Fox News was literally created by a Nixon devotee to protect future Republican Presidents and officials from being held accountable for their actions. In other words Fox News is designed to lie and deceive and even promote domestic terrorism, anything necessary to support their leader. This is the very opposite of what the Constitution and Democracy stands for and that means that Fox News is an organization designed to support authoritarianism and rules that put their leaders above the rest of the people seeking to make them above the law so they can't be prosecuted for their numerous criminal activities. Whats interesting is that these criminal activities with their associated goals have changed over time but I'm just going to focus on proving that Fox News lies to protect its leaders even if it has to attack and destroy democracy and the constitution and rule of law to do it. I'm using extracts of carefully researched material from media matters to make this point.
Fox News exists to lie to protect its leaders from accountability so their crimes can go unpunished making them above the law like kings and queens. They support authoritarianism over democracy.
Media Matters: This is why Fox News exists
Nixon didn’t have Fox. Trump does. And that may make all the difference.
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Fox News likes to pretend other leaders are exhibiting the behavior their own leaders do. Here is a great example by the daily show of how Fox News likes to present a mirror reality to its viewers as part of their decades long political deceptions & outright lies. Demonizing everyone but themselves and their leaders.
31 Jul 2022 These Fox News attacks against Joe Biden sound eerily familiar.
When Fox News can't use facts it uses terrorism to get what it wants. Trump and Fox News attacked the press, have pushed white supremacist talking points that have led to mass shootings, etc. all supporting domestic terrorism in the name of supporting their party or leader and scaring the opposition into silence. At least, that is clearly their goal.
Fox News’ Mar-a-Lago spin presents a justification for political violence
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Fox News talking about Hillary but make the footage the Trump raid
Fox News will kill even their own viewers with misinformation, so killing is like a fun past time for them at this point.
COVID-19 killed roughly 130,000 Americans during my parental leave, which began in mid-October. With the omicron wave cresting as I returned on Monday, the seven-day rolling average exceeded 2,000 deaths a day. Those deaths are largely preventable: Death rates are staggeringly higher among those who have not taken the safe, free, remarkably effective vaccines against the virus that have been widely available to most people for months.
Fox News has been pushing white supremacist theories to make thier, mostly white, base feel afraid!
This promotion of white supremacist theories is leading to mass shootings of people the theories target, surprise surprise! Everynight is an opportunity for Fox News to spread hate to its viewers of other races, policies etc. as supported by the "evil liberals". Demonizing everyone but themselves and their leaders.
Wallace: “The biggest evangelist for this racist conspiracy theory is Fox News’ own Tucker Carlson”
NICOLLE WALLACE (HOST): What is arguably one of the most alarming developments in our politics in these past few years is that despite warnings from national security officials, people like Donald Trump's appointee to lead the FBI, Christopher Wray, who said in 2020 that white supremacist terrorism is the largest threat within the country's domestic extremism problem. Despite that warning from him, one of our country's two political parties has brought the baseless and dangerous conspiracy that white people are being replaced out of the dark, dank corners of the internet.
As The New York Times puts it, “Replacement theory once confined to the digital fever swamps of Reddit message boards and semi-obscure white nationalist sites, has gone mainstream. In sometimes more muted forms, the fear it crystallizes -- of a future America in which white people are no longer the numerical majority -- has become a potent force in conservative media and politics where the theory has been borrowed and remixed to attract audience, retweets and small-dollar donations."
The Washington Post is reporting that replacement theory has become gospel for parts of the Republican Party. From The Post, “Representative Elise Stefanik, the No. 3 House Republican, and other GOP lawmakers, came under scrutiny Sunday for previously echoing the racist 'great replacement' theory that apparently inspired an 18-year-old who allegedly killed 10 people while targeting Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo. While Stefanik has not pushed the theory by name, she and other conservatives have echoed the tenets of the far-right ideology as part of anti-immigrant rhetoric that has fired up the Republican base ahead of the midterm elections."
