Background: Lessons In Propaganda From Fox News
This presented as a case study. Notice how Fox News fits snugly into the definition of "Domestic Terrorism"
CNN: Fake news is domestic terrorism
Cedric L. Alexander is a CNN law enforcement analyst and director of public safety at the DeKalb County Police Department in Georgia. He is a former national president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. (CNN)On the night before Halloween, October 30, 1938, the CBS radio network's Mercury Theatre of the Air broadcast an adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel "The War of the Worlds," about Martians invading the Earth. Directed by a young genius named Orson Welles, the radio drama was presented as actual news coverage of an invasion from outer space. Many listeners across the nation swallowed it whole. Genuinely terrified, they flooded police departments with panicked calls.
The story was fictional, but the fear it produced was real. We laugh at this today, or appreciate its artistry as satire. The "Greatest Generation" may have been great -- but they were awfully gullible, too! We're much more media savvy than our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents ... or not. Look no further than the phenomenon of fake news -- false stories reported on the Internet and often amplified by social media. As someone who has spent a career in law enforcement, I can say without hesitation that fake news -- producing it and sharing it -- constitutes a very real threat to public safety. Fake news can ruin reputations, lives, and careers. It can wreck businesses. It can be used to terrorize individuals, public officials, or anybody somebody doesn't like. It can influence elections. Fake news can even contribute to shaping decisions made by leaders of companies, institutions, government agencies, and the government itself. Fake news can kill.
Fake news can ruin reputations, lives, and careers. It can wreck businesses. It can be used to terrorize individuals, public officials, or anybody somebody doesn't like. It can influence elections. Fake news can even contribute to shaping decisions made by leaders of companies, institutions, government agencies, and the government itself. Fake news can kill.
On December 5, fake news propelled 28-year-old Edgar M. Welch as he drove from his home in Salisbury, North Carolina, to Washington, D.C. At 3 p.m., he walked into Comet Ping Pong, a popular pizzeria in the northwest quadrant of the nation's capital carrying a rifle. Some sources say he pointed it at a restaurant employee, but all that is known for certain is that he fired it. Whether he intended to kill, he thankfully hit no one. Police responded, and while much of the neighborhood was locked down, heavily armed officers took Welch into custody.
One of the people influenced by Fox News's Nazi like rhetoric (related post:
Dylann Roof confesses in tape, letter Dylann Roof wasted no time confessing to the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, according to an FBI video shown at his murder trial in Charleston, South Carolina.Source: CNN
Links to provide all the contextual evidence needed to determine that Fox News & the "Conservative Movement" (a movement based off lies like the Nazis) is basically a home grown terrorist media propaganda arm;
Business Insider: STUDY: Watching Only Fox News Makes You Less Informed Than Watching No News At All
Salon: Nothing new about Donald Trump's bigotry: He's just an amplified version of what outlets like Fox News peddle every day
NY Times: Last week, none of the three major cable news networks -- CNN, Fox News, or MSNBC -- carried Mrs. Clinton's speech to a workers' union in Las Vegas, where she debuted sharp new attack lines against Mr. Trump. Instead, each chose to broadcast a live feed of an empty podium in North Dakota, on a stage where Mr. Trump was about to speak.
BillOReilly.net: The Top 5 Times Fox News' Bill O'Reilly Has Been Dishonest With America
Salon: Fact-checking Bill O'Reilly's dumb, hateful lies: Fox News propaganda breaks new ground
Salon: The GOP is a deeply unserious party, hijacked by lunatics and Fox News, is driving us all into a ditch
Media Matters: Citing Baseless Claim Of "Blanket Amnesty," Fox's Megyn Kelly Suggests Obama May "Offend" Republicans Into Impeaching Him
Mediate: GOP Rep's Unverified Ebola Claim Shows How Quickly Fox Converts Allegations to Facts
Media Matters: The Koch Brothers Are Using Fox News Employees As Campaigners