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Showing posts with label Fox News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fox News. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Quick Hit: Fox News Fight







Meanwhile, the Fox News "fear of the Souther Immigrants' Is in full alarm. Watch two top-level Trump demagogues offer their viewers unadulterated fear of the brown foreigners garbage. Hannity and Dobbs as purveyors of fear.



 Also at FOXPEN (Fox Propaganda and Entertainment Network) Trump's chief adviser, Hannity, entertained his bigoted viewers with what seemed an anticipated on-air battle with Geraldo Rivera.

What a mess.  



Well, maybe Hannity is seeking to upstage CNN and its on-air battles business model.

How about placing this matter in perspective regarding children audio tape crying for their parents...in a Trump detention camp.

One child joins her mother after months of separation.



Take another 55 seconds and view how one MSNBC host read a report of Trump and Session policy on family separation, linked here

What a difference in social perspective and tolerance of people who are leaving their homeland for personal security.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Cornered Trump Spews At Least 6 Lies In 2 Minutes During Fox Interview; Plus Cohen's ABC Appearance


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After Michael Cohen's sentencing on Wednesday Trump sat for what he must have felt would be a facilitating interview with a Fox News host other than "his man at Fox: Sean Hannity. 

ShareBlue is reporting Trump peppered the Fox News viewers with six outright lies in a span of two minutes.  

We have linked the full piece below to effectively capture ShareBlue's Six Lies.   We are sure other fact-checker swill follow.

Cornered Trump spews at least 6 lies in 2 minutes during Fox interview

This morning ABC News hosted a six-plus minutes interview with Cohen and I do not think I even need to state who I believe.



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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: White House Border Wall Kerfuffle (Video)




Pelosi and Schumer draw Trump into an embarrassing scene.

In June 2018 Gallup published poll results regarding trump's immigration policy and his "wall." The poll confirmed the common sentiment the majority of US voters, and for that matter, Americans have no interest in Trump's wall.

Bar graphs: Americans' views on four immigration policy proposals, June 2018. 83% favor/strongly favor a DACA recipient path to citizenship.

Needless to remind, but the nation also found Trump's family separation policy deplorable and bad US Policy.

As the Democrat Party will assume the majority in the US House of Representatives on January 3, 2019, it IS time for Trump to meet (and Pow Wow) with Democrat legislative leadership as the renewed government funding looms (in a matter of days).

Such a meeting took place this morning in part with cameras present. The camera portion of the press opportunity did not go well. Let's take a look and listen.

Skip to the 8:45-minute mark of the embedded NPR video and watch Trump literally threaten to shut down the federal government if he can't get funding for his (campaign promised) wall.



Minutes 8:45 to 9:00: Interesting how Trump inserts 10 "bad people (terrorists)" Caught entering the US in the past few weeks or months. He certainly didn't state a time frame as that would be or could be easily checked and the results added to Trump's growing number of daily lies. Of particular note, Chuck Schumer's use of recent Washington Post fact-checking which joins all credible national fact-checkers in reporting about Trump's lies.  (See Washington Post link Meet The Bottomless Pinocchio...) .Hooray for Schumer.

Minute 12:38:
Trump clearly proclaimed "If we don' have border security we'll shut down the government."


It shouldn't take a genius to discern Trump declared he and his party would shut down the federal government if he doesn't get his campaign promised wall. While cloaked in his definition of border security, the "wall' is his sole intent.


The nation shouldn't expect any level of presidential aura and demeanor from Trump. Yet, it is particularly noteworthy Pelosi and Schumer accomplished a probable mission of appearing as responsible legislators via seeking a "good faith" audience with Trump and Pence.

If our embeds didn't highlight the historical moment to its fullest measure, herewith is a YouTube version with specific references.



See this....tantrum


Is this a prologue to what's to come in January 2019?

And how did a morning segment of Fox News's (Legs and Thighs) Outnumbered deal with Trump's threat?  A rhetorical question to say the least.



A that is how Trump Media feeds his supporters. 

While we do to assert that all Trump supporters are Fox New viewers; we do assert that all Trump supporters are Fox News viewers.  A bit of deductive reasoning just shy of a full syllogism.  

