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Old 07-15-2019, 10:48 PM
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In this recent installment, Faux strives to convince the reader that CNN ran a piece some while back which “glorified” the individual who was killed by police while throwing incendiary devices at buses in the ICE detention center parking lot. Glorified him because there is a brief glimpse of him around the 4-minute mark.
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I am not surprised that a Fox and Friends employee was pandering his other business on the show, (or that that business might have been dishonest).
I would still tend to leave personal peccadilloes out of this thread, but that is a personal view and not the view of a Moderator.
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Old 07-16-2019, 12:09 AM
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Fox's Katie Pavlich defends Trump's racist tweets: "He didn't say go there permanently. He said go there, fix the problem, come back."
Well, that explains it. Trumps massive ignorance of Geography simply prevented him from realizing that they were already doing exactly what he told them to do: trying to fix the problems in the country from where they originated.
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Old 07-16-2019, 12:45 AM
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I am not surprised that a Fox and Friends employee was pandering his other business on the show, (or that that business might have been dishonest).
I would still tend to leave personal peccadilloes out of this thread, but that is a personal view and not the view of a Moderator.
The title is "Is Fox News really all that bad?" So, when it's revealed that a F&F host... one who marketed his investment firm on the show itself, thereby potentially duping the networks own viewers... was recently arrested for financial fraud, I think it fits the confines of the thread.

In fact, this is not just another tick in the "yes" column, it's a new kind of fucked-upness, right? Even for Fox? Has any other host marketed an (alleged) financial fraud on Fox News viewers for the host's own personal benefit?

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The title is "Is Fox News really all that bad?" So, when it's revealed that a F&F host... one who marketed his investment firm on the show itself, thereby potentially duping the networks own viewers... was recently arrested for financial fraud, I think it fits the confines of the thread.

In fact, this is not just another tick in the "yes" column, it's a new kind of fucked-upness, right? Even for Fox? Has any other host marketed an (alleged) financial fraud on Fox News viewers for the host's own personal benefit?
Isn’t this the Fox News business plan? Pushing frauds and lies for their own personal profit? It’s why the network was started by Rupert Murdoch, isn’t it?

Was Bill O’Reilly doing something different? Glenn Beck? Tucker Carlson? Gretchen Carlson? Megyn Kelly?

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Old 07-16-2019, 01:06 PM
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Selling books and subscriptions is, imho, a different animal than pushing an investment scam.
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Old 07-16-2019, 03:14 PM
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Scams are what the right wing is all about. Hocking vitamins and wrist magnets and gold and bad real estate and books with lies and bad investment schemes is what they all do all the time. Have you forgotten about privatizing Social Security? Or about Independence USA?

ETA: Fox News itself is just a big scam.

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Old 07-16-2019, 03:36 PM
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Scams are what the right wing is all about. Hocking vitamins and wrist magnets and gold and bad real estate and books with lies and bad investment schemes is what they all do all the time. Have you forgotten about privatizing Social Security? Or about Independence USA?

ETA: Fox News itself is just a big scam.
Let's not forget the entire supplement industry is unregulated due to Orrin Hatch's desire to enrich himself and family.
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Let's not forget the entire supplement industry is unregulated due to Orrin Hatch's desire to enrich himself and family.
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Representative Omar made a public statement on President Trump this week:

This is a president who has said 'grab women by the pussy.' This is a president who has called black athletes 'sons of bitches.' This is a president who has called people who come from black and brown countries 'shitholes.' This is a president who has equated neo-Nazis with those who protest against them in Charlottesville.

The Fox headline for the story: Ilhan Omar delivers heated, profanity-laced attack on Trump.

Gee, that's not at all misleading.

Fox acted in their usual fashion; after leaving the headline up for a few hours for everyone to read, they changed it so they could pretend the original was a "mistake".
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By definition, the words 'pussy', 'bitches', and 'shit, when said by Donald J Trump are sacred.

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Today, rest of media: President Trump ripped Rep. Elijah Cummings and the city, calling it “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”

Fox news:Bernie Sanders blasted Baltimore as ‘Third World country’ and ‘disgrace’ in past comments (2015 news)
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So comparing coverage of the Garlic festival shooting, I notice that just about every other news organization pointed to the Instagram posts posited to belong to the shooter as having included praise for a white supremacist publication. His Intagram postings are mentioned nowhere in any of the Fox stories. Although some of the comments note that he claimed to be of Italian and IRANIAN ancestry on Instagram.

Now I suppose it is possible that Fox News is just exercising remarkable journalistic restraint and due diligence, by not jumping to any rash conclusions given that it hasn't been proven that Intagram poster is the same person as the shooter, but somehow I doubt it.
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So comparing coverage of the Garlic festival shooting, I notice that just about every other news organization pointed to the Instagram posts posited to belong to the shooter as having included praise for a white supremacist publication. His Intagram postings are mentioned nowhere in any of the Fox stories. Although some of the comments note that he claimed to be of Italian and IRANIAN ancestry on Instagram.
Funnily enough, if you look in the thread here about the shooting there is a poster who also played up the IRANIAN part and is vigorously downplaying the whole "white supremacist" thing.
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Brian Kilmeade has pretty much been an open white supremacist for years -- most recently insisting that Hispanic migration is an "invasion", but as far back as '09 he lamented that Americans “keep marrying other species and other ethnics”, unlike the Swedes and Finns who have “pure genes” and a “pure society” because they only marry each other.

What a worthless racist piece of shit. No wonder he has a long-term home on Fox.

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but as far back as '09 he lamented that Americans “keep marrying other species and other ethnics”, unlike the Swedes and Finns who have “pure genes” and a “pure society” because they only marry each other.
Sorry, did not get to that point because that clip was aggressively retarded before it even got there and I just had to shut it down. Kind of like reverse ADHD - I intuitively know my limited attention span is entirely wasted on this shit.
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Lies, damn lies, and media: Right-wing repetition of debunked narratives reshapes reality
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Old 08-09-2019, 12:11 AM
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I think that's only in Tennessee and some parts of Mississippi and Georgia.
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