Fox “News” specializes in fearmongering & unrelenting alarmism, does not observe basic standards of journalistic practice, was a welcoming haven for “birtherism” (the racist lies about Obama’s birthplace)& has unfairly & inaccurately bashed Hillary Clinton…
Given First Amendment protections, Fox News can do pretty much what it wants on the air. It can shrug at Hannity’s excesses. It can allow Tucker Carson’s misleading rants on immigrants and crime. It can constantly undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Trump.
What Fox News has become is destructive. To state the obvious: Democracy, if it’s going to function, needs to be based on a shared set of facts & the news media’s role is to seek out and deliver those facts. “Fox News is fundamentally in the business of spreading...
...disinformation, as opposed to conservative reportage” states Greg Sargent. And that disinformation “is plainly about deceiving millions into believing that core functionings of our government—whether law enforcement or congressional oversight—no longer have any legitimacy.”
Everyone ought to see Fox for what it is: Not a normal news org. with inevitable screw-ups & flaws but a shameless propaganda outfit which makes billions of dollars a year as it chips away at the core democratic values we ought to hold dear: truth, accountability &the rule of law
Despite the skills of a few journalists who should have long ago left the network in protest, Fox News has become an American plague.
Here’s what Fox should be called: “Faux News—we just make it up”.

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