Fox News does not seem to have anyone at the network willing to enforce a set of standards. So there’s no problem in allowing Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham to spew their hateful rhetoric each night.
And if the news doesn’t fit their talking point, the network is just willing to change it. Yesterday, the network showed an obviously doctored video. In the clip, Joe Biden referred to legendary pitcher Satchel Paige as a negro. This morning, Chris Hayes blasted his competitor for the pathetic effort.
The MSNBC host, shared a clip tweeting, “When you listen, watch for where the hand goes. Watch for the vanishing hand.” He continued, “So that was deceptively edited to make it sound like Biden was calling Satchel Paige ‘negro’… That’s why you get the disappearing hand because the hand’s up in the first part of it, and then it’s gone during, ‘His name was Satchel Paige.’”
This has me howling, THE PRESIDENT'S HAND DISAPPEARS MIDWAY THROUGH HIS SENTENCEhttps://t.co/EBWDE1268P
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) November 12, 2021
Hayes closed, “Fox News is the most powerful messaging arm the Republican Party has and it just kind of pumps lies, mistruths, misinformation, and constant agitated rage into the homes of millions of millions of Americans every single day.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.