- File Size: 3028 KB
- Print Length: 142 pages
- Publisher: News Corpse; 1 edition (November 15, 2012)
- Publication Date: November 15, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A8PD694
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Fox Nation vs. Reality: The Fox News Community's Assault On Truth Kindle Edition
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Mark Howard has done a masterful job documenting the shamelessly misleading headlines and many of the outright lies that Fox Nation, the internet arm of Fox "News", pushes out every single day. It isn't just that they manipulate the news, they literally make it up. Throughout the book, taken from posts from the website News Corpse (The Internet Chronicle of Media Decay), example after example demonstrate that whenever you see a headline on Fox Nation, you can assume it isn't true. Most of the book deals with distortions of President Obama's speeches and record. But, as a Massachusetts resident, another case jumped out at me. In the Massachusetts Senate election of 2012, democrat Elizabeth Warren, running against GOP and Tea Party darling Scott Brown, stated "We've got bridges and roads in need of repair, and thousands of people in need of work. Why aren't we rebuilding America? Our competitors are putting people to work, building the future. China invests 9 percent of its GDP in infrastructure. America, we're at just 2.4 percent. We can do better. We can build a foundation for a strong new economy and get people in Massachusetts to work right now." How did Fox Nation headline that statement? ELIZABETH WARREN PRAISES COMMUNIST CHINA.
Read it people. Not only is the book very informative and a bargain at that price, but think of all the talking points you'll have next time you argue with your crazy rightwing uncle.
Howard notes that Fox New debuted about sixteen years ago, and it was "crafted from scratch to be a partisan outlet for right-wing propaganda and a platform for advancing a conservative agenda." He notes that the web site Fox Nation compliments their television presence. What I found interesting was that this news enterprise does not identify their principle staff such as publishers and editors according to Howard. He states, "There is no masthead or bylines or any other indication of who is responsible for the repugnant content posted daily on the web page." In this book, he tries to show how the "blatant falsehoods" are aimed at an ill-informed audience - one which simply wants to have their prejudices affirmed. With their propaganda, they fabricate an "alternative political reality." They are definitely anti-Obama as Howard speaks of "their desperate determination to see everything Obama does as either evil, incompetent, uncaring, or un-American." They appear to be on a mission to disparage the President, and this becomes evident as you read the articles presented here.
He backs up these claims with a collection of articles here - I counted fifty-five - that seem to clearly demonstrate what he says. You can check the list of articles by using Amazon's "Look Inside" feature. Then read the book. It backs up the suspicions I've developed from watching the news outlet.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you love Fox News you will hate this book. If you think Fox News is a news organization, you will hate this book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by S. H. Jolly
This is the most amazing twist of words to make one believe what Howard is saying is true. Howard is nothing more than a Left Wing zealot part of the machine trying to bring down... Read morePublished 6 months ago by William
Important review how media can 'frame' topics using inappropriate innuendo and speculation that influences policy using poor journalism.Published 10 months ago by Steve
Wonderful compilation of FOX lies. Everyone should read it - especially FOX viewers, readers and listeners.Published 10 months ago by piffle
Interesting Examples documented of blatant "making things up" by Fox News!Published 12 months ago by Thomas S.
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