Fox In The Hen House

“In my view, Fox has degenerated from providing a legitimate and much-needed outlet for conservative voices to a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration. When prime-time hosts–who have never served our country in any capacity–dismiss facts and empirical reality to launch profoundly dishonest assaults on the FBI, the Justice Department, the courts, the intelligence community (in which I served) and, not least, a model public servant and genuine war hero such as Robert Mueller–all the while scaremongering with lurid warnings of “deep-state” machinations– I cannot be part of the same organization, even at a remove. To me, Fox News is now wittingly harming our system of government for profit.”
 
See An “Ashamed” Fox News Commentator Just Quit The “Propaganda Machine” NB This is an old story from March. I must have missed it but it still rings true today.
Amen. TLW and I often argue over the CNN/Fox/Trump fracture of USAian society. It’s an unholy mess. While CNN occasionally jumps the gun or gets things wrong, Fox only fractionally functions as an outlet for news. Much of their programming is merely echoing lies from Trump or cheering him on in his headlong charge into disaster. Remember fiscal responsibility and burdening the children with government’s debt? Remember family values? Remember religious values? They’re absent from Fox these days. What the Hell are they conserving these days? Trump’s income?

It’s good to see a few at Fox still fighting for the right things to do even if it’s just as they head out the door. It shows humanity is not quite dead over there but it looks too far gone to survive much longer. What will the world, USA, Fox look like after Trump? Will they need to anoint a relative as next in line to the throne? Will some young turk need to be appointed dictator for life to keep things rolling along to disaster? What will the GOP do for an encore after lying for years out loud and in public? Will they ever be the party of women/non-whites/immigrants/poor? What violence will they commit to remain in power after the ballot box renounces their nonsense? Stay tuned. Watch CNN to see how this ends.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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