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Murdoch will do everything to protect the family wealth.
Rupert Murdoch’s companies are set to be sued out of existence after Rupert gave evidence under oath that Fox News commentators knowingly lied to their audience about the 2020 presidential election being stolen from Donald Trump and Rupert said he could have stopped the lies but didn’t.
This evidence was released in the US (27/2/2023) in a redacted court filing by Dominion Voting Systems in their $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox Corp and Fox News. (Click here to read Dominion’s redacted filing)
Source: Rupert Murdoch, Fox News and News Corp set to be sued for over $30 billion and die a death of a thousand lawsuits after Rupert’s admissions under oathKangaroo Court of Australia
Murdoch is now singing from his UK playbook and says he’s ready to sack his staff.
Details from the Dominion Voting Systems’ deposition of Fox News chair Rupert Murdoch are now coming out, and once again, it shows that the Fox executive suites were all fully aware their on-air hosts were “endorsing” hoaxes about the 2020 presidential election that they knew to be false. Rupert Murdoch himself admitted he was aware that several of his hosts were promoting the hoaxes, including Jeanine Pirro, Sean Hannity, and Lou Dobbs, and Murdoch was even willing to allow that Fox executives should “maybe got rid of” if it was proven that they knew the network was airing lies.
Source: Cheating: Rupert Murdoch Leaked Biden Ads To Kushner | Crooks and Liars
When the heat is turned up we know Murdoch runs the other way. He did it in the UK blaming his employees, closing down a newspaper and like Alan Bond did feigning a medical condition before escaping to America. He hasn’t changed his methods but rather amplified them by creating Fox News. He’s now blaming and disagreeing with his staff just as he did in the UK in order to avoid any personal blowback.
Trump claims that Murdoch’s testimony in which the Australia-born executive expressed doubt over some of the TV network’s popular commentators’ statements would “kill” Murdoch’s defence against the lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Machines following the 2020 election.
Source: Donald Trump attacks Rupert Murdoch over Fox News revelation
It’s the job of Andrew Bolt et al but it’s not working down under
Carlson’s job is to make money for Fox, not tell the truth.
Source: Tucker Carlson Deserves a Raise for His Shameless Lies
A new filing by Dominion Voting Systems for a motion for summary judgment in its defamation lawsuit against Fox News revealed that multiple Fox executives and prime-time hosts privately attacked a handful of Fox hosts and reporters for fact-checking the 2020 election lies being spread by former President Donald Trump and his staff. The court document also exposed that these senior Fox personnel knew the Trumpworld claims were lies, even as the network continued to push them.
Source: Revealed: How Fox prime-time hosts and executives attacked Fox reporters who fact-checked Trumpworld’s 2020 election lies | Media Matters for America
A court decision last week green lights bold defamation action against the English-speaking world’s most powerful media empire, as Alan Austin reports.
Source: Companies chasing billions from Fox News for ‘malicious’ election lies
Remember when the IPA, and Murdoch Media promoted Andrew Bolt as one of their ” world experts” on Climate Change.They published a book, they called “facts” on the subject. Bolt spent years telling us the planet was “cooling” and had been for almost 20 years from 1998.
Ass-licki the newly promoted “expert” above is a Geologist who is now being paid and touted as a Climatologist. I did a year of “science” which actually makes me more educated than Andrew Bolt in that field. Bolt even falsely claims he studied at Adelaide University leaving (failed) off his CV. I have a degree but have never been a paid obit writer handed the megaphone and allowed to rant about the science of Climate Change.
On February 6, University of Alabama assistant professor Matthew Wielicki appeared in a short Fox News Digital clip discussing how “climate alarmism” is scaring children and young adults, accusing the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of spreading a “false narrative,” and painting a picture of himself as a noble crusader against dishonesty in science, claiming that he had committed “career suicide” in speaking out against the established consensus around climate change.
Wielicki, a geologist by training, was just a fringe Twitter user with several hundred followers in late 2022. He tweeted climate misinformation under the #climatescam hashtag, which is part of a larger increase in climate denial and disinformation being spread on Twitter since Elon Musk took over the platform at the end of October.
On the surface, it’s fairly remarkable to see how he ballooned to nearly 60,000 Twitter followers in such a short period of time and was able to promote his climate views on the most-watched cable news network. However, a deeper look into his rising star shows just how easy it is to gain attention and credibility in right-wing media by attacking climate science
Source: Spreading climate misinformation is fast becoming a shortcut to popularity across right-wing media. This man’s rise proves it. | Media Matters for America
Over the past several days Fox networks have aired numerous segments insinuating that the recent deaths of whales across New York and New Jersey beaches are due to the development of offshore wind turbines.
