Fox News's has again reached to entertain its viewers with more reporting and commentary malfeasances. Fox News Management exercised its conservative propaganda via assigning the "Cops can do no wrong" task to Megyn Kelly.
When communication and message experts seek to most effectively deliver a message, a critical decision is the messenger. Fox News has the perfect messenger in Kelly. Lets take five minutes and review a couple of examples of Kelly delivering Fox News ideology and propaganda.
What you just observed was purposeful crafting of messages with proper characters for deliver of a message sinks deep.
Talking Points Memo published a piece regarding the latest Megyn Kelly "Cops can do no wrong" broadcast. And, Fox News delivered. The discussion panel included one of the most famous racist (former) cops in US History. Kelly's management team booked Mark "OJ Simpson Trial" Fuhrman.
Fuhrman's credibility re-established to that of a racist and Fox News's decision to book the racist for a segment that seems to have race as a core issue is unfathomable. Unfathomable only if the viewer actually desired a fair and balanced discussion of the incident. The majority of Fox News viewers wouldn't want such analysis and discussion.
It is noteworthy to take account of Fox News's standard use of this language: "...The (person) was no saint." Should we believe sainthood would insulate the victims of cop abuse from heavy-handed treatment? For that matter Fox News should consider identifying which of its employees qualify as a "saint." Is it possible any of the African-American victims of cop abuse could qualify as a "saint?"
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Fox's Tom Shillue: Video "Didn't Shock Me At All" Because The Teen "Was Intimidating The Cop." On the June 8 edition of Fox News' The Five, co-host Tom Shillue claimed the video "didn't shock me at all" because "the cops are breaking up a party, these guys are great." Later Shillue justified the officer pulling a gun on the unarmed teen claiming "he was intimidating the cop" by running in his direction. [Fox News, The Five,6/8/15]
Fox Business' Lou Dobbs: "What In The World Are Police, We Have To Ask, Supposed To Do When People Who Don't Respect The Law ... Refuse To Obey?" Fox Business host Lou Dobbs defended the officer, asking, "what in the world" are police supposed to do when people "refuse to obey" their orders? [Fox Business, Lou Dobbs Tonight, 6/8/15]
Fox's Brit Hume On Brutal Responses By Police: "If You Obey The Police It Doesn't Usually Happen."On the June 8 edition of The O'Reilly Factor, senior political analyst Brit Hume claimed that arrests and actions like those taken by the officer in McKinney, Texas, don't happen "if you obey the police." [Fox News, The O'Reilly Factor, 6/8/15]
Fox's Kelly: "The Girl Was No Saint Either." Fox News host Megyn Kelly responded to the brutal video showing a teen girl being manhandled by a Texas police officer by commenting that "the girl was no saint either. He had told her to leave, and she continued to linger. And when the cop tells you to leave, get out." She followed this by saying "I'm not defending his actions, let me make that clear." [Fox News, The Kelly File,6/8/15]
Sean Hannity Claims That Officer In Texas Was Justified For Pulling A Gun Because Teens Could Have Come Up And "Hit Them With A Shank In The Back." On the June 8 edition of Premiere Radio Networks'The Sean Hannity Show, Fox News host Sean Hannity defended the Texas police officer, saying there is an environment of children not respecting the police, which President Obama has contributed to. [Premiere Radio Networks, The Sean Hannity Show, 6/8/15]
Fox Guest Bo Dietl: The Teens Might Have Said "I'm Gonna Pop A Cap." On Fox's Hannity, guest and former NYPD detective Bo Dietl claimed that the police officer in the case could have felt justifiably threatened because the teens might have told him, "I'm gonna pop a cap." [Fox News, Hannity, 6/8/15]
Fox's Doocy Questions "Rush To Judgement" Of Arresting Officer. On the June 9 edition of Fox & Friends, co-hosts Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Brian Kilmeade reiterated their network's defense of the McKinney police officer, airing several segments from prior programs that attempted to exonerate the officer and highlight his purportedly strong "track record." Doocy lamented what he called a "rush to judgement" in the case, stating "let's just figure out what happened, and then let the cards fall where they may"
Fox News and the feeding of its viewers with unbelieveable and callous messages should come under scrutiny along with the actions of the McKinney, Texas 'robo cop.'
High information viewers/voters are insulted from Fox propaganda. Unfortunately, millions do not wear a high information badge, thus Fox fulfills its role for American conservatism, bankrolls billions in advertisement dollars and continues to drive wedges of intolerance among its viewers and the greater population.