As FFF is fond of pointing out, ratings is not truth. It’s ironic that Ailes compares Fox “News” to 2 fictional channels and a sports network, the models of which Fox resembles far more than a “News” channel.
Last week Tucker Carlson proved he isn’t a real journalist (which may be why he’s on Fox). This week he proved he’s running a frat house, a topic in the news lately for systemic sexism, not to mention racism.
When Friday Fox Follies went to press last week, Brian Williams’ spectacular crash to earth still echoed in Halls of Mediazuma. Many wags (this one included) noticed the condemnation was loudest (shrillest?) at the Fox “News” Channel, which did not hold itself to the same high standards.
During Sunday morning’s broadcast of Fox & Friends, co-host Charles Payne outlandishly claimed that the United States “saved the planet” and moved a billion people into the middle class by engaging in war across the globe.
During Wednesday morning’s episode of Fox & Friends, Peter Johnson, Jr. and Tucker Carlson said the Department of Justice investigation into Michael Brown’s death was discredited because they “sought advice” from radical Ferguson protester and livestreamer Bassem Masri.
It’s only taken 6 years of blindly throwing mud at the wall to see what sticks, but Fox “News” has finally invented Articles of Impeachment against President Obama — or, at the very least, figured out a way to throw the word around recklessly.
Welcome to The Friday Fox Follies, a new weekly feature at PoliticusUSA. Each week Headly Westerfield will wrap up the Fox “News” tomfoolery and shenanigans (as the dictionary defines those words) into one neat little package with a bow.