Bernie Sanders recovering, Fox News not


As United States senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is recovering from an earlier medical problem, this 4 October 2019 video says about itself:

Bernie’s Medicare For All Push SPOOKS Fox News

The Young Turks’ Emma Vigeland reports on how Fox News FRANTICALLY cut off Dr. Oz when he started talking about how popular Bernie Sanders‘ Medicare For All plan is among doctors.

Must be a coincidence…

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Fox News, megaphone for Murdoch-Trump hate speech


This 2 August 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Fox News Helps Amplify Trump’s Message Of Hate

In the past month or so, Donald Trump has ramped up his racist attacks on lawmakers, prompting many to think that this new strategy is going to cost him dearly in 2020. But that’s what a lot of people thought in 2016, and look where that got us. The truth is that the base doesn’t really care that much about the President’s openly racist rants, and Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins talks with Chauncey DeVega from Salon.com and The Chauncey DeVega Show about why we can’t expect Trump to just implode.

Read more here.

Rupert Murdoch’s Times promotes Islamophobia


This 21 August 2013 video from the USA says about itself:

Rupert Murdoch Takes On Muslims

Rupert Murdoch provoked backlash on Twitter Monday after he tweeted a controversial message about Muslims. He backed Britain’s chief rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, who had told the [Rupert Murdoch-owned] Times of London that multiculturalism has “had its day, and it’s time to move on.”

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Investigation called for over false stories about Muslims in the Times

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

EVIDENCE indicates that the Times newspaper has a potentially Islamophobic editorial process that led to a “litany of falsehoods” being published about Muslims, a media reform group has said.

The newspaper’s coverage of three “scandals” involving Muslims were found to have not happened as reported, according to an analysis by two journalists part of the Media Reform Coalition (MRC).

Andrew Norfolk, the newspaper’s chief investigative reporter, had “sacrificed basic journalistic standards” in order to get the stories published, the MRC report published today said.

Two journalists, Hacked Off co-founder Brian Cathcart and Press Gang editor Paddy French, found there was omission or minimisation of “facts that would have led readers to question central elements of what was being alleged” and using quotes out of context.

Mr Norfolk alleged in August 2017 that Tower Hamlets council placed a white, five-year-old Christian girl with Muslim foster carers who were alleged to have behaved like bullies and bigots, presenting this as a breach of the council’s duty to find appropriate placements.

Relevant and credible authorities agree that the claims against the carers were unfounded, the report says.

In July 2018, Mr Norfolk accused the now shut down human rights charity Just Yorkshire of publishing a report about Rotherham Labour MP Sarah Champion

author of an anti-Muslim article in another Murdoch publication, in the Sun

that was so critical that it provoked death threats against her. The Times has since admitted there was no evidence that the report led to threats.

In November 2018, Mr Norfolk accused Rotherham council of encouraging a British Pakistani rapist to request legal rights to visits to his son and to have a role in his upbringing.

All official bodies now agree that the council followed court rules that apply to local authorities requiring it to notify the father of care proceedings, but that it provided no encouragement for him to participate, the report says.

The report also accuses the Times of “resisting complaints and criticisms in defiance of the evidence” and failing to make meaningful corrections.

MRC chair Natalie French called for an independent investigation into the Times’s coverage so the public can know “how such a blatant lapse of professional standards occurred and what will be done to prevent it happening again.”

Dr Shazad Amin, CEO of the Muslim Engagement and Development organisation, said: “We need an urgent independent inquiry to ascertain whether this is part of a wider problem of systematic anti-Muslim bias at this paper and whether journalistic standards are being compromised in the pursuit of sensationalist and negative stories about Muslims.”

The Times has been contacted for comment.

