Friday, October 20, 2017

Fox News Demonstrates Its Commitment To Fake News

Fox News interviewed a person who claimed to be a former Navy Seal who was wounded several times in action and had received two purple hearts.  During the interview he praised Donald Trump and said that he had created a glass figure that honored Trump.  Fox News was more than happy to run the interview without checking out the claims made by their interviewee who lied about his military background.  Fox News continued to run the story on its Facebook page for ten days after learning about their error.  It had received over a million hits before it was removed.  This is not the first time that something like this has happened on Fox News.  Its first goal is to maintain its leading share of the cable news market.  Its market share is derived primarily from conservative viewers who were targeted in their marketing strategy.

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