Read time: 1 minute

How Do You Know Fox News Talking Heads Are Making $#!% Up? Their Mouths Are Moving.

From BraveNewFilm's documentary "OutFoxed" Regular readers of this site will not be surprised, as we've been proving it and highlighting egregious examples of it for years, but still, it's never a bad thing to have your suspicions confirmed by


From BraveNewFilm's documentary "OutFoxed"

Regular readers of this site will not be surprised, as we've been proving it and highlighting egregious examples of it for years, but still, it's never a bad thing to have your suspicions confirmed by insiders. A former Fox News Channel employee confirms what we've always known: Fox News makes stuff up:

Asked what most viewers and observers of Fox News would be surprised to learn about the controversial cable channel, a former insider from the world of Rupert Murdoch was quick with a response: “I don’t think people would believe it’s as concocted as it is; that stuff is just made up.”

Indeed, a former Fox News employee who recently agreed to talk with Media Matters confirmed what critics have been saying for years about Murdoch’s cable channel. Namely, that Fox News is run as a purely partisan operation, virtually every news story is actively spun by the staff, its primary goal is to prop up Republicans and knock down Democrats, and that staffers at Fox News routinely operate without the slightest regard for fairness or fact checking.

“It is their M.O. to undermine the administration and to undermine Democrats,” says the source. “They’re a propaganda outfit but they call themselves news.”

And that’s the word from inside Fox News.

Honestly, I don't care that the stuff they do is conservative...they've made no bones hiding that. What I care about is the legitimizing of a clearly fake news organization as a real one that actually practices journalism, both from within the halls of government and the other news outlets. Fox News Channel can pretend that they're actually doing news for a select audience, but the rest of us don't and shouldn't pretend along with them.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.