Category: Fox News

The Fox-Trump feedback loop is on full display with Kellyanne Conway’s renewed role as a campaign adviser | Media Matters for America

Free for Trump but paid by Fox Kellyanne Conway renewed no pay role is all payday

Fox News contributor Kellyanne Conway delivered a salvo of on-air political attacks against Vice President Kamala Harris just hours after news broke of her joining former President Donald Trump’s nascent reelection effort as an unpaid adviser. Conway’s dual role as a political strategist for Trump and a commentator for Fox highlights the seamlessly symbiotic relationship between Fox and the Republican Party, and further exposes the network’s purported “news side” as being just another component of Fox’s political machine.

Source: The Fox-Trump feedback loop is on full display with Kellyanne Conway’s renewed role as a campaign adviser | Media Matters for America

Fox has shamelessly spent 2022 bootlicking the fossil fuel industry | Media Matters for America

Corporations have no bodies or souls to punish their influence over politicians’ campaigns ensuring they are the purveyors of interests for a price. America’s largest corporations  form a queue to buy that influence.

While the industry reaped record profits, Fox painted oil companies as the victim of a fake war on fossil fuels

Source: Fox has shamelessly spent 2022 bootlicking the fossil fuel industry | Media Matters for America

Best of 2022: White Man’s Media: The Washington consensus and legacy media frames and conditions our thinking and actions. An updated repost by John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations

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News Corp was a key supporter of the Iraq War — the Murdoch War. Of the 173 Murdoch papers worldwide only one, The Hobart Mercury opposed the war. Murdoch told us in 2003: ‘I think Bush acted very morally, very correctly. US troops will soon be welcomed as liberators’. His foreign editor on The Australian, Greg Sheridan, could not contain himself. ‘The bold eagle of American power is aloft, high above the humble earth. For as it soars and sweeps it sees victory, power and opportunity’. He is still in his job. Murdoch prefers loyalty to competence in all those around him, including his family.

Even some of the legacy media apologised for their support of the illegal war in Iraq. But never Murdoch nor for that matter John Howard.

News Corp in Australia for over a decade has also led the campaign of denial on climate change.

The US military/business/security complex exercises destructive and pervasive power. Legacy media supplies a favourable frame for that complex.

Our derivative media ties us to the white legacy media of the North Atlantic. It frames our view of the world.

 

Most political colonies have come to an end. But a colonial mind set continues in the media and promotes a ‘colonisation of the mind’.

Source: Best of 2022: White Man’s Media: The Washington consensus and legacy media frames and conditions our thinking and actions. An updated repost by John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations

Tucker Carlson Does Putin’s Bidding Lying About Zelensky Waging ‘War Against Christianity’ | Crooks and Liars

Tucker Carlson Does Putin's Bidding Lying About Zelensky Waging 'War Against Christianity'

America’s own in-house Tokyo Rose coming to you as the gift you pay for on Murdoch’s own Fox News. America’s own Self-Hate News Channel promises Murdoch’s  if you don’t hate the USA now they’ll guarantee to make you hate the nation and love Putin

Fox “news” liar and Russian state television’s favorite propagandist was at it again immediately following Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s address to Congress, accusing him of waging “war against Christianity.”

Source: Tucker Carlson Does Putin’s Bidding Lying About Zelensky Waging ‘War Against Christianity’ | Crooks and Liars

Hannity Says He Didn’t Believe Election Lies Despite Pushing Them on His Show – Truthout

Fox News Channel and radio talk show host Sean Hannity, left, interviews then-President Donald Trump before a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 20, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Fox News host Sean Hannity, who invited guests on his program to peddle false claims of election fraud in the weeks after former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election to President Joe Biden, told a courtroom on Wednesday that he never believed the lies that he perpetuated on his show.

Hannity made his comments during a pre-trial court hearing in Delaware. Dominion Voting Systems, which supplied voting machines in several states and which has been falsely accused of interfering with the 2020 election by Trump loyalists, is suing Fox News for defamation over its role in disseminating lies about their product.

Source: Hannity Says He Didn’t Believe Election Lies Despite Pushing Them on His Show – Truthout

Right-wing media echo Russian state TV in attacks on Brittney Griner | Media Matters for America

Moscow Carlson Speaks the way Tokyo Rose and Axis Sally once did.

Russian state TV and right-wing media are pushing the same line of attack on WNBA player Brittney Griner almost verbatim in the wake of her release from Russian prison as part of a negotiated prisoner exchange, arguing she was prioritized over another American prisoner in Russia because the other is a straight white man.

