The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label Stuart Varney. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stuart Varney. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Fox News Again Exposed (By An Inisder)

Do you recall this, among hundreds of Fox News episode? 

In 2015, Fox News Business Host, Stuart Varney, noted for his utter hatred of President Obama hosted a paid demagogue to attack an Obama reaction to an international incident.

Peters was suspended for his 2015 characterization of then President Obama. The thought of his remarks should have drawn concern about intent, motive and generally, why? Money? My thoughts are idyllic. Of course, Peters spoke to a Fox News audience and he fulfilled his role of daily hatred of Obama. 

Ralph Peters, a US Army lieutenant colonel was employed by Fox News for may years. His rhetoric regarding Obama and all things liberal seemed to metastasize over time while often inducing wonderment about the genesis of his utter hatred. Well as all things go at Fox News, Peters was with motive. And, that motive was dollars.

Peters has apparently left Fox News while leaving a set of comments which will surprise no one on the Left or who of are independent mind. CNN is reporting Peters had told friends he planned to leave Fox News with a "nuclear" manner.

Peters shared his concerns in an email. Give the email a read and your thoughts about Fox News will either come to validation or you will hate Peters.
On March 1st, I informed Fox that I would not renew my contract. The purpose of this message to all of you is twofold: 
First, I must thank each of you for the cooperation and support you've shown me over the years. Those working off-camera, the bookers and producers, don't often get the recognition you deserve, but I want you to know that I have always appreciated the challenges you face and the skill with which you master them. 
Second, I feel compelled to explain why I have to leave. Four decades ago, I took an oath as a newly commissioned officer. I swore to "support and defend the Constitution," and that oath did not expire when I took off my uniform. Today, I feel that Fox News is assaulting our constitutional order and the rule of law, while fostering corrosive and unjustified paranoia among viewers. Over my decade with Fox, I long was proud of the association. Now I am ashamed. 
In my view, Fox has degenerated from providing a legitimate and much-needed outlet for conservative voices to a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration. When prime-time hosts--who have never served our country in any capacity--dismiss facts and empirical reality to launch profoundly dishonest assaults on the FBI, the Justice Department, the courts, the intelligence community (in which I served) and, not least, a model public servant and genuine war hero such as Robert Mueller--all the while scaremongering with lurid warnings of "deep-state" machinations-- I cannot be part of the same organization, even at a remove. To me, Fox News is now wittingly harming our system of government for profit. 
As a Russia analyst for many years, it also has appalled me that hosts who made their reputations as super-patriots and who, justifiably, savaged President Obama for his duplicitous folly with Putin, now advance Putin's agenda by making light of Russian penetration of our elections and the Trump campaign. Despite increasingly pathetic denials, it turns out that the "nothing-burger" has been covered with Russian dressing all along. And by the way: As an intelligence professional, I can tell you that the Steele dossier rings true--that's how the Russians do things.. The result is that we have an American president who is terrified of his counterpart in Moscow. 
I do not apply the above criticisms in full to Fox Business, where numerous hosts retain a respect for facts and maintain a measure of integrity (nor is every host at Fox News a propaganda mouthpiece--some have shown courage). I have enjoyed and valued my relationship with Fox Business, and I will miss a number of hosts and staff members. You're the grown-ups. 
Also, I deeply respect the hard-news reporters at Fox, who continue to do their best as talented professionals in a poisoned environment. These are some of the best men and women in the business.. 
So, to all of you: Thanks, and, as our president's favorite world leader would say, "Das vidanya."

My thoughts about Fox News: again validated. StumbleUpon

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Quick Hit: The Afterwash Of The CBO Report

We started the week with a major tsunami for television and print media. The Congressional Budget Office had "let the cat out the bag" on ObamaCare (PPACA- AKA ACA) and the ..."hope"... scratch that, with the report of labor force hours reduction to the tune of 2.3 million jobs.  For those who like quick hits, the story was debunked by Doug Elmendorf, director of the CBO, and laid squarely in the realm of family needs for medical coverage and the availability of the ACA will reduce the need for some parents (or heads of household) to work multiple jobs (for medical coverage).  Media with one exception (actually in reality two or three exceptions) jumped all over the story and in some cases with absolute glee.  

Others like CNN's Carol Costello worked to set the record straight.  I have been very critical of Costello during a couple of past  interviews with the likes of Wayne Newton, but for a non-MSNBC personality, she availed herself very well. Linked

Since we mentioned MSNBC, let's roll with a segment from Chris Hayes's All In.

Now, you have to know we at the TPI as consistent. we will remain diligent in pointing-out the differences between competent news reporting (along with related story development) and that of Fox News.  

Watch and listen to Stuart Varney, Fox News Live, and his guest.  It is important to remember, Varney was railing to his viewers about the time Doug Elmendorf was responding to Congressional hearing questions and comment about the CBO report.

It is sad when facts to not work to alleviat rherotirc. It is even more sad when media rushs to press, posting an dbroadcas without verificaiton of data and associated intent.  Are we so competittive we foresake accuracy and veraicty to beat the competition. Here is nothing better than being 'dead-on" correct while others mire themselves in raitings quicksand.  

We ask media if they are aware that, follwoig the path they are choosing means they will eventually drown in the quicksand with Fox News just below them?