Friday, April 21, 2023
There is now analysis that points out that the cost of the payout to Dominion by Fox is just the cost of doing business. Ironically, Fox can write off the payout while Dominion will have to pay taxes on it. Not only that but the kind of thing Fox does is known as the “firehose of falsity” method of propaganda. This is what the Russian and fascist models of propaganda are. Tell lies repeatedly, ignore reality. The sad thing is – it works. Why? People are busy (cognitively lazy is the term used.) They don’t take the time to determine a real news cast from a fake one, or a lie from the truth. Sad but true.
And then we get into a kind of Stockholm Syndrome with the broadcasters of lies and their audience. As the audience is faced with the truth it is dismissed with “I don’t believe it” or “Everybody does it” and “There two sides to every story.” The audience, being under assault will get more and more bound to their abusers, who are laughing at them and making fun of them (off the air.)
How would you feel if someone you trusted and believed in for years was revealed to be a fraud?
Well, that’s the choice Fox viewers have to make, but they won’t be confronted with it at Fox.
In the last week three or four incidences of people being shot for what used to be normal behaviors: ringing a doorbell, pulling into the wrong driveway, trying to get into a car that they thought was theirs, retrieving a basketball that went into a neighbor’s yard. Why is this happening? Fox and its spilling of fear, hate, and paranoia.