Putin Puppet Tucker Carlson Spews Russian Propaganda in Defense of the Intelligence Leaker

This week it was discovered that highly sensitive, classified, United States military documents had been illegally published online. Within a few days the “leaker” was identified as Jack Teixeira, a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard.

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Some of the documents contained information related to the Russian war against Ukraine and could harm the war efforts against the Russian aggressors. So naturally, Fox News and the pro-Putin wing of the Republican Party were all in favor of the intelligence hack and immediately set out to defend the traitor who leaked the documents. Even Donald Trump weighed in with his inane theory that President Biden was the leaker…

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Leading the parade of anti-Americans cheering on the illegal breach of national security, was Fox News Senior Putin Propagandist, Tucker Carlson. On his Thursday night episode, Carlson – who has explicitly declared that he’s rooting for Russia in its criminal war against Ukraine – embarked on a wholly fictitious account of what was in the leaked documents. And, of course, his fabricated version made the U.S. out to be the villains…

“Briefing slides had begun to show up, among other places, on Twitter. And the slides show that this is not Ukraine’s war. It’s our war. The United States is a direct combatant in a war against Russia. As we speak, American soldiers are fighting Russian soldiers. So this is not a regional conflict in Eastern Europe. […]

“The second thing we learned from these slides is that despite direct U.S. involvement, Ukraine is, in fact, losing the war. Seven Ukrainians are being killed for every Russian. Ukrainian air defenses have been utterly degraded. Ukraine is losing. The Biden administration is perfectly aware of this. They’re panicked about it. But they have lied about this fact to the public.”

First of all, There are exactly zero American soldiers fighting in Ukraine. Carlson is likely cooking up this lie from reports that there are some military personnel stationed at the U.S. embassy, a customary assignment for all foreign ministries. They are not combatants. But Carlson’s lie could give Putin an excuse to target Americans and American assets in Ukraine and around the world. And notice that his own colleague, Fox News White House correspondent, Jacqui Heinrich, debunked him, reporting that “there is a small military presence at the Embassy.”

Secondly, Carlson’s assertion that Ukraine is losing the war is completely made up. His numbers were pulled straight out of his asinine prejudices against Ukraine and America. Every military analyst – with the exception of those beholden to Putin – agree that Russia has been getting beaten by almost every measure. The only thing that Russia has succeeded in is slaughtering civilians and committing war crimes.

Carlson went on to call for the arrest of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who he baselessly accused of lying to the Senate. He also introduced his own conspiracy theory that the Washington Post and the New York Times colluded with the Biden administration, using “illegal surveillance techniques to identify” the leaker. Actually, it was “billing records of an Internet social media platform and interviews with another user” that helped the FBI identify the suspect.

Interestingly, at his arraignment Teixeira was charged with “unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents.” Which is essentially the same crime that Trump committed when he stole documents from the White House and hoarded them at Mar-a-Lago.

All of Carlson’s raving in this extended and tedious harangue was in defense of Russia and the suspect now in custody who stole classified information and published it online. But worse, it is pure unadulterated propaganda on behalf of Carlson’s masters in the Kremlin. It is emblematic of the anti-American stance taken by Carlson, Fox News, and the GOP. It is aiding and abetting America’s enemies. And it borders on treason.

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HUH? Senior Fox News Misinformer, Tucker Carlson, Declares that ‘Misinformation Can Be True’

Since it’s inception, the mission of Fox News has been to advance the propaganda and lies of the Republican Party and its ultra-rightist agenda. Their management, editors, and program hosts are all chosen for, and devoted to that mission. And in recent years their extremist political evangelism has fervently pledged to the Cult of Donald Trump.

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Leading the wingnut evangelical crusade at Fox News is their top-rated host, Tucker Carlson. His program has become the most popular media destination for America’s white supremacists, misogynists, homophobes, and many other hate groups.

