The Origin Of Fox News’ Blatant Lies (Re-Post)

Where it all began, we are doomed if we don’t reverse this

The Fifth Column

In light of this recent article demonstrating Fox News’ consistent lies, usually (but not always) perpetuated by their “contributors”,  I’ve decided to re-post an article on the issue.  I originally posted the article in two years ago.

This is a re-post of an original article from March 31, 2010.


Why does Fox News lie so much with impunity?  Why are they able to get away with the things they say?  Why does EVERYONE on Fox news tout  the usually distorted or outright false,  talking point of the day with no guilt or shame?

In short: 

People frequently refer to a court case that Fox won, which essentially gave the media the right to lie. This came from an appellate court decision that states that the FCC’s news distortion policy  does not qualify as a rule, law, or regulation.


Jane Akre and her husband Steve Wilson are…

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  1. I heard that the journos and presenters all have a protocol they have to abide by or ta-ta. Remember poor Alan Colmes? Fair and Balanced? Blahahahahaaha. All I will say is “hidden agenda” that is blatantly obvious.

  2. I don’t get worked up about Fox News because … I don’t watch them because I don’t find them credible.

  3. Rachel Maddow recently called Fox out on this. But I fear nothing will change. People hear what they want to hear. And it sucks.

  4. Very good. Hugs, Barbara

  5. It’s too scary to comprehend. How do they get away with this? I shudder to think.

  6. Good God, all that shit about “death panels” and a “shadow government” make me want to vomit. I accidently stumbled upon a Fox segment over the weekend and——-Well, it wasn’t fun! Thanks, Val, for reposting this.

    I’m trying to get my butt back in the saddle. I did manage to post something a month ago, but have been busy teaching workshops, looking at self-hosting my blog and writing my memoir (yes, I’ve been doing that), but I will make an effort to get something new out this week, including photos of our new home. Sorry to have been absent of late.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  7. Oh my.

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