Fox News Says Don’t Worry if Times’ Clinton Email Story Wrong, Keep Talking About it

A classic Fox News response to the botched, re-botched and botched again New York Times Hillary Clinton email story:

Earlier today, on Fox News’ Happening Now, Judith Miller said we need more coverage of the Clinton emails “Whether or not The Times got certain facts about the story wrong.” This is Fox-speak for “We’ve got nothing, so let’s keep talking about it.”

They don’t have to prove a thing. They just have to keep doubt alive, just as they’ve tried to do with global warming, and before that, smoking. Throw enough dirt, and some will stick. And after all, where they’ve invented one lie, they can invent another, and keep inventing them.

Watch courtesy of Media Matters for America:

Sure, some of what the Times said was wrong, claims Miller, but, she says,

What we’re missing here is the bigger picture, and that is that Hillary Clinton, whether or not the Times got certain facts about the story wrong, has huge potential legal and certainly political problems because of her handling of the email, and if I were Hillary Clinton’s press secretary, I would want to divert attention too to what The New York Times did or didn’t do and how fast it did it. Look, we already know she had 60,000 emails, only 30,000 of which were turned over to the State Department. The other 30,000 she destroyed. We know there was at least five emails which contained classified information. We don’t know how many more did. We don’t know when that information was classified. We also know there was that mysterious disappearance of two months of emails just around the Benghazi attack. I mean, there are so many issues here and problems.

Miller says the question is why the media did not “get on this story sooner. Why did it take until The New York Times’ original story about the existence of a private server in her private home to prompt others to begin to look at this issue.”

Hillary Clinton is lining up Republican presidential candidates and knocking them down like dominoes. At this rate, she will have all 16 down even before the first debates. Fox News, like the GOP, is frantically looking for ways to stop her. Expect more Benghazi, expect more emails and more emails + Benghazi and anything else they can invent to throw at her.

What is funny is that The New York Times can call out the campaign being engineered against Planned Parenthood without noticing their own deceptive campaign against Hillary Clinton. As The Atlantic‘s Norm Ornstein so succinctly put it, The New York Times‘ handling of Clinton email story is “a direct challenge to its fundamental credibility.”

We could say a lot more about Fox News, but they never had any credibility to begin with.

32 Replies to “Fox News Says Don’t Worry if Times’ Clinton Email Story Wrong, Keep Talking About it”

  1. The republican party reminds me of the 8 yr old sitting in the back seat of the family car, asking, ARE WE THERE YET? no rafael, we’re not there yet, ARE WE THERE YET?? no rafael, we’re still not there yet, ARE WE THERE YET!!!?? NO! we’re NOT!! now get out and walk! The GOP just can’t accept ANY answer that doesn’t suit them!! these misogynist OLD BA$TARDS are STILL fighting ROE VS. WADE for god sakes! the GOP’s plan is simple but of course MOST americans are too stupid to see their game! THEY don’t offer the average american $HIT! that’s why they use these irritating- INSANE- juvenile wedge issues! and catholics, especially catholics fall for that nonsense OVER AND OVER AGAIN! this Hillary email crap is just another idiotic distraction!!! just like BENGHAZI! JUST like the IRS nonsense!! JUST like WHITE WATER! the GOP life’s blood is the raw ignorance of the american people and by god, they NEVER let the GOP down!

  2. This can only happen in America. Jason Blair make up a story where no one was hurt, killed or cost money and he was canned never to be heard from again.

    Judith Miller make up a story hundreds of thousands killed and wounded cost over a trillion dollars and is promoted to continue to tell lies.

    Only in America

  3. “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
    Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.
    Republicans take a page of the playbook of the Nazis and spew out lie after lie . . .

  4. They are not going to let this go. Emails Benghazi, Benghazi emails and ’round and ’round it goes.

    If I may paraphrase, “methinks the Fourth Reich dost protest too much”. IMO it is all smoke and mirrors to keep their base’s attention on SoS Clinton and not on what they are doing in congress and the Red States.

    It is stupid and does nothing to further an honest debate.

  5. GWB once said:
    “We can fool some of the people all of the time And those are the ones we concentrate on”

    All That Citizen United $$$$$…
    24/7 FOX and CON-HATE-RADIO Coast to Coast!
    (Radio funded by The Koch Bro’s)

    The Brainwashing of My Dad:

    Check out some of the videos to the Right.

  6. If the Clintons were as diabolical as the RWNJ’s say they are Judith Miller would be wearing a pair of Cement over shoes in the middle of the Hudson river by now!

  7. Judith Miller?

    Why is anyone even listening to her to begin with?

    That said, I doubt these email “scandals” are having any affect on Democrats. We know a right-wing smear job when we see it and quite frankly, they’ve been out for Clinton blood for decades.

    They’re like the boy who cried wolf. Maybe one day they’ll have something tangible but by then, no one will be listening.

  8. Hillary is a sharp gal. She knows the GOP will come after her with every “knife” possible… birth certificate ring any bells?

    How about, “Are we better off now then in 2008?”

  9. Judith Miller is a known CIA asset. Her assignment is to disseminate right-wing disinformation on all things having to do with Hillary Clinton.

  10. Hillary was mocked by the media elites when she referred to a “vast right wing conspiracy.” But, of course, Hillary lived through the JFK assassination and the character assassination of her husband, so she knows a lot about what the right-wing maggots in our government and media are capable of.

  11. Fox News, as well as the New York Times, are a pathetic excuse for journalism. They should both be boycotted until they are out of existence.

  12. Facts can be such pesky things to propaganda peddlers.

    Best not to let reality undermine the rhetoric — FOX News has a politically-motivated story to tell, and they’re sticking to it.

  13. “The Fox Effect lays out how the network operates when they attack political foes – a process we call the Fox Cycle:

    STEP 1: Conservative activists introduce a lie. And they know it is a lie
    STEP 2: Fox News devotes massive coverage to the story.
    STEP 3: Fox attacks other outlets for ignoring the controversy.
    STEP 4: Mainstream outlets begin reporting on the story.
    STEP 5: Media critics, pundits praise Fox News coverage.
    STEP 6: The story falls apart once the damage has been done.

    Most attacks from Fox follows these six steps. The Fox Effect illustrates this phenomena and details how Fox News’ lies can be stamped out.”

  14. Your question is “false”. Because I say so. Repeatedly.

    Also when Huck-A-Bee left office, his aides did not merely delete ALL his emails, they destroyed all the hard drives.

  15. Classic Paranoids: They are never wrong, because they cannot be wrong, therefore they are right.


    To be wrong is to die, in their experience.
    The ego needs to be protected at ALL costs.

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