellow hosts to follow suit; Laura Ingraham warned her viewers that Democrats “will import new voters to offset and eventually replace all you old people.” Carlson has long pushed white supremacist talking points with full corporate support from Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch. In the process, he has gained praise from white nationalists, while the Anti-Defamation League has repeatedly called for his firing. White nationalism is now a pillar of Fox’s prime-time platform, and the Murdochs are willing to fund and defend their hosts’ hatred.

Source: Fox News spent 2021 mainstreaming the white supremacist “great replacement” theory | Media Matters for America

“Kill shot,” “deadly,” “ambush”: Fox host Jesse Watters tells audience to go after Dr. Anthony Fauci | Media Matters for America

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Fox News host Jesse Watters encouraged an audience of young right-wing activists to “ambush” Dr. Anthony Fauci with a rhetorical “deadly” “kill shot” while describing a gotcha question they could ask Fauci based on a conspiracy theory about the origins of COVID-19.

Source: “Kill shot,” “deadly,” “ambush”: Fox host Jesse Watters tells audience to go after Dr. Anthony Fauci | Media Matters for America

Dr. Anthony Fauci calls on Fox News to fire host who encouraged a “killshot” | Salon.com

Jesse Watters and Anthony Fauci (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

Fox News cried “victim” after the ABC’s video on Murdoch but pride themselves on what they do.

Last month, Fauci was similarly targeted by Fox Nation personality Lara Logan, who compared him to “Joseph Mengele, the Nazi doctor who did experiments on Jews during the Second World War and in the concentration camps.”

Source: Dr. Anthony Fauci calls on Fox News to fire host who encouraged a “killshot” | Salon.com

Murdoch’s Fox News escalates Four Corners complaint against the ABC to media watchdog

ABC journalist Sarah Ferguson presented Fox and the Big Lie, the program that frustrated executives at the American cable network.

Murdoch Media’s American Fox News complains it was attacked by our ABC. The Australian Media watchdog has no teeth and rarely if ever comments publicly on SKY or News Corp’s incessant trolling of the ABC. Nevertheless we hear Murdoch central crying “victim”. You really do have to laugh at the ridiculousness of Fox News, who as we speak is, being sued by Dominion Systems for $1.5 Bn. Fox staff have been the biggest and loudest, not reporters but, promoters of “The Big LIe” and lead up to Jan 6th. When they saw the result of that assisted incitement they panicked, and now post-riot are saying it was simply the right of peacefull protest. The world’s biggest anglo-media thug is crying victim why? Because the Murdoch’s want them to avoid any more lawsuits.

Fox News sent a formal complaint to ABC’s chair Ita Buttrose and ABC managing director David Anderson in September, arguing the program, which focused on the American cable TV network’s coverage of former US president Donald Trump and its role in the 2020 US election, was an attack on Fox News.

Source: Murdoch’s Fox News escalates Four Corners complaint against the ABC to media watchdog

Fox Hosts Lash Out At CNN For Finally Noticing They’re Not ‘News’ | Crooks and Liars

Fox Hosts Lash Out At CNN For Finally Noticing They're Not 'News'

Unfortunately, there is only one Democratic Party in America that protects or seems to protect Democractic processes. It’s not the Republican Party. There needs to be a redefinition of what “news ” is and a re-examination of the First Amendment Protection given. Julian Assange a publisher and journalist is accused of a crime he didn’t even commit in America and is being extradited without bein afforded any First Amendment Protection. He is recognized by the rest of the world as a member of the press and has won awards in recognition of that. Fox News is in America and is recognized as the very antithesis of news but receives that protection. America isn’t the living example of a Democracy it professes to be.

By Heather — December 19, 2021 As we’ve discussed here many times (and others have as well), the rest of the corporate media needs to stop treating Fox as a legitimate news outlet, and start acknowledging that they’re nothing more than right-wing propaganda dressed up as “news.” The recently revealed January 6th texts between Mark Meadows and many of the anchors on Fox has forced networks such as CNN and others to finally start treating Fox in the manner they deserve, with Don Lemon wondering why they’re even allowed into the White House press room to ask questions: This was met with the reaction you might expect from Media Buzz host Howard Kurtz, who opened his show this Sunday complaining about Lemon. Kurtz pointed to Fox’s defense of Jim Acosta (who had his press badge revoked after Trump lost it during one of his insane briefings, because he didn’t like a question Acosta asked him) as justification that Fox is somehow worthy of the same professional courtesy from CNN now. Kurtz followed up by bringing on Special Report host Bret Baier to join him in complaining about Lemon. Baier also helped play cleanup on aisle five over the mess the network finds themselves in now that

Source: Fox Hosts Lash Out At CNN For Finally Noticing They’re Not ‘News’ | Crooks and Liars