Fox News, started in the late 1990’s, has become a ratings giant. In 2007, Fox Business was added and became a success as well. And now, the network is looking to expand again by adding a weather channel.
Chris Hayes took on Fox News and its founder Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday night. The MSNBC host ripped the Australian mogul for adding another piece to his “disinformation empire.”
Hayes began, “undoubtedly, Rupert Murdoch will try to do for the world’s climate what he has done for American democracy — deny it, undermine it, lead it to the brink of destruction.”
The host continued, “It’s really not a stretch to say Rupert Murdoch’s media empire…stopped us from taking action on climate change sooner, continues to block us, and we’re now dealing with the fallout. One could only imagine how a weather channel practicing climate change denial would approach these stories. How would they explain the insane heat?”
Hayes closed his message, “The world we live in is being ravaged by the heat. That heat will cause incalculable human misery, and that misery is thanks — in large part — to Rupert Murdoch and his life’s work. Murdoch is 90 now so he will not be here to see all of what he put into motion, but I truly hope that none of us ever forget what he has done.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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