Fox and the Big Lie

Fox and the Big Lie

2021, Politics  -   20 Comments
Ratings: 8.61/10 from 18 users.

A divided America - fueled by four years of President Donald Trump's aggressive leadership style - went out to vote in November 2020. These elections were extraordinary and extremely tense. Not only did people have to go out and vote in the middle of a once-every-century global pandemic, but the country was also still reeling from a racially charged summer filled with social upheaval. The media landscape was also full of polarizing political discourse, disinformation and general confusion about what is real and what is not.

Tensions boiled over when Joe Biden won the 2020 election. His rival Trump did not accept defeat graciously. Supported by his political allies, he went on air and declared that a "major fraud on the American people" had taken place and that Biden stole the election from him. Despite having no evidence of any fraud, many believed him due to the constant stream of conspiracy theories and misdirection aired by FOX News. These beliefs, of course, culminated on January 6, when Trump supporters attacked the Capitol building in Washington DC.

This two-part playlist breaks down how Fox News evolved into Trump's well-oiled propaganda machine, promoting "THE BIG LIE" that has threatened and contributed to the destabilization of democracy in the United States of America.

FOX News is a top rating cable TV network, dominating the American airwaves with political and business news - though in a more right-leaning or conservative perspective. The network was created in 1996 by Rupert Murdoch, with Roger Ailes as CEO as a direct challenge to CNN, which leaned more to the left and liberalism. Its core value was "Fair & Balanced", - which was their official tagline. Since then, Fox News has contributed much to Murdoch's massive fortune and gave him lots of power over many essential personalities and organizations.

Under Ailes, Fox News, though a conservative network, would present opposing political sides in almost every programming aspect. However, FOX insiders reveal how everything changed when Trump entered politics and Murdoch took over the CEO role. Ailes was fired for sexual misconduct, and with Murdoch stepping in as CEO, there was a seismic shift straight to the extreme political right.

The company dropped the "Fair & Balanced" tagline. While covering a Trump election rally in 2018, many were also shocked that two of the most prominent anchors in Fox News (Sean Hannity & Jeannine Pirro) went up on stage and began to campaign for him openly. Fast forward to 2020; it's hardly a surprise that when Trump needed a platform to let the American people how he was robbed, FOX News accommodated him.

What followed election night were weeks of election-fraud related content, repeated and discussed by Fox's highest-profile news presenters, talking heads, as well as the main topics featured in its programming line-up and op-ed talk shows. And when the protesters turned up at the Capitol, it was proof that FOX had cemented its status as Trump's main media mouthpiece along with being heavily involved in the disruption of valid information - and shows no signs of easing up.

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20 Comments / User Reviews

  1. jun

    political propaganda...from the fake news

  2. Erik Etheridge

    Its really sad that 100 years from now, if the earth and humanity hasn't been completely destroyed, People will watch this propaganda video and read from their "credible and trustworthy" sources of historical documentation believing all the lies! Think about what we in 2021 "think" we know about our ancestors. The world is full of deception and evil. The only real source of pure truth that ignites hope in the desperately wicked hearts of men is found only of, in, and through Jesus Christ and the sacrifice that he made of himself suffering on our behalf. I pray that you all come to him helpless and humble hearted and bare witness to the supernatural transformation of your hearts! He's waiting!

  3. Walter Calvey

    Need I Dare to Say the MOCKINGBIRD MAINSTREAM MEDIA NEWS OUTLETS Did An Outstanding Job, On a DAILY & HOURLY Basis to Roust That Evil Old Donald Trump From His Justly Appointed Presidency, But To No Avail !! HOW DARE THEY NOT SUCCEED !! Oh Well, There's Always the STEAL !!!! NICE STEAL DEMS.

  4. J. Scott

    So Sleepy, Corrupted Joe won fairly or by hook & crook. What does it matter now since the country is saddled with incompetency from top to bottom. Disaster in Afghanistan, open borders, inflation, higher taxes coming and more. Yes, Trump was an outsider and sent mean Tweets but he got a lot of good things done and the USA was respected by our allies and feared by our foes. It isn't that way anymore. I am hoping that Biden staves off total dementia until 2024 because Harris is even worse, if that is possible.

    1. Ken Kelly

      It is evident you also fell for the big Lie. The economy is a direct result of Trump's actions and a pandemic. As for Afghanistan, there was no point in being there. After 20 years and still, the American military was watching their people being killed with no progress being made.

  5. Al Ways

    "You know you are a success as a parent when you turn & look at your child & realize they turned out better than you."