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On Monday’s episode of Carlson’s hate-fest, he joined the conservative media’s embrace of Elon Musk’s Twitter nothingburger that purported to reveal an ingrained bias in favor of Democrats and then-presidential candidate Joe Biden. Suffice to say that the entire alleged “bombshell” was a spectacular dud that produced nothing but rank speculation, fabrication, and the disturbing doxing of private Twitter communications and staff.

Nevertheless, Fox News and Carlson were determined to further brainwash their audience with flagrant falsehoods. And apparently aware that their deceits were too obvious to disguise, they endeavored to frame lies as truths. Carlson literally defined falsehoods as facts. And not even “alternative facts” as previously dubbed by his Fox News colleague, and Trump toady, Kellyanne Conway. Carlson confabulated that…

“Misinformation is a new word. It’s been around the intel world for a long time but it’s never been used in common conversation until recently. The distinction between misinformation and lying is that misinformation can be true. It doesn’t have to be untrue to be censored. It used to be truth is a defense. If you’re telling the truth, you can say it. Not anymore. With mis- and disinformation, if I don’t like it, if I’m in power, I can censor you.”

For the record, misinformation cannot be true. It is, by definition, untrue. If it were true there would be nothing amiss in it. And only in the perverse world of Carlson and Fox News could such a ludicrous contention be made or taken seriously. But then again, it was Carlson who was actually defended in a defamation lawsuit by his own Fox News lawyers who told the court that “no reasonable person” would believe anything he said.

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In the same program, Carlson elaborated on his adoption of the Musk Twitter files non-scandal. He complained about Twitter’s decisions to moderate the content on their platform in order to prevent Russia from spreading propaganda that was intended to benefit Trump and to sow distrust of American elections. Never mind that Musk’s pathetic exposé failed to reveal any wrongdoing or bias. Carlson was outraged at what consumed his imagination, or at least what he wanted to consume the imaginations of his viewers. He huffed that…

“Twitter did this with the help of the FBI committing censorship on behalf of one candidate while working to hurt the other candidate. It is hard to imagine a more brazen attack on our democracy than this. This is not how our system is supposed to work. In fact, it’s illegal. What Twitter did is in violation of the First Amendment, as well as established campaign finance law. They never declared those contributions to the Biden campaign. That’s a crime.”

First of all, Twitter didn’t do anything with the FBI. The internal messages that Musk published proved that all of the decisions about what disinformation to suppress were made solely by Twitter “safety and trust” staff. No government entity or personnel were involved, other than to flag tweets that potentially violated Twitter’s rules. And those came from both Democrats and Republicans. Also, at the time, Biden wasn’t president. It all took place during Trump’s administration with his appointees heading the FBI and the Justice Department.

Yet Carlson thinks that there was something nefarious going on for which he found it “hard to imagine a more brazen attack on our democracy.” Really? More brazen than the attempt to overthrow the government on January 6, 2021? More brazen than trying to undermine the election for two years and install the loser as dictator? More brazen than calling for the “termination” of the Constitution.

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Carlson also appears to have no idea what the First Amendment says. It is a constraint on government from imposing censorship. It has no authority over private individuals or businesses, such as Twitter.

Finally, Carlson really needs to think twice before bringing up in-kind contributions to political campaigns. Because if that were a concept that were upheld, Fox News would have have to declare billions of dollars in donations that it made to Trump and other GOP candidates for the past quarter century.

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Sean Hannity is Gifting Millions of Dollars of Free Air Time to Republican Candidates

The United States is about two weeks away from one of the most consequential elections in decades. Many of the races are tightening up as Democrats and Republicans make their closing arguments for support. And casting its dark shadow over the whole political season is Donald Trump and his extremist MAGA movement aimed at extinguishing America’s experiment in government of, by, and for the people.

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The majority control of both houses of Congress is at stake, with Republicans literally promising to sabotage the U.S. and world economies if Democrats don’t succumb to GOP demands. Those demands include gutting Social Security and Medicare, criminalizing abortion, befouling the environment, giving more tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy, and installing anti-democratic election deniers in positions where they can dispense with democracy entirely.

