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Fox News
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The Fox in Fox News is an acronym: Frustrated
Genre: Newspropaganda
Running Time: 24 hours a day
Country: United States[1][2][3]
Release Date: October 7, 1996[4]
Created by: Roger Ailes
Rupert Murdoch
Distributed by: News Corporation (1996-2013)
21st Century Fox (2013-2019)
Fox Corporation (2019-present)

"Oh, the network slogan was true: "Watch Fox and be damned for all eternity!""

Ned Flanders, The Simpsons episode "Marge in Chains"

The Fox News Channel (FNC), commonly known as Fox News, is an American multinational conservative cable news television channel based in New York City.[1][2][3] It launched on October 7, 1996.[4]

Why Its Viewers Are Damned for All Eternity

  1. It's the central mouthpiece of conservative propaganda in the United States:
    1. They keep acting like Joe Biden (or Kamala Harris) is the end of America, yet they also treated Donald Trump like he's the messiah during his presidency (and to a lesser extent, his post-presidency), and made it out as if you stand in their way, you are the villain.
    2. During the midterms in 2018, Sean Hannity kept insulting Democrats and used favorable wording to describe Republicans. It is nothing but in your face, shoving it down your throats.
    3. Many Republican candidates in any election use it as a branch to promote themselves.
    4. They are reportedly the largest donors of the Republican Governors Association.
  2. A lot of their news stories are either slander or false news. "Every story that would come out of their mouths are all lies, even the stories that would become true also become lies" is how Family Guy mocked them in the episode "Fox-y Lady." Keep in mind that Family Guy is literally a show that airs on Fox. Though that could be understandable since it is somewhat common for Fox shows to make fun of Fox itself, still.
  3. While they occasionally cite The New York Times and AP News, which are considered reputable sources, they often cite other right-wing sites, such as the infamous Breitbart News.
  4. They won't stop whining/bragging about how the mainstream media is dead because they don't believe in conservative causes. This is insidious because it tries to brainwash you into believing that they are the purveyors of truth and that the mainstream media is full of lies and conspiracies. This is hypocritical, because not only do they push these, but they are a part of the mainstream media.
  5. Toxic workplace environment, which is full of sexual harassment and "frat boy"-like behavior.[5][6]
  6. They're one of the most extreme examples of claiming that violent video games cause violence. Whenever a school shooting happens, they will bring on David Grossman, a so-called "war hero," who keeps on making the same worn-out arguments, even denying the fact that video game sales have been going up while crime rates have been going down. Even Fox & Friends blamed video games for the Washington Navy Yard shooting which makes them look like moral guardians.
  7. They have no qualms about altering video and audio clips to fit their agenda:
    1. In 2009, they modified the 9/11 protests by using footage from a different rally that happened months earlier in an attempt to make it seem like it had a higher turnout. You can easily tell because of the abrupt switch from clear skies to cloudy skies and from autumn leaves to perfectly green leaves. To add insult to injury, in a newspaper advert, they had the headline "How did ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN miss this story?", in which not only did they cover it, but they stole the photo from CNN.
    2. In 2010, Hannity edited a clip of Obama saying "Under the tax plan passed by the last administration, taxes are scheduled to go up substantially next year, for everybody" to where it sounded like he was for raising taxes, even commenting that it's the most shocking piece of truth to come out of the Democrat's mouth.
    3. They slowed down a clip of Nancy Pelosi speaking to make it seem like she was drunk during her speech, and it worked, as videos exposing them have comments like "The liberal media sped her up to cover the fact that she was drunk."[7]
    4. During the protests over the murder of George Floyd, they photoshopped a man wearing a black mask, a green coat, and specs with an AR-15-style weapon onto various images of protests. This was later redacted.
  8. According to a documentary about the channel, there's a memo dictating how the news is reported. This means that the executives are forcing their ideologies on their reporters.
  9. They are often being discriminatory (racist, sexist, ableist, etc.):[8]
    1. Brian Kilmeade said that "We keep marrying other species", which shows that he sees non-whites as subhuman.
    2. Bill O'Reilly lied about the conditions of slaves in the Confederacy by saying that they were well-fed and had decent lodgings.
    3. When reporting about a bus being shot up in Brazil with American citizens killed as well, he remarked "Just another day in Rrrrio!"
    4. Several of the anchors in the late 2000s and early 2010s spread Obama birther conspiracies, and reportedly, anchors were told to refer to him as Barrack Hussein, to make people think he's related to Saddam Hussein.
    5. The infamous Watters' World Chinatown segment. Jesse Watters went around Chinatown, New York to interview Chinese American people who aren't related to the 2016 election such as people supposed to bow to say hello, how watches were stolen, and interviewing elderly people who couldn't speak English by slapping them with Young Frankenstein clip of Madeline Kahn character shouting "Speak! Speak! Why don't you speak?" He was very stereotypical in that he does a lot of Asian things that don't belong in Chinese culture like Watters saying "Do you know Karate?" (Japanese), performing Taekwondo in a dojang (Korean), and a clip of Mr. Miyagi (portrayed by the late Pat Morita) from The Karate Kid (Japanese-American).
    6. Tucker Carlson, on both his nightly show and his weekly show, has been explicitly promoting white replacement conspiracy theories, which is speculated to have been a contributing factor to the Tops Friendly Market shooting in Buffalo.
