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True Cowardly Colors

As more ugly information emerges of Donald Trump’s stranglehold on millions of Americans, the shocks continue to reverberate as to how the huge organization, once called “Fox News” has shackled the minds and hearts of millions of Americans. For a decade, I’ve more correctly referred to the behemoth of lies and distorted allegations as “Faux” media, using the French term for “False.” The term, “News,” has never been of value at the institution.

Rupert Murdock’s litany of paid liars has seen much turmoil through the years as criminality keeps surfacing. But new revelations on December 13 about how Fox spokespeople (never referred to as newscasters), acknowledged Trump’s evil on the January 6 assault on our Capitol, have downgraded the media giant’s disgusting practices to a new low.

From DJT’s henchman, the so-called White House chief of staff, (No. 4 in a mere four years), Mark Meadows, we now see documents showing that some right-wingers were freaking out as the terrorists were mobilized by Trump himself to march and then attack the once sacred U.S. Capitol. The mobs rushed to destroy the very foundation of our democracy by seeking to overturn the will of the people. Horrified “Foxites” then began frantically trying to get Meadows to have Trump stop the attackers. But, of course, cowards like Meadows had no will or power to convince Trump to end the crisis. Apparently, the preferred course of action by Trump and his advisor was to let the dirty Mike Pence be hanged, some members of Congress be killed by GOPers, thus allowing their evil deeds to occur unrestrained.

Here are a few pieces of Fox’s political worries as conveyed to Meadows, with more to certainly surface in the coming days:

Maybe Fox’s Hannity, Ingraham, and Kilmeade were mostly concerned that their four years of Trump adulation would finally be seen by all the QAnon, gun-crazy anti-vaxxers for the truth behind their façade. 

  • The leading witch at Fox, Laura Ingraham wrote, “Mark, the president needs to tell people in the Capitol to go home. This is hurting all of us. He is destroying his legacy,” a laughable phrase to anyone aware of Trump’s destructive impacts on America over four years. To me it’s also funny she referred to the MAGA hordes as “people,” rather than use to more accurate term, “rats and mice.”
  • The distorter of all truth and/or facts at Fox, Sean Hannity, also begged: “Can he make a statement, ask people to leave the Capitol?” he asked of Meadows.
  • Another Faux distorter, Brian Kilmeade, worried about his role model, Trump. So, he told Meadows to “get (Trump) on TV,” while nearly crying that the assault was “destroying everything you have accomplished.” This from an ignorant host who once declared that “All terrorists are Muslims." Yet he was unable to discern any Muslims on Jan. 6 as thousands of white supremacist terrorists invaded the halls of Congress.

Of course, such craven Fox media staffers worried that their “great” Emperor Trump would suffer a stain on his wonderful record of “accomplishments.” What may have been the “important issues?”

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Their Jan. 6, concerns about preserving the swamp of Trump’s 38,000 independently documented lies must have been important to Fox. Or were they worried because of his atrocious international failures while admiring the world’s dictators like Kim or Putin? Perhaps it was DJT’s shutdown of our government. Or Trump’s hiring of so many incompetent federal officers who turned and ran when the complexities of real leadership emerged. No doubt, Trump’s magnificent failures at “building the wall” along our border with Mexico was critical (and a clear failure).

Maybe Fox’s Hannity, Ingraham, and Kilmeade were mostly concerned that their four years of Trump adulation would finally be seen by all the QAnon, gun-crazy anti-vaxxers for the truth behind their façade. 

Of course, others joined the ugly chorus. Surprising to me, even cowardly Donnie, Jr. screamed in a text for help to Meadows: “He’s got to condemn this s--- ASAP,” to which the Chief of Staff agreed: “I’m pushing it hard.” Donnie: “It has gone too far and gotten out of hand.” I suspect he must have not been on his usual cocaine use to make such a rational statement that day.

Meadows himself, as discovered in other recent Fox admissions, got texts and emails supporting evil schemes to have Republican state legislators send corrupt GOP alternates to help install Trump over the official representatives in Congress These evil doers sought for alternate slates of electors who would lie to the American public and favor Trump over Biden’s huge win. As a reminder, the Democrats beat Trump’s cult party by a massive 7 million votes. When a congressperson called these unethical efforts to overturn the election as “highly controversial,” the deceitful Meadows reacted, “I love it.”

These newly revealed messages make it clear that Trump was responsible for the riot and only he could stop it. Even Meadows agreed in real-time that Trump should go on national TV or take to Twitter to call off his thousands of attackers. In other words, “call off the dogs” snarling on January 6th. Yesterday, December 13, 2021, as the Jan. 6 Committee reviewed these atrocious new facts of an attempted coup, a GOP critic of Trump, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, accused DJT himself of “supreme dereliction” of duty. “These texts leave no doubt…. The White House knew exactly what was happening at the Capitol.” The panel then voted to recommend contempt of Congress charges against Meadows, a federal crime.

But it’s plain to see that Faux Nouvelles, the purveyor of storytelling (or “novels”) has been a pox on our information society for decades. CEO Roger Ailes was its epitome of evil in public media who enabled falsehoods for some 20 years, ultimately bleeding to death from hemophilia. When he was dumped by Murdoch for sexual harassment against on-air personalities Megan Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, he was rewarded by Trump for his exploits and made an adviser to the most corrupt political campaign in U.S. history in 2016.

Ailes’ and Trump’s co-conspirator in public lying at Fox, Bill O’Reilly, was also fired for his predatory sexual exploits, and had to pay $32 million. He was sued by five victims and shortly after allegations were made, Fox lost over 60 major advertisers. Yet, last weekend, December 11-12, 2021, he and Trump took their traveling minstrel show of racism and dishonesty on the road. But the turnout was miniscule. Apparently, some Republicans are becoming weary of the Big Lie, and many smaller lies, as well.

Fox was also hit hard over this same weekend by Chris Wallace who dumped the company for a new gig with CNN. He had been the only credible A-lister at Fox for years, primarily because he offered facts and insightful analysis. He’s now proved that perhaps you can run from the devil, if you have the guts. But as we see from the Jan. 6 Committee’s new evidence, you probably can’t kill the devil.

Meanwhile, Trump’s woes continue to mount, with new revelations December 14, that New York is plowing aggressively into new evidence of his business frauds and tax schemes, tightening its vice on his serious criminality.

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In many circles now, the Jan. 6 data reveal why experts are calling this the most dangerous era in U.S. history, whether Fox executives admit the truth or not. Perhaps even Faux Media can now be correctly identified and crowned as the world’s biggest false propaganda tool since Adolf Hitler established the Third Reich’s Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda (RMVP), headed by Joseph Goebbels himself.

Dr. Warner Woodworth, Former Republican