First, notice that media uses fear as one of their main marketing tactics (which is a betrayal of their viewers trust to begin with);
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Second, notice how Fox News uses traumatic & scary imagery to influence it's viewers towards thier lies;
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Now, Jon Stewart points out the imagery Fox News used to instill fear in thier viewers so they would panic;
Fox News has even gone as far as to declare that their lies led to higher ratings and are thus justified. It's one of the stupidest arguments ever. To compare this explanation to something concrete... what Fox News is doing is the equivalent of saying ghosts exist and talking about them regularly because the fear and fascination brings them viewers... and Fox News is claiming that the fact that they can bring viewers to their channel justifies them lying about ghosts (especially since thier footage of ghosts scares people into not just watching but believing thier crap and thus they call it "news"). As a consequence Fox News has made lying to and deceiving it's viewers its primary mode of information dissemination & making money all the while calling what they are doing "news".
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Third, notice how far Fox News will take it's fearmongering (to the point of helping an avowed enemy spread thier propaganda message through thier network which, by numbers if not by word, is the mainstream news channel of the nation (sadly enough). The following are news reports outlining Fox News's hypocrisy in detail;
“These groups need a platform, and this gives them a platform,” he added
Nance told the Guardian that showing the video would also further endanger other hostages, including the 26-year-old American aid worker currently held by the militant group.
“[Fox News] are literally – literally – working for al-Qaida and Isis’s media arm,” he added.
“They might as well start sending them royalty checks.”
In other words, Fox News gave ISIS supporters a reliable way to share ISIS propaganda videos. ISIS supporters are grateful and rightly so.
Fox News' flagship news program aired graphic footage of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group executing a hostage, despite previously criticizing other media outlets for airing such footage they called "terrorist propaganda."