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Are you ready for it? Another study has found that Fox News is leading the media world in….

So it should come as no surprise that fact-checking watchdog Politifact recently came out with their latest Truth-O-Meter scorecards for the 3 major cable news networks. You’ll be shocked to learn that Fox News was once again found to be the most prolific promoter of false information. Fully 61 percent of anything uttered by a Fox News host, pundit, or a paid contributor (aka the so-called “experts” Fox disingenuously trots out) was found to be either mostly false, false, or “pants on fire.” This is an increase from September, when Fox News was caught lying “only” 58 percent of the time.

For fun, be sure to watch the video montage of Fox lies!

Brave New Films has released their documentary on Rupert Murdoch’s War On Journalism – OUTFOXED!  The full movie can be seen by clicking here.  With Politifact finding that Fox News only tells the facts that are “True” or “Mostly True” 21% of the time has America been Outfoxed? One thing for sure, once you see this movie you will know all the subtle and brazen tricks used by Fox and it will never be the same in your eyes.  Of course, this is a good one to share with your conservative uncle.

Fox News Outfoxed

Mike Konczal and Bryce Covert at The Nation ask the question “Does the Minimum Wage Kill Jobs?”    Well the employment numbers are in from states that recently raised their minimum wage, look what they found.

Get ready for Fox to load the whitewasher and set it to the creative spin cycle.


Andy Borowitz on what happens when someone watches too much Fox News…

Tracy Klugian, thirty-one, briefly came into contact with alarmist Ebola hearsay during a visit to the Akron-Canton airport, where a CNNStaph skin infections-folliculitis report about Ebola was showing on one of the televisions in the airport bar. “Mr. Klugian is believed to have been exposed to cable news for no more than ten minutes, but long enough to become infected,” a spokesman for the C.D.C. said. “Within an hour, he was showing signs of believing that an Ebola outbreak in the United States was inevitable and unstoppable.”

But others exposed to the widening epidemic of Ebola misinformation may not be so lucky. “A man in Oklahoma was exposed to Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Fox for over three minutes,” the C.D.C. spokesman said gravely. “We hope we’re not too late.”

You knew Colbert couldn’t resist going after Fox after they put their patented spin on the Iraq War…


Jon Stewart takes on the misinformed crowd at Fox and their ginned up assault on the Bergdahl family.  Fun!

Addicting Info is carrying Understanding The History of Fox News

Fox changes words, meanings, facts, and even actual news footage.

There are thousands of examples of FOX not just “leaning” in a particular direction on an issue… but actively changing around the words and meanings of interviews to make them seem to say the opposite of what the person interviewed actually said; of lies about what happened; of incorrect graphics…for example, calling Congressman Mark Foley a Democrat when he got caught in gay chatter with pages and calling Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords a Republican when there was an outpouring of sympathy for her after she got shot.

• FOX took a sparsely-attended tea-party rally in Washington and spliced in video of a heavily-attended event of an entirely different nature from months earlier.

• FOX has gotten caught using image manipulation software to edit the appearance of people they don’t like to make them appear more sinister.

• FOX alters poll results to mislead its viewers; in one case, their massacre of a Rasmussen poll on climate change ended up with a poll number of 120%–mathematically impossible, of course, except in FOX world.

• On 4-24-09… White House correspondent Wendell Goler cropped a comment by Obama and took it out of context — effectively reversing the statement’s meaning — to falsely suggest that Obama supports creating a health care system “like the European countries.”

• A 2010 Ohio State University study of public misperceptions about the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” found that viewers who relied on Fox News were 66% more likely to believe incorrect rumors than those with “low reliance” on Fox News ~Wikipedia

• A study by the Program on International Policy Attitudes showed 67% of Fox viewers believed that the “U.S. has found clear evidence in Iraq that Saddam Hussein was working closely with the al Qaeda terrorist organization” (He wasn’t. He hated, feared and banned them, but you’d never know that by watching FOX).

Cartoonist Ward Sutton is in his wheelhouse with TED Cruz talks, his animated look at the Texas Senator.  One frame of the story is posted below.

If that doesn’t make you laugh at the sociopath from the lone star state try reading this article from The Hill reporting on Senator Cruz’s father’s view of the media.  He may of had one too many Beck’s – Glenn Beck’s.

“In your previous segment you  were talking about imagining America,” Cruz said, according  to a video clip obtained by BuzzFeed. “I’ll tell you what, it almost  seemed like I was listening to what was happening in Cuba during Castro. The  very same thing, the ministry of misinformation that you have in all the  communist countries.”

Sounds like Fox News.

In case you missed the Daily Show with Jon Stewart this week you have to see this segment in which he uses clips of Fox News “personalities” advocating the elimination of many parts of the constitution.  A light-hearted look at the heavy subject of politicians and pundits giving you constitutional b__s____ from one side of their mouth while taking your rights with the other.  Enjoy and share.

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