Fox Nation vs. Reality: On The Occupy Wall Street Assassin

More dishonesty from Fox Nation. This time the Fox Nationalists posted an item with the provocative headline, “Man Linked to ‘Occupy’ Protest Charged With Attempted Assassination of Obama”

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Fox News ran a story with the same deceptive theme. They hosted Michelle Malkin to engage in a discussion that was deliberately designed to smear the Occupiers. During the segment they displayed a picture of the suspect, Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, with a caption that said: “‘Occupy’ Shooter.” There was no question mark or other qualifying notation to indicate that this was merely speculation on the part of Fox News.

For the record, the only link between this guy and the Occupy movement is the one invented by Fox. The Washington police have stated unequivocally that they have no evidence that he was affiliated in any with the protesters. Reports that he may have tried to hide in the crowds at the Occupy DC site should not surprise anyone. Any densely populated location would attract somebody trying to elude law enforcement. A football game or an Alzheimer’s Walkathon would serve the same purpose.

What little is known about Ortega-Hernandez would likely lead objective analysts to suspect him of being a Tea Bagger. He is said to be anti-government, hates President Obama, and has a history of mental illness. Could that be Glenn Beck in a fake beard?


5 thoughts on “Fox Nation vs. Reality: On The Occupy Wall Street Assassin

  1. You should know by now that truthiness is what conservatives really run on in politics, voters and politicians. Tangible evidence is SUPER easy for them to dismiss outright for no good reason at all, other than paranoia. I’ll say it again, half of everything they believe stems from conspiracy theories. Truthiness is better than facts for conservatives, is that a new phenomenon?

  2. But he really was “linked” to OWS! Fox News “linked” him! See how easy that is? For example:

    Sean Hannity linked to Penn State child rape scandal.

    See? That was easy! You don’t even need facts or evidence!

  3. I must admit, I just can’t help but read these Fox Nation articles that Mark writes because they are so funny. It’s like they – fox nation or news or whoever – write them just to irritate every liberal. The titles really get your attention. Sadly it just ends up dividing us and stoking hate, which isn’t a good thing, but Mark, you join right in.

    • You say that like you don’t play the game. You say that like you’re not trying to be condescending. It’s almost like you’re missing the point (purposely, I’m sure) of the article and overall purpose of this blog let alone this series. Actually you did, you said ‘almost like’. That’s exactly what is, because blatantly divisive material is the main tactic of propaganda arm of the republican party. Also, why is it you come here, Steve? Is it to spread love and happiness and brotherhood?

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