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Thread: Are Newsmax, OANN, and Fox Media threats to American Democracy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmal View Post
    It’s truly frightening.
    Better stock up on ammo and toilet paper.

    I'd be truly surprised if a nation as large as the US was allowed to collapse. The World's Largest Economy collapsing would collapse the global economy.

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    We seem to be getting off track here. If two posters feel the need to engage in a 'no, you are' repartee, please do it in another place. Thanks. OP below is a bit dated but covers how Fox became propaganda and not news.


    "Fear, in fact, is precisely what Ailes is selling: His network has relentlessly hyped phantom menaces like the planned 'terror mosque' near Ground Zero, inspiring Florida pastor Terry Jones to torch the Koran. Privately, Murdoch is as impressed by Ailes' business savvy as he is dismissive of his extremist politics. 'You know Roger is crazy,'' Murdoch recently told a colleague, shaking his head in disbelief. 'He really believes that stuff.'

    To watch even a day of Fox News – the anger, the bombast, the virulent paranoid streak, the unending appeals to white resentment, the reporting that's held to the same standard of evidence as a late-*October attack ad – is to see a refraction of its founder, one of the most skilled and fearsome operatives in the history of the Republican Party...."

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    A simple answer to the question of whether or not specific news outlets are a threat to Democracy is, yes, they are. Specifically, the TV broadcasts and specific hosts like Tucker Carlson who dishonesty spread disinformation and sow distrust.

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    Watching Newsmax or OAN reminds me so much of RT. Oddly even RT seems more balanced so long as the story stays far from critical of Russia's leaders. For the reader Peter Pomerantsev's 'Nothing is True and Everything is Possible'. It is world hard to comprehend in many ways, but a world we see today in America with the republicans and many of the wealthy.
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