Fox News is the Fear-Mongering Propaganda Machine That’s Dividing This Nation

hasselbeck-fox-newsIt never ceases to amaze me how so many conservatives still believe in the laughable Fox News motto of “fair and balanced.”  I think that’s honestly one of the things that bothers me so much about Fox News.  It’s not just their trash journalism, or blatant misinformation, it’s that they honestly try to portray themselves as the lone beacon of truth.

Which is, of course, absolutely ridiculous.

Fox News has done more to divide this nation than pretty much any other entity I can think of.  It’s what the network thrives on.  I honestly believe there are meetings that are held at the network where people sit around in a room brainstorming ideas of how to link just about everything negative that’s going on in the world to President Obama or Democrats.

Let’s just look at a few of the stories I’ve covered recently about the utter nonsense that has been said on the network:

I’ll go ahead and stop there.  And those stories aren’t even all of them.  Those are just a few I picked out over the last 4-6 months.  

I didn’t even get into how fact-checking site Politifact found that, in the comments they’ve investigated from the network, Fox News only told the truth 18 percent of the time.  Or when one of their contributors, Lauren Ashburn, said that Fox News shouldn’t be held accountable for conspiracy theories or misinformation pushed on the network.

Yet many of the people on Fox News have the gall to claim that President Obama is the one dividing Americans.

All these people do is divide.

Pretty much every feature show they have from dusk till late evening is nothing more than shows filled with conservatives spending 90 percent of the time bashing anything and everything to do with Democrats and President Obama.

And I wouldn’t even have as much of a problem with it if they would just admit to the fact that they’re a shill for the Republican party.

But they don’t.

Instead they push their usual propaganda that they’re the only news source anyone can trust, while being nothing more than a blatant propaganda machine for the GOP.

The real Fox News motto shouldn’t be “fair and balanced,” it should be “we tell conservatives what they want to hear.”

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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