The conservative media including FOX News does have a well earned reputation for fomenting anger against Muslims as well as other groups. Their modus operandi is to first decide on a talking point guaranteed to cater to their conservative, right wing audience and then somehow, they twist whatever facts or data that are available to supposedly prove their point. Frequently those on the right refer to information that has no basis in reality, but they swear it has to be true because they read or saw something on the TV or the internet.
The May, 12, 2015 Mint Press News article states: “that a study of Fox News suggests that the TV news network is a leader in lying to the American public, beating out CNN and MSNBC for the amount of falsehoods broadcast-ed. The analysis comes from Punditfact, a partnership between the Tampa Bay Times and Politifact.com, As of January (2015) about 60 percent of facts reported by Fox News were false.”
In recent days, how many times has the current republican presidential front runner and candidate, Donald Trump insisted that he saw thousands of Muslims on the New Jersey side of the Hudson, celebrating the US 9/11 tragedy? The media outlets have stated over and over again, both in print and on TV news that no such incident ever occurred anywhere in the U.S. News officials have repeated in sync that there is no such video portrayal of thousands of New Jersey Muslims singing and dancing, subsequent to the US 9/11 tragedy.
In this case, around the 9/11 time-frame, Donald Trump did observe a video on FOX News with Brit Hume depicting exactly what Mr. Trump said he witnessed with his very own two eyes, except the location was NOT in New Jersey but in the Palestinian section of Israel. Both CNN and MSNBC ran with similar type footage and story lines of Arabs responding to the US 9/11 news with festivity, but with the setting being in the West Bank of Israel.
Fourteen years later, I don’t understand why all the news outlets are almost never mentioning the existence of this Palestinian West Bank news video showing Muslims demonstrating their enthusiasm when they learned about the US 9/11 terrorist attack. Because this video was claimed by skeptics to be a fake, it was extremely controversial at the time in 2001, and so, it is not as if they have no recollection of its existence.
On 11/24/15, Tommy Christopher presents the video that Donald Trump thinks he saw on the blog, Mediate.com. If you click on the icon, (video 1239), then you’ll have access to the entire Mediate.com article along with the relevant FOX News, CNN and MSNBC videos.
Palestinians Dancing in the Street : snopes.com http://www.snopes.com › Rumors of War Snopes.com Well, THOSE IMAGES WERE SHOT BACK IN 1991!!! Those are images of Palestinians celebrating the invasion of Kuwait!
‘Pants On Fire’: Analysis Shows 60% Of Fox News ‘Facts ...http://www.mintpressnews.com/pants-on-fire-analysis…fox–news…/205563/ May 12, 2015 – Fox News leads the major TV networks in broadcasting lies… Faux News lost legitimacy for being possessed with hate for muslims