Tag: Fox News

Fox News’ critical race theory obsession | Media Matters for America

Fox became a pipeline for attacks on the study of systemic racism

In its ongoing 11 month smear of critical race theory, Fox News has mentioned the topic no less than 552 times. Fox’s coverage began in the summer of 2020, focusing on schools attempting to fold anti-racism teachings into their curricula. First, Fox’s opinion side hosted Christopher Rufo, an anti-civil rights activist who has targeted critical race theory, and ginned up controversy over purposeful misreadings of the approach — before the network’s self-described “news” side took over to report on state attempts to ban the study of systemic racism in classrooms. The network’s coverage steadily climbed in 2021 and featured a massive spike in April, with 235 mentions in that month alone.

Source: Fox News’ critical race theory obsession | Media Matters for America

Was ‘Fake News’ a Natural Outcome of Our ‘Give the People What They Want’ Corporate Media System? | The Smirking Chimp

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As has been well documented, the violent incursion of the Capitol by thousands of white nationalists, armed militiamen, and a who’s who of MAGA-faithful was sparked by widespread, yet false claims about a stolen election, promoted for months by the most powerful man in the world in his public pronouncements and his social media channels. These lies found a reliable echo chamber in the right-wing corporate media ecosystem—Fox, affiliates of Sinclair Broadcasting, One America News, and a countless array of local and national voices that rhetorically agitate listeners every day on political talk radio. Nevertheless, it was social media that received the majority of the public backlash after the riot.

Source: Was ‘Fake News’ a Natural Outcome of Our ‘Give the People What They Want’ Corporate Media System? | The Smirking Chimp

The Making of a Right-wing Martyr: Conservatives Treat Derek Chauvin’s Conviction as an Act of War | The Smirking Chimp

Throwing Derek Chauvin under the bus should have been a no-brainer for the “I’m not a racist” crowd. The pretense behind “blue lives matter” has been that it’s not that conservatives are racist but that Black Lives Matter goes “too far.” They argue that most police killings are unfortunate accidents to be tolerated in the name of greater social safety and that the “few bad apples” who do it on purpose can be held to account without widespread reform.

Source: The Making of a Right-wing Martyr: Conservatives Treat Derek Chauvin’s Conviction as an Act of War | The Smirking Chimp

Are the Murdochs preparing to unleash Fox News on Australia?

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Source: Are the Murdochs preparing to unleash Fox News on Australia?

Matt Gaetz’ Carlson Interview Leaves Resignation As His Only Option

Just hours after news broke that Matt Gaetz is under investigation for federal child trafficking , he decided it would be a super great idea to go on Tucker Carlson to read a carefully worded script kind of denying the charges, but also bringing up more allegations that were not even public yet.

Matt Gaetz’ Carlson Interview Leaves Resignation As His Only Option

Matt Gaetz went on Tucker Carlson just hours after news broke of a DOJ investigation into federal child trafficking charges and let’s just say it did not go well.

Trump tries to defend Capitol rioters on Fox News, gets shut down by Laura Ingraham | Salon.com

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Orsen Wells convinced America that there was an alien attack happening

Trump appeared entirely convinced that the insurrection was mostly peaceful and fun-loving, only briefly clarifying to Fox News host Laura Ingraham that the rioters who breached the building “shouldn’t have done it.” He railed against law enforcement for “persecuting” the rioters, arguing that “some of them went in and they’re, they’re hugging and kissing the police and the guards.”

Trump tries to defend Capitol rioters on Fox News, gets shut down by Laura Ingraham | Salon.com

Just Another Grotesque Night with Tucker, Sean, and Laura | The Smirking Chimp

Thus passed another primetime journey through the Fox wormholes of bile and infantile ridicule. I suspect the network’s ratings will only regrow, once all the Trumpeteers overcome the trauma of an unstolen election. Just look at the appetizing grist to grind, already here, or on its way: the exciting, systematic disenfranchisement of un-real Americans; the jeering at the inexorable flaws and foibles of dispensing nearly $2 trillion; more Bidenesque gaffing; the gift-wrapped purges; the exhilarating race to retake Congress; the scramble to crown the next Führer. And Fox News will be there to cover it, as will Newsmax, OAN, Breitbart, The Federalist and all the other reactionary organs of chronic hate.

