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Maybe the states should be allowed to trade counties at will, like fantasy baseball teams.
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Old 02-19-2020, 06:54 PM
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Fox's Geraldo Rivera doesn't seem to remember Joe Biden's seven terms as US Senator and two terms as US Vice President:

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Old 02-19-2020, 06:58 PM
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Too late! I'm sure it's already canon to Trumpists that Biden has never won an election.
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Old 02-20-2020, 01:26 PM
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Can anyone develop a time line of Geraldo Rivera's transformation from sensationalist hack with a liberal bent to Republican stooge? I remember his show back in the 90's and then his broadcast of our troop movements during the desert storm, but it wasn't until the last couple of years that I noticed him going full out Republican mouthpiece.
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Old 02-28-2020, 05:28 PM
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Fox News just interviewed a Pennsylvania man who went through the coronavirus quarantine process -- but he couldn't stop coughing during the interview
https://t.co/kzoIYQM8x6

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Old 03-04-2020, 08:47 AM
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Fox host says America should use “the power of positive thinking” to beat coronavirus
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JESSE WATTERS: You want to know how I really feel about the coronavirus, Juan? If I get it, I'll beat it.

I'm not lying. It's called the power of positive thinking and I think America needs to wake up to that. I live in Manhattan, I got off work the other night, went straight to the subway. Asian guy sits down to me -- mask on. What do I do? Finish the ride, then I go home and I order Chinese food. I'm not afraid of the coronavirus and no one else should be that afraid either.
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"I ate Chinese food, and I *didn't* get COVID-19! Positive thinking works!!"
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:43 AM
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I shouldn't be, but nonetheless I remain amazed at the ability of bigoted idiots to make this into "All Chinese people and things have cooties COVID-19".

Not Fox-related, but locally a random Chinese person walking down the street was assaulted by someone demanding that he keep his filthy coronavirus out of our country (or words to that effect). Because apparently if you're afraid that someone is infected, the best thing to do is to punch them in the face and get their blood all over you.

Keep eating the eggrolls, guys. You're an inspiration to us all.
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Trish Regan is insane (well, plays a crazy person on television).

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Trish Regan is insane (well, plays a crazy person on television).

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I almost want to post that on Facebook, but I can't think of a title...

Coronavirus Impeachment Scam!!!
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Old 03-09-2020, 10:13 PM
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Ipso Facto Nutso is more like it.
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Go to Fox News' website and look at the Coronavirus coverage. Then look at the comments and how many people are claiming this is nothing, and that all the hype is a media conspiracy to get Trump (which, therefore, must include the likes of the BBC in that conspiracy).

Much of the coverage by Fox itself seems to select for the "no big deal/under control" stories.

So yeah, this thing may be overblown. Or not- the truth is we don't know for certain. But Fox certainly isn't helping.
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Old 03-14-2020, 11:39 AM
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For those who have the stomach to look, how is FOX covering this today? Still in complete denial and worshiping at the altar of the Doofus-in-Chief? Any reality seeping in?
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Trish Regan is insane (well, plays a crazy person on television).

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It seems that was too cray-cray even for Faux Noise:


Fox Business Puts Trish Regan On Hiatus After 'Coronavirus Impeachment Scam' Monologue
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Good to know even they have a limit. I wasn't sure they did...
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Good to know even they have a limit. I wasn't sure they did...
I suspect their limit is the realization by the network's (mostly elderly) bigwigs that if they personally get the virus as a result of their viewers refusing to take anti-contagion measures, even the ability to buy their way to the head of the line for top of the line medical care might not save them.
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It goes to legal liability and the need to protect the employees and financial viability of the larger Fox organization. Will be extremely difficult to fight off the lawsuits brought about just by your own employees if you allow a division of your company to lie about Captain Trumps while your HR department is shouting "Fire!"

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It goes to legal liability and the need to protect the employees and financial viability of the larger Fox organization. Will be extremely difficult to fight off the lawsuits brought about just by your own employees if you allow a division of your company to lie about Captain Trumps while your HR department is shouting "Fire!"
No fucking joke.
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I was curious as to how they were reacting, so I took one for the team and watched a few minutes of Hannity on Friday.

Apparently the talking points now are to pretend the whole "Democrat hoax!" thing never happened. He spent his time praising Trump's decisive leadership, outlining all the steps and decision points made during the course of the crisis -- virus identified, national health emergency declared, travel from China restricted. All technically true, but it ignores the too-little-too-late aspects, and also he never mentioned Trump's bonkers commentary that went counter to all these points.

He then pivoted to how Obama handled H1N1. There's always an opportunity to blame Obama.
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I was curious as to how they were reacting, so I took one for the team and watched a few minutes of Hannity on Friday.

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It goes to legal liability and the need to protect the employees and financial viability of the larger Fox organization. Will be extremely difficult to fight off the lawsuits brought about just by your own employees if you allow a division of your company to lie about Captain Trumps while your HR department is shouting "Fire!"
Yeah, Fox cares about money, not about crazy. Lou Dobbs, Hannity, and Jeanine Pirro say crazier shit almost every show.
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I try and keep up with Fox here and there, see what the enemy is doing.
I cant handle it anymore. Makes me want to march to Fox news headquarters and hit the button on my PND..(personal nuclear device) I joke, having trouble getting parts
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I cant handle it anymore. Makes me want to march to Fox news headquarters and hit the button on my PND..(personal nuclear device) I joke, having trouble getting parts
Parts are easy, It's the fissionable materials that are hard to find.
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This morning they broadcast Devin Nunes telling everybody to go out and socialize.

For that they should lose their broadcasting license forever.
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It is inevitable that there will be multiple lawsuits hurled NewsCorps way when this is over. My 'pulled out of my ass' theory of the moment is this clip, and maybe the entire appearance, was generated specifically to provide legal cover to Fox.
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This morning they broadcast Devin Nunes telling everybody to go out and socialize.

For that they should lose their broadcasting license forever.
If they deserve to lose their license - what should happen to Nunes?

At what point does freedom of speech turn into yelling 'Fire" in a crowded theater?
And is that threshold lower for a someone that should know better?
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This morning they broadcast Devin Nunes telling everybody to go out and socialize.

For that they should lose their broadcasting license forever.
Cable TV networks in the United States aren't licensed.
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At what point does freedom of speech turn into yelling 'Fire" in a crowded theater?
It sounds more like Nunes is saying “Ignore that flickering. There are no flames here. This is fine.”
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The Washington Post tweeted a video that shows starkly the, uh, evolution of thought at Fox News with their COVID-19 coverage.
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The Washington Post tweeted a video that shows starkly the, uh, evolution of thought at Fox News with their COVID-19 coverage.
I opened this thread just to post that, but you beat me to it!

Truly 'Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia' stuff. They've turned on a dime, following Dear Leader, and it would surprise the hell out of me if they're making the least mention of what they were saying a week ago.
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Lou Dobbs in self quarantine after one of his team members tests positive for a liberal hoax...



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The Washington Post tweeted a video that shows starkly the, uh, evolution of thought at Fox News with their COVID-19 coverage.
That's the kind of compilation that will need to be continually updated.

For example, there's also now a clip of Hannity describing it as a hoax, and then, 9 days later, using his Jedi mind powers to tell his audience he never called it a hoax.
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