CNN says Fox News has a Lou Dobbs problem. But really America has a Fox News problem.

By | 2018-10-29T06:26:13+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |6 Comments

Courtesy of CNN:

The Fox Business Network has a Lou Dobbs problem.

On Sunday, the network’s senior vice president for programming, Gary Schreier, released a statement denouncing what many people called an anti-Semitic trope used by a guest on Dobbs’ show earlier in the week.

The remark drew widespread condemnation when the episode in which it was made was rebroadcast Saturday, hours after a gunman walked into a Pittsburgh synagogue and murdered 11 people in what the Anti-Defamation League called the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in US history.

“We condemn the rhetoric by the guest on Lou Dobbs Tonight,” Schreier said in a short statement. “This episode was a repeat which has now been pulled from all future airings.”

The comment in question was made by Chris Farrell, a board member of the right-wing organization Judicial Watch, during Thursday night’s episode of Dobbs’ show. During a segment about the caravan of migrants moving toward the US’ southern border, Farrell called the State Department “Soros-occupied” territory, referring to billionaire and liberal philanthropist George Soros, one of the targets of mail bombs discovered earlier this week.

Critics on Saturday were quick to point out that this language echoes a popular anti-Semitic trope. When reached by phone on Sunday, Farrell told CNN he had no comment and hung up.

The problem is that this Schreier guy lays all of the blame for this episode at the feet of the guest, and gives none to Low Dobbs or the producers of the show. 

However this is not new ground for Dobbs to be covering, however, in the past, he has referred to Soros as an “evil SOB” and “insidious.”

And he is really not alone, several other hosts at Fox News have gleefully spread Right Wing memes about the “evil” that George Soros spreads in this country, and his behind the scenes manipulation of American politics. 

Fox News is also an unapologetic bullhorn through which Donald Trump spreads lies and misinformation out to their audience.

While most cable networks fact check Donald Trump and correct his lies, Fox just allows what he says to go out unfiltered, and uncorrected, to their millions of viewers. 

That results in lunatics like Cesar Sayoc and Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert Bowers becoming inflamed by falsehoods and inspired to engage in the domestic terrorism that we witnessed this last week.

So no, Fox News does not have a Lou Dobbs problem. But America most certainly has a serious Fox News problem. 

About the Author:

This blog is dedicated to finding the truth, exposing the lies, and holding our politicians and leaders accountable when they fall far short of the promises that they have made to both my fellow Alaskans and the American people.

6 Comments

  1. Anon October 29, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    I have no idea what is wrong with lou dobbs brain but he and those like him are very twisted. The FCC should shut down fox NO news and put an end to this outrageous bunch of lying scumbags.

  2. Beaglemom October 29, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    “Judicial Watch” is just another right-wing hate group. It fits right in with Fox News.

  3. Anon October 29, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/donald-trump-deploys-5200-troops-mexico-border/

    “But please know that is in addition to the 2,092 that are already employed from our National Guard” troops.”

  4. Anonymous October 29, 2018 at 2:39 pm
  5. Anonymous in Chicago October 29, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Like Donald Trump, I think Lou Hobbs is suffering from Fox Fever – all that hair dye is constipating his brain.

  6. Anon October 30, 2018 at 7:13 am

    (“Border Battle Rages as Caravan Heads to U.S.,” read one chyron).

    How Hysteria And Hatred About Migrants Spread From Fox To Trump — And Pittsburgh {aka} the Trump-Fox feedback loop

    Those who make it to the border have the right to seek asylum, and those whose claims are rejected will be turned away.

    When federal policy and personnel shifts can be driven by a Fox-inspired presidential whim, the network’s influence is staggering. The greatest risk is that Trump could use his unilateral control of the U.S. nuclear arsenal in response to a Fox segment; Trump was reportedly unnerved BY B-ROLL the network aired in March 2017 of a North Korean missile launch, convinced that it was happening live. – Fox News’ programming is providing him with TARGET$ for his ire”

    hours later, Trump tweeted that the migrants were conducting “an invasion of our Country.”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-caravan-fox-and-friends_us_5bd768c4e4b017e5bfd4c948

Comments are closed.