According to a new report in Politico, Fox News staffers are admitting that the news organization that they work for has become a pro-Trump propaganda outlet, with many staffers saying that they’ve gone “full Breitbart” in their coverage of the current administration and with the way they push conspiracy theories about Democrats. Is the network capable of being saved, or is it about to collapse under the weight of its own arrogance? Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins looks at the issue.
 
Link – https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/going-breitbart-fox-news-staffers-appalled-as-website-moves-from-hard-news-to-anti-hillary-pro-trump-propaganda/

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If you’ve been paying attention to Fox News for this past year, first of all, my condolences to you for having to do that. Second of all, you’ve probably noticed that Fox News has taken a very weird turn in probably just the last six months. What’s happened at that network is that it has gone from being a right wing mouthpiece to being a full blown propaganda outlet for Donald Trump. That’s not just coming from me. In fact, that is what staffers at Fox News told reporters in a recent politico expose. Specifically they’re worried about the online content, the website for Fox News and the fact that the quality of reporting on there has essentially disappeared. The staffers say that the website has gone full Breitbart in making up stories about Donald Trump while at the same time pushing crazy conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton and any other Democrat that they can attack that day.

Fox News, according to these staffers, is no longer a news outlet at all. It is propaganda, not quite state funded propaganda because the government doesn’t fund them but I’m sure if they keep up the boot licking for Donald Trump they could probably work out some kind of a deal to where he’d let that happen.

The bottom line is that Fox News is unfortunately the most watched cable news outlet in the United States. People tune into it every single day and they believe what they’re being told on that network. These people believe that Hillary Clinton somehow duped a federal agency into giving her immunity for her email nonsense. They believe that the Democrats have completely made up any possible claim of collusion between the Trump administration and a foreign superpower. They do not believe for one second that this tax cut bill that passed last week is going to benefit the wealthy more than it’s going to benefit average Americans. While most Americans do not watch Fox News, the majority of cable news viewers are Fox News viewers and their minds are being poisoned every day and the people that work there are no longer shy about admitting it.

We have to do something about this. We have to prevent people from getting sucked into the lies and distortion that Fox News is pushing out every single day. The way we do that is we fight that misinformation. We provide facts, and figures, and statistics, give them to your parents, your grandparents, your friends, your buddies, whoever it is that you know is watching this stuff. Present them with actual evidence. You may not be able to change their minds, but at least you can get out there and try. Share it on social media, get on Facebook, on Twitter, whatever you use, and make sure that people understand that Fox News is no longer a news outlet that leans to the right. It is a full blown pro-Trump organization that has no regard whatsoever for the truth or for facts. Their only mission is to make Democrats look bad and make Donald Trump somehow look like Jesus Christ.

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The Ring of Fire · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

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sandra love · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

This not News have everybody forgot the election every anchor they lead in Donald Trump.so u get what u voted for.

Patriotis · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

1,317 likes vs 5 dislikes

deharleyva · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

People are idiots. Nothing you can do about that.

Barnaby ap Robert · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Dumbass Donnie will die screaming in his shit-smeared cage at Gitmo while he begs the guards to piss on him while speaking Russian.

Iamnota Mushroom · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Of course it is. Just like CNN is all anti Trump propaganda. It's all bullshit.

Nature Boi 601 · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

You can't help a bunch of dumbasses who WANT to be lied to!!!

Joke On DJTrump · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Fox News is going down and like Donald Trump… They're making fool out of them self.

Claudia Farr · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Fox is a disgrace. Diehard fans like my cousin don’t want to hear anything other than what is on Fox news it’s extremely scary I can’t get him to even believe the facts that are plainly in his face. Fox people don’t even want to watch two minutes of CNN or any of the remarkable cable news shows that actually speaks some truths. I think it should be taken off the air but as long as Trump is in office that definitely will never happen. I would like to be able to send some of your videos but I know he never would watch it that’s the problem they’re like horses with blinders on

Urban Atheist · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Trump/putin 2020

Andrew Owens · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

While Fox News has been on the decline, people still watch it so people are still being given false information. However it's lost of popularity and ratings is not something to be underestimated. People as a whole are starting to wake up and see Fox News for what it really is so while there are still many out there who are hooked completely, that number is dwindling and it will continue to dwindle so long as people fight for the truth. It won't be easy, people's minds are hard to change once they're made up, but they CAN be changed. That is what we should fight for and against Fox News.

William Charles · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Rupert Murdoch, a wealthy and extreme right winger owns Fox News among other news outlets in Britain and his home country, Australia. His opinions are now what's running the show for the free world, it appears. Donald Trump gets fed a pile of BS each morning on Murdoch's Fox News channel and as far as he's concerned, what he sees and hears is the agenda for the United States. WTF We've got to get rid of this idiot and wretched Murdoch, too. Donald Trump's greatest egotistical desire is to be the master of a Totalitarian State. No shit!

waffledude111111 · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Just like how North Korea does it. Another step into becoming North Korea.