Just Another Grotesque Night with Tucker, Sean, and Laura | The Smirking Chimp

Fox News Liars Call Biden ‘Senile’ After Speech | Crooks and Liars

Fox News Liars Call Biden 'Senile' After Speech

Fox had to cover Biden’s first prime time address after b**tching for days about no presser. So they lined up “pundits” to pan the speech afterwards. Fox News has given up having anything to do with news.

Fox News Liars Call Biden ‘Senile’ After Speech | Crooks and Liars

Blame the Murdochs for Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson with Lachlan and Rupert Murdoch

If you want to stop the Fox host, focus on the money behind him

Blame the Murdochs for Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America

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Fox hosts attack the stock market for going up after passage of COVID relief

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Fox News absurdly claims it is unconstitutional for Congress to protect the right to vote

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Fox’s meltdown over Biden’s speech shows that it has nothing left but propaganda

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President Biden Honors 500K Dead. He didn’t say so, but they didn’t have to Die

President Biden on Monday honored the deaths of 500,000 Americans from COVID-19. It is a very large number, and commentator Sanjay Gupta at CNN had tears in his eyes because, he said, “they didn’t have to die.”

President Biden Honors 500K Dead. He didn’t say so, but they didn’t have to Die

Fox News’ COVID denialism now threatens U.S. vaccine rollout — but its roots are deeper | Salon.com

Fox News' COVID denialism now threatens U.S. vaccine rollout — but its roots are deeper

Joe Biden is very good at. He held a somber ceremony at the White House which was carried live on the mainstream news networks and observed with appropriate gravity by nearly all who commented —except Fox News.

Fox News’ COVID denialism now threatens U.S. vaccine rollout — but its roots are deeper | Salon.com

Fox News’ calls to fire Anthony Fauci are just its latest attempt to undermine public health measures | Media Matters for America

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Fox News has joined the latest round of the right-wing online campaign seeking to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. At the heart of this campaign is really an ongoing rebellion against health measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether in requirements for the public or even precautions by individuals.

Fox News’ calls to fire Anthony Fauci are just its latest attempt to undermine public health measures | Media Matters for America

Fox’s Outnumbered lies about role of climate change in Texas and state’s record on winter blackouts | Media Matters for America

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Why James Murdoch left the company

During Friday’s edition of Fox News’ Outnumbered, the panelists repeated a number of false claims about the ongoing blackouts in Texas, both in an attempt to cover up negligence by the state government and private power utilities and to deny the role of climate change in severe weather events. Fox has been waging a sustained propaganda campaign attempting to blame renewable energy sources for the state’s crisis. By contrast, local media outlets in Texas have done a much better job at explaining how the breakdowns across all energy sources — including from fossil fuels, which still normally provide a majority of the state’s electricity — are the result of the state’s failure to adequately winterize its infrastructure, even after prior blackout events. But these facts were entirely left out of the conversation on Outnumbered.

Fox’s Outnumbered lies about role of climate change in Texas and state’s record on winter blackouts | Media Matters for America

‘Now fire Hannity, Ingraham, Carlson’: Liberals call for BIGGER PURGE at Fox News as canceled Lou Dobbs shares tweets of support — RT USA News

‘Now fire Hannity, Ingraham, Carlson’: Liberals call for BIGGER PURGE at Fox News as canceled Lou Dobbs shares tweets of support

Donald Trump and other fans are expressing support for Lou Dobbs after the sudden cancellation of his “number one news program” on Fox News, but liberals are so giddy they want other conservatives like Sean Hannity pulled.

‘Now fire Hannity, Ingraham, Carlson’: Liberals call for BIGGER PURGE at Fox News as canceled Lou Dobbs shares tweets of support — RT USA 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

After repeatedly telling people that the election was stolen, Fox News now justifies efforts to overturn it because Republicans “feel” it was rigged | Media Matters for America

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Fox News helped create a problem that it is now exploiting

After repeatedly telling people that the election was stolen, Fox News now justifies efforts to overturn it because Republicans “feel” it was rigged | Media Matters for America

For Fox News, mass death in the U.S. was just the cost of doing business | Media Matters for America

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Fox News wrecked the U.S. pandemic response, used protests for racial justice to spread white supremacist propaganda, and waged an assault on democracy

For Fox News, mass death in the U.S. was just the cost of doing business | Media Matters for America

Misinformer of the Year: Fox News | Media Matters for America

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That’s what Fox News did this year. The right-wing network has promoted coronavirus misinformation an estimated 13,551 times on its weekday programs over the course of the pandemic. And its lies had a deadly impact.

