Fox News

Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch: inside the billionaire bromance (6/16/2017)

The Unfair and Imbalanced Culture of Sexual Harassment at Fox News (5/9/2017)

Roger Ailes Was One of the Worst Americans Ever (5/20/2017)

Trump Is Getting Talking Points From Fox News Again (1/26/2017)

"Rupert Murdoch and Fox News are fiercely dedicated to a political project that will eliminate trade unions, abolish and/or commercialize public education, increase economic inequality and the power of billionaires and big business, ignore and aggravate the environmental crisis that threatens human existence, promote endless wars and militarism, governance by and for the rich, a corrupt judicial system, and elections that go to the highest (anonymous) bidders. Above all, Murdoch champions the elimination of independent journalism. All the institutions that make for a credible modern democracy are in his crosshairs." Robert McChesney

"...during the three weeks period before the election when three of the four major conservative commentators - Charles Krauthhammer, Jonah Goldberg and George Will - raised their voices in unison objecting to the scientific findings concerning global warming. They, of course, are all on the payroll of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News, and perhaps it was simply a coincidence that it came shortly after a similar push by the Murdoch papers in England." Tom Anderson, Hartford Courant 1/2/2015

When the United States invaded Iraq, a New York Times/CBS News survey estimated that 42 percent of the American public believed that Saddam Hussein was directly responsible for the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. And an ABC News poll said that 55 percent of Americans believed that Saddam Hussein directly supported Al Qaida. None of this opinion is based on evidence (because there isn't any). All of it is based on insinuation, auto-suggestion, and outright lies circulated by the U.S. corporate media, otherwise known as the "Free Press," that hollow pillar on which contemporary American democracy rests. Arundhati Roy Presented in New York City at The Riverside Church May 13, 2003

"...Roger Ailes has been at the forefront of a political culture that seeks to divide our country. On the Nixon and Bush campaigns, he worked to fragment America along racial lines. Now at Fox, he has continued that effort, in addition to dividing us by party and ideology, Balkanizing our nation makes it practically impossible for our leaders to work together. There could be no compromise on the health care bill because Republicans feared an attack from Fox. There can be no working together to solve the climate crisis because Fox has convinced its audience that global warming does not exist. Republicans felt compelled to push our nation to the edge of default because they feared the reaction of their Fox News-watching base." The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine: David Brock, Ari Rabin-Havt (pg 284)

Pew found that most staunch conservatives were regular viewers of Fox News, preferring the network to any other news source. Fox has helped to ingrain the idea that Republicanism and religiousity are embattled and oppressed, fighting for survival against the forces of secular extremists. There was, for instance the Fox News-fabricated "War on Christmas" and its fight against the "Happy Holidays Syndrome". The face of the the networks defense-of-Christmas crusade has been the "Killing Jesus" co-author Bill O'Reilly, who this season declared a victory. In December, he said on his show: "It isn't a mythical war on Christmas. It's real, and we just won." Charles Blow NYT 1/2/2014

"any time you run an organization where more people believe the president is a Muslim than believe in evolution, that's a problem" John Stewart comment to Bill O'Reilly. (quote from The Outrage Industry: Jeffrey M. Berry and Sarah Sobieraj)

50 Fox News Lies in 6 Seconds (3/1/2015)

Fox News has no shame: Easily duped wingnuts spout phony science and climate-change lies (2/19/2015)

Why Serious People Discount Fox News (1/26/2015)

How Rupert Murdoch's Media Empire Benefited From Selling Reagan's CIA Propaganda (12/31/2014)

Fox Wants to Stop These Groups From Voting (10/27/2014)

Fox Covers Up a Benghazi Story (6/21/2014)

5 of the Most Dangerous Delusions of the Far Right (5/14/2014)

O'Reilly Factor the Go-From Place for 'Facts About Obamacare' (10/29/2013)

Rupert Murdoch knew about his papers’ bribes culture (7/2013)

Why the Washington Post Killed the Story of Murdoch’s Bid to Buy the US Presidency

