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
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Fox anchor and reporter don’t mention that Blake was unarmed when police shot him in the backFox News is already suggesting that Jacob Blake is to blame for police shooting him in the back 7 times | Media Matters for America
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.)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Few people are as responsible for the state America is in as Lachlan Murdoch and his family. Don’t let this new statement persuade you otherwise. Fox News viewers for sure will not.
Voice of idiots (ODT)
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
When the cart starts pulling the ss in another direction you know the ass was heading to the knackery. (ODT)
So be it if they are disproportionately Black (ODT)
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?
- Murdoch Whitehouse- SACK THEM
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.”
So much for the Separation of Powers and Contempt of Court (ODT)
Members of Trump’s impeachment team have been fixtures on cable news, primarily Fox
So fuck it. Just kick back and watch or read some heartwarming Fox News, which tells them that though five percent of the world’s land mass is becoming an uninhabitable inferno, US firefighters there are being cheered at airports. Those that are left.
Fox pundits are predicting a new “civil war” brought on by liberal anti-Trump activists and the media. But in reality, they’re the ones fantasizing about violence and using increasingly unhinged rhetoric.
No accident that this type of relationship was born in Australia as far back as the 1970’s with the destruction of Whitlam’s ALP. Rupert Murdoch went to America where he knew there was better ground on which it could flourish. From there he consolidated and refined his corrupt business plan and took it to the rest of the English speaking world. We can see him losing money in Australia. We saw him do an Alan Bond in the UK but America restored him and from there he prospers to the detriment of the notion of any COMMON GOOD> (ODT)
Trump sustained his well-documented fixation on the network, continuing his practices of giving the vast majority of his national televised interviews to Fox hosts, maintaining a revolving door between his administration and the company, and relying on Fox personalities for private counsel. He kept watching hours of daily programming from Fox News and its sister network, Fox Business, basking in sycophantic coverage from shows like Fox & Friends, Lou Dobbs Tonight, and Hannity. And continuing the Trump-Fox feedback loop, he maintained his habit of firing off hyperaggressive tweets in response to what he saw on those networks, sending 613 such live tweets this year through December 17.
But more than ever before, Trump’s Fox fanaticism this year drove the federal policymaking process and political reality, with a tangible impact on the lives of the American public.
Murdoch and Fox Corp Profit Trumps Common Good (ODT)
Fox News Rewriting History (ODT)