Tag: Fake News

Rupert Murdoch Dumps Trump For Good In The Span Of 73 Minutes | Crooks and Liars

How naive is this analysis given Murdoch’s spread and history. Has there been any noticeable movement on Fox News that he’s turned his back on Trump?

July 24, 2022This is what it looks like when Rupert Murdoch decides that Donald Trump isn’t going to be the Republican nominee in 2024. Both the NY Post and the Wall Street Journal ran editorials condemning Trump for his actions and inaction on January 6 in the span of a few minutes of each other.

Rupert Murdoch Dumps Trump For Good In The Span Of 73 Minutes | Crooks and Liars

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

PM Morrison denies AUKUS mismanagement

Morrison calls France, America and Albanese and all verified and consistent reports liars and fake news. Just how like TRUMP is he?

Mr Morrison denied the veracity of the report, saying the government “absolutely complied with all of the issues that needed to be addressed in forming that partnership”. “We understood absolutely what the requirements were and we met them 100 per cent,” he said on Monday.

Source: PM Morrison denies AUKUS mismanagement

Australian TV: ABC, SBS win funding reprieve as government outlines Netflix reforms

Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has announced a funding boost for the ABC and SBS.

Presented as largesse and generosity on the part of the LNP  it is in fact nothing of the sort. All that has happened is that the L-NP has given back less than what they took away in the first place. When they illegally failed to fund “our” ABC. If they win this unwinnable election they will return to that regular practice of shredding and neutering the ABC from auditing commenting on their governance for us.  Lets no forget Abbott promised, “no cuts” then simply cut Aunty’s budget. Morrison the spin doctor called it an “efficiency review”. He doesn’t lie does he just rearranges the language? This ” faux win” is returning the ABC to behind where it should have been 3 Years ago. If the L-NP win it will be taken away again and our ABC will continue to be shackled in PUNISHMENT PARK. There is only one true Democratic Party in a Capitalist system run by Oligarchs and currently they are in opposition a vote for the ALP is a step to a better Democracy.

The ABC’s $3.3 billion in funding includes $45.8 million under its Enhanced News Gathering program for journalism in regional communities. This is an increase of $87.2 million over the current triennium. The indexation freeze – which was in place for three years and was blamed for widespread cuts to programming and redundancies in 2020 – will be lifted. The funding boost comes despite a souring in the relationship between the federal government and the ABC last year due to multiple lawsuits and an attempt by Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg to launch an inquiry into the broadcaster’s complaints handling system.

Source: Australian TV: ABC, SBS win funding reprieve as government outlines Netflix reforms

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

Daily Telegraph does a fine job of dole bashing but forgets to work in the facts | Amanda Meade | The Guardian

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Fake News, Fake Product is sold as News which you Pay for when buying Murdoch Media. The ACCC turns it’s back as does the APC. MSM Fake News is coupled with promoting and praising a Party and its political donor’s interests. Morrison is given an “A” for his “work” of not holding the hose in 2021. It’s Australia’s Shame

“The job snobs who refuse to work,” screamed the headline on page one of the Daily Telegraph. On social media the claims were even more dramatic: “Job snobs snub $100k bar work”. “Young Australians should have their welfare cut to force them off the sofa and into hospitality jobs, industry figures say,” the Tele reported. But inside Murdoch’s Sydney tabloid there was no evidence of a job offering $100,000 for bar work, no “job snobs” and no “industry figures” calling for an end to the dole. There were, however, two politicians happy to prop up the Tele’s dole-bashing article.

Source: Daily Telegraph does a fine job of dole bashing but forgets to work in the facts | Amanda Meade | The Guardian

Trump Racist Rant: Haitian Migrants Are Bringing AIDS To Infect Us | Crooks and Liars

Trump Racist Rant: Haitian Migrants Are Bringing AIDS To Infect Us

Murdoch continues to provide human garbage with a platform to spread his filth

Trump said, “We have hundreds of thousands of people coming in from Haiti.” That’s a lie. He continued, “Haiti has a tremendous AIDS problem. AIDS is a step beyond. AIDS is a real bad problem. So hundreds of thousands of people are coming into our country and if you look at the stats, you look at the numbers. Just take a look what’s happening in Haiti. A tremendous problem with AIDS.” What stats and numbers is he quoting? The Russian Trump Tower memos? Does Trump believe a person catches AIDS from a handshake or a cough? “Many of those people probably will have AIDS, and they’re coming into our country, and we don’t do anything about it. We let everybody come in. Sean, it’s like in a death wish. It’s like a death wish for our country!” What a garbage human being Donald Traitor Trump is.

Hannity immediately changed the subject.

