Can’t … stop … myself. The Fox News Channel has always been too easy a target, but I’m going to get it out of my system and then resume normal programming.
The Hannity show on Fox News recently presented six ordinary people with horror stories about Obamacare. One man said, for example, that he couldn’t expand his construction business because of Obamacare, and he also had to cut the hours of his current employees. A reporter for salon.com actually contacted each of the six individuals involved. Here’s the story on the construction man:
Obamacare has no effect on businesses with 49 employees or less. But in our brief conversation on the phone, Paul revealed that he has only four employees. Why the cutback on his workforce? “Well,” he said, “I haven’t been forced to do so, it’s just that I’ve chosen to do so. I have to deal with increased costs.” What costs? And how, I asked him, is any of it due to Obamacare? There was a long pause, after which he said he’d call me back. He never did.
The rest of the people had similar un-stories. Read the article, Inside the Fox News Lie Machine. You have to wonder what percentage of information reported on this channel is true.
Four former Fox News employees recount how they were required to obtain dozens of “sock puppet” Internet accounts. In total, there were hundreds of these accounts. The employees used fake personas to post pro-Fox comments on blogs that criticized the network. Is it really surprising? No. Ethical? Nope. Sleazy? Yes.
Back in 2011, Jon Stewart entertainingly spit out a mountain of Fox errors and/or lies.
Dang, the point of this post has been made a million times before and sometimes quite entertainingly by others, but now it’s off my bloggy chest and I can get on with something else.