    7. They, along with Michael J. Knowles, bullied Greta Thunberg, who's 16 at the time, for having Asperger's syndrome by calling her "mentally ill". She does rely on emotion for her speeches, but people with Asperger's syndrome can do great things.
  10. They are very misogynistic. A person who vandalized this very page said that they weren't because they supported Women for Trump, but notice the latter two words, "For Trump." This shows that they will gladly use an opportunity to disguise more pro-Trump propaganda as correcting themselves.
  11. They push an annoying double standard. When Obama announced that he was planning on visiting Kim-Jong Un, they slammed him, calling him mindless. But when Trump met with North Korea, they treated it like Jesus was resurrected again because they only cared about Republicans.[9] They also threw a hissy fit whenever Joe Biden signed an executive order, but they were fine with Trump signing executive orders back when he was President, proving that they were complete hypocrites.
  12. They also got mad at governors apologizing for violating their guidelines, calling them insincere. However, this was very hypocritical, as they apologized for the bottom example in #6 when they got caught.
  13. Much similar to their liberal counterpart, CNN, they only report political news stories that benefit them and/or have nothing to do with the Republican Party, unless it makes them look good in the public eye.
  14. They often call out things for very petty reasons:
    1. They cannot handle satirical jokes, as they criticized the satirical comedy film Faith-Based before it was released. [10]
    2. They insulted the late Fred Rogers by saying he made kids "entitled" by telling them to be what they want to be. This is an example of hypocrisy, as one of the things that they state to push forward in their conservative bias is freedom of speech, this aforementioned statement says that we should control the futures of children.[11][12]
    3. They once attacked SpongeBob SquarePants over the short The Endless Summer by claiming that it was "liberal propaganda," even though the short was teaching children about global warming and the consequences of polluting the Earth.[13]
    4. Their infamous take on the Xbox becoming "green aware" (which means Microsoft is making the Xbox Series X and Series X consume less energy). They complained that the brand becoming "green aware" means that they are becoming "woke" and even wanted Microsoft to update the consoles so they can notify players that they should get a job.
    5. They contributed to the false mentality that The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder is teaching kids to be racist towards white people and claiming that the show is "woke" when it's not.[14][15]
  15. They refused to air the January 6th insurrection hearings.[16]
  16. They cannot take criticism in the slightest, even when it's something that one of their anchors did.
  17. They (particularly Sean Hannity) continuously make conspiracy theories about the death of a man named Seth Rich despite his grieving parents telling them continuously to stop.
  18. They have denied the science behind the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Speaking of which, they have played a key effort in the conspiracy that climate change is a hoax, or at least nothing to worry about when climate change is real (mostly real, but to an extent).
  19. They think because Tucker Carlson's show is the highest-rated news program, that automatically makes him an honest reporter when in reality he is just as biased as all the others.
  20. One of the main commentators on Hannity, Dan Bongino called liberalism "cancer." This not only shows the fact they do use the term "cancer" appallingly to describe something wrong, and that they did not know the real meaning of the word "cancer." It also shows they will stop any low whatever they want and nothing else.
  21. Every time the Southern Poverty Law Center designates any organization as a hate group, they ALWAYS throw a fit. If they are that angry, they can just ignore it.
  22. They claimed that critics slammed Hillbilly Elegy for being the wholesome content we supposedly need for a more conservative, better America[17]. The reason critics said they didn't like it was because they claimed it was a pretentious shell designed to snag up awards.
  23. They may be one of the reasons why the United States is divided.
  24. Speaking of which, their coverage of the 2021 Texas power crisis, all of it. Not to mention they pinned the blame on renewable sources (i.e. Windmills, despite some also being damaged) and not the fact that not only were Texas' energy plants never winterproofed, nor that most of the state's power grid is not connected to one of the country's two mega grids which can be used to deliver power between states.
  25. During the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, some of their hosts, such as Tucker Carlson, have outwardly stated that they support Russia and Vladimir Putin. Just a friendly reminder that Russia's acts in Ukraine are amounting to ethnic cleansing, and also include holding the Zaporizha Power Plant hostage! As a side note, the Kremlin has been using Tucker's show as "news".
  26. Greg Gutfeld is very unlikable.
  27. Whenever they talk about the US-Mexico border crisis, they always play dramatic music, which is very annoying.
  28. Trish Regan, a Fox News host, once compared Denmark to Venezuela, ignoring the fact that Denmark not only opposes any undemocratic Socialism but also has one of the highest living standards in the world.[18]
  29. In 2015, an unedited and uncensored ISIS propaganda video showing the burning of a Jordanian pilot by ISIS militants was posted on Fox News' official website.[19]

Redeeming Qualities

  1. They fully reported the tragic death of 5-year-old boy Cannon Hinnant who was murdered by Darius Sessoms, which the majority of the mainstream media didn't do. They even criticized other MSM news outlets for refusing to report the story.
  2. The Greg Gutfeld's Animals are Great segment is okay.
  3. Tucker Carlson's interviews with Andrew Yang were pretty good.
  4. Like CNN, the international versions (outside the United States) are pretty good.
  5. Shepard Smith Reporting was a great show that was not as biased.
  6. Like CNN, they make good news when there is no politics involved.




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