Source: Trump Racist Rant: Haitian Migrants Are Bringing AIDS To Infect Us | Crooks and Liars

FAA contradicts Fox News’ claims of censorship over coverage at a Texas bridge | Media Matters for America

Fox News runs with baseless claim that the Federal Aviation Administration is censoring the network’s reporting

The Fox correspondent claimed to have reached out to the FAA for clarification on the reason for the flight restriction. However, the FAA directly contradicted Fox News’ story. An FAA spokesperson told Media Matters, “FOX News never reached out to the FAA’s press office yesterday at any point. The first contact between FOX News and the FAA was after the FAA press office saw the report. A statement was sent about an hour after the report aired.” Nevertheless, Fox immediately began weaving a conspiracy theory that the FAA is “trying to keep Fox News from covering what is happening” at the Texas bridge:

Source: FAA contradicts Fox News’ claims of censorship over coverage at a Texas bridge | Media Matters for America

Fox News manufactures dissent over officers’ searing select committee testimony | Media Matters for America

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When Fox News turned to Bret Baier for comment shortly after the conclusion of Tuesday’s hearing of the House select committee investigating the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump rioters, the network’s chief political anchor was adamant that it would be impossible for anyone to downplay the devastating testimony heard that day. Over the previous several hours, four police officers had described in searing detail how they had risked their lives defending Congress from a violent, bigoted throng that sought to halt the counting of electoral votes formalizing President Joe Biden’s election. “If you were watching, you saw compelling, at times damning, emotional testimony from these four officers who fought the line to try to protect the Capitol and the lawmakers inside,” Baier said. Highlighting the officers’ descriptions of how they “fought to hold on to their lives,” he added that while Republicans are trying to argue that the investigation is politically motivated, “you can’t watch the testimony and say that’s not a big deal.”

Source: Fox News manufactures dissent over officers’ searing select committee testimony | Media Matters for America

How a Bannon-linked conspiracy theory about coronavirus origins landed on Murdoch-owned media, including Fox News | Media Matters for America

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A debunked conspiracy theory linked to former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and his billionaire benefactor, Guo Wengui, was picked up by Murdoch-owned Australian news media and eventually landed on five Fox News shows — where it even reached the ears of a member of the U.S. Senate.

Source: How a Bannon-linked conspiracy theory about coronavirus origins landed on Murdoch-owned media, including Fox News | Media Matters for America

Old Dog Thought- Morrison is scared of the ABC he’s lost Murdoch so he’s turned to Costello’s Ch9 but didn’t perform well there either

It doesn’t have to be this Way: England has 33 gun Homicides per Year (equiv. 182); US has 10,258

Fighting Fake News with REAL 26/3/21 LNP and Morrison are going down a crapper of their own making; Scared of the ABC and Murdoch Morrison turned to Costello’s Ch9; Guns,Guns Guns 413 mass shootings in a year; Fake News

After Rupert Murdoch slams ‘woke orthodoxy’ & social media censorship, critics lambast tycoon’s own ‘malign influence’ — RT World News

After Rupert Murdoch slams ‘woke orthodoxy’ & social media censorship, critics lambast tycoon’s own ‘malign influence’
The American declared an Australian by a UK Foundation.

What’s missing is the the UK in identifying the award accurately. Australia Day Awards are awarded to Australians which Murdoch isn’t. They aren’t awarded by foreign organizations intending to boost the image of foreigners. Particularly when the title of the said organization is a false flag. (ODT)

Rupert Murdoch has accused social media platforms of creating an ideologically driven atmosphere of conformity, garnering applause as well as accusations that his vast media empire is guilty of the same crime. In a pre-recorded acceptance speech thanking the Australia Day Foundation for honoring him with a lifetime achievement award, the Fox News owner expressed dismay over a “wave of censorship that seeks to silence conversation, to stifle debate and ultimately stop individuals and societies from realizing their potential.”

After Rupert Murdoch slams ‘woke orthodoxy’ & social media censorship, critics lambast tycoon’s own ‘malign influence’ — RT World News

Two Fox News executives out after Arizona election night call

The Fox News channel has dominated US conservative politics

Bill Sammon, senior vice president and managing editor at Fox’s Washington bureau, announced his retirement to staff members on Monday. On Tuesday, as part of a restructuring of Fox’s digital operations, politics editor Chris Stirewalt was let go.

Two Fox News executives out after Arizona election night call

The Impeachment of Donald Trump Is Necessary, But Insufficient | Washington MonthlyThat is what fueled the atrocity of an insurrection

In the run-up to the insurrection, Quinnipiac found that 77 percent of Republicans believed there was widespread fraud in the presidential election. They bought into the absurdities spread by Trump and his enablers in right-wing media. That is what fueled the atrocity of an insurrection. And still…the lies continue.