Misinformer of the Year: Fox News | Media Matters for America

Old Dog thought- Trump and Morrison are the result of an continuous lack of attention to the past bringing to attention our lack of attention to the present. Dan is a lesson learned.

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The right-wing case for Sweden’s pandemic response has completely collapsed | Media Matters for America

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Right-wing media have championed Sweden’s “low-scale” approach to the coronavirus pandemic as an alternative to stricter government mandates deployed in the United States. On Fox News, pundits argued that Sweden’s policies would allow its population to swiftly reach “herd immunity” and questioned why the U.S. was “locking down” instead. Now that country is rushing to tighten restrictions following rapid increases in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths that are far in excess of those of its neighbors.

The right-wing case for Sweden’s pandemic response has completely collapsed | Media Matters for America

Report: Fox executive instructed staff to reject election results | Media Matters for America

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This morning, CNN reported that Fox News “is instructing its talent not to call Joe Biden the ‘President-elect’ when the network calls the race.”

Report: Fox executive instructed staff to reject election results | Media Matters for America

17 times Trump has cast doubt on the election in response to Fox | Media Matters for America

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That feedback loop is likely to accelerate in the days leading up to and perhaps following the election, as Trump and his propagandists try to turn normal election difficulties into a scandal, potentially delegitimize millions of ballots, and bring to bear the GOP advantage in the courts. Here are 17 times this has happened so far this year.

17 times Trump has cast doubt on the election in response to Fox | Media Matters for America

117 times Fox’s “straight news” anchor Martha MacCallum pushed right-wing narratives over seven weeks | Media Matters for America

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Martha MacCallum, Fox News executive editor and anchor of The Story with Martha MacCallum, pushes right-wing narratives, pro-Trump talking points, and Republican spin during her on air appearances on Fox News. Part of the so-called “straight news” division, MacCallum has featured heavily in the network’s election coverage, as well as its promotional material, alongside anchor Bret Baier. Network executives have relied on the “straight news” operation to deflect criticism of the extreme racism and propaganda spewed nightly by opinion hosts like Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham in an effort to deter advertisers from fleeing their toxic programming.

117 times Fox’s “straight news” anchor Martha MacCallum pushed right-wing narratives over seven weeks | Media Matters for America

Trump Has Covid-19: How Fox News Infected America | Crooks and Liars

Trump Has Covid-19: How Fox News Infected America

Fox News made him sick. For months, Fox has pumped poisonous, anti-science rhetoric into the airwaves, ensuring a sizeable portion of the population, including Trump, will refuse to do its part to help America heal. Fox has worked hard to divide the country and make it impossible to have a common sense conversation in times of crisis.

Trump Has Covid-19: How Fox News Infected America | Crooks and Liars

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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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

Trump was so unhinged on Fox News, Laura Ingraham tried (and failed) to coach him through it – GOOD

Trump was so unhinged on Fox News, Laura Ingraham tried (and failed) to coach him through it

Some of Trump’s responses were so out of bounds that Ingraham appeared to subtly help him rephrase his comments to avoid any controversy that might hurt him in the election.

Trump was so unhinged on Fox News, Laura Ingraham tried (and failed) to coach him through it – GOOD

The wealthy benefactors and beneficiaries of Tucker Carlson’s “class war” | Media Matters for America

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Distortion of reality in the English speaking world is a formula and formula built on size no information and the power to be able to Just Do It (ODT

For all his paens to the middle class, Carlson’s show is propped up by its symbiotic relationships with a handful of extremely wealthy men. Fox honchos Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch have his back because they agree with his toxic rhetoric. Mike Lindell, the CEO of My Pillow, subsidizes the program with ads in order to build his own right-wing brand. And President Donald Trump turns to Carlson for advice while receiving political support from him. The Murdochs oversee a global media empire that has an outsized impact on the political dealings on three continents. The family made billions by selling parts of Fox’s parent company to Disney last year. Fox founder Rupert has owned an array of mansions along with a private plane and luxury yacht, while heir to the company Lachlan recently purchased a 25,000-square-foot Los Angeles estate for a record-breaking $150 million. Carlson is the Murdochs’ biggest star, garnering the largest audience in the history of cable news. And he does it by pushing the sort of hard-edged white nationalist messages they want. Rupert hand-picked Carlson, who had failed as a host on several other networks, for a prime-time Fox slot. And Lachlan reportedly wants Fox to be “unabashedly nationalist.” He also believes “Carlson’s overarching message on immigration [is] worth protecting,” according to CNN’s Brian Stelter’s new book Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth.

