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

Friday, May 24, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Doctored Video As A Right-wing Weapon

The Washington Post and other non-Fox News media are reporting on a clear case of right-wing anti-Nancy Pelosi Internet video subterfuge. Following a trump attack on Pelosi earlier in the week, someone or a team of criminals took it upon themselves to doctored (or edited) a video of the Democrat Party Speaker of the House of Representatives. The dirty trick is a short video of Pelosi appearing senile, and, or drunken.  

The Washington Post, linked here.

Former Federal attorney and former mayor of New York City, and now Trump stooge, Rudy Giuliani joined in on promulgating the edited video.  His re-tweet included the following words.  First, keep in mind, Giuliani has to know the video is fake, but how can one serve as the perfect stooge million if one allows the truth to dilute his subservience to Trump. 

Giuliani words tweet: "What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? Her speech pattern is bizarre."

Talking Points Memo's reports on the edited video are noteworthy.  

As we consider the success of the edited video and the boosting from Fox News Business and Giuliani, it is important to note the following video did not receive like scrutiny from the Right. What follows is an obvious "mess".

The video as a weapon?  In January of this year, CNN's Jake Tapper broadcast a segment regarding the Congressional testimony of National Security Director Coates.  While the first 1:12 seconds of the video relates to international adversaries, the following portions of the video have proven to be point-on. 

Doctored 'deep fake' videos posing threat to elections, security

Remember Republicans don't win elections via straight campaigning, dirty tricks and election subterfuge (including voter suppression) are key weapons of the party on the right.  And how does the high information voter avoid becoming a victim of the GOP's election black hole?  

If you think this is a strategy and political weaponry misreported via CNN, think again. Fox News's Laura Ingraham also went video attack during a broadcast within the past 24 hours.  Watch the video Ingrahan weaponry, here (Media Matters). 

Don't accept the Right as an entity which has an inner core of honesty and fair administration of matters of politics.  

Live suspiciously and seek information.  


Sunday, March 31, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Cage Immigrants And Cut Aid While Fox Runs Interference

Check out the cheapest and most inhumane of Trump's people cages.

The embed above mentions El Salvador. recently Trump and his cabal cut aid to three Central American nations: El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.  The idiocy of the policy is beyond comprehension since aid to the three nations may well work to avoid more human beings seeking to enter the United States for humanitarian reasons.  Nonetheless, Trump policy as such serves to feed the twisted psyches of his supporters as well as ay well offer Trump a form of authoritarian euphoria while massages the minds and values of his advisers.

Policy is a component of governance, and leadership, which proliferates with communicates to those who support the leader. Trump's supporters probably don't need policy communications to facilitate acceptance of the policy. Nonetheless, Trump's number one cable news network, Fox News, is johnny-on-the-spot with broadcast only idiots could absorb.

First, pay close attention to this map.

Image result for mexico and central america map Focus your view south of Mecixo. 

If you fail to see the coming point, or if you know the coming point but feel others need a visual reminder, view this annotated map.

And, a little humor.

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With each map neatly tucked into your gray matter, watch and listen to Fox News feed its viewers, what can only be described as racist generalizations.  When I mentioned the word watch, I reference the graphic at the lower portion of the screen in the Fox News image. It should be noted, Fox & Friends is Trump's early morning news related viewing.

You might ask, why the harsh statement regarding racist generalizations.  Clearly, the policy relates to three nations which sit geographically south of the country of Mexico. Let's consider a few items. We should start with the reality the graphic wasn't created by a set intern.
A. Think of the mindset which would lead Fox to show producers to allow hosts to lump all brown people into a "Mexico" bundle if they are people from south of the US border. 
B Each of the three hosts in the video knows full-well Trump cut aid to three nations south of Mexico.  
C.  Think of the psyche (and possibly the intellect) of many Fox News viewers who feel the bundling is fine and well within the realm of acceptable racist generalizations.  In fairness, I should also allow for Fox viewers who do not know the distinction between Mexico and Central America.  
D. Think of Fox hosts and producers entertaining their number one Washington DC viewer. What better way to feed Trump's bigot button? Feed it via the use of the and Trump mantra: "Mexico". 
In any and call cases pathetic while lacing with pure racism. But, keep one major consideration in mind. Successful businesses thrive off giving their customers (viewers) what they want.

After sitting through the Fox New segment, how easy for viewers to reinforce their support for caging human beings while satisfying their innate need for personal feeding their bigotry. do you think for one second Fox News viewers, and for that matter, the citizenry of this nation would stand for watching white immigrants caged and treated as such.

Recall this? Ellis Island and European Immigrants.
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As the nation moved towards World War II, immigrants of Jewish refugees escaping sure death in Europe also found one case which ended in tragedy.

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Wonder how many of the returned refugees died in concentration camps?

UPDATE: It appears Fox News has "apologized" for the graphic. Is the apology comparable to a judge telling the jury they can't consider evidence which could clearly indicate guilt but for some reason is inadmissible to the proceedings? The message with all impact was delivered ad cognitively absorbed.  Give the customer what they want.