The Impeachment of Donald Trump Is Necessary, But Insufficient | Washington Monthly

James O’Keefe and Project Veritas spent 2020 trying to undermine the election. They failed. | Media Matters for America

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Making money out of failure

Right-wing grifter James O’Keefe and his organization Project Veritas — along with its more political arm Project Veritas Action — are known for infiltrating progressive organizations, campaigns, and nonpartisan institutions and heavily editing recorded undercover footage to allege wrongdoing. In 2020, in a repeat of their efforts from past election seasons, O’Keefe and his group tried to spread various narratives about supposed voter fraud through dozens of videos released before and after the presidential election. Most of these claims were debunked quickly, but not before they were picked up by right-wing media and viewed millions of times on Twitter and YouTube.

James O’Keefe and Project Veritas spent 2020 trying to undermine the election. They failed. | Media Matters for America

Fox News has cast doubt on or pushed conspiracy theories about the election results nearly 600 times | Media Matters for America

Claims on Fox News that cast doubt or pushed conspiracy theories about Biden’s victory

In the nine days after Fox News declared Joe Biden the president-elect, the network has cast doubt on or pushed conspiracy theories about the election results at least 574 times — 208 times on Fox’s “straight news” shows and 366 times on its opinion shows.

Fox News has cast doubt on or pushed conspiracy theories about the election results nearly 600 times | Media Matters for America

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

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

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

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

Australia needs to give life support to Australia’s media sector

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The LNP won’t challenge this man

Something needs to change or we may be headed toward Rudd’s dystopian vision of an American-style media and social hellscape — and who knows what else.

Australia needs to give life support to Australia’s media sector

Old Dog Thoughts- The LNP aren’t problem solvers. The ALP have forgotten just how quickly Whitlam changed things. He didn’t just tidy up.

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Fighting Fake News with REAL,13/10/20; Humour and Fake News; How some people in the media are just a waste of unproductive money.

Right-Wing Conspiracists Linked Antifa to the Wildfires. Then They Got a Big Boost from Russian Media. – Mother Jones

RT & Pravda are boosting Biden’s health wildfires and spin for Trump as they always have

How overlapping false claims about the wildfires ricocheted around conservative social media thanks to a bogus story from Russia.

Right-Wing Conspiracists Linked Antifa to the Wildfires. Then They Got a Big Boost from Russian Media. – Mother Jones

Trump’s Campaign Is Testing The Ways It Can Distort Reality Online | HuffPost Australia

 

The presidential election is just 56 days away, and as Donald Trump struggles to gain ground in key states, he is increasingly relying on deceptively altered media to bend reality in his favor.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/trump-is-testing-the-ways-he-can-distort-reality-online_n_5f57f0dec5b67602f5fd6e8d?ri18n=true

Old Dog Thoughts-Yes LNP Vic caught Branch Stacking too, Morrison is sorry for Australia’s lack a healthy defence;

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Fighting fake News with REAL 17/8/20; Squeezing the truth out of this government; Stuart Robert rejected pleas for help; LNP Branch stack too shhhhh; The IPA Vote;

Trump Spreads Baseless Conspiracy Theory Accusing MSNBC Host Of Murder | HuffPost Australia

President Donald Trump over the weekend used his massive platform on Twitter to again spread the outrageous and unsupported insinuation that Joe Scarborough — one of his most vocal critics on TV —murdered someone.

via Trump Spreads Baseless Conspiracy Theory Accusing MSNBC Host Of Murder | HuffPost Australia

Old Dog Thoughts- Politicians don’t “beat” a virus at most they get out of it’s way.

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 13/5/2020; A Virus has been Eradicated, China haters in the media inspire violence on the streets; ICAC and Angus Taylor go together like scones and jam; Fake News

Old Dog Thoughts- Are these protests wanting to go back to the future. Are the Canary in the coalmine?

 Fighting Fake News with REAL 24/4/20 Robert Reich: Coronavirus and the Height of Corporate Welfare; Anti- lockdown protests; Will Iran cure COVID-19 and drive Trump insane? Fake News

Old Dog Thoughts- Sam Newman and News Corp are spreading the disease of American idiocy here

Fighting Fake News with REAL 20/4/20; Narcissism accusations by a leading Narcissist; Not all social-distancing bans work says Andrew Bolt a leading social-distacer

Old Dog Thoughts- Why the China hate? A Scapegoating West’s deflection of failure?

What did Henry Kissinger Tell Donald Trump? | Op-eds – Gulf News

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 7/4/20; LNP Spending; The Post Covid New Order; Pro China supporters knocked down; Murdoch, being sued but Bolt cries Sue China

Old Dog Thoughts- News Corp Pundits still ride the News Corp/IPA agenda.

Fighting Fake News with REAL 5/4/20; The UK certainly hasn’t even begun to win the war; Big Pharma and Fake News; Bolt pushing against what he sees as Socialism. What don’t people understand about a Global Pandemic?