Another media perspective on Trump's failed morning meeting.  MSNBC Hardball ran a segment with White House correspondent Eli Stokols and an insider report on Trump's post-meeting meltdown. Linked here.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Fox News Facilitator Defends Use Of "Public Hangings" Jargon





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Documented US Lynchings

Earlier today we posted a piece with reference to FOX News as and propaganda an entertainment network. One should only hope the network is as reality TV as Atlanta Housewives, or the former Seinfeld (if you abhor or cannot relate to the metaphorical reference to the African-American dominate Atlanta Housewives).

As we reviewed a few Facebook posts think of the happenstance of running across a segment in support of the "public-hanging" Cindy Hyde-Smith for Mississippi Senatorial candidate?

As the Fox Host says..we bring it out to the couch.....


It is important to remember, there are millions in the nation whose family history may include lynchings as a means of Jim Crow suppression of African-Americans.  Actually, there is quite possibly an equal number of non-African-Americans who may find family history which includes the death of a member via the rope.  Of particular note, Abe Lincoln ordered the largest public hanging in US History and it was perpetrated against a group of Native Original North Americans. In all fairness, Lincoln also commuted the sentences of 264 native inhabitants via the same order. Nonetheless, the use of the words public hangings (AKA Lynchings) shouldn't find its way into any news or entertainment network. Unless, of course, the network is feeding a political base or viewership which finds the image acceptable.

Yet, Fox isn't Trump's only communications division. Sinclair Broadcasting is an equal member of the Trump media brigade and has greater potential for reaching you your neighbors, your kid, and your pastor. Watch and listen as one of Trump's Russian-born communications ministers spread the Trump gospel. The following segment has been broadcast in 24 new markets and could reach as many as two hundred within the next couple of days. what follows is pure propaganda and misinformation comparable to any created by the late Joseph Goebbels.



Alas, Fox News managers and producers are feeding the Right with doses of similar propaganda for so-called US Christians. Oh yes, and deliver the message with a bit of color. 



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As Trump's World Turns: Gas Them, Sell It Via Fox News And Receive Accolades From the Base



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(Trump tear gas via a Trump official) "It was tear gas, which has been deemed to be safe even for children" 

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Days after the US lobbed tear gas canisters into a neighboring nation, Reuters has published a video center around a now iconic image of a mother racing to remove her twin daughters from the gased area. Reuters piece linked, here.


It is impossible to imagine but a Trump Administration Border Patrol official actually said the tear gas used on the migrants was "...safe for kids." 

BRANDON JUDD (PRESIDENT, NATIONAL BORDER PATROL COUNCIL) and two minutes of utter authoritarian garbage.  

Judd joined CNN host Briana Kielar. The host was absolutely remiss in failing to challenge words such as "...safe for kids". 

Media Matters Excerpt 
BRIANNA KEILAR (HOST): Mexico is clamping down on the migrants who rushed the U.S. border yesterday, saying that they will deport around 500 people because of the violence. Now these are images, some of them, that are hard to ignore. You see here small children running from tear gas canisters that were shot into the crowd by U.S. Border Patrol agents. And here with me now is Brandon Judd, he's the president of the National Border Patrol Council, which is the organization for 16,000 border agents. You lead that organization. Just to be clear, your organization endorsed President Trump in 2016, you support his proposal to build a border wall. When you look at these pictures, I wonder what your reaction is. 
BRANDON JUDD (PRESIDENT, NATIONAL BORDER PATROL COUNCIL): My first reaction is what led up to this situation? And unfortunately what happened was a monstrous act took place. They started going towards the port of entry, then they broke off and they went east and went of the ports of entry to cross the border illegally. They pushed women and children up front and from behind the women and children, they started throwing projectiles at our agents, such as rocks, bottles, and even small concrete slabs. 
KEILAR: And were agents injured in that? 
JUDD: There were a couple agents that were hit. And once that happened, we then had to take into account the safety of everybody involved, not just the agents, but those people that are also south of the wall. It was determined to deploy tear gas to break up the crowd which is exactly what happened. We did not use any kinetic force. It was tear gas, which has been deemed to be safe even for children. We never want to see a child get hurt.
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"It was tear gas, which has been deemed to be safe even for children!"


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Trump's major media outlet, FOXPEN-Fox Propaganda And Entertainment Network, stood tall in support of a US President's gassing a group of human beings in another country., and against US Law.