Sarkastik Leader · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Fox News is actually classified as “Entertainment” in a TV guide. Not News. That’s alone just shows how credible they are as a source.

Mike Harrington · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Fox News is failing America, and so is its Government circus. Aside from the Fox propaganda, and onto the more serious matter of the Earth environment. This Administration has not actually denied the latest 2017 comprehensive Climate Science Special Report (NCA4), but is effectively ignoring its conclusions. However, its practical reaction is to now BAN military assessments from referring to climate change as a strategic threat thus ignoring this and such previous national security reports.
The US Military in complying with this outrageous cover-up is now the cringing poodle of an irrational Naked Emperor, and reality is now effectively banished from the written word. We are witnessing the implosion of a declining American empire and also the resurgence of many divisive fringe elements including the Confederacy muttonheads whose votes Trump actively courts.

Albert Maldonado · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Liberals open minded. Conservatives narrow minded

Todd Taliaferro · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

An ass-kissing Fox shill named Hannity
Takes pleasure in stroking Trump's vanity
His audience buys
Each one of Trump's lies
Thus perpetuating insanity

paul relvas · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

This is ssoo much bigger than just Fox and Trump. It’s about our disappearing democracy and the Oligarchy Elites destroying and deconstructing our world to replace it with their NWO (economic, social, judicial)…wake up people!!! It’s about good and evil…it’s about our humanity…it’s worldwide…it’s about life as we know it. And every moment we choose to stay asleep, it’s only a step closer to an Orwellian world of despair, control and injustice

Michaela Galka · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Fox News and any MSM source is not news. It is solely based upon the moral justification of the reporters. Look at MSNBC's Chris Matthews or Rachel Madcow. They solely base their arguments on the emotional appeals. The United States will not be great until the news outlets, of which are controlled by the government, are freed. Many times I have been told to run for president when I reach the age…will I? Hell no. The MSM is covering the same stories every day every hour with maybe five minutes for a differing story. They cover Russiagate as if that's the only thing that matters. Trump colluded, probably but I want to see the documents that the FBI and CIA seems to have found. Unlike the sheeple, I want to see the documents that provide the evidence instead of basing it off emotional appeals. I want to see Trump's tax returns

Me Too · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

By the way. Why do they call themselves Fox. Are they that cunning and devious?

Me Too · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Just one question. Have the FoxNews employees stooped so low as to let themselves be bought out? I.e. Financially bought out or bribed? Because by the way they are talking it certainly seems that way!

sailormanariel · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Notice that they had to put "news" in the tile. Otherwise no one would call them "news." You get more actual news from "The Onion".

Jason Hanrahan · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

In the Internet era we all gravitate towards News and media that enforces our own opinions and confirmation bias. This is why everyone seems to be moving to one extreme or the other with growing intolerance and hatred for anyone who does not agree with that point of view.

The only solution is to try and question everything and remain more balanced in your own views and standpoints, and at least try and understand the alternative viewpoints and why people hold them. Get your news from multiple and even competing sources.

William Bobo · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Now that's real news people, thanks

Mandy B · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

"Re-educating" Fox's addicts is one thing, but it's not going to work on them in the long run. The only way to wake them up is for someone big on Fox to say what's been going on, while actually on air. It'll be a public resignation letter, sure, but it would at least get through some of the thicker skulls. Why else would one of the bigger names put themselves in that sort of trouble if it weren't for real? The rest of the news outlets in the US can scream facts at them till they're blue in the face but it'll take one of their own to get the message across. And I doubt very much whether any of their presenters has enough backbone or integrity to do it.

Goahead · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Faux News=Fake News. Believe me!

maná soul · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

fox news is the worst of all in his news always kissing donald dumb's ass.
That's why I do not buy anything that is advertised there because it would be to support Fox in his lies.

IRONMAN · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

#1 REASON PEOPLE WATCH FOX NEWS IS THE HOT SLUTS NOTHING ELSE!!!

Addicted to Not Smoking · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

I dunno about Jesus, but Donald Trump already looks like old testament Yahweh. He's got the ego, he's got the temper, he's got the complete disregard for civilian life, and he's got the unstable amount of power. Don't get me wrong, I will never worship him.

Richard Fernandez · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

The conservative sheep are the worst sheep of them all.

dave O · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Faux was NEVER a news outlet…let's be real here folks.

multi mega · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Slight political correction to the original POLITICO source story: Fox News website barfs up and ‘goes a little Breitbarf’

Cynthia Pickett · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Some people also want to see the train wrecked on a regular basis.

Michael Shaughnessy · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

I won't forget they told their viewers that Birmingham in the UK was a no go area for non Muslims. The amount of right wingers who think my country is being taken over by Muslims has got to be partly down to Fox News. They are dangerous giving false information and by doing so giving their viewers a false view of the world.

allanovis · December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm

The tabloids have much more credibility than focks

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