There is no evidence to back up these claims.
Source: Fox News is rapidly escalating its anti-offshore wind campaign | Media Matters for America
Murdoch was caught red-handed illegally corrupting UK media. Let off by the Tories he fled the UK for America to do the same there, He’s trie and continues to do so in Australia for 47 years. But for the ABC, he has become the least trusted media maggot in the country. However, trusted news and information aren’t his primary business. Rating numbers are. Influence for the moneyed is. Cash and making it flow from the top down the business model. Win or lose doesn’t matter dependence does. Now, Ch9 has joined him in that chase along with Kerry Stokes. All vying to be lifes narrators to the masses for the wealthy and powerful
Fox News is after me again.
This is nothing new. Former Fox host Bill O’Reilly once accused me of being a communist (this was before O’Reilly was ousted after it was reported that he and Fox News paid five women $13 million to settle various sexual misconduct lawsuits).
A year ago, Fox News star Tucker Carlson’s January 6 “false flag” conspiracy theories roiled the network. His Patriot Purge special, which portrayed the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol as righteous patriots and the federal government’s response as a pretextual “purge aimed at legacy Americans,” created a media firestorm and had some of Fox’s most high-profile veterans telling executives he had gone too far.
Source: Misinformer of the Year: Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America
The Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post and Wall Street Journal ― both previous boosters of Donald Trump ― put the blame for the GOP’s less-than-stellar showing in the 2022 midterm elections squarely on the former president and his choice of candidates.
On its Thursday front page, the Post depicted Trump as the hapless nursery rhyme character Humpty Dumpty. “Don (who couldn’t build a wall) had a great fall — can all the GOP’s men put the party back together again?” the tabloid newspaper asked:
Source: ‘Trumpty Dumpty’ Torched By Murdoch Media: ‘Perfect Record Of Election Defeat’ | HuffPost Latest News
Gladiator of “Free Speech” is suing Crikey for a single sentence why? Because he can.
Lachlan Murdoch helped turn Fox News into a bastion of white supremacist talking points, election subversion, and anti-vaccine conspiracy theories while shredding its “news side” operation. Now he may be rewarded with even more power.
Source: Lachlan Murdoch, architect of Fox News’ extremist turn, may soon gain even more power | Media Matters for America
Prominent right-wing commentators are condemning Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) proposed national abortion ban. But their concern isn’t that they oppose threatening doctors with up to five years in prison if they perform an abortion on a patient who has been pregnant for more than 15 weeks. It’s that they know Graham’s bill endangers the GOP’s chances of gaining power and thus having the opportunity to ban abortions.
Source: Right-wing commentators tell Graham: We’ll lose if you tell the public that we’ll ban abortion if we win | Media Matters for America
Without Ronald Reagan, there would almost certainly have been no Fox “News.” He paved the way for this abomination, made room for a cable station devoted to spreading lies that served people in Rupert Murdoch’s wealth demographic by monetizing and manipulating the news, offering the nation what was, without embarrassment or irony, a version of the news they promoted as “fair and balanced.”Fascism and Fox “News” | The Smirking Chimp
From Tucker Carlson to Laura Ingraham, from Sean Hannity to Donald Trump himself, outrage and lies spewed forth from election day on.Fox News fair and balanced? Read this about Trump and decide
Will Lachlan Murdoch sue Chris Stirewalt? Of course not! Stirwalt has no problem publicly outlining the intended mis and disinformation broadcast on Fox News and it has nothing to do with Murdoch’s ideology. Their alliance is soley with business and wealthyconservatives whose primary interest was fattening themselves on profiting from others. The Murdoch’s aren’t purveyor’s of news or information but influncers hired guns for sale and nothing offends them more than any drive to reveal or prevent them from that goal. That’s why they have taken to threatening Crikey in Australia and not Stirwalt in the US because the laws say they can and the world gets the message.
Nonetheless, in his memoir, Stirewalt maintains that Fox News’s alliance with Trump and other Republican political candidates has nothing to do with ideology. Instead it has everything to do with delivering ratings and fattening profits, without caring that its top-rated host, Tucker Carlson, endorses conspiracy theories that radicalize violent, far-right white supremacists, including ones who staged the deadly January 6 Capitol attack.Former Fox News politics editor says network stoked ‘paranoia and hatred’ | Fox News | The Guardian
Lachlan Murdoch CEO of his family interests claims the Murdoch’s aren’t running a Trump/GOP/ Extreme Right Agenda In the US. He’s threatening to sue journalists in Australia who claim the Murdoch’s were co-conspirators in the Jan 6th riots, why? Because Australian law says he can. Even though Murdoch media’s Fox News were named apologists and even deniers that a riot had even taken place. The Murdoch’s have always denied any moral responsibility for anything their organisation does and even uses the laws of countries as a smokescreen. In fact his father Rupert Murdoch aided in breaking the laws in the UK and came close to being jailed saved only by the right-wing of the Tory Party.
