Friday open thread—And the fluffing of Fox News commences
There’s an article in today’s Washington Post commending Fox News for shaking its fist and telling the Occupant that it “doesn’t work for him.” What bravery! What sang-froid! What a principled stand!
Can we cut the shit? This is why people on our side of the fence look side-eye at the mainstream media.
Fox “News” is nothing but a propaganda arm for plutocrats and racists. Brit Hume can be as snitty as he wants to be towards Donald Trump. At the end of the day, he and every other Fox News personality will tuck tail and toe the party line. It’s almost as if they erupt in these instances of independence to bamboozle the press.
Any journalist worth his or her salt would disparage Fox News for being a cesspit of animus and white revanchism. I mean, sure, you have Shep Smith, the token sane person on that network. Everyone else, from Fox & Friends to the evening lineup to the completely wackadoodle weekend hosts are so far up Moron’s ass they should be certified as proctologists. They are in no sense of the modern understanding of the word “journalists”. They’re propagandists, feeding their audience a steady diet of fear and hate.
But the ink-stained wretches can’t abide casting one of their own out. Look at the apoplexy over Beto O’Rourke kicking out a Breitbart stooge. “That tramples the First Amendment!!!” The good and the great of the mainstream media will defend the likes of Breitbart and InfoWars all the way to the gas chamber. They’ve been so conditioned to cower beneath right-wing attacks that they can no longer discern that these people don’t want them silenced; they want them dead.
Even three years into this hellscape, too many of the people’s tribunes operate under the misapprehension that “it can’t happen here”. It can. It’s happening. Time to wake up and smell the coffee. A press badge won’t do you much good in the gulag.
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