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Response to 47of74 (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 08:17 AM

20. Agree

But, going back to its very beginnings, Fox had the opportunity to be a voice of reason (as reasonable as conservatism will allow). But Rupert Murdoch does not do reason, has never done reason, will never tolerate reason -- especially when big fat ratings are waiting in the wings for demagogic bull-puckey and fascist propaganda. It (Fox) tempered its lies somewhat 'til Obama came along. But if it hadn't been Obama, it would certainly have been Hillary, both of whom are more intelligent, more clear sighted, more honest than anyone at Fox, ever. So Murdoch unabashedly unleashed the fury of alt-right ignorance on them and any and all who might choose to support them. But now, with Trump, all restraint is gone, and Fox is just 21st century Goebbels, shamelessly lying, promoting the lies of others, venting racist and xenophobic hatred, stirring up fear and division.

I think Peters went eagerly along with the lying arrogance that was and has always been Fox's trademark until the vileness got so bad that even he couldn't help seeing it on his face in the mirror every morning. But liars always lie. So he quits, turns coat on a network that has grown viscerally loathsome, and now lies to himself and to Cooper that he (Peters) was always, after all, a man of honor and decency who, alas and alack!, must now leave this network because its conservative sheen has changed to crap--- and, tells Cooper, essentially, "I sure didn't see that coming!" Yeah, right, pal.

And as for Hannity: I don't agree he's stupid. I think his intelligence (don't get me wrong, I'm not saying he's exceptionally gifted or anything) has been back-burnered by his basic, nasty, ugly, evil propensities. He's a modern anti-Faust. Faust, as I recall, sold his soul in exchange for knowledge. Hannity has sold his poor, scrawny little soul for ignorance. Faust wanted to know more. Hannity wanted to know less, and, of course, get rich by selling his demonic ignorance to the public.

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