1.The Rights War On The Left - A Walk Through Some Of The Intimidation/Bullying/Terror Tactics Fox News Uses
2. Why Do News Outlets Bring On Non-Scientists To Argue Against Science?
3. Examples Of How The "Fact Based" News Media Distorts Public Perception Of Truth Because Of Unusually Bad And/Or Incompetent Journalism
4. The Ultimate Proofs That Fox News Is Basically Just A Group Of White Supremacists/Nationalists/Nazis
5. More Proof That Fox News Is The REAL President
As Fox launches a new paid streaming service filled with hate and lies designed to enhance their cult (by making them more emotionally involved in Fox/GOP lies, like a cult... the preferred right wing method of talking to its sheep), I think we should look at how we got here... to a point where we have a hate group - styled like the Nazis - taking over America (even if just for short periods of time, or by helping to hold back truth with narrative based on lies in service to the Constitutions enemies). Lets begin with a look at Fox Nation, Fox's new service to enhance their cult;
Birth of a Fox Nation | December 12, 2018 Act 1 | Full Frontal on TBS
Get to know our expanding state media, um, we mean, Fox News's newest endeavor: Fox Nation.
Moment Of Zen: Fox News has been demonizing the left for years...
24-HOUR NAZI PARTY PEOPLE 1/24/2011 Jon challenges his staff to find someone on Megyn Kelly's show making a Nazi comparison before he finishes a home perm kit.
Fox News has been openly lying for years. Openly demonizing Republican political adversaries (the Democrats) for years. While doing this Fox News has been the number 1 "News" channel in America for 18 years...
Adweek: 2013 Ratings: Fox News, #1 For 12 Straight Years, Sheds Viewers Too
The Hill - October 2018: Fox News tops CNN and MSNBC combined in October cable news ratings
Variety:Fox News Dominates Cable News Ratings in 2014; MSNBC Tumbles
Variety:Cable News Ratings: CNN on the Rise in 2015; Fox News Channel Remains Dominant
The Hill: Fox News to end 2016 as most-watched network in all of cable
Adweek: The Top Cable News Programs of 2017 Are…
When ranking cable news programming by total viewers, and by adults 25-54, Fox News tops the year-end charts once again.
Since Fox News has been number 1 for this long then clearly Fox IS mainstream media...
ASSUME THE OPPOSITE - WHO CAN YOU TRUST? Conservative pundit Tucker Carlson warns Americans to assume the opposite of what the MSM reports, leaving Jordan to question his trust in Fox News.
... and all stations should be looking to it as the leader in news and calling it out if it gets its facts wrong ... but instead they do the opposite (i.e. maintain silence while Fox spreads lies unchallenged into the population). Given all the recent - and not so recent - terrorism inspired by the right (domestically and internationally), I thought I would point out the obvious... Media is being silent while Fox demonizes the left and thus the left is enabling right wing violence on the left through their silence, like a battered wife protecting her abuser husband (which is either cowardly, stupid, business inspired, job inspired or just plain treason).
The lies and bullshit Fox News has told this year but didn't make them the top news story of the year (thus lies are given an equal platform to truth, turning our media into a farce);
The year in Fox News non-troversies
In 2018, conservatives controlled all levers of the federal government, Fox News once again led in ratings, and conservative websites dominated the national narrative on the internet. But Fox News, hell-bent on portraying conservatives as victims, nevertheless found random events to be outraged about throughout the year. Below are some top Fox News non-troversies as documented by the Media Matters staff. Read full piece.
Media Matters: Republicans have already empowered gangs and extremist groups From the Proud Boys to Turning Point USA, extremists are ascendant on the right, but legacy media are too often playing catch-up
Read full piece.
While media basically treats right wingers (GOP and Fox News) like royalty, i.e. they can go around pushing rhetoric that gets people killed, lie, push wars with lies, lie some more that kills Americans slowly rather than fast (thus not making the news), and media still listens to them like they are wise kings (or at least powerful tyrants that should be feared and heard while pretending that's not at all what they are)... and they push their lies and bullshit point of views to the innocent uninformed people either directly or through their silence of what lies America's number 1 "news" channel is spreading or through false equivalency.
Media Matters: Where is the media outrage over the violence and harassment abortion providers face on a daily basis? Media fixated on a protest at Tucker Carlson's house should look at how often they cover (or don't cover) anti-abortion violence and harassment
Read full piece.
NOTE: Apparently the bigger the lie, the more Fox wants you. Saying outrageous things, irrelevant of facts, makes you successful on America's number 1 news channel (#1 for well over a decade);
The path to conservative media success is paved with outrage-bait We’re all being trolled by attention-starved wannabe media stars
I completely disagree with this conclusion as ignoring Fox News trolling has been the dominate mode of media behavior for decades... as long as Fox News has existed, perhaps. Certainly as long as Fox News has been number 1. If ignoring something makes it number one then maybe you are not thinking out the problem correctly? Cause media has - and is still - ignoring America's number 1 "news" source thus making it seem like real news with their silence.
Moment Of Zen?: Glenn Beck was the guy who took Fox News's demonizing of the left to a new level...
BACK IN BLACK - GLENN BECK'S NAZI TOURETTE'S 5/12/2010 Glenn Beck plays "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon," except there's just one degree and Kevin Bacon is Hitler.
Glenn Beck was kicked off Fox after an intense fight. Fighting stopped and he now has a successful right wing lying channel called "The Blaze". It was fighting that kicked him off and lack of fighting that has allowed his channel to flourish. You have to fight lies. Its that simple.
IDEA: Since the number 1 problem with corporate media is that its prefers sensational, tabloid (low information) type news...