But by far, and you all know this already, the biggest evangelist for this racist conspiracy theory is Fox News' own Tucker Carlson. And here's just a little bit of what he's been saying day after day after day on his broadcast, thanks to our friends at the Mehdi Hasan program.
It really happens every night.
More examples of Fox lies & deceptions supporting party/leader/winning-elections over country
Fox News lies in various ways to deceive its viewers and create a base of misinformed supporters to push their lies on.
Media Matters: The Fox News Lie
How Fox's supposed “straight news” division subjects viewers to a constant torrent of lies, misleading statements, and half-truths
Fox News viewers are subjected to a constant torrent of lies, misleading statements, and half-truths as the network's hosts, guests, and on-air personalities weave a comprehensive web of misinformation imbuing virtually all aspects of the outlet's supposed “news” operations. Media Matters has compiled a list of lies and false statements told and retold every single weekday during Fox's purported “straight news” programming throughout the first four full months of 2022.
Fox News is linked to the spread of misinformation through studies;
Fox personalities are hyping the threat of “recession,” complaining about wage growth, and falsely claiming workers left the labor force to chase too-generous welfare benefits
Fox News is scrambling to respond to yet another positive economic indicator after the Bureau of Labor Statistics published a jobs report for July that far exceeded expert forecasts. In response to data showing that the American labor market is even stronger than expected, Fox quickly pivoted to hyping inflation and the looming threat of recession, lying about gas prices, and complaining that more workers haven’t reentered the job market.
Here is another example of Fox News lying to push its own political agenda using another country's tragedy
As the crisis in Ukraine escalates, Fox News has used the situation to push their favorite pet issues. Fox News has covered the invasion of Ukraine in ways that are deceptive and opportunistic, as the network uses Ukraine to advance the same old right-wing grievances, ranging from culture war hysteria to attacks on vaccine mandates.
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CNN's Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy discuss Fox News host's Tucker Carlson's recent conspiracy claim and note that he is sounding a lot like ridiculed internet conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Media Matters: Tucker Carlson has been defending Alex Jones for years
On September 30, a Texas judge handed down three major rulings against conspiracy theorist and Infowars founder Alex Jones, declaring him liable for damages related to lawsuits brought against him by family members who lost children in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Fox News, previously an organization dedicated to pretend to be autonomous while attacking the country and its constitution to protect its leaders has now joined with the last GOP administration and morphed its an Alex Jones like propaganda outlet which only pretends to be honest to its own viewers and the cult goes on.
Whats interesting about Fox News's new trend of openly supporting authoritarians since Trump took office and made supporting authoritarians in other countries cool is that they have been supporting Russia's invasion of the democratic country of Ukraine like a Russia state TV outlet. Further showing how antidemocratic and how unamerican they are.
Even Russia openly supports Fox News spin
There is no lie too audacious or hypocritical for Fox News
Right-wing propaganda network papers over Trump’s history of siding with Russia and extorting Ukraine
To protect Trumps followers from the truth public hearings aren't covered by Fox News thereby providing support to Trump & The GOP's attempted coup. Though to be fair Fox News help with the coup from the start.
Media Matters: Fox News’ ongoing complicity in the January 6 insurrection
The network won't let tomorrow’s hearing pierce the bubble it created
As soon as the FBI search began of Trump's theft of classified material, Fox News began furiously protecting Trump without evidence... as is thier job to protect party/leader over country (this trend permeates everything Fox does)
“Partisan witch hunt,” “dark day for our republic,” “preemptive coup,” “Third World bullshit,” “Gestapo,” “Stasi”
Fox comes up with bullshit excuses to misinform its audience to protect party/leader over country
Fox News has become a conspiracy based channel as is to be expected if party trumps country as lies are the only way to sell such an authoritarian and unamerican approach to the American public
Fox’s unhinged reaction shattered any distinction between the supposed news network and the constellation of right-wing conspiracy theorists and cranks
National Archives: “President Obama has no control over where and how NARA stores the Presidential records of his Administration.”
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15 Aug 2022 ABC News’ Terry Moran reports on the FBI’s latest warning of rising threats against law enforcement and others following the raid on Donald Trump’s residence.