Why does FOX news recklessly make “facts” up on the spot? How can they have credibility?
Question by The Wise: Why does FOX news recklessly make “facts” up on the spot? How can they have credibility?
The lastest Republican talking point was about how the stimulus was a pork-laden bill with various pet projects, like a high-speed rail from Disneyland to Las Vegas.
It turns out, this was a complete and utter fabrication:
This lie was repeated numerous times. E.g. John Boehner (House Minority leader, OH rep) stated: “Tell me how spending $ 8 billion in this bill to have a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and Las Vegas is going to help the construction worker in my district.”
Congresswoman Candice bemoaned: “[A]pparently the Senate majority leader has earmarked $ 8 billion for a rail system from Las Vegas to Los Angeles? You have got to be kidding. You have got to be kidding.” Well apparently they WERE kidding her because it doesn’t exist.
Now it’s certainly not out of character for members of the GOP to lie, distort, and flat-out make things up on the spot; however, how can Fox News claim to be a reputable news organization – “fair and balanced” – when they reported on this erroneous story several times:
A simple fact check or actually reading the bill would have cleared the misconception, but Fox News did no such thing and let this lie continue to grow.
How can a news channel that millions watch simply lie like this? Were there fact checkers out sick or laid-off? Where are their journalistic ethics?
How can they have any credibility?
Answer by Chi Guy
This is how they control the Republicons.
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