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Thu Feb 6, 2020, 06:05 PM

Fox News Internal Document Bashes Pro-Trump Fox Regulars for Spreading 'Disinformation'Article

Source: The Daily Beast

Fox News’ own research team has warned colleagues not to trust some of the network’s top commentators’ claims about Ukraine.

An internal Fox News research briefing book obtained by The Daily Beast openly questions Fox News contributor John Solomon’s credibility, accusing him of playing an “indispensable role” in a Ukrainian “disinformation campaign.”

The document also accuses frequent Fox News guest Rudy Giuliani of amplifying disinformation, as part of an effort to oust former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, and blasts Fox News guests Victoria Toensing and Joe diGenova—both ardent Trump boosters—for “spreading disinformation.”

The 162-page dossier, entitled “Ukraine, Disinformation, & the Trump Administration,” was created by Fox News senior political affairs specialist Bryan S. Murphy, who produces research from what is known as the network’s Brain Room—a newsroom division of researchers who provide information, data, and topic guides for the network’s programming.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-news-internal-document-bashes-john-solomon-joe-digenova-and-rudy-giuliani-for-spreading-disinformation?ref=author

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Reply Fox News Internal Document Bashes Pro-Trump Fox Regulars for Spreading 'Disinformation'Article (Original post)
demmiblue Feb 2020 OP
Dennis Donovan Feb 2020 #1
Wednesdays Feb 2020 #2
ToxMarz Feb 2020 #3
yonder Feb 2020 #4
Leith Feb 2020 #5
denem Feb 2020 #11
Stuart G Feb 2020 #6
Marcuse Feb 2020 #7
BlueIdaho Feb 2020 #8
Evolve Dammit Feb 2020 #9
riversedge Feb 2020 #10
SergeStorms Feb 2020 #12
G_j Feb 2020 #13

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2020, 06:12 PM

1. Kick - this is pretty huge!

You know who would be savoring this if he still had a show? KO.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2020, 06:20 PM

2. This Bryan S. Murphy guy will be unemployed by the weekend.

Count on it.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2020, 06:22 PM

3. In other words:

It's not a bug, it's a feature

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2020, 07:38 PM

4. Fox News "Brain Room"? Someone's kidding, right?

I just don't know what to say about that.

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Response to yonder (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 6, 2020, 08:01 PM

5. It's probably where the Faux Noise zombies

go for a quick snack.

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Response to Leith (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 6, 2020, 10:56 PM

11. +!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2020, 08:02 PM

6. I wonder if this is real,,or something someone made up?? I don't know nothing...??

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2020, 08:45 PM

7. Warnings or Congratulations?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2020, 09:17 PM

8. Trouble in River City?

Polling over at Fux must be pretty bleak.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2020, 09:22 PM

9. Don't hurt Laura and Seannie's feefees.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2020, 09:43 PM

10. GREAT to see the report is even critical Sean Hannity....................




Fox News Internal Document Bashes Pro-Trump Fox Regulars for Spreading ‘Disinformation’

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-news-internal-document-bashes-john-solomon-joe-digenova-and-rudy-giuliani-for-spreading-disinformation?ref=author

GEE, YA THINK?

In documents obtained by The Daily Beast, Fox’s research team advises colleagues to be wary of “disinformation” from several Trump-boosting on-air regulars, including Giuliani.

Updated Feb. 06, 2020 7:58PM ET / Published Feb. 06, 2020 5:00PM ET

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The research brief is especially critical of Solomon, a former opinion columnist at The Hill whose opinion pieces about Ukraine made unsubstantiated claims about its government interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Solomon’s pieces for The Hill fueled Giuliani’s efforts to dig up dirt in Ukraine, which eventually helped lead to President Donald Trump’s impeachment. Trump has also frequently cited Solomon’s questionable reporting on Twitter in his own defense.

While Solomon is portrayed on Sean Hannity’s show as a crusading “investigative reporter”—despite The Hill overtly branding him an opinion columnist—the Brain Room document accuses the contributor of taking part in a Ukrainian smear campaign. “John Solomon played an indispensable role in the collection and domestic publication of elements of this disinformation campaign,” the Fox briefing book notes.



......................The document notes omissions by Hannity, who frequently had Solomon, Toensing, diGenova, and Giuliani on his show. Murphy notes that the primetime star continued to refer to Solomon as an “investigative reporter” even after The Hill explicitly labeled his work to be “opinion.” The briefing also dings Hannity for failing to mention, in a segment featuring Toensing and diGenova about an affidavit filed on behalf of Firtash, that the pair were working for the Ukrainian oligarch Firtash—an obvious conflict of interest.

“At no time during the program does Hannity, Toensing, and diGenova mention who requested the statement nor do they discuss that they are Firtash’s attorneys,” the briefing book reads................................

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 10:43 AM

12. Do you mean.......FOX LIES?

I've never been more shocked in my life!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 01:14 PM

13. K&R

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