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kentuck

(111,264 posts)
Thu Jan 11, 2024, 11:38 AM Jan 2024

The Problem Is FOXNEWS

Someone forgot to drive the wooden stake thru their heart. The $780,000,000 dollars fine did not seem to get their attention. They were guilty of spreading lies and propaganda.

Last night, they held their live "lovefest" with Trump, just as the debate in Iowa between the other Republicans, was going on. Scarborough, on MSNBC, referred to it as soft "T-ball" questions.

They continue to pretend that January 6th did not happen. They have no obligation to tell their viewers about what happened. They have no obligation to tell their viewers about the many crimes that Donald Trump is charged with, including attempting to over-turn a fair election and to install a wannabe "dictator" back into the White House. They continue to lie to the American people.

Their First Amendment rights do not give them the right to betray this country with their lies and propaganda, especially when we see consequences such as those on January 6th, 2021.

The America-hating Murdoch family has learned nothing from their last run-in with the law. They are back to their old ways, only worse.

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The Wizard

(12,608 posts)
3. If we are to survive
Thu Jan 11, 2024, 12:04 PM
Jan 2024

as a Constitutional democracy Pox News must be sent to History's dust bin. Russian / Chinese propaganda is anti American by definition.

RAB910

(3,634 posts)
4. It's actually the entire right-wing propaganda machine which FAUX "News" is part of
Thu Jan 11, 2024, 12:19 PM
Jan 2024

It's various TV programs and outlets, it's AM hate radio, and now it's social media and the internet.

kentuck

(111,264 posts)
6. That is true...
Thu Jan 11, 2024, 12:24 PM
Jan 2024

But, FOXNEWS is the lead dog, in my opinion.

Whatever the case, they are not straight with their viewers and listeners and must be called out whenever possible.

GreenWave

(7,293 posts)
7. Their zombies want tobe fed the bs. When Fox tried to stop, they turned to other fascist outlets,
Thu Jan 11, 2024, 01:39 PM
Jan 2024

As I stated in another time, another place, the Koch bros. created the teabagger movement and it would spin out of control and like Frankenstein, will threaten us all.

Johonny

(21,209 posts)
8. I think part of FOX problem is more dogs joined the hunt
Thu Jan 11, 2024, 01:47 PM
Jan 2024

They now have even more conservative TV competition and then the streaming people seem to be able to say whatever batshit thing they want. They can't quite Trump for fear of losing the cult.

Why normal people watch that channel? That I don't get. I blacked it out. Can't even accidentally land on it.

RAB910

(3,634 posts)
12. Don't forget Rush Limbaugh
Thu Jan 11, 2024, 02:24 PM
Jan 2024

the Democrats lost the rural parts of the country as Rush poisoned the minds of farmers as they went about their work and was listening to Rush on the radio

Ocelot II

(116,648 posts)
5. The problem is the people who like and watch Faux News.
Thu Jan 11, 2024, 12:21 PM
Jan 2024

Faux's target market is the millions of mean, dumb people who walk among us. They lost the Dominion lawsuit because they knew that market wanted more lies about the election, so that's what they offered. Chickens or eggs? Does watching Faux make people mean and stupid, or do mean and stupid people keep Faux going because that's what they want to see?

ITAL

(713 posts)
9. I don't think so
Thu Jan 11, 2024, 01:47 PM
Jan 2024

I remember after Trump lost the election and Fox actually was reporting so, they were losing lots of their audience to even further right wing sources. Hell, I know some people who STILL haven't gone back to Fox because it's "too mainstream media" now. Fact is, they are pandering to their audience as much as, if not more than, telling them what to think.

Mr. Ected

(9,678 posts)
10. FOX isn't an observer, it's not a cheerleader, it's actually the instigator
Thu Jan 11, 2024, 01:47 PM
Jan 2024

FOX News has been at the leading edge of the coup since 2016. Remember, even back then, Trump would not say that he would concede if Hillary beat him. It was his intention then and it's still his intention to seize control of the government on behalf of his benefactors. Thing is, the right wing media doesn't just stand on the sidelines reporting gibberish, it actually drives the agenda...INCLUDING what's happening in Washington. Every single GOP politician is a cog in their system. Their wretched cesspool of a political party is doing the bidding of the oligarchs through the tentacles of their media.

 

ExWhoDoesntCare

(4,741 posts)
11. No, it's not Faux
Thu Jan 11, 2024, 01:52 PM
Jan 2024

That's a symptom.

These people existed before Fox. Rush Limbaugh was spewing right wing lies before Fox. So were the Birchers. And the Klan. And the Confederates. And so on.

And yet they all share the same core beliefs that MAGAts have, and that Fox promotes.

I'm not saying that Fox has zero blame for the vile behavior of MAGAts, or the kinds of behavior they rile up, only that they tapped into a market that had always been there in the first place.

It behooves us to know what the real problem is, and it starts with a big heaping helping of willful stupid.

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