February 9, 2020
MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey
FOX NEWS Again Undercuts the President’s Defense
The Fox News Channel proudly declares itself to be “fair and balanced” and the only major television network that offers favorable coverage of President Trump or (its own brand of) “conservatives.” Yet, there have been and are serious objections and reservations which must be made to this claim.
I have written about—and offered sharp criticisms of—Fox News in the past. Several of my columns, notably from June 21, 2019 and October 15, 2019, have reported on Fox’s slide to the Left:
And there is much more evidence that has accumulated, including Fox’s pulling of a Trump anti-immigration ad because progressivists on Twitter protested that it was somehow “racist.” And a stiff critique last November made by President Trump who accused Fox News’ polling unit of highly improper methodology and gross distortion of raw data. In turn, certain on-air Fox pundits have, largely behind the scenes, ridiculed the president.
The latest instance of this comes in a report offered by Gateway Pundit and Tea Party PAC, detailing efforts of Fox News’ research staff to discredit conservative researchers John Solomon and Victoria Toensing, and more specifically the president’s personal attorney, Rudi Giuliani, regarding Ukrainian corruption. The lengthy memo, authored by Fox News investigator, Bryan S. Murphy, is titled “Ukraine, Disinformation, & the Trump Administration,” and accuses Giuliani, Solomon, and Toensing of “disinformation,” while essentially exculpating Hunter Biden and his father Joe on their Ukrainian dealings.
As amply demonstrated by the recently-completed “impeachment hearings,” many government officials surrounding the president—especially on the National Security Council—are in fact agents of the managerial administrative state, the Deep State. Perhaps President Trump’s biggest problem has been and continues to be those bureaucrats, both professional AND appointed, who surround him and offer their counsel to him. When he occasionally breaks away from them and follows his own instincts (or campaign promises), that infuriates them.
Those unelected advisors and sinecured experts live in their own cocooned world; they could hardly give a damn about how or what “middle America” thinks of them. For the “deplorables,” as these unelected elites understand the hoi polloi, should not have any “say” in how government—the nation and its policies—are run. Modern “democracy” in this sense is a farce, a fierce oligarchy, composed of leftist academics, media acolytes, Hollywood scum, bought-and-paid-for politicians, and hedge fund billionaires (whose fortunes are built on the broken backs of the American middle class).
America - there are your rulers!
America - there are your rulers!
And they will do anything, whatever it takes, to preserve their perches of power and dominance: and that means if Donald Trump (or anyone else in a position to challenge them) steps over the line, he must be “corrected," humiliated, shamed, discredited, or, even, impeached.
And their tentacles reach far and wide—including into the offices of Fox News.
Of course, there are those on the network who do not always fit the mold exactly, Tucker Carlson most notably. But their number is not great and not increasing.
I pass on the recent article reporting on the Fox News internal memo attacking Solomon, Toensing, and Giuliani:
Here’s Why Rudy Giuliani Just Challenged This Fox News Hack To A Debate
(Tea Party PAC- Sunday, February 9, 2020) – On Thursday night, the Gateway Pundit reported that a leaked internal memo from Fox News obtained by the far-left Daily Beast and Law and Crime accuses Sean Hannity, John Solomon, and Rudy Giuliani as purveyors of “disinformation.” The lengthy, 162-page memo entitled “Ukraine, Disinformation, & the Trump Administration,” was created by FOX News investigator Bryan S. Murphy and slams Rudy Giuliani, investigative journalist John Solomon and popular Fox News host, Sean Hannity. The memo also says that Giuliani is “easily fooled” by Ukrainians.
BREAKING: Fox News Internal Anti-Trump Dossier Leaks, Refers to Giuliani and Hannity as ‘Disinformation’ https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/fox-news-internal-memo-admits-rudy-giuliani-spreads-disinformation/ …
We’re talking about a man who has a record of 4,000 convictions from his time as Associate US Attorney and has boldly defended the president through the midst of the Deep State’s relentless attacks on him. Murphy is not clear on what, exactly, the “disinformation” is, but Giuliani’s and Solomon’s reporting includes Ukrainian documents and testimony from Ukrainian officials. After the release of the document from Fox News, Giuliani took to Twitter to refute the false claims made against him.
This is repeating the Democrat lies to cover-up the Biden family making millions everywhere crooked Biden was Point Man-Iraq-Ukraine-China. All facts are backed up by witnesses, documents and tapes so are Solomon’s. Go to http://rudygiulianics.com and get evidence not bull. https://twitter.com/jackposobiec/status/1225601462996283392 …
He then challenged Murphy to a public debate.
I challenge Brian Murphy to a debate on Fox on the lies he is spreading about us. If he needs help maybe he can bring a few others. I’ll bring Joe or Vicky or John or all of them. Fox owes us an opportunity to respond to this attack. I can prove what I’m saying. Can he?
Mitch Kweit, Senior Vice President of the Brainroom sent the Gateway Pundit a statement:
“The research division of FOX News produces a briefing book for all major stories, which serves as a standing collection of extensive data on major topics for internal use by all those in editorial functions. The Ukraine briefing book is nothing more than a comprehensive chronological account of what every person involved in the Ukraine controversy was doing at any identifiable point in time, including tracking media appearances of major players who appeared on FOX News and in many other outlets. The 200 page document has thousands of data points and the vast majority have no relation to FOX News – instead it’s now being taken out of context and politicized to damage the network.”