Dec 13, 2016

If Fake News Is Domestic Terrorism (& It Is, I.E. "Propaganda") Then Fox News Are Domestic Terrorists

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. 

Esquire: Fox News Anchors Hilariously Struggle to Process Drop in Unemployment 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  

This is what Fox News looks like when they try and deny what they have done;

Fox News & Megyn Kelly Denying They Use Inflammatory Rhetoric ("Nazi") & Stewart Proves Them Wrong here:

Here is the community that Fox News rhetoric has fostered; (See the collected hate speech here)

Here are some other right wing murder cases which can be linked to the inflammatory rhetoric by Fox News;

Domestic Terrorism over a GOP wedge issue (something they use to try and inw elections with by creating divide, i.e. "wedge" issue):

This attack was for political reasons that followed standard Fox News & Carly Fiorina talking points and thus fits the definition of Domestic Terrorism as defined by the FBI;

The Problem/Media-Hypocrisy/Establishment-Hypocrisy Outlined:

After last month’s attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado left three people dead and nine more wounded, information about the suspect’s anti-abortion ideologyquickly emerged. According to recent reports, the man arrested in the killings, Robert Dear, asked for directions to the clinic on the day of the shooting and told investigators, “No more baby parts” in the aftermath of the attack.
Despite evidence to the contrary, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) said on ABC’s This Week that he did not believe the shootings constituted terrorism. “It’s, I think, a mental health crisis. I don’t think it would fall under quite the definition of domestic terrorism,” he said, though he noted he would “leave that to the Justice Department to make that determination.”
Others, including Planned Parenthood, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers (R), and even former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) took the opposite view, calling it “domestic terrorism” and “absolutely abominable.”
The attack came just two days after NARAL Pro-Choice America and more than 100 other organizations and providers wrote to the U.S. Department of Justice to ask that anti-abortion violence be officially treated as domestic terrorism. They noted that the legal definition of domestic terrorism includes any criminal act dangerous to human life that is “intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population” or “to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion” — a definition that seems to very clearly include the Colorado Springs shooting.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has created a new post to fight domestic terrorism. The new position will coordinate investigations into a phenomena that has killed more Americans than foreign terrorism since 9/11.
The DOJ did not say who would take the new role but said that the position’s responsibilities include assisting federal prosecutors working on domestic terrorism cases.
In recent years, the U.S. government’s counterterrorism policy has largely focused on Islamist radicals. This is largely a reaction to the 9/11 attacks. Meanwhile, attacks from right-wing radicals have largely been overlooked by officials. This is despite the fact that attacks from rightwing radicals have led to more deaths than “homegrown jihadists” since 9/11, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). In fact, since the twin towers were hit, self-proclaimed jihadists have killed 26 people in the U.S. whereas rightwing radicals have killed 48, so says statistics provided by the New America Foundation.

Army Vet kills 12 (cause he probably thought they were Muslim, i.e. a terrorist inspired by Fox News rhetoric on Muslims which they embedded in the population over years. The Nazi insignia are a dead giveaway. i.e. all Nazi's vote Republican):

Newtown Shooter Adam Lanza (also killed on the scene) was an NRA member:

Yet Fox News & GOP continue to focus on inflammatory rhetoric unhindered for years;
Fox News did it again with the San Bardino shooting and faced an interesting cultural backlash;

Here is a perfect example of cover-up rhetoric used when links to right wing terror become media news;

Right Wing Terrorist Event:

BBC: Profile: Anders Breivik (Killed 72 In Norway)

Fox News Response To Right Wing Christian Terrorist (clear hypocrisy and intent to do harm is revealed in the contrasts);

... and here is a post that goes into more detail:

The Strange & Unusual Smear Campaign Against Muslims & Islamic States 
GOP Politician With A Record Of Supporting Terrorism & Still Holds A Government Post (Interesting blind spot? Or One Of The Sources For Fox News Immunity To Being Arrested For Terrorism?):

Recently a guy making terrorist like rhetoric was arrested;

Evidence & Links To GOP & Fox News Terrorism Continues to grow Every Single Day;

The recent example of killing for political reasons;

Yet Another Link To Terrorism By "Conservatives":

Notice all the right wing terrorism above then notice who the targets tend to be. Then take a look at how "conservative" news media owned by Rupert Murdoch painted ALL liberals as "Nazis" till it became so normal as to be Trump's key to winning, i.e. the beliefs that the GOP & Fox News THEMSELVES planted in thier subjects.

Glenn Beck demonizing liberals - Documented here:

Bill O Reillly defends his belief that left wing people are Nazi's, despite Nazism having been a Christian Movement, here:

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