After years of pretending to be fair and balanced while shilling for Republicans, Fox News has completed a frightening metamorphosis. This morning they took a giant leap into the black hole of crackpot conspiracy theory. It’s a development that illustrates the lengths they will go to promote their home-brewed presidential candidate, Donald Trump.
On Fox & Friends First, co-host Heather Childers introduced a segment alleging that Google is “trying to sway the presidential election.” Their evil plot consists of manipulating search results to suppress evidence of the trail of dead bodies left by Bill and Hillary Clinton. Cheryl Casone of Fox Business Network took the handoff to report that:
“Google is being accused of hiding negative stories about Hillary and her campaign by changing its algorithm to bury stories like the ‘Clinton body count’ story. That’s according to website InfoWars.”
Seriously? So Fox News is now associating itself with the utterly delusional ravings of Alex Jones and his InfoWars conspiracy site? This is the same InfoWars that claimed that the massacre of twenty children in Newtown, CT, was a government plot to confiscate the guns of American citizens. It’s the same InfoWars that has been the leading light of the 9/11 Truther movement. Not to mention the wingnut’s goto source for Birther BS. And, by the way, it’s also the same InfoWars that has endorsed Donald Trump for president and given him a platform on their webcast.
It is also interesting to note that Fox believes there is a “Clinton body count” story to be buried. And why not? They have been reporting that Obama is a secret gay Muslim from Kenya who founded ISIS for years. So what is Fox News and InfoWars so worked up about today?
“If a Google user types in ‘Clinton body,’ they get car repair shop results instead of a story that talks about a list of people tied to the Clintons who have died under mysterious circumstances over the last three decades.”
Oh my heavens. Bring me the smellin’ salts, Margaret. Apparently Google is participating in the cabal to suppress the Clintons’ thirty year murder spree. Fox and InfoWars believe that Google’s biased search results need to be corrected. Instead of intelligently curated data, they should highlight slanderous fables from the diseased minds of right-wing hate mongers.
It’s impossible to ignore the connection to Donald Trump’s campaign. He has been a frequent guest on InfoWars. Plus, his new campaign chair (Stephen Bannon of Breitbart News) is cut from the same soiled cloth as Alex Jones. There is an unmistakable trend toward the bonehead breed of pseudo-journalism that is sprouting up around Trump and his media advocates. His stump speeches are now almost entirely read from TelePrompters pre-loaded with talk radio style bombast. These include charges that Clinton is a felon, a traitor, and is about to drop dead.
These sort of screwball ideas are not surprising from InfoWars. They are, in fact, their reason for being. But for Fox News to reach down into that cesspool of idiocy is a new low, even for Fox. What is the limit of their debasement of journalism if it isn’t aligning with InfoWars? Fox has allowed such nonsense to bubble up into their reporting in the past. But this may be the first time they have explicitly attributed their story to InfoWars. That might be more honest, but it is a bad sign nonetheless. It means they are comfortable mainstreaming the likes of Alex Jones.
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8 thoughts on “Now Fox News Is Citing Sleazy InfoWars As Source To Smear Hillary Clinton”
Fox News: A channel for people who hate journalism.
It doesn’t surprise me considering Trump believes the National Enquirer is a valid news source and Rudy Giuliani believes what he reads when he Googles Hillary’s Health. Fox has a certain uninformed audience to appeal to. They thrive on gossip & lies and the talking heads at Fox give their audience exactly what they want.
What they want to believe is of higher importance than what actually IS.
Right wingers have nurtured and cultivated this outlook on life since way back.
Now the results of that are showing themselves.
There can be no supply without demand because there is no need of supply without demand.
And outfits like Fox know exactly what the demands of their audience are, and strice to meet them.
FOX is desperate. Sinking poll numbers for the asshole candidate isn’t helping their ratings except a place to rant and rave. What with the Roger Ailes scandal, that distraction has opened up a world of faults.
whats “sleazy” about infowars??
all these pseudo intellectual beta male degenerates don’t like what alex jones says cuz they cant argue against him.
Once again, much like (NOT so)Breitbart, (NO)Infowars is ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, 100% beyond a shadow of a doubt, full of sh–. They are a–holes, a–wipes, d-nozzles, d-bags, sh–stains, and finally, pieces of sh–. If you buy into their horsesh–, YOU are part of the problem.
Alex don’t worry…their is a whole new media with this fight for our life out there….Fox they have become the baby of MSNBC and CNN except for the morning show, Sean and Fox Business……it is all the same…everyone is so scared of the movement. I just discovered you 2 months ago…breath of fresh air…..although you do have some folks on that I don’t really agree with….but that is okay. That is being the USA. Mr. Trump is our only hope. At 62 yrs. old I have never sent in a contribution to any campaign, but I have sent a total of $30 to Mr. Trump. I have been working since I was 16 yrs. old. My fabulous Dad was a paratrooper in the Korean War and he taught all his daughters to be self reliant. My Mom the most fabulous person ever and staid home to take care of the kids. We all went to private Catholic Schools…I was the first to graduate in 3 generations…Oh my grandparents came from Scotland, Ireland an Germany all the American Way….LEGAL. Okay thanks for listening. Love your show. What the hell happened to Glen Beck??????
Where do you think you are? Please ask someone nearby for help.
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