Bum-rushing the border is a CHOICE and has consequences. Watching the USA FINALLY defend our borders was the HIGHLIGHT of my Thanksgiving weekend. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼






Doctors Say Using Tear Gas On Migrant Children Can Have Severe ...

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Monday, November 26, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Migrants, Gas And Fox News




An unknown soldier speaks:
"Regarding the tear gas used at the border: In the military, I was exposed to CS gas a number of times. It makes you feel like you are suffocating. Your eyes, nose, and mouth run uncontrollably, and it burns. The rule is to not touch it. Don't rub. Don't try to wipe it off. Do NOT touch your eyes. It's unpleasant. Decidedly. We were gassed in a confined and crowded room. In the night while we were sleeping. While running obstacle courses. During night ambushes. We were trained not to panic, but the first time, everyone does. 
I cannot imagine children being exposed to this. I cannot imagine convincing them to try not to wipe it off. Not to touch their eyes. This is a terrorist attack on children. There is no excuse. None."
Trump follows other nations in gassing migrants.


Image result for gassing migrants Hungary September 2015

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The 45th President of the United States ordered a border shut-down and the use of gas against migrants at the US Southern Border.




“If they have to,” Trump told reporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, claiming without evidence that at least 500 criminals are among migrants trying to enter the U.S. “So I’m not going to let the military be taken advantage of. I have no choice. Do I want that to happen? Absolutely not. But you’re dealing with rough people.”
MSNBC reported along with all cable networks, of the refugee crisis just days after Trump enjoy Thanksgiving turkey and entertained guest at Mar-a-Lago.

 Today's border shutdown, explained (via @HansNichols) pic.twitter.com/Cenbq4U6Z6

    

  
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And how did Trump's favorite TV entertainment handle the gassing?



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Ah yes, Fox News feeds Trump's base supporter and viewers of early morning cable TV.

America the Beautiful (W/Trump).


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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Megyn Kelly Fired at NBC




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A few months ago, maybe a year ago, NBC hired Megyn Kelly after she departed Fox News, As Kelly left the home of US conservatism and the penultimate purveyor of doctored videotape and Right-wing propaganda, I wonder why would NBC even dare employee Kelly. I wonder f her debate challenges to Donald Trump in that one debate question was behind yet another very poor NBC management staffing decision.

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Did that brief interchange lead to a post-Fox New contract rumored to be worth almost $70 million over the life of the document?

Kelly's media history follows that a few Fox New personalities who we often find archived across the Internet.  Example.

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Well, yes and I have to wonder how Fox News male hosts secure initial interest as they sought employment at the Murdoch/Ailes network.

As time passed and we ran across examples of Kelly serving as an on-camera attorney weapon for the likes of Bill O'Reilly, her real value to Fox News became apparent.

Watch and listen as Kelly served that role for O'Reilly.

I suppose fulfilling a lucrative contract includes making a fool of one's self before visits to the bank. 

Well, Kelly was fired from NBC News today after foraying into an on-camera conversation which found her seeming to defend the use of blackface; by whites at..say Halloween. Which brings us back to the decision to hire Kelly.

Do you recall her 2013 on-air comments along with four centered guests in response to a young black journalist's effort to deracialize the spirit of Santa by offering the prospect of black Santa to kids?



Yet Kelly's on-air insanity and deep-rooted biases were available for scrutiny far more than a rational person would expect; even from a Fox News host.

Watch.


Do you wonder why NBC management hired Kelly? 

"Pepper spray, White Santa"

Media Matters posted a piece regarding the ill-advised choice of Megyn Kelly and NBC. Linked.


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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Trump Authoritarianism?




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In July 2017, Foreign Policy dot com published a piece very well developed by Stephen M. Walt.

Herewith are Mr. Walts ten signs and a link to the piece.
  1. Systematic efforts to intimidate the media: Check
  2. Building an official pro-Trump media network: Partial check 
  3. Politicizing the civil service, military, National Guard, or the domestic security agencies: Partial check. 
  4. Using government surveillance against domestic political opponents: Nothing yet. 
  5. Using state power to reward corporate backers and punish opponents: Worrisome, but not a big problem so far. 
  6. Stacking the Supreme Court: Partial check. 
  7. Enforcing the law for only one side: Blinking red. 
  8. Really rigging the system: Blinking red
  9. Fearmongering: Check. 
  10. Demonizing the opposition: Check (but he’s not alone).
How about visiting a few of the ten& signs just over a year later?