USA: VIRGINIA GOP-ER SMEARS MUSLIM OPPONENT Democrat Qasim Rashid is running for the Virginia state Senate on issues like criminal justice, education funding and health care. But because he is also Muslim, his opponent, not surprisingly, is trying to tie him to “Islamic terrorism.” [HuffPost]

Iraq war liar Miller, Murdoch´s Venezuela warmonger


This 24 October 2008 video from the USA is called Judith Miller Plays Ball With The Right Wing And Gets Good Job [at Rupert Murdoch‘s Fox News and at Murdoch’s War Wall Street Journal].

Helen Caldicott, in the book Loving this Planet, writes about how Judith Miller’s lies in the New York Times about non-existent Iraqi ‘weapons of mass destruction’ helped to start the Iraq war.

Now, Ms Miller is back at her old lying warmongering. This time, not in the New York Times, but in Rupert Murdoch‘s Fox News. This time, not against Iraq, but against Venezuela. Egging Donald Trump on to escalate his war for oil on Venezuela.

One should point out that, contrary to her fellow right-wing warmonger, televangelist Pat Robertson, Ms Miller at least names the target country correctly ‘Venezuela’; not ‘Vuvuzela.’ [sarcasm off]

In the wake of Tuesday’s stillborn coup called by the US-backed and self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaidó, the Trump administration has escalated its threats of a direct military intervention to realize its aim of regime change in Venezuela. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Wednesday told the Fox Business Network that US “military action is possible”: here.

Murdoch media support caging children for immigrating


This 21 March 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Fox Ghoul On Why Putting Kids In Cages Is Good, Actually

In this Majority Report clip, Betsy McCaughey

the ex-wife of billionaire Wilbur Ross, Donald Trump‘s Secretary of Commerce. Like Ross, Betsy McCaughey is a right-wing politician, sometimes in the Democratic party, now in the Republican party.

thinks fake asylum seekers are a problem big enough to require child prison camps.

Fox guest urges Trump to pay for border wall by ending “this asylum scam” of people fleeing to the United States. Betsy McCaughey says migrants crossing the border are “fake asylum seekers””.

Read more here.

Rupert Murdoch supports Brazilian Bolsonaro’s homophobia


This 20 March 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Fox News Desperately Tries To Defend Bolsonaro’s Homophobia

Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro recently visited the United States, and Fox News was quick to whitewash all of his flaws in an attempt to make him look as good as God Emperor. Sam Seder and the Majority Report crew discuss this.

Those who are fighting back are in danger. Brazilian feminist activist TALIRIA PETRONE talks to Sebastien Brulez about the struggle today against the reactionary government of Jair Bolsonaro and the political assassination of her comrade Marielle Franco last year.

Alabama public television bans “Arthur” episode featuring same-sex marriage.

Protest against Rupert Murdoch’s racism, sexism


This 13 March 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Protesters STORM Fox News

Rebel HQ’s Emma Vigeland reports from the #DropFox protests outside of Fox News‘ headquarters, where demonstrators demanded that companies pull their advertisements from Tucker Carlson‘s program in the wake of his unearthed sexist, racist and xenophobic comments. Protestors also were angered by Jeanine Pirro‘s Islamophobic comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Samantha Bee delivers a comprehensive takedown of “white supremacist” Tucker Carlson.

These are the types of Islamophobia Fox News is OK with.

AOC LINKS PIRRO ATTACK TO OMAR DEATH THREAT Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) linked an attack by Fox News host Jeanine Pirro on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to a phoned-in death threat against the Muslim congresswoman. Patrick Carlineo, 55, of upstate New York, was arrested after allegedly vowing to shoot Omar, whom he called a “terrorist.” [HuffPost]

INSTAGRAM WON’T BAN ANTI-MUSLIM EXTREMIST Instagram said it won’t ban anti-Muslim extremist Laura Loomer from its platform over alarming posts she made this week potentially inciting violence against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn), a Muslim freshman lawmaker. An Instagram spokesperson said the company has removed one of Loomer’s  Instagram Stories — in which she recorded herself calling Islam “a cancer on humanity” — for violating its hate speech policy. [HuffPost]