Source: Right-wing media echo Russian state TV in attacks on Brittney Griner | Media Matters for America

Fox News Bi*chfest After Warnock Wins: ‘I’m Pissed Tonight!’ | Crooks and Liars

Fox News Bi*chfest After Warnock Wins: 'I'm Pissed Tonight!'

Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Mollie Hemingway, and Kellyanne Conway melted down after the Georgia runoff was called for Senator Warnock.

It was a massive whinefest, blaming everybody for the loss except Donald Trump.

Source: Fox News Bi*chfest After Warnock Wins: ‘I’m Pissed Tonight!’ | Crooks and Liars

Fox News neglected to cover the Trump Organization’s multiple convictions for tax fraud | Media Matters for America

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An analysis by Media Matters found that Fox News has dedicated only 9 minutes of total coverage to breaking news that two corporate entities of the Trump Organization were found guilty on all counts in a tax fraud case in New York. By contrast, Fox’s cable news competitors granted the guilty verdicts against former President Donald Trump’s private business empire far more attention, with MSNBC offering roughly 1 hour and 23 minutes of coverage, and CNN devoting 40 minutes.

Source: Fox News neglected to cover the Trump Organization’s multiple convictions for tax fraud | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson made Ye a right-wing hero. Now he’s praising Hitler and Nazis. | Media Matters for America

Ye with a green background and Fox News logos

Ye, the rapper previously known as Kanye West, has spent the last several weeks ranting about Jewish people on social media and in a series of interviews. On Thursday, he took his antisemitic campaign to arch-conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ program, where he repeatedly praised Adolf Hitler and decried the purported Jewish control of media and government. 

Fox News could have had the story of Ye’s recent full dive into antisemitism as a huge scoop – but the network preferred to mint him as a right-wing hero. It should be a major embarrassment for what is purportedly a news outlet, but because the network is actually a propaganda channel, no one there appears to care.

Source: Tucker Carlson made Ye a right-wing hero. Now he’s praising Hitler and Nazis. | Media Matters for America

After Ye and Nick Fuentes dined with Trump, Fox News went (mostly) silent. Here’s why. | Media Matters for America

Fuentes, Trump, and Ye in front of a blue Fox News logo

There is no bottom to how low the Murdoch’s Fox News can go.

Fox News’ near-total silence on former President Donald Trump’s meeting with Nick Fuentes and the rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, points to the inroads that white nationalism and virulent antisemitism have made at the network — and the difficulty the Republican Party would have in trying to remove that faction from its coalition.

Source: After Ye and Nick Fuentes dined with Trump, Fox News went (mostly) silent. Here’s why. | Media Matters for America

Despite Fox News’ claims to the contrary, voters are concerned about climate change | Media Matters for America

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Despite Fox News’ claims to the contrary, climate change was among top voter concerns during the recent 2022 midterm elections.

Source: Despite Fox News’ claims to the contrary, voters are concerned about climate change | Media Matters for America

‘A Gigantic Filter’: Tucker Carlson Twists Himself in Knots To Explain Election Upset | The Smirking Chimp

Michael Moore was Right but it would appear not Right enough to witness a swing Left. Carlson was wrong for not blaming the Right media. He helped do it for Biden

He went on to blame the media for the political party’s election results. “The rest of the American media amounts to a gigantic filter designed to distort what Republicans are saying,” Carlson said. “It’s a campaign apparatus and only the Democrats have it.”

Source: ‘A Gigantic Filter’: Tucker Carlson Twists Himself in Knots To Explain Election Upset | The Smirking Chimp

Fox News lost the 2022 midterms. The only question is by how much. | Media Matters for America

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Fox News did everything in its power to help Republicans triumph in the midterm elections. But the “red tsunami” that the network hoped to create didn’t materialize, with Democrats pulling out unexpected victories in races across the country.

Source: Fox News lost the 2022 midterms. The only question is by how much. | Media Matters for America

What Tucker Carlson’s edit of Kanye West tells us about Fox News | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson with Kanye West

Carlson responded to this conundrum by simply cutting the worst of West’s bigotry and paranoia from the version of the interview he aired last week, Vice’s Motherboard revealed on Tuesday, after obtaining original footage from the interview. The deceptive editing points to how much leeway the Fox host thinks he has from the network brass, as well as the deceitful way he handles his show.

Source: What Tucker Carlson’s edit of Kanye West tells us about Fox News | Media Matters for America

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

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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

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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.

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Fox News is Kremlin approved | Media Matters for America

Fox News is Kremlin approved

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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.

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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.”

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The Putin-Fox feedback loop | Media Matters for America

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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.

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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