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Fox News is playing its customary role in the crippling of self-government. While Democrats have to raise campaign funds in order to pay for political advertising, Republicans are benefitting from the largesse of Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch’s ultra-rightist Ministry of Propaganda, aka Fox News.

The network as a whole is promoting Republicans candidates for local and state offices throughout the country. But no one is doing it with the unabashed political biases of Sean Hannity. His program has already hosted hour-long GOP campaign broadcasts with Mehmet Oz and Herschel Walker. He has scheduled another with Kari Lake and Blake Masters. And now he is teasing one with Marco Rubio…

Rubio: If you saw that debate, you realize pretty quickly that the media, even the local media, is not going to be helping me with my message. I’m going to have to pay for it.
Hannity: Well, we’ll give a little hint. I will be seeing you in person next week. That’s all I can say. Not allowed to say any more than that.

First of all, what gave Rubio the impression that the media was supposed to be “helping me with my message”? And how can he say with a straight face that he is being forced to pay for disseminating his message, while he is excreting it for free to Hannity’s glassy-eyed audience?

[UPDATE 10/28/2022: Hannity made good on his promise to see Rubio in person by hosting another hour long free campaign ad featuring both Rubio and Ron DeSantis]

Hannity knows that his political favoritism is unethical and utterly inappropriate for any journalist. Fortunately for Hannity, he publicly declared a few years ago (in a deleted tweet that is preserved here) that “I’m not a journalist jackass.” Which raises the question that if he isn’t a “journalist jackass,” then what kind of jackass is he?

The constant stream of Republican propaganda that emanates from Fox News isn’t conventional news reporting. It is actually in-kind contributions by Fox News to the GOP that amounts to millions of dollars of free advertising. The Washington Post has calculated the value of that gift to the GOP…

“This is extremely valuable airtime. Thirty-second spots on Hannity’s show ran more than $76,000 at the higher “issue rate” in the third quarter, according to the Columbus, Ohio-based firm Medium Buying. Candidate rates are lower, often substantially, particularly when you buy more time. If we assume that each 30 seconds costs as little as $50,000 — well beneath what Medium Buying has been cited for candidate spots in the past — the airtime provided by Hannity would have run the candidates north of $2.4 million.”

Other beneficiaries of Hannity’s donations include Sen. Ron Johnson, running for reelection, Senate candidates J.D. Vance and Rep. Ted Budd, and gubernatorial candidate, Tudor Dixon, to name just a few. The Post reports that “In total, Hannity’s spent more than 97 minutes of his last 10 hours of airtime interviewing 18 [GOP] candidates.” And these segments are better than brief campaign ads because they are longer, they are loaded with positive commentary by both the candidate and the host, they insert negative remarks about the Democratic opponents, and there is no opportunity for any rebuttal, even if it was paid for.

For these reasons, Fox News should be regarded as a political action committee and be forced to comply with the laws regulating them. And the candidates should be required to report the value of the donations and to provide disclaimers that reveal that they approved of the ads and who the principle donors are.

But don’t hold your breath waiting for either Fox or these Republicans to behave ethically. They never have before, so why would they start now? Especially when they have Donald Trump praising them for their blatant dishonesty and recommending them for prestigious awards that they never earned?

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EU Bans Russian Propaganda TV Networks, While Fox News Still Peddles Putin’s Lies in the US

From the outset of Russia’s brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, Russia has been frantically struggling to disseminate flagrant falsehoods regarding the war in an effort to justify their genocidal aggression against a peaceful neighbor. Vladimir Putin has variously claimed that Ukraine doesn’t really exist as a sovereign nation or that he’s rescuing its people from its Nazi leaders. All of which are heinous lies.

