I hope so… but I’ll believe it when I see the network implode…
Lady Discovery is kin to Karma but faster on the uptake. Fox should have known better and settled as soon as possible, even if it did take an official retraction and a few million. If they’d done that super early, the media coverage of the settlement would have gone away pretty quickly
Glad they didn’t. I hope this tears them apart
Yeah, the article feels a little like wishful thinking. Or “decent people with capacity for shame would feel anguish over this”.
I also hope it’s true, and I would love to see some more evidence of this anguish along the lines on an implosion.
It seems that from the stuff that’s come out, that Carlson and others only care about the economic viability of the network, and their own bottomlines… I have little doubt that people would just go find more fashy pastures should Fox implode…
Ding ding ding!
The part I find so utterly cognitively dissonant is that Fox News has periodically claimed that “Fox is entertainment, not news” (aka the Alex Jones defense):
while ok ok yeah insisting that they are a “news” “outlet” WTFTM.
This bizarre song-and-dance gaslight-y shit only “works” on the public when unimaginably huge piles of money are used to warp space, time, politicians, agencies that ought to be holding them accountable, etc.
If only this statement were true:
From that Salon article, I found this interesting:
Trump himself is, in many ways, the typical Fox viewer: Elderly, obsessed with his baseless grievances, and hostile to anything resembling reality-based journalism. His response to all this has been telling. Unsurprisingly, he has a sociopath’s lack of remorse for getting Fox News into this situation in the first place, by making the Big Lie a thing their audience wanted to hear more of. Instead, he’s been raving on Truth Social about “how weak and ineffective Fox News is” and how they should defend themselves instead by doubling down on the lies, but this time in a court setting.
One can only imagine how things are going to go, if or when gets to the discovery phase in any of his pending cases.
True. Unfortunately, there’s plenty of fasc in the media sea.
I found this mildly encouraging, though some of the people who Fox loses may, as MindySan said, go to a competing fascist news source.
Yeah, the people moving away from
4chan Fox are not going to CNN. They are going to 8kun Breitbart and kiwifarms OAN.
Breitbart News spokesperson Kurt Bardella stated in 2015 that the site “is a for-profit operation”. The company’s investors include computer scientist and hedge fund CEO Robert Mercer.
Buckle up y’all…