Friday, March 15, 2019

New Zealand Shooting Gets A Reaction From The Right

Yesterday yet another white supremacist (nationalist) took up arms against unarmed citizens in New Zealand.


Fox News coverage...

And, who does the GOP's number two racist and nationalist feel about the matter?

Alas, the ugliness of conservatism.

We will report on this killing and reaction from the Right over the next few days.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fox News, Tucker Carlson Via Stephen Colbert

Yesterday we published a piece regarding Trump and Fox News vitriol. Linked here.

There was nothing in the piece which should have surprised anyone, nonetheless, Fox News and Trump continue to wash the nation are disgusting rhetoric and dangerous demagoguery.

Trump's weekend comments about the Democrat Party hating Jews lead the ooze of insanity over the past few days. His strong Fox News supporting hosts joined in feeding their viewers dogma which Fox News appears to find acceptable. 

Stephen Colbert recently devoted four minutes of his show to Tucker Carlson comments.

Isn't it amazing that Fox News has such a huge viewer base?  What does that reality say about the inner core values of our nation?

A former employee perspective on Fox News and how it feeds its ravenous viewers.  

Show me a Fox News viewer and you have shown me a US bigot who could be a full-fledged racist.


Monday, March 11, 2019

As Trumps World Turns: Dems Hate Jews? Fox News Demagoguery

Also on Fox News; another case of vile mouth from a host. It is important to keep in mind; Fox News has huge viewership. The network obviously gives, viewers, what they want. Is that hard to imagine?

Listen and know this set of remarks has drawn scorn from Fox News management.

Before we move into Trump's heinous remarks about Democrats hating Jews uttered (and oozed) from his mouth at Mar-A-Lagog this past weekend, take a quick look at what follows.  The Jewish Virtual Library table regarding historical national votes form Jewish voters.

Over the weekend Trump went here: "The Democrats hate Jewish people.”  Vanity Fair is reporting on a series of what I call questionable but not surprising remarks from Trump's weekend among the wealthy and behind the curtain supporters.

Vanity Fair
Some of his remarks raised eyebrows.

1. Referring to the recent anti-Semitism controversies with Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, Trump told the donors: "The Democrats hate Jewish people." 
Trump said he didn't understand how any Jew could vote for a Democrat these days. Trump talked about how much he'd done for Israel, noting his historic decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. 
Trump said if he could run to be prime minister of Israel, he'd be at 98% in the polls, according to three sources who were there.
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And how does the White House respond?  You know that was a rhetorical question.
And for that rarely used sports analogy on the TPI: When all else fails to drop back and punt.

Are Trump's remarks really another different than Romney's now famous 47% voter's remarks at the home of Pap John Pizza chain owner? 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Fox News: Why Cancel An Anti-Nazi Ad?

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Let's start with a bit of deductive reasoning.

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Donald Trump spends a good bit of his day absorbing Fox News entertainment.  
Fox News is the network of far-right conservatives and the viewing preference for Americans who embrace Trumpism as if it is a religion.  
Fox News is an entertainment network which purports to the moniker and promulgates all things Apple pie with network hosts who often use the word patriot while feeding viewers utter propaganda.
Wouldn't a credible news source welcome an opportunity for its viewers and the US President to see and hear an ad with an anti-Nazi message?
The answer is a deductive, "no." 

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While many articles have been written about Fox News and its seeming disdain for coverage issues of race from a neutral perspective and Bill O'Reilly (when employed at Fox) was over-the-top with his brand of racism, I offer a very basic example of Fox News's commitment for fostering white nationalism.

I offer the first 33 seconds of this video and former Fox News prime time host Megyn Kelly whitesplaining Santa Clause for some phantom set of child viewers.

For perspective here is a shorter version.

After a few days off and a return to the set on the following Monday, Kelly approached her on-air racism like only a Fox entertainment host would return. She followed what seemed a well planned and shoddily crafted response. A response which included mention of kids watching her show.  What Santa aged kids would be sitting in front of a TV set on a school night at 10:00PM EST watching he Kelly File? She mentioned tongue and cheek with a clear emphasis on "joked."  And she ended her five-minute response with a clear declaration of Fox as "...the powerful Fox News."  

Enough of our example of over-the-top racism followed by a spineless effort to cloak the Fox FUBAR with pure malarkey. Let's move to a much more recent example of Fox News as a conduit to social regression. 

Fox News management actually refused to air an anti-Nazi advertisement slated to run on Hannity's nightly Trump-feeding show. After the 30 second viewing, think about why such an ad would be banned from Fox. And then think about the psyche of its audience and the core of its mission.


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 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.


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.


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.


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 " 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 " 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.
      End Media Matters

"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 ...


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

Related image Macedonia 2016

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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)


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

Media Matters

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

America the Beautiful (W/Trump).