As most of us are well aware of, Fox News is not exactly known for its honesty. It’s a “news” network that I often refer to as being nothing more than a conservative entertainment channel. For them, the information they push isn’t about what’s credible news, or even factual, it’s just about what conservatives want to hear.
That being said, since the terrorist attack in France their reporting has been even more atrocious than ever. They’re basically doing just about everything they possibly can to use this tragedy to push their usual anti-Islamic rhetoric.
Well, over the weekend Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck interviewed Nolan Peterson who said that parts of Paris were no better than Iraq or Afghanistan because Islamic radicals had taken over certain parts of the city. He even went into more specifics claiming that there were “741 no-go zones throughout France, and they’re located in these ghettos that have formed around the major cities.”
“We didn’t allow Afghanistan to exist as a no-go zone of Islamist recruitment after 9/11, and that’s essentially what the French are letting happen in their own country,” Peterson continued.
This, of course, all turned out to be a giant myth.
This absurdity then led French television show Le Petit Journal to tee off on Fox News’ idiocy, calling them “clowns” for trying to compare Paris to two war-torn nations.
The host mocked the “Barbie and Ken” (Hasselbeck and Peterson) experts for using a poll that The Washington Times had already debunked, claiming that 16 percent of French citizens supported ISIS.
“The credibility of the Fox News clowns disappeared when they show a map of Paris with some ‘no-go zones’,” the host continued.
It seems that people from almost every other nation on the planet can tell what absolute garbage Fox News is – except for tens of millions of American conservatives. I frequently have overseas followers message me about how terrible Fox News is and how they don’t understand why so many Americans would believe the nonsense spewed on the network.
But the truth is, Fox News is brilliant in one aspect of their business model: They don’t care about anything (including facts) except providing information that conservatives want to hear. They know their audience and couldn’t care less what anyone else thinks of them because they’ve conditioned their followers to doubt everyone but them. So it doesn’t matter how many times Fox News is exposed for unethical journalistic practices, conservatives will just think that information is just all “part of the liberal conspiracy against the truth.”
But this French television host was absolutely right. Most of the people on Fox News are clowns, and the entire network is nothing more than a right-wing circus.