News Corp’s Sky News Australia were cut off by the NZ government because they were more than eager to keep shooting the Christchurch massacre of Muslims “live”. When asked to stop they didn’t because there organisation doesn’t exist there. The Murdoch’s run their global media organisation not as a News organisation but as thugs, propagandists and influencers for sale to a narrow set of political and financial interests and are currently fighting a profitable but losing political battle. They more than anyone have lowered the bench mark for news and information in a Democracy and raised fake news as the hallmark in it’s place
Fox News prime-time host Tucker Carlson has long been at the forefront of pushing the deadly “great replacement” conspiracy theory, seeking to bring an idea from the white nationalist fringe into the mainstream of American political discourse. In the latest ominous sign, both Carlson and the network’s supposedly “straight news” programming are pushing his ideas for the Republicans’ midterm platform, a development that should raise alarm bells given the long history of Fox News controlling the Republican agenda.Tucker Carlson and Fox’s “news” side lay out white nationalist platform for the GOP | 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
In response to recent reporting that former President Donald Trump was illegally in possession of classified material – including nuclear secrets – at his Mar-a-Lago resort, Fox News hosts and Trump himself lied that his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, had also kept millions of government documents in his possession. After Trump and his right-wing media allies promoted these lies, the National Archives and Records Administration released a statement refuting them.The National Archives debunked Fox and Trump’s lies about Obama’s handling of classified documents | Media Matters for America
Idiots abroad. An Australian who once shamed us and is still regarded as one of us- News Corp the Goebbellian Murdoch PR Corporation
Fox News personalities have repeatedly denounced Monday’s FBI execution of a search warrant at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence by claiming that the agency should instead have subpoenaed the documents the former president illegally took from the White House, which the bureau was reportedly seeking. In their telling, Trump is a naif who may have accidentally taken some documents he should not have, but sending federal agents to seize the documents is a massive escalation which revealed that President Joe Biden’s administration is targeting a political opponent for partisan gain.Fox complained the feds should have subpoenaed Trump’s documents before seeking a search warrant. They did. | Media Matters for America
Middle America is lifted to “Elite” on Fox News Equality once an American Goal and Hope is regarded as “elite” Democracy is “elite”.
Glenn Beck was fired from Fox News in 2011 after making similar comments. Now no one bats an eye.Tucker Carlson: “Elite culture” is “united in their contempt” for “white men” | Media Matters for America
If the Murdochs didn’t want all this to happen, it wouldn’t happen. Rupert gave Carlson a job and a show, Lachlan reportedly speaks to him regularly, and together they made him the face of their network, which has defended him against any and all criticism for years.
“I’m 100 percent [Rupert Murdoch’s] bitch,” Carlson once said. “Whatever Mr. Murdoch says, I do.”
The Murdochs may want some credit from the establishment for having their relatively high-brow outlets, the Journal and the Post, criticize Trump. But they also want to speak to the party’s Trumpist, pro-insurrection base. And so they are cheering on Tucker Carlson’s blood-soaked white nationalism, his deadly anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, and his reprehensible 1/6 trutherism.No, the Murdochs haven’t turned on Trump | Media Matters for America
Murdoch Media sets the lowest global standard for media in the English-speaking world
With its recent commentaries on a terrible rape case in Ohio, The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board has demonstrated yet again that it exists simply to put a seemingly respectable face on the most disgusting vitriol from right-wing political circles.
Source: The Wall Street Journal issues a non-apology for denying a 10-year-old’s rape | Media Matters for America
The central question right-wing propagandists won’t answer about a 10-year-old rape survivor
A couple of nights ago, Ohio’s Attorney General thought that it was his duty to cast doubt on the story by going on Fox News with Jesse Watters, calling it likely “a fabrication.” “This young girl, if she exists and if this horrible thing actually happened to her, it breaks my heart to think about it, she did not have to leave Ohio to find treatment,” Yost said. Also, another lie, as Ohio’s so-called “Heartbeat Law” makes no exceptions for rape or incest. That was unfortunate as it turned out, as less than 24 hours later a Columbus man was charged with impregnating the 10-year-old Ohio girl.Ohio AG Lies To Fox About 10-Year-Old Rape Victim | Crooks and Liars
reporting now confirms that the story was true all along. Around noon on Wednesday, Columbus Dispatch reporter Bethany Bruner published an article confirming that Gershon Fuentes, an undocumented man living in the Columbus area, had been charged with the rape of the 10-year-old girl. The crime is a first-degree felony in Ohio. Bruner noted on Twitter that she was the only reporter in the courtroom covering the story.
