The rampant distortion of reality that is practiced daily by Fox News is getting worse with each new day. Apparently they have nothing of substance with which to criticize President Joe Biden (except to attack his dog), so they are going to absurd lengths to malign any Democrat, no matter how undeserving of criticism.
On Monday Fox News published an article on their website with the flagrantly biased headline, “Top Dems, AOC descend on Texas to capitalize off of storm devastation.”
The Fox News home page calls AOC’s mult-million dollar charity drive for the Texas disaster “BAD ENERGY.” pic.twitter.com/nRLajQJbpB
— Eric Kleefeld (@EricKleefeld) February 23, 2021
The article, based on content from the Associated Press, wasn’t all that bad. It covered the assistance provided by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (more than $5 million so far), Beto O’Rourke, and other Democrats, to victims of the severe winter storm in Texas. This is the storm that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz sought to escape by fleeing to Cancun, instead of staying home to help his constituents. However, the spin by Fox News was dismissive and ungrateful. It’s fair to assume that Fox added the word “radical” in this paragraph:
“Top Democrats are zeroing in on the recent winter storm devastation in Texas, calling for investigations into Republicans’ handling of the crisis and amplifying their support for radical environmental policies like the Green New Deal.”
This is also the storm that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told Fox’s Sean Hannity that it “shows how the Green New Deal – a practical and beneficial package of environmental reforms – would be a deadly deal for the United States of America.” Never mind that the Green New Deal has not been enacted into law in Texas, or anywhere else. And forget that, by far, most of the energy generated in Texas comes from fossil fuels, not the windmills that Abbot and many on Fox News said caused the state’s problems. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez responded to these ludicrous accusations in a tweet saying that…
Weak on sweeping next-gen public infrastructure investments, little focus on equity so communities are left behind, climate deniers in leadership so they don’t long prep for disaster.
We need to help people *now.* Long-term we must realize these are the consequences of inaction.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 17, 2021
So Fox News showed its appreciation for the help provided by AOC and other Democrats by insulting them as only being interested in their own political welfare. Even if that were true, they still did more to help people in need than the state’s leading Republicans. That’s gratitude for ya.
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