As a nation, we do need accurate news reporting now more than ever. Sadly, we aren’t going to get that from Trump’s favorite network, Fox News. In fact, as we know, it is the opposite.
Worse than that, it appears that at least one of Fox News “celebrity” personalities are actually pushing veiled threats. The network’s hiring of a biased celebrity status person, such as “Judge Jeanine” Pirro, and their more than thirty-two figures who have “backed Republican efforts,” and one can see the danger Fox poses to the viewer who is not critical of what he or she consumes as “news.” We will get back to her shortly, in fact, there is a video at the end of the article.
Fact: Fox News Isn’t Trustworthy
Let’s be clear: We have a President persistently attacking the media coupled with his administration attacking our democratic institutions. Then, there is the ongoing investigation into the Russians interfering in our past General Election and the recent revelation that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has impaneled a Grand Jury in the District of Columbia. And what to do about North Korea, with the administration making clear that “all options are on the table?” On top of all of this, we have a President who is a notorious liar. Yes, we need accurate reporting so the citizens of our land know what is truth and fiction these days.
According to a Pew Research Poll, Fox News was the number one source for Trump voters. Apparently, it is the number one news source for Trump too, as Newsweek recently disclosed how a recent Twitter storm by the President mirrored information given by Fox News; specifically from the Show “Fox and Friends” aired in the mornings on the network.
The problem, however, is Fox has been shown to be demonstrably wrong in the past according to PunditFact, – a subsidiary of PolitiFact – with a scorecard rating of merely 10 percent of the statements made on the air to be true, and with 21 percent, 30 percent, and 9 percent (a combined 60 percent) of the statements made found to be “mostly false,” false, and pants on fire respectively.
This should not be a surprise, however, with Fox’s persistence in using “some people say,” as their source for many of their statements, or, their placing people on their network as an “expert,” when the individual does not have the requisite credentials to speak on the topic, to their known editing of statements to further their narrative; the conservative narrative.
Despite this, the President accuses mainstream media as fake, but applauds Fox News, going so far as to tell his supporters to “tune in” tonight to hear the conservative narrative presented.
Judge Jeanine then: on Presidents under “criminal investigation” with “potential indictments”
Case in point: On Judge Jeanine Pirro’s November 6, 2016, show, she said in her opening statement these words:
“There is only one person you can vote for. We cannot have a country led by a President subject to ongoing criminal investigations, potential indictments, and never-ending hearings. We cannot have a President under that level of scrutiny that inevitably leads to even more questions and more investigations. And irrespective of what happens to her, whether she’s indicted or even guilty, it doesn’t matter. Her guilt is a moot point. She cannot take the Oval Office…….We cannot have a president plagued by scandal.”
Never mind that James Comey, then Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation had already cleared Clinton of any wrongdoing for the second time telling Congress, “Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July.”
However, the conservative viewer apparently heard only one thing: Clinton = guilty and Judge Jeanine said don’t vote for her. In fact, you can’t vote for her. Nothing like the blind leading the blind, huh folks?
But the Judge changed her tune after Trump was elected, and when it was made clear by all of our intelligence community that the “Russians had interfered in our election with the purpose of seeing Trump win,” and it surfaced in the press that Donald Junior met with a Russian lawyer, Judge Jeanine lost her collective mind, telling the viewer, specifically those concerned about this interference to “put up or shut up,” regarding the investigation.
Judge Jeanine Pirro now: on the impaneling of a Grand Jury and threats of an “uprising”
This morning during her appearance on Fox and Friends, the judge went further, as she admonished the panel to “think about it, 2002, 2008 Donald Trump wasn’t running for President,” while calling the impaneling of the Grand Jury an “agenda.” She continued:
“If they end up with an indictment, against a family member just to, you know, get at Donald Trump when they couldn’t get at him, there’s going to be a real uproar, a real uprising in this country.”
Considering the effect Fox has on its viewers, and the veiled threat made by Judge Jeanine, they are posing a danger to our nation.
Let’s be clear: the very thing she warned her own viewers about on her November 6th show has come to pass. We have a President who is subject to investigations, “potential indictments, and never-ending hearings.” Perhaps she has forgotten that, according to her standard applied to Clinton, his “guilt is a moot point?” Why? Because according to her, “We cannot have a President plagued by scandal.”
Judge Jeanine Pirro: Q.E.D. “What was to be demonstrated, has been demonstrated.”
Watch Pirro’s mental acrobatics here:
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