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The propaganda crusade embarked upon by Russia has a global footprint, with media outlets that are controlled by the Kremlin promulgating blatantly fictional distortions of reality. But that campaign of deceit has just hit a road block in the European Union as it takes a big step toward shutting down the flow Russian disinformation. According to Politico

“European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Wednesday proposed banning three additional Russian state-owned broadcasters from Europe, in a move designed to crack down on Russian disinformation after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

“Von der Leyen gave details on a sixth package of sanctions against Russia, during an address to the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg. ‘We are banning three big Russian state-owned broadcasters from our airwaves. They will not be allowed to distribute their content anymore in the EU, in whatever shape or form, be it on cable, via satellite, on the internet or via smartphone apps,’ von der Leyen said.

“‘We have identified these TV channels as mouthpieces, that amplify [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s lies and propaganda aggressively. We should not give them a stage anymore to spread these lies,’ she added. […] At the beginning of March, Kremlin-backed RT and Sputnik were banned in the EU.”

This is a wholly appropriate action to stem the dishonesty emanating from Russia as it executes its deadly scorched earth offensive against Ukraine. And it should be seen as an example of how other nations should deal with Russia’s media hype networks that are polluting the public discourse.

Among the nations that should take inspiration from the EU is the United States, where Putin’s propaganda pulpits continue to preach. And there is not a more shameless mouthpiece for Putin’s lies than Fox News. Along with relentless criticisms of President Biden, the network airs daily defenses of Russia and exaltations of Putin from the likes of Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and especially, Fox News Senior Putin Apologist, Tucker Carlson.

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As far back as November 2021, Carlson was taking Russia’s side over the U.S. and fawning over Putin saying…

“Why do I care about what’s going on in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia? And why shouldn’t I root for Russia, because I am.”

More recently, Carlson insisted that the U.S. wasn’t really interested in helping Ukraine at all. He said that the Biden administration was only doing it to “punish Russia” for “stealing Hillary Clinton’s coronation.” You have to hand it to Carlson for managing to mash up the war in Ukraine with Fox’s obsession with Clinton.

That, however, doesn’t even begin to tell the whole story of Fox’s treasonous betrayals. Carlson has also been advocating appeasement with Russia as it continues to murder innocent Ukrainians. “If you wanted to save Ukraine,” Carlson advised, “you would push for a settlement now.” And he parroted the Russian whine that “the war in Ukraine is designed to cause regime change in Moscow.” What’s more, Carlson regularly serves up Russian fake news, such as his Kremlin-approved assertion that pictures of Ukrainian massacres are a “false flag” operation. And for his trouble, clips from Carlson’s program are replayed almost nightly on Russian-state TV.

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So while the EU is taking responsible actions to stem the spread of Russian disinformation, Fox News is embracing and magnifying it. They are deliberately poisoning the weak minds of their gullible viewers with treasonous talking points taken directly from Putin’s playbook. They are furthering the interests of America’s enemies. And it all comes wrapped in a barrage of garisbh red, white, and blue graphics, and pseudo-patriotic music.

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Sean Hannity and Donald Trump Jr Promote Putin Propaganda Over U.S. Intelligence on Fox News

With each new day’s dawn it is becoming harder and harder ignore the mounting evidence that Fox News is acting as the Ministry of Propaganda for Vladimir Putin and Russia. Their top rated host, Tucker Carlson, has openly taken sides with Russia over the interests of the United States. “Why would we pick Ukraine’s side,” he recently asked rhetorically, “and not Russia’s side?”

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Carlson also visited Hungary to lavish praise on its pro-Putin puppet, Viktor Orbán. And that endorsement was quickly parroted by Donald Trump, who has not been shy about his preference for Putin. He even tried sabotage President Biden’s summit with the Russian dictator. Which is something he may have picked up from Sean Hannity, who made virtually the same comments a few days prior.

So naturally Hannity is continuing to malign Biden and America with brazenly unpatriotic polemics. To that end he invited Donald Trump Jr on his program to offer a “fair and balanced” analysis of the Russian threat to Ukraine (and ya gotta love Rep. eric Swalwell’s take):

“I get to read reports saying that intelligence is saying that Russians may be launching a cyber attack on America. I don’t think so. I imagine that’s our people lying to us to try to instigate us getting into another war to distract from the incompetence. Do you think our posture in Ukraine has anything to do with his corrupt son raking in millions over the year, and this is the way to cover it up.”