The wealthy benefactors and beneficiaries of Tucker Carlson’s “class war” | Media Matters for America

 

Trump supporters defend teen who killed protesters in Kenosha

Mass shooting have increased over 300% since Trump took office the majority by right wing Trumpsters

When Tucker Carlson set off a firestorm of criticism on Wednesday — by describing a 17-year-old Trump supporter who opened fire on protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday, killing two, as a well-meaning kid who decided he “had to maintain order” in the Democrat-run state because “no one else would” — the Fox News host was surfacing an idea that had already spread widely on the far-right.

Trump supporters defend teen who killed protesters in Kenosha

STUDY: Trump live-tweeted his television nearly 300 times in the first six months of 2020 | Media Matters for America

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President Donald Trump tweeted in response to television programs he was watching nearly 300 times in the first six months of 2020, according to a Media Matters review. More than nine in 10 of those tweets came in response to Fox News or its sister network, Fox Business, as the right-wing channels maintained their unprecedented influence over the federal government.

via STUDY: Trump live-tweeted his television nearly 300 times in the first six months of 2020 | Media Matters for America

Calling on Americans to Vote Trump Out, The Lancet Eviscerates US President Over ‘Incoherent’ Covid-19 Response | Common Dreams News

Esteemed medical journal The Lancet on Friday took an unusual step towards calling on American voters to remove President Donald Trump from office in November, condemning the Trump administration’s “incoherent” response to the coronavirus pandemic and expressing shock at the CDC’s inability to cope with the public health crisis.

The journal’s frustration with Trump centered on the president’s downplaying of the pandemic and his refusal to coordinate a robust national effort of social distancing, lockdown orders, and a testing regime to stem the Covid-19 outbreak.

via Calling on Americans to Vote Trump Out, The Lancet Eviscerates US President Over ‘Incoherent’ Covid-19 Response | Common Dreams News

Old Dog Thoughts- The indispensables in a pandemic are treated badly are damaged and never enough. Unlike foot soldiers, they can’t just be drafted

Fighting Fake News with REAL; 6/5/20; Murdoch’s Monster Media; Carers are just numbers and disposables but unlike the military, they can’t simply be drafted to make up numbers;

Fox News Fires Diamond And Silk But Keeps Hannity, Ingraham And Carlson | Crooks and Liars

Fox News Fires Diamond And Silk But Keeps Hannity, Ingraham And Carlson

Fox News has fired a Fox Business contributor and now a couple of FoxNation contributors, but the real sources of misinformation remain: The entire primetime lineup. Every single one of them from Tucker Carlson to Sean Hannity is guilty of spreading misinformation about Donald Trump, COVID-19, Republicans and more. Maybe the only honest person left there is Chris Wallace, whom Trump is desperate for Fox to fire.

Until Fox News cleans up their primetime act, firings like this are just intended to pretend they actually give a damn about misinformation

via Fox News Fires Diamond And Silk But Keeps Hannity, Ingraham And Carlson | Crooks and Liars

Could Fox ‘News’ Be Liable For Downplaying Coronavirus Risks? | Crooks and Liars

Could Fox 'News' Be Liable For Downplaying Coronavirus Risks?

All Andrew Bolt does is spin the Fox Head Office line and he calls that work. He tried to convince us he works a 60 hour week plus, plus. Nothing he says rings of truth. (ODT)

via Could Fox ‘News’ Be Liable For Downplaying Coronavirus Risks? | Crooks and Liars

Eric Boehlert: ‘Fox News Is A Cancer On This Country’ | Crooks and Liars

Eric Boehlert: 'Fox News Is A Cancer On This Country'

From Hoax to Serious to Let’s blame China who has done more to stop it’s spread than Trump blowhard bragging that the USA will save the world (ODT)

Eric Boehlert: ‘Fox News Is A Cancer On This Country’ | Crooks and Liars

Another former Fox News employee has a cabinet-level position. Here are some things to know about Richard Grenell. | Media Matters for America

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via Another former Fox News employee has a cabinet-level position. Here are some things to know about Richard Grenell. | Media Matters for America