When your as dumb as Trump who cares about truth your making Billions for Murdoch. Will Fox and News Corp merge? What does that mean for SKY and Foxtel and Murdoch’s Aussie holdings? (ODT)
Fox News on Thursday falsely suggested that the entire U.S. defense budget is paid to NATO.
In an on-screen graphic titled “U.S. Contributions To NATO in 2018,” Fox News claimed that $706.1 billion was paid to the military alliance.
In fact, $706.1 billion represents the entire defense budget, which is the largest in U.S. history.
Fox aired the rally for an hour and 14 minutes, bringing the network’s total airtime given to Trump rallies to 7 hours and 47 minutes since April 28. According to iQ media, a media monitoring service, the advertising value of Trump’s Montana rally was $1,902,542.65. Since April 28, Fox News has gifted Trump $15,174,430.00 in free advertising by airing his rallies.
Over the past two months, Fox News has aired all six of President Donald Trump’s rallies live and almost entirely uninterrupted, essentially giving the president $13 million worth of free advertising.
The alert from Fox News went out at 5.30pm Sunday. It wasn’t long until it was proven untrue.
Donald Trump’s presidency will be unprecedented for many reasons — perhaps the biggest is that he’ll be the first president in American history never to have held elected office, served in the U.S. military, or occupied any other public position. Trump made it clear from the beginning of his campaign that…