News That Will Drive You To Drink

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We’re learnin’ so much today from the Dominion lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News!

Fox News’ junk-tanning enthusiast Tucker Carlson, waterboarding aficionado Sean Hannity, and Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS, er, Laura Ingraham trashed Hair Füror’s BIG LIE of the 2020 election, and yet Carlson and Hannity tried to get a Fox reporter fired for fact-checking a Trump tweet about the claims. Imagine the wrongful termination suit!

Dominion has Unkka Rupee by the short hairs and is twisting, and that’s nothing but good.

As we’ve said forever on these pages, Fox News is not news, it is America’s competition for Pravda, nothing but propaganda and it seems everyone in that building knows it.

But this brings up another issue we’ve been saying forever, too: our Failed Political Press™ needs to police itself. The taint from Fox News is rubbing off on the rest of them (ewww, gross!) – and the White House Correspondents Association must take action: Rescind Fox News’ credentials to be in the White House Briefings. The White House should also insist upon it.

There’s no excuse to give Fox News any credibility: they don’t deserve any. They all but say that they lied to their audience to try to protect their ratings. If there was an accrediting organizations that licensed journalists, they would have these bums in front of a council and take away their licenses, and yes, this really is that bad. But we don’t have any journalism accrediting organization, and there’s no license to yank, and there’s no ethics to enforce. So as Froomkin points out, it’s just business as usual for Our Failed Political Press ™.

It says a lot about the state of our failed media that Fox News is not being widely punished for their behavior. I mean we Scissorheads have always known Fox News was full of charlatans and conmen peddling agitprop for Republicans (and often the Kremlin), but now it is on the official record and no one is doing anything about it.

It’s a goddamn travesty.

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9 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. Mehdi Hassan is doing Chris Hayes show tonight on MSNBC and he is en fuego

    The chyron on his segment just said “From the top down, FOX KNEW”

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  2. vertalio says:

    Gee, I wonder why Maggie and the FNYT might be turning the spotlight away from a focus on someone in corporate media misleading the public in a time of grave constitutional crisis just to increase clicks.

    It escapes me.

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  3. gruaud says:

    FOX is an extremist RW political organization.

    If you think otherwise, I have some tulips for sale at only 10,000 guilders a bulb.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. laura says:

    Our friends and family self-select for this daily shitting in their skulls.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Richard says:

    Fox News stole my stepdad, my mom, and my sister from me. They watched it from breakfast until bedtime. Me and my two brothers escaped .
    It was too horrible to see. It still is. They would sit there all day and listen to Lou Dobbs and Tucker whatsisname. They would sit there all day and listen to that.
    It felt wrong. Probably they were afraid. I am also afraid, but i am not going to go along with these Fox news lies. I don’t even know what to call them.
    GOP, republican, evangelical biblebanger? Selfish fools? The walking dead? Nothing seems to fit. Nothing can describe my disappointment.


  6. Stony Pillow says:

    Last I heard, Biden decides who can attend press conferences.

    This is proof in a court of law under oath. Just takes the stones.


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