Oh! Donnie “gets to read reports,” does he? Notice that he isn’t saying that he reads intelligence, which even Daddy Trump is prohibited from getting due to his “erratic behavior.” And the “reports” Donnie reads are undoubtedly contrived by conspiracy crackpots like Alex Jones or any sitting Republican member of Congress.

In his harangue, the sniveling Trump spawn lets leak an inadvertent truth when he says that “I imagine that’s our people lying to us.” Indeed, he is imagining it. He is imagining what he most desires: that there are “Deep State” government moles concocting nefarious schemes that conform to his anti-American nightmares.

However, Donnie’s conspiracy theory couldn’t be more preposterous. He’s alleging that Biden is plotting to start a war with Russia in order to cover up some imaginary incompetence or minor malfeasance by Hunter Biden (for which there has never been any evidence). That would be like setting yourself on fire to get rid of a pimple. Which I wouldn’t put past Donnie. He really thinks that Biden would consider a war with another nuclear superpower to be preferable to a temporary bad news cycle.

This sort of perverse perspective is par for the course for Junior. Earlier this week he posted a video of himself in which he appeared to be totally wasted. The fact that he could post that video, given his slurred and halted speech, and his bizarre head twitching, is a glaring red flag indicating much deeper emotional and/or psychological problems.

However, the neuroses of the Trumps are equally matched by the fanatical fawning of Fox News. Needless to say, Hannity had no problem with Donnie’s diatribe. It’s the sort of dishonest partisanship that has long been the mission of Fox News. And it was on full display Friday when they aired this cringeworthy clip:

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CNN’s Jim Acosta Renames the Tucker Carlson, Fox News False Flag Flick: ‘Proud Boy Porn’

This week Tucker Carlson announced the premiere of his Fox News produced crocumentary, “Patriot Purge.” And judging by the trailer that he released, it is a cornucopia of conspiracy crackpottery. Carlson is promoting the program as “The True Story Behind January 6.” Which, of course, is a lie. What it is is rancid wingnut code intended to incite further violence.

Fox News, Tucker Carlson, QAnon

Carlson’s “propaganda flick” compiles much of what he has said in recent weeks on his primetime Fox News Hour of Ultra-Rightist Rancor into an indigestible pile of manure. His focus is on his baseless accusation that the January 6th insurrection was a “false flag” operation orchestrated by the FBI and other agencies of the mythical “Deep State.”

On Saturday afternoon CNN’s Jim Acosta delivered a scathing review of Carlson’s demagoguery (video below). It was so complete and accurate that it hardly needs any commentary. So without further ado, Acosta said that…

“The reason why federal investigators and millions of Americans are terrified by right-wing violence in this country is because it keeps happening. and Tucker Carlson is inciting more of it. Tucker is calling his propaganda flick “The Patriot Purge!” It’s nothing more than Proud Boy porn. And the worst part is that a major corporation in America, Fox News, is bankrolling it.

[For more on Carlson’s lie-riddled agitprop, see this: Breaking Down the Crocumentary By Tucker Carlson that Glorifies ‘False Flag’ Insurrection.]

“Now Fox is insisting that Tucker’s manifesto will only be seen on its streaming service, Fox Nation. Please. No matter how you slice it the Murdoch family is cashing in as American democracy is being set ablaze. The fact that the Murdoch-run Wall Street Journal just ran a letter to the editor peddling the “Big Lie” again is hardly the worst thing that they’ve done this week. And that’s saying a lot.”