Source: Conservatives tried — and failed — to cast doubt on tale of Ohio child rape victim | Salon.com
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
Paranoia sells, and Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News enterprise likes to scare the hell out of its viewers for fun and profit if there’s good money to be made — especially when it’s got skin in the game. But this time the political stakes are much higher than usual: America’s future as a democracy is on the line.
Source: Franz Kafka predicted Fox News — but even he might have been shocked | Salon.com
Looking for blame in all the wrong places is looking to distract from reality and it’s Murdoch and Carlson intent
“Oh, so the lockdowns dramatically increase the incidence of mental illness among young people and in 10 days, we’ve seen two mass shootings by mentally ill young people. Could there be a connection?” he asked. “Now, that’s not finger-pointing. It’s not to blame [Dr. Anthony] Fauci for yesterday’s shooting. We’re not that low. We’re not Joe Biden. But if people are becoming mentally ill because they’re disconnected from others, what can we do to connect them to others and thereby reduce the incidence of mental illness? That’s a real conversation.”
Source: Tucker Carlson Has a New Baffling Conspiracy Theory About the Uvalde School Massacre and It Somehow Involves COVID Lockdowns | The Smirking Chimp
Deflection & denial isn’t just a river in Egypt.
It’s never the racist that is to blame for racism. It’s always someone else’s fault.
Murdoch said, “I think when you’re in the news business, and you’re number one … you get a lot of heat and it just comes with the territory,” he told Axios.
The son of Rupert then ignored what right-wing hate hosts like Carlson, Hannity, and Ingraham are vomiting daily into the airwaves, and gave this lame justification of them.
I think the world is more divided and on edge than it has been, you know, for a very long time,” Murdoch said in an interview last week. “I think on the noise around it, so much of it is politicized … And so, you’ve got to be tough about it.”
Which network is dividing the country?
Which network is acting more like a Republican candidate recruiting station than a supposed news and information service?
Which network allows their airwaves to be used as a fundraising vehicle for pro-Trump lawmakers?
Source: Lachlan Murdoch Blames ‘A Divided World’ For Criticism Of Fox News | Crooks and Liars
Imagine this election without Murdoch
Today’s white supremacists tend to wear expensive suits and to work out of corporate or political offices. You will find more than a few at 1211 Avenue of the Americas in New York City, which is the headquarters of News Corp and its subsidiary Fox Corp, and in the big white building that sits atop of Capitol Hill in Washington DC. All these men and women, without exception, are firmly within the Republican Party.
Source: Fox and its white supremacists in suits give succour to mass killers
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
Murdoch Practice. In the UK criminal phone taps anything to get ahead of the competion. In US largely PR staging Interviews & promoting Republican interests while trashing the Dems. In Australia, simply being the largest private player in the nation’s quid pro quo cash for comment business.
On Friday, CNN reported that Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo supplied former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows with questions in advance of interviewing former President Donald Trump.
Source: Leaked texts show Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo gave Trump White House questions she’d ask president in advance – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism
It was the third time in recent months Putin has blasted the so-called “cancel culture”. Which is exactly what Trump, Tucker Carlson, and the Republican party have blasted for several years.
Source: Why do Putin, Trump, Tucker Carlson and the Republican party sound so alike? | Robert Reich | The Guardian
“When you deal with such a dishonest propagandist—and that is what he is—there’s nothing you can take out of context, because none of it is real,” Stewart said. “He’s admitted when he’s cornered, he lies. It’s all a game and a performance. I mean, honestly, I have no idea what the fuck that guy believes, truly.” That goes for the whole network and its chairman Rupert Murdoch, who Stewart says is “trying to destroy the fabric of this country.” “I don’t know if it’s ideological or he just thinks, this is where the money is.
But how somebody can in good conscience put a shithead like that on television every night to say those types of things, that’s where the responsibility lies in my mind,” Stewart said. And now, for your edification, here’s Stewart telling Carlson who he was 18 years ago. The pinhead has only gotten worse since.
Source: Tucker Carlson Has a Hard Time Dealing with the Fact That His Second-favorite Dictator Is a Monster | The Smirking Chimp
MURDOCH MEDIA AND SCOTT MORRISON DANCE TOGETHER
Fox News clips of Tucker Carlson and Tulsi Gabbard trashing Ukraine and the Biden administration were a mainstay of news coverage this week on Russian state television.