Murdoch's Bid To Hijack the US Presidency (12/21/2012)

The GOP's Fox Problem (11/25/2012)

Blame Fox News, Not Just Mitt (9/23/2012)

Murdoch pushed Blair into Iraq (6/17/2012)

Rupert Murdoch, The Power Of Corporate Media Chains Over Governments (6/25/2012)

Dial M For Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch not fit to run a major company, British panel says (5/1/2012)

Murdoch facing new challenge as US Senator Rockefeller investigates (5/1/2012)

Bribery Allegations Increase Likelihood That Murdoch's Media Outlets Will Face Charges in the US (2/28/2012)

Seasons Greetings From Fox News Climate Deniers (12/21/2011)

Rupert Murdoch's Climate Change Hypocrisy (4/23/2011)

Viewers of Fox News Less Informed of World Events Than Those Who Don't Watch Any News At All

How Fox News and the GOP Help the Ultra-Rich Get Even Richer (8/24/2011)

How Fox News is Making Americans More Right-Wing, More Ignorant and Ever More Terrified (8/10/2011)

Look At Murdoch's Lawyers (8/13/2011)

Murdoch's Other Moral Crimes (7/28/2011)

4 Ways the Murdoch Scandal Points to Rot at the Top (7/12/2011)

Fox's Obama "socialism" smear comes straight from the top

9 Shameless Warmongers Who Call Fox News Home (9/5/2010)

Where Do all the Liars Who Got us Into Iraq End up? Fox News! (9/3/2010)

Fox Donates at least $40 million to GOP Presidential candidates (11/18/2010)

Fox calls for repeal of the 20th century (9/7/2010)

Why We Should Stop Watching Fox News (8/24/2010)

Glenn Beck May Be a Clown -- But the Shady Right-Wingers Who Pull His Strings Are Dangerous (9/5/2010) (about the Tea Party) Also, see the Republicans page.

Demand that News Corp.'s major shareholders renounce Glenn Beck's violent rhetoric and its dangerous consequences.

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Gives GOP Governors Association $1 Million (8/17/2010)

Oxymoron: Murdoch Media Ethics

The Phone Hacking Scandal (9/3/2010) See the New York Times magazine for September 5, 2010)

Fox News Ever-Expanding ethics Nightmare (4/232/2010)

Rupert Murdoch owns a worldwide media empire of newspapers, radio, satellite, and television channels including Fox. He employs many of the most strident ’personalities’ delivering misinformation: Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich are highly paid Fox News political analysts. So are Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity. These are the people that initiated and nurtured the tea party movement. Murdoch employees all.

Now he is attempting to add the Chicago Tribune and the LA Times to his holdings.

Republicans have lost sight of the fundamental Constitutional principle that concentrated power is a threat whether public or private. They have allowed Rupurt Murdoch to all but take over their party even though he has been found unfit to run a major international company

Almost every Republican Presidential contender has been on the Fox payroll.

"Republicans originally thought that Fox worked for us, and now we are discovering we work for Fox" David Frum

It is fair to attribute the tea party movement to Rupert Murdoch who no doubt fronts for the vast right-wing conspiracy.

Lou Dobbs brings his Immigration Lies to Fox (8/30/2010)

PIPA polls determined that Fox News listeners have more misconceptions than any other network. Lately they seem to be calling for armed insurrection. Fox News "War games" the Coming Civil War (2/22/2009)

Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox News, at an annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland admitted that his news operation tried to lead America into the war in Iraq. See below, they want war with Iran as well.

since 2007 when Murdoch said climate change “poses clear, catastrophic threats,” Murdoch and his media operations “have become the nation’s leading source of disinformation about climate change.” From Rolling Stones

Who'd Pay for Rupert Murdoch's Climate Change Skepticism? (12/15/2009)

Fox supports the regressive corporate (Republican) agenda that rewards the wealthy at the expense of everyone else. It is NOT ‘conservative’. The point of the Republican agenda is to motivate people to act against their own interest, allowing wealth to concentrate even further in our controlling corporate oligarchy. Roger Ailes, a Murdoch employee, runs the show at Fox. See Roger Ailes: the Real Head of the GOP (1/18/2010)

The financial sector spun out of control, industry moved offshore, bankruptcies soared, but Fox opposes remedies. Health care in the US is twice as expensive as anywhere else, offers little choice, produces outcomes only slightly better than Cuba's, leaves many without service, and is a major cause of bankruptcy, but Fox opposes change. Climate decline is a major threat to the next generations, but Fox denies the problem.

