Closing Thought–20Jul20

I have always been amazed on how so many usually rational Americans can blindly follow a toad like Trump.

Since most of them a staunch viewers of FOX News and thinks anything else is just “fake news”(their words….as well as the idiot in the Rose Garden)…but it seems that a spotlight news to be placed on FOX News….surely there is something that the FCC can do to force accuracy in reporting (but not until the toad in the Rose Garden goes away)…..

253 lies in just five days!

Fox News hit viewers with an “avalanche of misinformation” in its weekday coverage of the coronavirus crisis from July 6 through 10, according to a national media watchdog group that documented at least 253 instances of the network’s coverage undermining science, politicizing the pandemic, emphasizing economic issues, and promoting other lies or problematic positions in those five days alone.

Media Matters for America (MMFA) noted in a statement that its new analysis released Thursday follows Yahoo News reporting from earlier this month which claims that Fox News‘ messaging on Covid-19 was undergoing a “remarkable turn” from its earlier coverage to “acknowledge … that the coronavirus is a far graver threat.”

In contrast with the kind of shift reported by Yahoo, MMFA revealed that:

  • Nearly half of Fox‘s coronavirus misinformation was about the science of coronavirus and health recommendations from experts (115 instances).
  • Fox politicized recommended public health measures, such as face masks usage and business closures, 63 times.
  • Fox emphasized the economy and reopening schools 46 times despite public health concerns.
  • Fox’s “The Ingraham Angle” was responsible for a quarter of all coronavirus misinformation on the network.
  • Fox‘s “straight news” shows accounted for more than one-third of all coronavirus misinformation.

Fox host Laura Ingraham and her prime-time show ‘The Ingraham Angle’ traded in coronavirus misinformation far more often than other Fox personalities and shows during the week of July 6,” MMFA research analyst Rob Savillo explains in the report.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/07/16/riddled-lies-analysis-finds-fox-news-covid-19-coverage-featured-misinformation-253

Not to worry….FUX News viewers will not believe anything that does not come from FUX….they will always find some lameass reason to depute facts.

Learn Stuff!

“lego ergo scribo”

10 thoughts on “Closing Thought–20Jul20

  1. I think Fox “News” and the Murdochs have a lot to answer for. Fox and Friens, Kilmeade, Ingraham, Hannity, Carlson, and even Brit Hume have spread so many lies and misinformation about the pandemic that they quite possibly are responsible for the loss of God knows how many lives. On a different note: did you watch Chris Wallace’s interview with Trump?

    1. Chris Wallace is probably the lat real journalist left on FOX….I tried to watch but Trump’s voice made it impossible for me to watch for long. chuq

  2. I never see Fox News here, though I believe it is available via satellite providers. The once-reliable BBC is now seemingly controlled by the government, and I can no longer believe in any news from anywhere!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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