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Point 6: While anyone with a modicum of common sense knows either political party and US President will nominate SCOTUS Justices with like political an ideological lean. That stated, Trump's latest appointee to the Justice Roberts SCOTUS is a clear example of "stacking" the Supreme Court: Kavanaugh wasn't a name mentioned by Trump during his campaign for the Oval Office.

On December 2, 2016, mere weeks before his inauguration, Trump made public a list of 21 potential nominees to follow his strategic placement of Gorsuch on the Robert's Court. USA Today and Trump's list of "stellar judges". No Kavanaugh? Is it possible Trump's cabal located Kavanaugh and advanced his nomination based on research which yielded he seems to harbor views the US President is beyond scrutiny which could include criminal of impeachable acts (my words)? Stacking? (AKA Get Out Of Jail Card)

We suggest Mr. Walt move Point 6 to a big red "check."

Point 2Since July 2017 the Trump media ministers have without question deployed strategies which include high jacking local TV network news operations via supportive and elitist affiliations. Sinclair Broadcasting is the penultimate example after Rupert Murdoch's' over-the-top Trump media on Fox News.


Salon 

 



The New York Times 

The need to post any validation of Fox News as Trump's prime media tool is totally unnecessary. You either by now know such or you are a supporter and have learned to consider Trump's Earth flat instead of round.  You may even own a MAGA Cap.

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We would be remiss if we did not also identify an example of CNN's business model which includes panels that at times appear straight from the Jerry Springer Show. The link posted here includes a particularly noteworthy example of a GOP operative on a panel with a clear mission to label anyone who is antiTrump part of a mob.  Watch as the operative, Matt Lewis declared himself "...not a Republican" and while being asked to settle-down via the show host, snipped like a child about whether he could take a drink of water. The segment is a bit long and may not be worth the full eight minutes of viewing. 


Point 10:  A "Both Sides" issue..and that will not change until the US suffers another national catastrophe.

These Points are worthy of deep scrutiny.  I believe I am hearing snippets of the administration past dealing with Russia which may have touched into domestic surveillance or something of the sort.   Points 3 and 4.
Using government surveillance against domestic political opponents: Nothing yet.  
Using state power to reward corporate backers and punish opponents: Worrisome, but not a big problem so far.  
Trump authoritarianism is as sure as his penchant for lying daily lies. I believe the total of lies from 45 has surpassed 5200 in his short time in the Oval Office.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Trumpism: 911 Clowning, GDP Lies And A Visit With Fox News






Would a man elected as the US President who manages himself like a WWE entertainer surprise you with the following image and comments regarding the US GDP?

As Trump arrived to take part in 9/11 commemoration events this morning.  


Presidential? Where is the side of the brain which would control and restrict a normal mind for such behavior and exercises of clownism. 

From his WWE march off the tarmac to his utter lie about US GDP and the US economy.

The GDP Rate (4.2%) is higher than the Unemployment Rate (3.9%) for the first time in over 100 years!
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Justin Wolfers Retweeted Donald J. TrumpThis is totally true if you exclude 1948Q1,1948Q2,1950Q1,1950Q2,1950Q3,1950Q4,1951Q1,1951Q2,1951Q3,1952Q1,1952Q4,1953Q1,1953Q2,1954Q4,1955Q1,1955Q2,1955Q3,1956Q4,1958Q3,1958Q4,1959Q1,1959Q2,1960Q1,1961Q3,1961Q4,1962Q1,1963Q3,1964Q1,1964Q3,1965Q1,1965Q2,1965Q3,1965Q4,1966Q1,1968Q1
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Need to say more?

The post was actually finished and ready for the Submit button, but a day passed and social media has a video of Tucker Carlson, Fox News Trump facilitator, tussling with Michael Avenatti of the Donald Trump sex worker matter. The video is a bit long but it shows how a non-Trump supporter simply must deal with a Trump presstitute like Carlson. Watch Carlson squirm like a purse snatcher hauled before a detective in a police station.

Linked here.

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