Fox News CRUSHED that the Media is ‘Moving On From Afghanistan’ to Cover Actual News

The past week has been one of profoundly significant world events. The United States finally ended a twenty year long war in Afghanistan. The COVID pandemic surged to record levels due to the Delta variant. The Supreme Court declined to block a draconian abortion rights law in the state of Texas. And a hurricane ravaged many parts of country from the Gulf Coast to New England.

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Each of those stories are important to the American people and deserve coverage by the media. Unless you’re Fox News where the only stories that warrant being told are those that reflect poorly on President Biden or Democrats in general.

Which explains why Fox News posted a story on their website giddily proclaiming that “Liberal media blasted for moving on from Afghanistan crisis.” Yes, Fox News couldn’t have been happier about this criticism of what they regard as the “mainstream media.” The article griped that…

“The liberal media seems to be moving on from President Biden’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, skipping key details and largely ignoring a bombshell report of a leaked July phone call between President Biden and then-Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. […] Hurricane Ida, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the Texas abortion law have seemingly pushed Afghanistan aside.”

That’s right. Fox News is appalled and saddened that the media is covering actual news. To Fox News Afghanistan should be still be the dominant story, despite the fact that there hasn’t been any breaking news from there in a week. The press was all over Afghanistan a week ago when thirteen service members, and an estimated 150 Afghans, were tragically killed in a terrorist bombing. And the press was there when the last of the American troops were evacuated from the country, along with 120,000 Afghan allies, in an unprecedented and successful airlift.

However, in the past week there have been other events that warranted coverage. The COVID pandemic was taking the lives of more than 1,000 Americans every day. The Supreme Court handed down a ruling that effectively overturned the fifty year old Roe v Wade precedent on reproductive rights. And Hurricane Ida tore a path across the Eastern United States that resulted in more than 60 American deaths (nearly five times those in Afghanistan) reported so far. But to Fox News, those are mere distractions from Afghanistan.

The reason that Fox is so obsessed with Afghanistan is that it is a “crisis” that they think they can blame on Biden. Surely Biden isn’t responsible for a hurricane, the surging pandemic that is largely due to unvaccinated Fox News viewers, or the laws coming out of Texas. Consequently, those other stories need to be set aside in favor of finding more ways to attack the President.

With that in mind, Fox set about to contrive tales to tell that would cast mud on Biden. But the only ones that they could find were stories about the few Americans still in Afghanistan, and an utterly unnoteworthy phone call between Biden and Afghan President Ghani.

Undeterred, Fox news devoted most of the article to the “blasting” they claimed that the “liberal” media was taking. However, the article quoted only five alleged blasters, all of whom were staunchly right-wing propagandists. For instance…

  • Fox News contributor Joe Concha who wrote about the media “serving at the pleasure of the White House communications team.”
  • Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor whining that “Their bias is disgusting.”
  • Former Daily Caller columnist, Jackson Richman who prefaced his comments with “The Biden-friendly mainstream media…”
  • Federalist columnist Eddie Scarry lamenting because “The media will wound [Biden] but they will not kill him.”
  • White House press secretary-turned Fox News host Kayleigh McEnany bragging that “You can guarantee at Fox News we’ll cover when an American president tells a foreign leader to change the perception.”

Poor Fox News is very upset that the story they want to hype because they can use it to bash Biden has been overshadowed by other more urgent and current stories. They think that a week old story – while still important and still being covered – should take precedence over a national weather emergency that killed dozens of people and is still posing extreme hardships for millions of Americans who are displaced from their homes and without power, water, or food.

What’s more, Fox News was so disinterested in the Texas abortion law story that they hardly covered it all in the first few hours. And consistent with their reporting for the past year and a half, the coronavirus barely merited a mention, unless it was to applaud Republicans like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for making his state the national Hot Zone for the pandemic.

We can expect this sort of biased coverage to continue at Fox News. They have never been interested in journalism. Their foundational mission was to manufacture “news” to boost their right-wing agenda. And nothing illustrates that better than how they are covering current events this week.

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Proof that Trump is in Desperate Financial Straits and is Not Running in 2024

The 2020 presidential election was over eight months ago, and Joe Biden won decisively by more than seven million votes. And yet, Donald Trump has still not conceded. To the contrary, he has persistently peddled the “Big Lie” that the election was “rigged” and “stolen” from him, despite failing to provide a shred of evidence and losing more than 60 court cases challenging the outcome.

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Trump’s stubborn inability to accept reality led the deadly insurrection in Washington, D.C., on January 6th. But even that didn’t stop him from raving maniacally about his imaginary victory. At the same time he has dangled the possibility of his running again in 2024. Many political analysts don’t take those, let’s say threats, very seriously. His implied candidacy is perceived to be just an opportunity to continue fleecing his flock of glassy-eyed disciples.

However, Axios is reporting news that gives a pretty strong indication that Trump has no intention of running again. He is said to be in advanced talks to sell his Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

For the entirety of his one-term presidency, Trump exploited that property to enrich himself. He charged Secret Service agents for rooms. He hosted Republican conferences. And he unlawfully took payments from foreign governments. It began almost as soon as he set foot in Washington. In fact, his grifting was so egregious that Congress drafted legislation in an attempt to prohibit it. As News Corpse reported in 2017:

“Trump stubbornly refuses to divest himself from his far flung business empire. Already there is evidence of foreign interests deliberately booking his hotels and resorts in order to curry favor with him.”

The news that Trump is trying to unload the hotel also reveals the dire financial circumstances he must be in. The Axios article also noted that the hotel “had a $170 million loan outstanding, and had seen revenue drop more than 60 percent compared to the previous year.” That’s a dilemma faced by many Trump-branded properties. It got so bad that owners of buildings that had licensed Trump’s name were rushing to have his name removed in order to distance themselves from America’s Biggest Loser. What’s more, according to Bloomberg

“Numerous businesses have been reassessing their association with Trump since the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol that left five dead and erupted after the former president urged his supporters to converge on Washington. Over the past two weeks, Trump has been abandoned by lenders including Deutsche Bank AG and Signature Bank, as well as by the PGA of America, which canceled a golf tournament scheduled for next year at a New Jersey course he owns. He’s also been booted off social media, his preferred method of communication with millions of followers.”

All of this has been profoundly detrimental to Trump’s bottom line. Last year Forbes reported that his personal net worth declined by about a billion dollars. That would represent approximately 30% of his alleged fortune.

Consequently, Trump has had to resort to ripping off his own donors. Unsuspecting followers who visited his website were asked to donate using a form that had a pre-checked box that they would have to find and uncheck in order to opt out of recurring donations. And even if they saw it, they would have to read through a confusing, fine-print disclaimer to understand the terms. As a result, his campaign would eventually be forced to issue more than 530,000 refunds worth $64.3 million to online donors.

Clearly Trump is strapped financially, due primarily to his incompetence as a businessman, and the stain of his repugnant and criminal behavior. But thanks to his dimwitted cult followers, running for president has been far too profitable for him to abandon the con. He has to keep pretending to be a candidate to keep raking in the dough.

However, if Trump were serious, he surely wouldn’t be selling his D.C. hotel that was such a profit center for him for the previous four years. And even though he will likely sell it at a loss, it’s still the best evidence that he has no intention of returning the White House. If so, that would be the best news that America (and the world) has had in a long time.

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How Fox News Deceives and Controls Their Flock:
Fox Nation vs. Reality: The Fox News Cult of Ignorance.
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