[Fox News pretending that they aren’t responsible for what Carlson does on Fox Nation is precious. Fox Nation is the streaming subsidiary of Fox News. And they are using Carlson’s seditionist sermonizing to drive up subscriptions to the service. What’s more, at least some of Carlson’s “false flag” screed will surely be aired on Fox News]

“As the Anti-Defamation League wrote in a letter to Fox executive chairman and CEO, Lachlan Murdoch, how many more people need to die? My question to the Murdochs is this: Why are you doing this to us? Why are you doing this to America? You came to this country and built a media empire. Isn’t that enough? During Trump you became American State TV. Now you seem like ‘End of America State TV.’ People like to say the Murdochs, ‘Oh, they’re just like that HBO show, Succession.’ Close. It’s more like Secession. The Murdochs and Tucker Carlson, their primetime pyromaniac, appear to be hell bent on dragging this country into a civil war. Jefferson Davis would be proud.”

The only part of Acosta’s monologue that is slightly off base is his assumption that the Murdochs came to the U.S. with intentions of building a media empire and nothing else. The truth is that Rupert Murdoch was a right-wing propagandist in Britain, and in his homeland, Australia, before that. So no, building a media empire in the U.S. would not be enough for him and his family.

If only civil war and secession were what they wanted. But it is clear that they want much more. They do not want a splintered America. They want to rule all of it. And with a puppet seated at the top that they can control. Which explains why they got behind an ignorant, unprincipled, business failure like Donald Trump in the first place.

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Trump Confesses to Tax Crimes At His Cult Rally and Blurts Out His Propaganda Tactics

It’s comforting to know that you can always count on Donald Trump to be stupid enough to publicly confess his blatantly criminal activities. For example, he did so prior to his impeachment when he admitted to pressuring the President of Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe Biden. Or when he openly talked about using the military budget to bribe voters. Or when he threatened to withhold federal funds from states that facilitated mail-in voting.

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Trump is a perpetual confession machine. After all, this is the same guy who publicly stated that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose any support. Which is really an insult to his own moronic and glassy-eyed followers. But he may have stabbed himself and his family in the heart at his cult rally in Sarasota, Florida on Saturday.

The Trump Organization was just indicted on multiple criminal charges of tax fraud and evasion. Ordinarily an intelligent person – or one with a competent lawyer whose law license hasn’t been suspended – would keep his mouth shut to avoid making matters worse. But “Trump” and “intelligent” are two words that have never gone together. So at his rally Trump exposed himself (no, not that way) to serious legal liability by explicitly admitting that he’s guilty of the charges against him saying that…

“They go after good, hard working people for not paying taxes on a company car. ‘You didn’t pay tax on the car or a company apartment. You used an apartment because you need an apartment because you have to travel too far where your house is. You didn’t pay tax, or education for your grandchildren.’ I don’t even know what do you have to put? Does anybody know the answer to that stuff?”

First of all, the charges have nothing to do with a few bucks for a company car or apartment. They allege millions of dollars of payments for personal cars, apartments, and other expenditures that were deliberately left off the books in order to cheat the IRS. And Trump’s public pronouncement that “I don’t even know what do you have to put,” is both an admission of guilt and a great example of ignorance of the law not being a defense. And yes, many people “know the answer to that stuff.”

However, that wasn’t the only bomb Trump dropped on himself at the rally. He is so confident of his disciples devotion that he described to them the precise methods he uses to deceive them, saying that…

“There’s a word – disinformation. If you say it enough and keep saying it – just keep saying – They’ll start to believe you. We can’t let that happen. […] It is such a disaster what these people do. It’s disinformation. They say it again and again and again. And after months and months of hearing it – and we have no free press anymore. The free press is truly gone. Other than a few sources, it’s gone. So they get away with this stuff. We cannot let it happen.”

This sounds disturbingly like an attempt to hypnotize his audience. He not only explains the propaganda tactics he uses, but he drives it home “again and again and again.” Which he has indeed been doing for months, years actually. And he cements the doctrinal belief system by, once again, maligning the media to make sure that his cult doesn’t believe anyone but him. Which is the prime contributor to why the United States finished dead last in a recent survey of international press freedom.

