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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Fox News: The Enemy Of America's Future

Here's the Nonsense:  Fox News is the conservative alternative to the mainstream media.  We can trust that they will give us honest reporting that helps us move America towards a bright future.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Fox News is simply the mainstream media under the guise of being fair and balanced.  Their goals are not what many on the right think they are.

Anyone who has read my work for a period of time knows that I am no fan of Fox News.  Years ago they showed their establishment GOP leanings and I quit watching except on limited occasions.  Then, this year they went too far and I turned them off completely.  Their lack of integrity and journalistic bias has put them in a position where, as I've written before, they are not just as bad as the mainstream media (actually, they are now part of it), but they are actually worse than the CNNs and MSNBCs.  And to turn Fox on is to increase their income because you increase their ratings.  So, they no longer get this viewers time.

What those of us on the right need to understand is that Fox has an agenda to push whatever the establishment GOP want.  Their goal is to have an establishment Republican win the White House and also have the establishment Republicans continue to control both houses of Congress.  The only host on their network that comes close to balance is Sean Hannity, but clearly he's controlled by his paycheck and tows the company line most of the time.  Ever notice how often he praises people like Marco Rubio?  And, in the case of Rubio, he doesn't hold his feet to the fire on his establishment positions like amnesty.

The big issue for voters is immigration and our borders.  Rupert Murdoch and Fox News support amnesty and that influence affects their coverage of everything.  No wonder they are at war with Donald Trump.  You may think it's because of Trump's reaction to Megyn Kelly's lies at the first GOP debate, but what that fight boils down to is attacking Trump because he wants to seal our porous borders and bring immigration under control and that is in opposition to the Fox News goals.

Now, there's finally an investigative reporter who has decided to take Fox to task.  Julia Hahn at Breitbart has written an excellent article showing Fox's pro-amnesty bias.

Regarding Fox News she writes :

She points out that none of the Fox hosts at the first debate only asked Rubio softball questions instead of grilling him on his involvement in the pro-amnesty Gang of Eight legislation.  She then goes on to remind us that "...Bill Sammon - Fox News's vice president of  News and Washington managing editor - is the father of Brooke Sammon, who is Rubio's press secretary."

Hahn also points out that Fox News helped Rubio and the Gang of Eight by showing a quote from a 2013 article by Ryan Lizza in the New Yorker when he interviewed Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham:

Hahn even ices the cake when she reminds us of quotes from Rupert Murdoch's 2014 op-ed in the Wall Street Journal:

Hahn's excellent article concludes by pointing out that Fox's extremely limited coverage of the immigration issue and its negative impact on the U. S. "helps clear the way for the enactment of the Murdoch-backed immigration agenda - bringing in the New American Century hoped for by Rupert Murdoch, Marco Rubio, and Barack Obama."

Exposing Fox's bias and agenda should, more than anything, make people realize taht they are not the friend of  America.  In fact, their efforts to help the pro-amnesty movement make them the enemy of our nation's future.