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Dr Mark Bear
Let me be clear: Joe’s attempt – along with the rest of the panel – trying to separate Bill O’Reilly’s behavior of the supposed last two weeks, and the “cultural impact” Fox has had on its viewers – while perhaps legitimate, is also bogus at the same time. Here is why:
Bill O’Reilly has been a fixture of Fox News for the past twenty years. Roger Ailes has been a part of Fox News for several more years than that. Yet, the culture which exists(ed) at Fox prevails. Disinformation, half-truths, lies, and what can only be described as outright propaganda, specifically when it pertained to our last President, is disgusting. That Bill O’Reilly and Ailes were sexually abusing other women at the workplace, makes the situation all the worse.
Books have been written about the impact Fox News has had on culture and nearly every expert indicates that Fox – while it is the source of conservative information par excellence – is deceptive. It is biased. Now, one can argue that all media is biased and one would be correct, but at least the other networks do not LIE about the man occupying the highest office in the land, unless of course, you count Joe Scarborough who curiously continues to find every exception for #45’s credibility deficit, not only with this nation, but across the globe.
Take a look at the Aircraft Carrier Carl Vinson’s group, and their supposed location last week – a topic I will be addressing in article form later today – and one cannot escape the reality that the current administration does NOT have grown ups in the room because they all LIED about the location of that battle group. Never mind how one in #45’s position does not reveal the position of a battle group, nor the accompanied threat each of those sailors were under due to the mis-information, and the concomitant increased tensions felt not only by Americans but people living in that part of the world.
So, when Joe Scarborough comes up with excuses for #45’s either blatant lie about such a serious issue, and states that “he (Joe) does not care what South Korea thinks about the debacle,” I say BULL! It matters! Again: #45 has ZERO credibility and it appears those in his Cabinet who are supposedly the “adults in the room,” are not really adults! THAT should be unsettling to even Joe, but it isn’t!
The key point however is this: Both O’Reilly and Ailes were accused of engaging in sexual affairs while at their jobs. O’Reilly and Ailes are both fired, but it was Fox’s culture that allowed this behavior to take place.