Discussion: Ex-Fox Host: Network Has 'Problem On Its Hands' If Report On Nixing Stormy Story True

1 Like

If you worked there and were not aware this kind of thing was going on you weren’t paying attention. This is bread and butter for FuxSnooz.

8 Likes

“If this story is true–and there are many reasons to believe it is, based off the piece–that is a real, real problem for Fox and it’s a problem for the journalists that work there that want to break these stories."

Fox evidently assessed the bigger problem was pissing off Trump.
16 Likes

I’d ummm really like some info on what exactly the “problem on their hands” is? I can’t imagine too many of the people who work there are going, “OH NOES! We’re a propaganda machine!” I have a hard time seeing Fox “News” lose press credentials with so much Repubican love, and does anyone expect Ted Cruz or Kasich or anyone else in the 2016 Clown Car to push back on this?

13 Likes

I think its time for some congressional hearings on press freedom and press independance. Make everyone at FOX come in and talk under oath…

7 Likes

Wait, wait, Fox News has journalists working for it? That’s the biggest surprise! (Sorry Shep, I love you but couldn’t resist)

7 Likes

" but the piece was killed because Rupert Murdoch was keen on President Trump winning the election"

Russians, Australians, the GOP will take all the outside help they can get to win elections.

6 Likes

Somebody should ask Chris Wallace and Shepard Smith what they think about this article, because their presence at Fox News gives it an aire of impartiality. If they want to be journalists, particularly ones with integrity, they would find work elsewhere.

6 Likes

Oh Please
When they sign on and walk through the door , above it is the Plaque
“All The news we feel fit to tell you”
Every time there is a Republican scandal I flip over to Faux news just to see…
Usually
But The emails!
AOC
Socialism!
The sound of crickets as far as any Rebub scandal

6 Likes

So do I. Before Nov 2018, Trump was “Emperor” because of a near-total acquiescence by the GOP.

Now he has to respond to a branch of government not under control of his enablers

1 Like

“Fox News denied killing the story to help Trump.” This statement is admitting that they did indeed kill this story but deny they did it to help Spanky. So much for what little journalistic credibility Fox had.

12 Likes

Oh, Abby! You’re as much a fucking idiot as that pea-brained compatriot of yours on “The View”, Meghan “Daughter of Saint John” McCain.

FoxNews has no problem at all with this. It is their modus operandi. It has been since their inception. You are acting as though FoxNews is a legitimate journalistic organization. FoxNews is about as legitimate as Melania Trump’s “supermodel” career.

8 Likes
10 Likes

FoxNews was a cancer, is a cancer, and it is virulent.

6 Likes

Either outcome of 2016 was good for Fox… Either they report Trumps real controversies or HRC’s faux controversies…

At least with Trump as president tax cuts allow them to keep more of the propaganda profits.

3 Likes

No it doesn’t.

6 Likes

Ya think?

1 Like

If Huntsman is to be believed, that had little to do with it. It seems this all has to do with Rupert Murdoch wanting the story killed so it would not hurt Trump in the election. More rigging. More propaganda control. Fox is as bad as the Russian propaganda outlets.

8 Likes

Too true, and the Repugs seek help from people who do not give a damn about what is good for the U.S. and our people, much less the rest of the world. Its all about money and power.

4 Likes

Fox had journalistic credibility. Not in my lifetime.

7 Likes