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Fox News Gets Busted For Lying About ‘Pallets Of Baby Food’ Being Sent To ‘Illegal Immigrants’

Even though they have the temerity to call themselves a “news” network, a large portion of what Fox News broadcasts is little more than right-wing propaganda, Republican talking points, and outright lies that are easily rebutted with a quick Google search.

Such was the case on Sean Hannity’s show recently when he fell for the crap the network had been fed by Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL), who was Hannity’s guest to whine that the Biden administration was shipping “pallets and pallets of baby formula for illegal immigrants and their families.”

As Mediaite notes, Cammack shared photos with Fox that weren’t exactly what she claimed:

Cammack has appeared on several Fox News programs to complain about the issue, and shared photos that she says were given to her by a CBP agent.

CNN’s Reliable Sources did a fact-check on Cammack’s photos, and what they found is far from what the congresswoman alleged:

The photo Hannity pointed to, and the one that followed it, showed boxes and boxes clearly labeled NIDO. As anyone at Fox could have discovered with about a minute’s worth of fact-checking, NIDO is not baby formula; it is powdered milk. As its maker, Nestlé, specifically notes: “NIDO® products are only intended for children ages 1 year and older.”

There is undoubtedly some formula being provided to babies in these centers at the border — you’d assume there would be, unless you expect the government to simply decide to starve babies in its care. The narrative spun over the past two days on the right, though, has let people imagine not a little bit of necessary food but rivers of formula going to the undocumented over themselves. It’s an illuminating example of how Republican politicians and right-wing media work in concert, turning the thinnest possible set of facts into days of outrage over Them getting something You deserve — and then, as with the photos Hannity and “Fox & Friends” used, abandoning facts altogether.

Immigration reporter Anna Giaritelli of the Washington Examiner also called out Cammack for her fake photos:

Fox News is fake news. They always have been.

 

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Sean Hannity: Americans Should Be Furious That Biden Played Golf Over The Weekend

Fox News host/right-wing propagandist/paid liar Sean Hannity may have just put himself in the running for the nonexistent award of Hypocrite of the Year.

The perfect example of Hannity’s disgusting hypocrisy and sheer idiocy can be found on his website, where he decided it would be a great idea to criticize President Joe Biden for playing golf over Mother’s Day weekend while his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, was visiting Ukraine:

The optics on this are terrible. According to a report from The Daily Wire, while First Lady Dr. Jill Biden was visiting war torn Ukraine —on Mother’s Day —President Joe Biden was working on his golf swing, hitting the links with his brother Jimmy. Meanwhile, across the world and in a literal war zone, First Lady Jill Biden was doing Joe’s job. No word on how Joe’s golf game went.

Now ask yourself a question: Do you suppose either Donald or Melania Trump would have set foot in Ukraine? Donald wouldn’t have because his BFF Vladimir Putin would never have given him the approval. Melania wouldn’t have because, to quote her jacket as she went to visit migrant children being held at internment camps on the border: I really don’t care. Do you?

Oh, and let’s not forget that Donald Trump played more golf and took more “personal time” away from the White House than any president in recent memory. How much? Let’s take a quick look:

  • “If we, therefore, assume a blanket average of $3.4 million per trip, regardless of duration, the total the government has spent on Trump’s trips to the (Mar-a-Lago) resort tops $64 million.” (Washington Post; Feb. 5, 2019)
  • “Donald Trump’s golf habit has already cost taxpayers at least $102 million in extra travel and security expenses, and next month will achieve a new milestone: a seven-figure presidential visit to another country so he can play at his own course.” (HuffPost; March 22, 2019)

Trump even played golf at the height of the COVID pandemic. Thousands of Americans were dying each day while Donald hit the links and gave the occasional press conference where he lied about the severity of coronavirus.

Sorry, Sean, but your bullshit only makes you look like the willfully uninformed dolt you are and always will be.

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WATCH Jen Psaki Masterfully Swat Down Peter Doocy’s Bogus Right-Wing Talking Point

Today, for what seems like the eleven-millionth time since Jen Psaki began holding the daily White House press briefing, Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy tried to tell a blatant lie and immediately got swatted down by the press secretary.

Referencing the Disinformation Governance Board at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Doocy suggested that President Joe Biden had created something that would censor things online.

Of course, the facts suggest otherwise:

  • The Disinformation Governance Board’s mission is to counter foreign disinformation, not domestic.
  • The board isn’t something that was created by the Biden White House. It started in the Trump administration and is being continued now that Biden is president, which makes it bipartisan, at least in spirit.

Despite that, Doocy waded in with both feet, asking Psaki:

“Does the President know that DHS is putting together this Disinformation Governance Board?” 

As she so often does, Psaki countered Doocy with facts:

“Well, Peter, I think I would note – and I’m not sure if this has been in your reporting yet – but this is a continuation of work that was done under the prior administration, under the Trump administration, to take steps to address disinformation, address the use of disinformation and helping smugglers prompt the movement of more migrants across to the border.”

She then added:

“I would note that the first example given in the announcement about this was DHS has worked to understand how ‘misinformation’ spread by human smugglers that prey on vulnerable populations attempting to migrate to the United States. So for anyone who’s out there who may be concerned about the increase in migrants to the border, this is the kind of apparatus that’s working to address disinformation. And again, continuing the work of the Department of Homeland Security and 2020. Something we’re currently applauding.”