Despite declining wages, longer working hours, less time off, and shrinking benefits, Fox, facilitating the Walmartization of America, opposes unions.

Fox and Friends Rationalizing Threats against Democrats (3/25/2010)

O'Reilly Finds a New Way to Be Wrong About Immigration and Crime (6/21/2010)

Demand that News Corp.'s major shareholders renounce Glenn Beck's violent rhetoric and its dangerous consequences. (7/30/2010)

Beck Attacks Social Justice (3/12/2010)

Why Glenn Beck is So Repulsive (2/26/2010)

Glenn Beck's Golden Fleece

Stossel is the latest Fearmonger at Fox News (12/16/2009)

Fox Nation Headline About Nativity Scene Ban Twists The TruthRolling Stones

Christian Right Is 'Trolling for Assassins' (11/19/2009)

Fox News Faux News (11/2009)

What's Your Beef With Fox ?

Fox News "war games" the coming civil war

Keith Olbermann: "...imagine if William Randolph Hearst had owned a cable television network. The first admission from the evil overlord of Fox, Rupert Murdoch, that his news operation tried to lead America into the war in Iraq. Mr. Murdoch‘s remarkable confession coming at ... annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, in Switzerland." (Countdown with Keith Olbermann transcript) [Editor's note: An essential update to the now-classic documentary Outfoxed!]

Outside the White House itself, no single person has championed the Iraq War with more determination than Dan Quayle's brain PNAC's co-founder Rupert Murdoch's mouth William Kristol.

That means the blood of over 3,000 American soldiers and 655,000 Iraqi civilians is pouring off his hands.

Of course, Kristol's record isn't just bloody, it's filled with innumerable lies, as Media Matters has documented.

See the video

Fox News -- home of outrageous smears, falsehoods -- promotes "tea parties" protesting "journalistic malpractice" October 17, 2009 9:01 am ET

From Mindwar to Fox News

Stewart: Fox News Is The Meanest Sorority in the World (3/12/2010)

Blessed are those who Possess Colt Peacemakers

News Corpse

FOX wants war with Iran.

"It's almost too ridiculous to believe, but it's shockingly real. We've already compiled over 4 hours of FOX footage just in the last few months... the same images, sound effects, yelling and threatening that led the U.S. to invade Iraq is happening right now to sell a war with Iran. They are saying the exact same things!! Here is the video evidence, side-by-side with what they said about Iraq."

Watch FOX Attacks: Iran

Broadcasters who foment human rights abuse, violence, or war should lose their license. Until that happens, we can boycott their advertisers.

If you listen to Fox News, or most talk radio, you are getting Republican propaganda, misinformation, hate speech, and other distractions that include considerable spam (advertising). Since it is all corporate, by now you are used to it.

Murdoch Is Big Muscle Behind Fraudulent Astro Turfers (8/20/2009)

Republicans sponsored a huge scam on America. Their regressive agenda, virulently anti-union, pushed wages down, made pensions a thing of the past, fostered predatory lending for almost everyone, found nothing wrong with obscene CEO salaries or taxpayer funded bonuses for failed banks, made healthcare a profiteering industry, and even attempted to privatize Social Security. The result of deregulation, privatization, tax cuts for the wealthy has been a new gilded age, a huge downsizing of the middle class, a financial sector that devoured the rest of the economy then pretty much collapsed, and made the US military larger than the rest of the world's combined. Most Corporations paid NO taxes though, and they were free to use the environment as their very own dump.