Source: Russian TV Uses Tucker Carlson and Tulsi Gabbard to Sell Putin’s War
Headlines across America except
Fox News Buries The Trump Accounting Firm Story
Fox News devoted twenty-three SECONDS of coverage to Mazars separating from Trump and declaring their financials ‘unreliable.’
Source: Fox News Buries The Trump Accounting Firm Story | Crooks and Liars
Carlson, it must be reminded is a supporter of dictatorships. He likes, scrapes and bows to Hungary’s Orban’s authoritarian anti-democratic stand. He supports Putin as did Trump. His posture on American action is to abandon all its allies in the EU, UK, and NATO. Just as Trump abandoned the Kurds in Syria.
Anti-war advocates on the Left who oppose Carlson certainly don’t hold the same position Ther no equivalence between the protest in Washington and Jan 6th or between ANTIFA and White Nationalists.. Trump and Carlson are now arguing that those two events are the same. Yet he didn’t call in the National Guard at Capitol Hill.
The strangest of bedfellows currently oppose a confrontation with Russia.
Source: There’s a Big Tent Opposing US Intervention in Ukraine. Tucker Carlson Is Stretching Its Limits. – Mother Jones
The persistense in delivering false and intended misinformation to Americans on Climate, pollutants and vaccinations has resulted in the unnecessary deaths of thousands. “Jump off the Empire State Building you wont die” isn’t an opinion it’s tantamount to murder when broadcast over and over again phishing for those that will listen. False advertising is illegal, Ponzi schemes are indictable, yet Fox News can get away with murder.
USA Today’s headline contains all the contradictions: “Boosted Americans 97 times less likely to die of virus than unvaccinated; CDC predicts 75,000 more deaths by Feb. 26.” If we know the first part of the headline, why are we having all those further deaths, when boosters are free and universally available? To a large extent, the reason for all those deaths is the Republican Party. Eric Kleefeld at Media Matters shows that for-profit news organizations have been reluctant to call out the Republican Party on its deadly vaccine disinformation campaign. Fox “news” tells people that the vaccines have been a failure (they have not).
Source: The Boosted are 97 times less likely to die of Covid, as Republican Party Death Cult Kills Tens of Thousands
There is, and will be, no turnaround by Murdoch Media in this up and coming election. They are currently the Government’s media voice and have had an 8- year investment in place to keep the LNP in government. It’s simply their business model. The undeclared sponsorship of the L-NP voiced across Australia.
Since the start of President Joe Biden’s term, Fox News has hired at least nine editors who previously worked for former President Donald Trump’s administration, Republican campaign offices, or Republican politicians. Many of those editors now cover politics for FoxNews.com. Fox’s Republican hiring spree has come as the network has further cast aside its so-called “news” division in favor of right-wing opinion and Republican-friendly “reporting.” (The division between Fox News’ “opinion” and “news” division has always been a sham.)
Source: Fox News is filling its editor positions with GOP operatives and Trump staffers | Media Matters for America
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
The very ability to keep America culturally divided is the alchemy that provides America’s Fascist Extreme Right and the those within and out of the Republican Party the power to have the tail control wag the dog. Organize chaos, extreme armed elements you have a key, control the message and you have a coup. Jan 6th was close.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has a new poll out this week, also reported on by The Washington Post, showing the alarming extent to which COVID-19 misinformation has penetrated among American adults, but particularly Republicans and people who consume right-wing media. The really scary thing: A lot of people actually believe the things they see on Fox News and further right networks like Newsmax.
Source: New poll shows a vicious cycle of COVID-19 misinformation — and Fox News’ part in it | Media Matters for America
There is no greater need th our education system than learning the skills of Critical Thinking. Skills which the extreme Right in the world want done away with and replaced by their absolutist dogmas and facts like “the Steal” “CRT” ” Anti-vax” “Covid Hoax” etc etc etc
In the same post defending Breivik, the Norwegian terrorist who killed 77 people at a summer camp, Yarvin compares Breivik to Nelson Mandela: “No one who condones Che, Stalin, Mao, or any other leftist murderer, has any right to ask anyone else to dissociate himself from a rightist who didn’t even make triple digits. ABB is a terrorist. Nelson Mandela is a terrorist. … If you ask me to condemn Anders Breivik, but adore Nelson Mandela, perhaps you have a mother you’d like to fuck.”
Source: Tucker Carlson hosts Anders Breivik apologist and self-described defender of white nationalism for friendly hour-long interview | Media Matters for America