Media coverage of the 2016 election was a disaster. In the new year, reporters should resolve to do better.
Read full piece
Why not use that same style of news to go after the right for 9/11? Be sensational. Say crazy, angry, things about what the rights President did. Use all the tactics the right uses on you as a liberal, but feel good about doing that because we did alot worse to Al Qaeda and Afghanistan and they didn't even do 9/11. Make a ton of money off ratings... AND watch the right reap they what they have sown. A double bonus! Media has nothing to lose. Or is it 9/11 that is the source of the media's fear in dealing with the GOP? (i.e. Stockholms Syndrome) Media around the world makes fun of our incompetent - cowardly - media;
Media Matters: Foreign media outlets keep showing how to cover politics in the age of Trump. Will U.S. outlets learn their lesson?Access journalism and softball interviews fail the American people. U.S.-based media need a reality check.
Read the full piece.
It should also be noted that media's history is of "agreeing" with right wing media. They did/do it with the Iraq war. They do it with right wing violence talking points that the right comes up with (more proof of Stockholms Syndrome?)...
Media Matters: America is plagued by right-wing violence. Pundits need to stop calling it a "both sides" issue.
How Fox News Helps The GOP With Their Lies, Cons & Propaganda (With The Daily Show & Colbert Report)
GOP & Fox News Can't Stop Kissing Their Leaders Asses! (With The Daily Show & The Colbert Report)
Fox News has been attacking media and Trumps political opponents as America's number 1 news channel with no opposition. If - a Nazi style - propaganda arm had become America's number 1 "news" channel that would be big news in the universe I used to live in. A universe where. in America, people inciting terrorists with incendiary rhetoric would be called out as the traitors they are. Not covering this up with their silence, or actively helping them push their lies on Sunday Shows (or the Iraq War and its no consequence aftermath, etc.).
Sean Hannity criticizes targets of bombs and the "deranged far-left" for dangerous rhetoric Hannity: "We've been warning you, Rand Paul's been warning you, something horrible is going to happen"
Clearly, pretending to expose "evil" gets high ratings. And demonizing the left makes money. (Side note: So the left negotiates with them? Stockholms Syndrome?) How high would the ratings be if media was exposing ACTUAL evil? How does a channel lie to the nation - unchallenged by "fact based" media, supposedly of the "fourth estate" - for 18 years? If England was lying to Americans media would report it. If a channel in America - with more viewers than any other "news" channel in America - is lying everyday and the media is not reporting it or calling them out then what the hell is going on? Clearly we no longer have a media that is reporting essential facts. Whatever is going on, after all these years as number 1 "news" channel, Fox News made it to the Presidency.
...and you will only hear it on Fox because while the number 1 "news" channel spreads this drivel, the only one media notices is Trump (who only listens to Fox... so ironically the media now HAS to pay attention to Fox a little though they loathe fighting the terrorists they fear) ... and what does the GOP get for years of demonizing the left? A completely whitewashed legacy (Stockholms syndrome?)...
Right Wing Media's Terror Tactics Work In Getting Media Submission:
MSNBC welcomes Ben Sasse and Mitt Romney, a "new generation of mavericks" to the Senate Andrea Mitchell: "There are so few Republican critics willing to stand up. And here you have Mitt Romney, who agrees with the president on a lot of issues"
Jeff Flake signed every bill the GOP wanted to pass that hurt Americans (with ancient debunked supply side arguments). Bob Corker even openly took bribes to pass these horrible bills. Mitt Romney's whole campaign was based on a lie. Now they are heroes who had the guts to say a negative word about their bully/traitor in chief (is that how scared the media is? Or just habitual submission?). The years Fox spent - and is still spending - promoting GOP propaganda which created - and still enable - Trump... AND is the number one "news" spreader - unchallenged - is amazing indeed. At least for a people that still call themselves a democracy while hiding from their dictator-like bullies. The most media ever does (if the issue gets to big because the facts can't be ignored) is to put a lie on the same footing with the truth and debate it seriously as if lies have a basis in reality in the 21st Century.
Even Media Matters noticed something seemed wrong;
MSNBC's and CNN's focus on Romney's Trump op-ed shows how little the media has learned In a 6-hour period, CNN and MSNBC each spent nearly an hour discussing the op-ed
i.e. the media focused on the sensational.
That's why the media can't help giving billions of dollars of free coverage to Trump, before and during the Presidency. He's crazy. Says crazy things. So he gets coverage. Often without even being challenged, as is traditional in corporate media. Media focuses on the sensational above all else...
$2 Billion Worth of Free Media for Donald Trump
Of all the ways Donald Trump has shocked the political system, one of the most significant is how he wins primary after primary with one of the smallest campaign budgets. He still doesn’t have a super PAC. He skimped on ground organization and field offices. Most important, he spent less on television advertising — typically the single biggest expenditure for a campaign — than any other major candidate, according to an analysis by SMG Delta, a firm that tracks television advertising.
But Mr. Trump is hardly absent from the airwaves. Like all candidates, he benefits from what is known as earned media: news and commentary about his campaign on television, in newspapers and magazines, and on social media. Earned media typically dwarfs paid media in a campaign. The big difference between Mr. Trump and other candidates is that he is far better than any other candidate — maybe than any candidate ever — at earning media. No one knows this better than mediaQuant, a firm that tracks media coverage of each candidate and computes a dollar value based on advertising rates. The mentions are weighted by the reach of the media source, meaning how many people were likely to see it. The calculation also includes traditional media of all types, print, broadcast or otherwise, as well as online-only sources like Facebook, Twitter or Reddit.
This sort of unprofessional - incompetent - journalism continues on to this day unabated.