The current charges against the Trump Organization in New York are likely to be just the opening shot. Plus Trump is being investigated by authorities in Georgia and Washington, D.C. as well. And as long as he continues to open his big mouth about his criminal activities, he’s going to be paddling himself further up the proverbial creek. And that goes for his blabbering son too:

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Fox News is Refusing to Air the Chauvin Murder Trial and This Video Shows Why

Fox News continues to demonstrate that it has no aspirations to being a source of credible journalism. That would be consistent with the remarks of their CEO, Lachlan Murdoch, who recently admitted that he views the network’s role as “the opposition” to President Biden and the Democrats. And this week they are proving their dishonesty and irrelevancy by almost entirely ignoring the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who allegedly murdered George Floyd.

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Instead of airing the live courtroom proceedings, Fox News was running its regularly scheduled roster of propaganda programming. On “Outnumbered,” where Fox has four right-wingers gang up on one token lefty (who wasn’t even there on this show), they spent much of the hour on the pre-approved Republican Deflection of the Week, the so-called “Border Crisis.” The same was true for the following program “America Reports,” which Fox News considers to be part of their “news” side programming.

Clearly, the last thing Fox News wants is to present their carefully deceived audience with a truthful, unfiltered account of the circumstances that led to the loss of yet another Black American’s life at the hands of another white police officer. Consequently, Fox shapes their doctrine of disinformation to fit the narrow tendrils of their racist sofa spuds.

Which is why Fox News can’t air the live courtroom drama of the Chauvin murder trial. There is just too much risk that Fox’s audience might be exposed to something like this:

Prosecutor: What is your view of that use of force during that time period?
Minneapolis PD Lt. Richard Zimmerman: Totally unnecessary.
Prosecutor: What do you mean?
Zimmerman: Well first of all, pulling him down to the ground, face down, and putting your knee on the neck for that amount of time, is just uncalled for. I saw no reason why the officers felt they were in danger, if that’s what they felt. And that’s what they would have to feel to be able to use that kind of force.
Prosecutor: So in your opinion, should that restraint have stopped once he was handcuffed and prone on the ground?
Zimmerman: Absolutely!

This is the key to determining the liability of Chauvin for Floyd’s death. The officer claims that he was in fear for his life and was, therefore, performing according to his training under the circumstances. However, his superiors in his own department are contradicting that claim saying that there was no credible cause for fear of a prone, handcuffed suspect. And the method of restraint was excessive and known to be potentially fatal.

The prosecution has effectively preempted whatever justifications the defense is likely to present. And it was done live on television for everyone to witness. Everyone except for viewers of Fox News. That wasn’t an accident. Fox News doesn’t want their audience to have an honest representation of the facts when those facts are contrary to Fox’s conservative evangelism.

That’s also why Fox News hasn’t been reporting on the sex scandal engulfing GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz (Q-FL). While at the same time there is plenty of coverage of Hunter Biden and his wayward laptop. It’s why Fox News avoided coverage of the billion dollar defamation lawsuit against the network by Dominion voting Systems. It’s why Fox News downplayed the recent mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder. But it would be safe to bet that Fox will air the defense’s case live.

Meanwhile, Fox spends copious quantities of scarce airtime on fake controversies about Dr. Seuss and Mr. Potato Head. They mock voters seeking access to the ballot box. They spread dangerous lies about the coronavirus. All because Fox News isn’t really a news network at all. It is a shameless purveyor of propaganda and right-wing conspiracy theories. And they just keep on proving it every day.

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

Fox News Brazenly Lies to Smear Democrats on a Mission of Mercy to Reduce Global Poverty

On a day when there is an abundance of newsworthy stories to report, Fox News went out of its way to deliberately spread false accusations aimed at Democratic members of Congress. While they could be reporting on the riots in Venezuela or the arrest of Trump pal Robert Kraft or the pending report from special counsel Robert Mueller or Roger Stone’s gag order, or the domestic terrorist that Trump won’t talk about, Fox News went a different way.

