Fox and the Big Lie

Fox and the Big Lie

2021, Politics  -    -  Playlist 38 Comments
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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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1 year ago

It is funny to challenge people (when waiting in line or having coffee, in the bus etc) on leftist matters. They look and are very embarrassed by the turn the left took. From proudly claiming the taxation of the rich to help the poor, as they used to do in the past, now they are looking down and avoiding even the eye contact...

Mike Ehrmantraut
1 year ago

There sure are a lot of triggered Leftists... but then again, America is rejecting them HARD... and will do so even harder. Red wave my behind. It's going to be a RED TSUNAMI! And best of all, citizenship WILL be on the chopping block for you dolts. Then we'll see how much you hate America... when you have 60 to vacate.

American Citizen
1 year ago

Wonder why they don't cover the vote count mysteriously stopping in the swing states where Trump was leading by a large margin and the miraculously all the votes that supposedly came in overnight were all for sleepy Joe. What a pathetic joke !
Anyone who says they believe the election was straight up is a liar or a fool

1 year ago

mikem - Wrote on 09/23/2021 at 04:53
"Oh happy day......for at least 4 more years"....
How's that working out for you, you feckless dunce!?

1 year ago

Anyone notice that there are no China Joe Biden documentaries here?
Why? What positive thing can be said about an aging, brain dead Swamp Creature!

1 year ago

I'm sure this "documentarian" would like the Chlamydia News Nutwork (cnn) better. Someone should tell him to pull his dress down. His bias, and ignorance is showing.
Here are some Real Big Lies
1. The Democratic Party didn't have its roots in Nazism
2. The msm is fair and objective
3. The 2020 Election wasn't a Fraud
4. Big Tech doesn't censor opposing opinions.
5. Joe Biden isn't brain dead.
6. veep Harris is smart.
7. Democratically controlled Cities and States are vibrant, prosperous and have a low crime rate.

2 years ago

political propaganda...from the fake news

Erik Etheridge
2 years ago

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!

Walter Calvey
2 years ago

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.

J. Scott
2 years ago

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.

Al Ways
2 years ago

"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"

Ralph Hollister
2 years ago

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.

Ricardo Villa
2 years ago

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".

joe hono
2 years ago

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

No longer on Social Media
2 years ago

"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.

2 years ago

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.

2 years ago

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.

2 years ago

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