Fox, News Corp, and other right-wing media not only enabled the disaster, they continue to sell the regressive Republican agenda. It has made a lot of people poor for the benefit of a very wealthy few. (It's called corruption and is one of the symptoms of a banana republic.) When Corporations control the government, that is the very definition of fascism. This may be a Weimar moment.

8 Reasons Fox Is Not a News Organization (10/24/2009)

Fox News Caught Repeatedly Cropping, Manipulating Video (5/5/2009)

Not Only Is Fox's Glenn Beck a Bigot, He's Also a Lunatic (1/23/2009)

Glenn Beck's anti-gay army of God (9/5/2010)

Boycott Fox News Advertisers

News Corpse

Petition Against FOX'S Hate-Filled Smears:

Murdoch Agrees With Beck That Obama Is A Racist

Tough New White House Line on FOX News: It's War (10/12/2009)

Muslim Madness (8/21/2010)

Fox accuses White House of trying to impose Sharia law in US
No, this isn't an April Fool's joke. Fox is seriously accusing the Obama administration of seeking to impose Sharia law in the United ...

Fox Attacks Unions

Fox News Morons Call American Unions and Workers ‘Fascist Parasites’ (7/6/2014) (VIdeo)

Fox hosts make it clear they are simply against unions. When they insist that union bosses - not employers - are intimidating workers, or when they declare that unions that drive up wages and benefits are harmful for Big Business, it's clear whose side they're on - and it's not the American worker's.

O'Reilly latest to advance UAW pay falsehood (2/25/2009)

Democratic party leaders wisely decided that Fox is incapable of hosting a Presidential debate. Anyway, based on their prior performance, media should be kept off the stage in any candidate debates. Private, for-profit electioneering is corrosive of the political process.

Fox News and Racism

We have seen the power of talk radio in Rwanda.

Roger Ailes, the president of Fox News, was Nixon's media adviser.


Fox News Environment Disaster

Fox attacks the environment. (video)

How much can you learn from Fox News ? You should know how Fox reported on BGH...or on Obama

What If Fox News Actually Wants Mob Violence? (3/21/2010)


Stop Fox News Censorship

About Fox News Bias

Republicans use CIA propaganda tools domestically

Thanks to the terrific work of the News Hounds, we bring you Fox and ole' Billy O'Reilly attacking decency. Yes, you read that right. The self-righteous, pompous, bloviators who deign to lecture on how we should behave in our personal lives, are in fact exploiting women, pandering to the lowest common denominator and pushing smut out on the airwaves on a daily basis! Watch the video:


Sweet Jesus I Hate Bill O'

Clarence Thomas and Rupert Murdoch

Jon Wiener | Rupert Murdoch paid Clarence Thomas $1.5 million for his new memoir. Doesn't that create an "appearance of impropriety"?

Rupert to Internet: It’s War!

The White House Takes on the Press (10/8/2009)

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Slam Bill O'Reilly for His Jihad Against Dr. George Tiller

Slam Bill O'Reilly for His Jihad Against Dr. George Tiller

Bill O'Reilly's horribly offensive rhetoric helped feed the hate that led to this act of domestic terrorism. Read more »


News Corpse

Fox News Lies

Fox News Makes You Stupid

The Catholic News Stories Fox Doesn't Care About

Media Matters


OutFoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (a documentary you can watch on-line.)


The Wrongs of the Right: Language, race and the Republican Party in the Age of Obama: Matthew w.Hughey and Gregory S Parks.

An Atheist in the Foxhole: Joe Muto

Echo Chamber: Rush Limbaugh and the Conservative Media Establishment: Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Joseph Cappella

The Fox Effect: David Brock, Ari Rabin-Havt and Media Matters

Fair and Balanced, My Ass: an unbridled look at the bizarre reality of Fox News: Joseph Minton Amann and Tom Breuer

War at the Wall Street Journal: Sarah Ellison (Excerpt Vanity Fair 6/2010)

The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch, Michael Wolff

Lies (and the Lying Liers who tell them) a Fair and Balanced Look at the Right: Al Franken

Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot: And Other Observations: Al Franken

Assholes, a Theory: Aaron James