Fox News Lies

On their website, Fox News featured as their top story an article about some Democratic members of Congress who traveled to South Africa to attend the “Global Citizen: Mandela 100” festival honoring the historic activist and former South African president, Nelson Mandela. The festival was also a charitable event to raise funds and awareness of global poverty. But to Fox News it was a just a bunch of grifters on a holiday to catch Beyonce in concert.

Fox News, Beyonce, Democrats

The headline on Fox’s story read: “5 House Democrats took $60,000 trip to South Africa for Beyoncé concert, records show.” The clear implication that Fox intended readers to take away from this was that congress members were wasting taxpayer money to enjoy themselves on a vacation with superstar celebrities. But even their own article refuted that characterization in the first few paragraphs:

“Five members of the Congressional Black Caucus took a $60,000 trip to see Beyoncé and other stars perform in concert in South Africa late last year, according to congressional disclosure records.

“The lawmakers were U.S. Reps. Gregory Meeks of New York, Barbara Lee of California, Bobby Rush of Illinois, Terri Sewell of Alabama and Hank Johnson of Georgia, according to the data.

“They attended the “Global Citizen Mandela 100” concert from Dec. 1-3 to celebrate the centenary birth of the late Nelson Mandela and raise awareness of global poverty.”

The article also noted that there were no taxpayer funds spent on this trip. It was “paid for by Global Citizen, a nonprofit that lobbies for anti-poverty programs around the world.” And Rep. Sewall told the press that the trip “was pre-approved by the House Ethics Committee.” She further described the festival as “a platform for world leaders to speak out against racial injustice and inequity, and voice their support for international assistance for underprivileged populations.”

So this attempt by Fox News to disparage representatives who were working to address the critical issues of racism and poverty was portrayed falsely by Fox as a self-serving joyride at taxpayers expense. Which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The mission of Fox News has always been to disseminate propaganda that maligns the good works of decent people, particularly if they are honorable efforts to improve the lives of the underprivileged.

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

Fox News continues to be the mouthpiece for the Republican Nationalist Party, the Greedy One Percent (GOP), and the Cult of Donald Trump. They are the standard bearers for the elitist class who aspire to keep people oppressed. And what better way to do that than to denigrate the people and projects devoted to making life better for all people. To that end, Fox News works hard to manufacture headlines like the one above to assure that their audience remains insensitive, uncaring, and above all ignorant.

Fox News Was Born 22 Years Ago Today to Corrupt the Free Press and Become State TV

It seems like only yesterday that America had a president who didn’t shout rhetoric he stole from Stalin that the media is “the enemy of the people.” But those days are long gone and have been replaced by a loudmouth ignoramus who hates the Constitution and does everything he can to turn his cult followers against it.

Fox News Lies

It was twenty-two years ago that Fox News made its debut on cable TV promising to “change the way you look at the world.” And if what they meant was that you would now look at it through the lens of lies and ultra-partisan right-wing dogma, they were right. The network was the brainchild (i.e. Rosemary’s Baby) of an Australian newspaper baron (Rupert Murdoch) and an American media consultant for the Republican Party (Roger Ailes). It took about five years before the cable channel caught on, but once it did it corralled all of the nation’s conservative viewers into a single pen where they could happily wallow in the mud of a deliberately dishonest perversion of journalism.

Today Fox News has morphed into what can only be described as the State TV arm of Donald Trump’s White House. It is a co-conspirator in his efforts to turn the United States into a dictatorship that serves the wealthy and corporatist classes of the country. And its programming appeals to a audience that has been expressly dumbed-down by two decades of pablum and soap opera style melodrama.

So Happy Birthday Fox News. And may there NOT be many more to come. The past twenty-two years has already inflicted more than enough damage on the nation and the viewers/victims (mostly our grandparents and high school dropouts) who became virtual fake news zombies. They are lost to us now, but with each new generation comes hope for a clear-thinking, propaganda-free future.

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