    “I love those barrettes in your hair, man. I tell you what, look at her, she looks like she’s 19 years old, sitting there like a little lady with her legs crossed.”
    - "The Big Guy" / Sniffer In Chief Hiden Biden

    To date, Traitor Joe Biden is to date, single handedly the biggest muslim taliban terrorist arms sponsor with $32 billion in military supplies, in addition to numerous corrupt, unethical, underhanded and deceitful financial acts of treason against American Taxpayers, revealed by his son, (not the dead son who Hunter had an affair with right after his brother's death) Hunter's laptop, confirmed by Tony Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter Biden.
    Also, this Sniffer In Chief has demonstrated immoral and pedophilic tendencies, observed, and recorded inappropriately groping children both on public stage and exerts from his daughter's diary admission, entries of showering with her.
    I'll also add that in the "Biden Bunker", "Dr. Jill" is sure to have the carpets cleaned and parmesan cheese removed when ever Hunter pops by with his underaged crack whores and painting straws.
    Based on these villainous family acts of depravation alone would surely make these socialist/communist-like "fudging" and cheating voter's from the robbing American's of the best POTUS ever in history.
    Hopefully in 2024 the swamp draining vigorously started in 2016 will return with more aggressive propulsion and less resistance.
    God Bless America.

    "If there was no hypocrisy, there would be no democratic party"

  6. Ralph Hollister

    While I have many friends who are Democrats, I despise Dem politicians and Rinos as well. I am not sure about Trump, I want to like him but he didn't pardon Assange or Snowden, what's a freedom loving person to do! I guess I will vote Trump, at least he's not an asshole.

    1. LouieMarie

      The shadow government wouldn’t let him.

    2. Simone

      But he us the biggest asshole ever.

  7. Ricardo Villa

    The title "Fox and the Big Lie" should refer to Fox being the first major network to declare Arizona as being won by Biden . Very irresponsible for a network to do that when it was so extremely close.
    Since Fox has almost steadfastly refused to look at the possibility of the election being stolen, it's hard to fathom that someone would make a documentary calling Fox to task for "lying".

  8. joe hono

    "helped destabilize democracy" haha, that's hilarious!

  9. No longer on Social Media

    "the big lie" ... liberals don't understand that when team A decides that Team B are all fascists and have to be dealt with only with violence while CNN is reporting, "mostly peaceful'' that the response is normally... Violence? The left wants Trans people involved with children. The rights response. ban abortion? why? It's a response to a response. Whether it's a lie or not. The actions you have chosen have brought you to where you stand now... Deal with it. Trump will have 4 more years.

    1. Al Ways

      "Antifa is an idea, not an organization"
      - Joe Biden.

      Meanwhile, Bunker Biden, who rarely, if ever steps out to see his "ideas" in play, has (according to sept. 2020 media reports) "burned, loot and murdered" over $2 billion USD in "infrastructure" damages and killed over 500 innocent people, including our police officers, but in a "mostly peaceful" fashion.

  10. Jon

    If you want to read about the "Big Lie", read Dinesh D'Souza's book, The Big Lie. It's about the Democratic Party's roots in the Nazi Party.

  11. Jon

    Haven't seen this many so many Democrats/Leftists pant shitters this upset since Lincoln freed the Slaves
    Hey mikem how's the "four more years of happiness" working for you?
    China Joe Bidet has been in office over 100 days. America has had over 100 Failures by your brain dead buffoon.
    Spencer-Bidet "won" zip, nada, zero! Voting machine fraud. Only way the DumboRats could "win" any thing is for dead people to vote, illegals and the voting machine scam.

  12. mike

    wow communist lies from some brit skank, f the left. trump rules

    1. Spencer

      You *do* realize Trump lost and was the first single-term president since George H.W.B.?

      Have you paid any attention whatsoever to the people being arrested over Jan 6th? Your boy Trump is a treasonous loon.

    2. not ur mom

      you do realize Spencer that they are all trespassing charges right dont you? you do look at the legal docs from the court correct? no you do you listen to some talking head and believe everything

    3. mikem

      Oh happy day......for at least 4 more years....

    4. No longer on Social Media

      @Spencer You do realize that there were abnormalities in the elections. I do recall Trump telling his voters not to vote because he was going to strike out mail-in voting. Even if Biden won. He won very poorly. The Left would bend over and let Biden thrust it up their arse to "ANYone but Trump." A revote would have stopped any type of extreme distrust from a possible cult-like following. But aye you can't take that back and here we are yet again. Any smart liberal would have known that Trump could run again in 4 years.