If you came home yesterday after a long, hard day passing out one dollar bills at the “gentleman’s club” and you turned on Fox, you’d have been greeted by this hard news story that the liberal media buried:
Lou Dobbs: “He has done more than any president in recent history, certainly in the last half century, in the first 98 days of his presidency.”
Sean Hannity: “All the accomplishments of the president, keeping his promise, checking off his list. He’s not perfect, nobody’s perfect, but he’s done a really good job.”
Dobbs: “Well, he’s pretty close to perfect, Sean. I’m serious.”
Hannity: “Pretty close. Everything he’s had to do on his own, he’s doing.”
Dobbs: “This guy, he’s worked his tail off. Still is. Meanwhile, taking care of national defense, national security and all the challenges that aren’t on the Trump agenda. I mean, it’s truly remarkable what he is doing and the credit that he is not receiving for what he’s done.”
No specific mention of WHAT he’s done that’s made Trump so fabulous. You’ll just have to trust us on that. He just has. Sean and Lou said so, so it’s a wrap.
You know what else they don’t mention on the Fox News website? Anything having to do with Russia. Well, there was the one oblique article posed in the form of a question (natch’) “Are Dems Overplaying their Russia Hand?”
Yes, Fox, that’s it. The Democrats are making a mountain out of a molehill. That’s why YOUR Attorney General had to recuse himself from the investigation. He did after all lie under oath about his own involvement with Russia.
That’s why YOUR House Intelligence Committee chairman whose job it was to investigate this mess was forced to step down because he was caught running interference on behalf of Mr. Wonderful.
That’s why YOUR National Security Adviser was forced out a mere 24 days after being seated alongside the aforementioned tangerine topped tanager. Because he too is up to his neck in this Russia scandal, and he too lied multiple times about his connections to Putin’s boys.
That’s why Trump’s own son-in-law, a kid with ZERO foreign policy experience is being scrutinized for his own connections to the Russians. Because there’s just no end to how down & dirty those Dems will get to smear this kind and decent president.
That’s why YOUR Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, YOUR Defense Intelligence Agency, YOUR National Security Agency and YOUR Central Intelligence Agency are all poring over phone records, emails, and who knows what other data … because the “Dems are overplaying their hand.”
This is what the Fox faithful are being told. And they actually believe it. Unless they mistakenly tune to something other than Fox News, or should their spouse happen upon a website other than Fox, they’ll hear nothing about this ballooning scandal that threatens the very foundation of our Democracy. To the contrary, they’re fed glowing characterizations of the man ultimately at the heart of the Russia story, and harsh critiques of anyone who suggests that he isn’t pure as the driven snow. The worst thing Sean Hannity could think of to say about him was that he’s “not perfect.” I know, that revelation crushes me too. All this time, I thought he was.
We’re not a nation divided by politics so much as we’re a nation divided by facts. America has been divided by politics for 241 years, but up until 1996 when Fox News was born, we had always agreed upon certain precepts. Such as the definitions of TRUTH. Of NEWS. Of GOOD. And of EVIL. That’s now all open to debate, thanks to Mr. Murdoch.
I’m aware that it’s considered gauche to ever mention the Nazis when discussing political opponents, but how Fox News twists reality into a pretzel is no different than what Joseph Göebbels did. Göebbels created an alternative reality, instructed his audience to listen exclusively to his broadcasts, to be suspicious of all others, and then fed them a 24/7 diet of propaganda, misinformation, disinformation and flat out LIES. The only difference between then and now is that Murdoch has two tools at his disposal that Herr Göebbels couldn’t have imagined in his wildest dreams: the Internet and a dedicated cable outlet.
Nothing will change between the left and right as long as Fox News is licensed to do what they do. It’s no exaggeration to say that had it not been for Murdoch, Ailes, and their like-minded propagandists across the Moonbat mediasphere, we’d have never had a Bush/Cheney administration, possibly 9/11, the Iraq War, the Great Recession of 2008-2010, the obstructionist Congress of 2009-2017, and now, the first Fascist presidency… a presidency quite possibly engineered by a foreign dictator.
How ironic that Fox’s background graphic is an American flag. But then again, that’s part of the ruse. They’re the most un-American broadcast entity since Herr Göebbels led the people of Germany to their destruction by keeping them similarly uninformed.
No, I’m not calling them Nazis. Because they’re NOT Nazis. But yes, they are INDEED Fascists. And they’re beholden to their Fascist leader.
And he to them.