Thursday, January 23, 2014

FOX: Most Admired Misinformation Machine Since Herr Doktor Goebbels

Original FOX News Poll 
(top to bottom - but not the contents)

Same Slide, Different Show, Different Contents 
(can you spot the differences)

Most interesting story with proof positive (again) how FOX plays loose with not only facts, but numbers in order to reflect and present their slant on just about anything that they what their “loyal” viewers to believe without question. Call it the “Big Lie Theory” revisited from then and now today. Here is how matches:

Herr Goebbels primary rules were simple: “Never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.” This is from the official OSS Eval of Hitler and Goebbels and their lying technique.

The lead in to this story comes from here in part: “FOX News is misleadingly touting the results of a recent poll (the top chart) to falsely claim that a majority of Americans don't care about inequality and believe that government should do nothing to reduce it (the second chart).”

So, is this just a routine event, or a little lie, or even a “mistake” in the FOX chart-making office?  Hardly ... how about on purpose and for a distinct purpose. You figure out what that purpose is – most of us already know.

Psst: Don’t bother to ask FOX to explain – you won’t like their answer.

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