Fox Nation Affirms Commitment To Fake News

In an affirmation of their opposition to truthful reporting, Fox Nation posted an article to complain that other news providers have the audacity to strive for truthfulness. The headline on Fox Nation said…

AP Orders Staff to Stop Using Phrase ‘Ground Zero Mosque’.

The Fox Nationalists linked to a memo from Tom Kent, AP’s Deputy Managing Editor for Standards and Production, that said in part…

“We should continue to avoid the phrase ‘ground zero mosque’ or ‘mosque at ground zero’ on all platforms. (We’ve very rarely used this wording, except in slugs, though we sometimes see other news sources using the term.) The site of the proposed Islamic center and mosque is not at ground zero, but two blocks away in a busy commercial area. We should continue to say it’s ‘near’ ground zero, or two blocks away.”

Oh my heavens. AP is ordering their staff to publish accurate accounts of news events. What are these totalitarian, lamestream, fascists trying to do? Do they want to infect the media with honesty and factual analysis? Don’t they know that there is no place for facts in the press as envisioned by Fox News? AP is suggesting that reporters instead use far-fetched phrases like “mosque near ground zero.” It’s a travesty!

Fox News is not going to take this laying down. They have made their reputation (and their fortune) on misrepresenting the truth and misleading their readers and viewers. They have worked hard to advance the cause of propaganda and remain committed to their mission of turning as much of the public as possible into ignorant, rightist zombies. And they aren’t about to let a decades old upstart like the AP interfere with their plans to pervert reality and drive Republican talking points.

Fox News will continue to lie about the non-mosque that is not at ground zero, and they will promote this non-story incessantly to the exclusion of irrelevancies like the economy, jobs, Iraq, Afghanistan, Climate Change, health care, etc. In fact, stay tuned for a special edition of Sean Hannity’s program tonight on the “Mosque at Ground Zero,” proving that Fox News isn’t afraid to call it what it isn’t.

Bonus Fox Nation Fakery: Photo-ops, Fundraisers, and Vacations: Is That All This Pres. Does?

Never mind that Fox has repeatedly castigated President Obama for doing too much. They have regaled against him for addressing reforms of health care, Wall Street, and environmental policy. They attack him for his initiatives in Iraq and Afghanistan. They complain that he has taken on Gay marriage and civil rights. According to Fox this is the busiest president in generations. That is until he takes a vacation and then that’s all he does. Well, if that’s all he does then I suppose that Fox and their right wing constituents will stop complaining about all the harm being done by the projects that he apparently isn’t working on.


5 thoughts on “Fox Nation Affirms Commitment To Fake News

  1. I had a co-worker (who I like, by the way, and have an outside of work social friendship with) yesterday tell me about Fox News, “They have more liberals than conservatives.” I did a total double, triple, quadruple take. I asked him to name them. He gave me Geraldo, Greta and then a couple of guests they have on occasion. Oh, and for some reason he included Gretchen Carlson. I asked if he’d ever seen the programming lineup and how many hours a day are dedicated to conservative shows, including “news” shows like Megan Kelly’s. He is of the mind, however, that it doesn’t matter if Fox is biased, because it’s just the balance to the “equally biased” MSNBC and CNN. I asked him to name the far left equivalent to MSNBC’s Pat Buchannan. He gave me Bob Beckel.

    • ask him to defend as “fair and balanced” the FOX front page above. Then to do so every day. That’s what makes me gape.

      • I thought going full quintuple might be a bit over the top. 😉

    • I’m impressed that you kept it down to a quadruple take. Especially re: Gretchen Carlson!

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