However, Doocy seemed to have missed every word Psaki had just said, which led him to ask an absurd follow-up question:

“Just in terms of what the President wants out of this, does he want the people on this board to start censoring information that is not helpful to him?”

Psaki:

“Well, let me be clear on exactly what this board does, or what the work they’re doing does and in their announcement, which is publicly available in the Department of Homeland Security website for anyone to read, it says, ‘the primary mission is to establish best practices to ensure that efforts to understand and respond to disinformation are done in ways that protect privacy, civil rights and civil liberties and the right to free speech.’”

Rather than accept, Doocy then tried to reframe his query to include Hunter Biden:

“Okay, there’s this woman Nina Jankowicz, who is going to be in charge of the board. She has said that she thinks the Hunter Biden laptop is Russian disinformation. So should we look forward in the future to her censoring internet traffic about the Hunter Biden laptop?”

Though no one would have blamed her if she had laughed at Doocy and never called on him again, Psaki tried once more to explain in terms the Fox reporter could understand:

“I think I noted exactly what the objective of the board is, including continuing the work of the prior administration. And the woman you noted has extensive experience and has done extensive work addressing disinformation, she has testified before Congress testified in Europe. She has done worked closely with Ukrainians and has unique expertise, especially at this moment we’re facing.”

We’re going to miss the hell out of Jen Psaki when she leaves to join MSNBC.

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Tucker Carlson Gets Cold Busted Lying About Why He Rejoined Twitter

Like all of the on-air hosts at Fox News, Tucker Carlson lies about everything, even when he’d be better served by telling the truth.

For example, on Monday evening, just hours after the announcement that Elon Musk had reached a deal to acquire social media platform Twitter, Carlson announced he was rejoining the site, even going so far as to announce it on his nightly show.

However, it turns out that Carlson lied about the reason he had returned to Twitter, according to Mediaite:

Tucker Carlson appears to have attempted to mislead his viewers as to why he is back on Twitter after a month-long break.

Carlson, who was suspended by the censor-happy platform on March 23, attributed his return on Monday to Elon Musk on his nightly show.

Carlson had his account locked for a disgusting tweet he posted suggesting that Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine — who is transgender — was a man.

The Fox News host commented on Levine’s biological sex after two other prominent accounts, those of the Babylon Bee and of Charlie Kirk, were suspended for calling Levine a “man.”

Afterwards, Fox said Carlson would refuse to delete the tweet, no matter the consequences.

And yet, he clearly did delete the offensive tweet, which led him to send out this message an hour before his Monday evening broadcast:

What happened? Once again, Mediaite explains:

Carlson’s Monday tweet appears to be the result of a decision to delete the Levine post, which no longer appears on his timeline.

So Tucker was never going to delete the tweet, but he did exactly that, which means he lied. Then he failed to admit he had deleted said tweet and pretended he was back on the platform because Musk was now the owner of Twitter.

There are lies, and then there are Fox News lies, which are always bigger, more obvious, and more pernicious.

 

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Fox News Proclaims Elon Musk’s Attempt To Buy Twitter Is ‘Literally About Saving Civilization’

According to the extreme right-wing, goose-stepping gang over at Fox News, the fact that Elon Musk is trying to negotiate a hostile takeover of Twitter is essential if civilization is to be saved.

In their fanatical desire to see failed, one-term former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account restored, the hosts of “Fox & Friends” said Saturday that Musk isn’t aiming for Twitter to make money (Really? Has he ever done anything for any reason other than money?), it’s to save democracy and civilization itself.

Co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy, who has the IQ of a rutabaga and just a week ago was suggesting that Disney pay a price for being too “woke,” declared:

“This is not about money for him. This is literally about saving civilization, because right now in America, democracy is not really truly democracy when one side of the table is completely censored everywhere.

“And it’s not just on Twitter, if you look at the universities – everywhere you go, the conservative point of view is just not as allowed, and it’s literally censored on Twitter and other platforms.”

Translation: It’s not fair that right-wing extremists aren’t allowed to spew bigoted, vile slurs and blatant disinformation (including conspiracy theories) on private platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. But when’s the last time Fox allowed a spokesperson for the socialist cause to appear on their air and say whatever he or she wishes?

Campos-Duffy then turned to co-host Pete Hegseth and said:

“You’re not on it, they kicked you off.”

Hegseth seemed to contradict Campos-Duffy, raising the issue of whether he was booted or left voluntarily:

“Yeah and I left, too, like a lot of people, voluntarily ultimately. It’s not worth it, it’s a left-wing echo chamber.”

You mean sort of the way Fox, One America News, and Newsmax are right-wing echo chambers that pump out bullshit 24/7 to their deluded viewers?

When Brian Kilmeade joined the discussion, it sounded like he was about to recommend Elon Musk for sainthood:

“Elon Musk is being attacked and all of a sudden, they’re lining up, the SEC is lining up to look at what he’s doing with Tesla and SpaceX.

“Can you imagine if you went on a platform and you just saw conservative thought and liberal thought at the same time, no one protecting us from someone’s point of view?”

When does the American communist party get their own show on Fox, Brian? Why doesn’t Rupert Murdoch believe in free speech? Sounds like the same “cancel culture” the right always whines about.

Here’s the video: