This is why Fox News should not be your source for “facts”

Mr. Rivera did so on the conservative morning show “Fox & Friends” on Nov. 2, the Friday before Election Day. As the three hosts criticized the administration for failing to save the ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans who died in Benghazi, Mr. Rivera protested. He accused the co-host Eric Bolling of lying, calling him “a politician trying to make a political point.”

“After the argument continued for several minutes, Ailes called the control room and told the producers to cut Rivera’s mic,” Mr. Alter writes.

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Mr. Alter suggests in the book that the episode is atypical; Fox programming, he writes, generally reflected Mr. Ailes’s views without his explicit instructions.

via Book Looks Behind the Scenes at Fox – NYTimes.com.

Fox News went to court to allow that it can control the news… and yet, people still listen to this propaganda machine. Do yourself a favor, turn it off and go scour for several sources.

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2 Replies to “This is why Fox News should not be your source for “facts””

  1. The Ailes anecdote parallels J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI. Those not falling in line soon found themselves persona non grata.

  2. Manufacturing Consent by Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky makes a somewhat similar point about all of the news media and that was a while ago. Not that all of the news media follows that perfectly, but they follow it enough to form the opinions of far too many who could care less.

    And one doesn’t have to read Herman and Chomsky’s book to realize this about our news media. All one has to do is to have friends from other countries who can tell you that our news is tremendously filtered.

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