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First up: We Will Prevail
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Today the @washingtonpost released an extremely scary video that illustrates how #FoxNews downplayed the early days of the #Covid19 crisis.

Right now it’s clearer than ever that #FoxNewsLies are powerful, toxic and dangerous.

And it’s time to put a stop to it.

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How did we get here? First, Fox News is a pro-Trump propaganda machine. They’ve spent years telling viewers that the “deep state” is out to get Trump, and they eagerly painted #covid19 as just the latest attack.

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But #FoxNews and others like them were wrong. The #coronavirus is a deadly and highly contagious global pandemic, and their downplaying of the virus as an attempt to support Trump will quite literally cost many lives.

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1/ Did you know that Fox News could have $0 in advertising revenue and still have a 90% profit margin? That should be very surprising to you given that they are a commercial media outlet. Lemme tell you why this is the case and how it enables #FoxNewsLies
2/ Every TV channel charges cable providers a fee for carrying channel set during negotiations. This is a subscriber fee. Provider pay this fee for each customer they have, not viewer of channel. Providers bundle channels into packages and pass costs to subscribers.
3/ News & info channels’ subscriber fees are normally small. For ex MSNBC gets ~$0.33, CNN gets between $0.70-0.90 per month (and includes both CNN and CNN Headline News). In contrast, Fox News charges near or over $2 a month. This is wildly out of step with industry averages.
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