Side by side, Fox News’s and North Korean State TV’s reverence for their countries’ respective leaders is pretty telling.
For the first time ever, Media Matters has named Fox News our Misinformer of the Year. In addition to the network's lies, propaganda, conspiracy theories, bigotry, and misinformation, Fox's coverage of -- well, everything -- in 2020 was also frequently very stupid.
Statement from Media Matters President Angelo Carusone on Shep Smith stepping down from Fox News
Media Matters: The Fox “News” Lie
Fox's “news” side pushed misinformation every day for four months straight
Fox News likes to tout the “hard news” side of its operation, setting up a false distinction between its right-wing prime-time hosts and the members of its news team as a defense against those who flag the propaganda, lies, conspiracy theories, and bigotry that pervade the network. But a investigation found that the “news side” isn't as inoculated as the network claims. We looked at Fox News and Fox Business programming for the first four months of 2019, and we documented examples of the “news” division spreading misinformation on air every single day between January 1 and April 30.
The Fox “News” Lie on Scribd
Media Matters: CNN guest: Fox's remaining dayside shows “look like news shows but they’re stacked with people who replicate the talking points of the White House” - The Baltimore Sun's David Zurawik tells Brian Stelter that Shep Smith resigning is a “severe blow” to Fox News' credibility
Fox’s desperate push to preserve viewers exposes the hollowness of its “news” side
Media Matters: Former Fox contributor: Shep Smith resigning shows the Murdochs made a “business decision” for Fox News to be pro-Trump
Media Matters: Smith's departure is a disaster for Fox News
Industry-backed climate deniers and The Wall Street Journal editorial board also join in to scapegoat renewable energy
Seth takes a closer look at the Republican Party lying about the Green New Deal and the 2020 election as the U.S. passes a grim coronavirus milestone and Texas experiences an unprecedented power crisis.
Media Matters: Fox News and Fox Business falsely blamed renewable energy for Texas blackouts 128 times over two days
They’re experts on law and order because they’ve committed crimes, they celebrated victories over coronavirus in March, and they think “every death is a tragedy, but…” This is Fox News.