Fox News and fake news

This video from the USA says about itself:

15 November 2016

Bill O’Reilly exploded on live TV as he came to the defense of Fox News Tuesday morning. The O’Reilly Factor host told CBS This Morning. “It’s a good place to work, all right? We do good work! We do honest work!” The former Inside Edition host vented his frustration after anchor Norah O’Donnell asked if he had read his colleague Megyn Kelly’s new book, Settle For More, in which she says she was sexually harassed by former Fox News honcho Roger Ailes.

According to recent research by Stanford University in the USA, many students have problems deciding what can be trusted more: a fake news source or Rupert Murdoch‘s Fox News.

Not that surprising, as Fox News is often called Faux News and often has fake news items.

On Sunday, the New York Times published an editorial entitled “Truth and Lies in the Age of Trump,” which bemoans “the breakdown of a shared public reality built upon widely accepted facts” due to the growing influence of social media. As a result, the Times writes, “it’s easier for demagogues to deploy made-up facts to suit the story they want to tell,” declaring “That’s what Mr. Trump has done.” While the editorial is framed as a critique of Trump, its real target is the idea that the population should have access to information that is not censored and massaged by the CIA, the military and the financial elite. This, in the Times’ view, is a recipe for disaster: here.


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