You’re watching Fox News. You just don’t know it.

You’re watching Fox News. You just don’t know it.


I’m done.
I’m finally done watching Fox News.
It’s rotting my brain.
And only boomers watch that crap anyway.
From now on, I’m watching real news.
Stuff that actually matters.
And I’ll never have to worry about Fox News
ever ag-
Two of the headlines on Fox News tonight.
Gotten a lot of attention thanks to Fox News.
Started on Fox News.
Yesterday on Fox News.
Last night on O’Reilly.
Last night on Hannity.
This morning on Fox & Friends.
Fox was all over this story.
Want to play this clip from Fox.
Clip from Fox.
Clip from Fox News earlier.
It makes my head explode when I see these
clips from Fox News.
Oh, god.
It’s everywhere.
There’s no escape.
Thank god for Fox News.
Thank god for Fox News.
Thank god for Fox.
You get the truth out.
Thank god for Fox News, or otherwise,
no one would be talking about these issues.
In an ideal world, political journalism looks
like this.
On either side, you’ve got the parties
fighting for the attention of the press.
And in the middle, you’ve got journalists
sorting through what’s important
and what’s just partisan bullshit.
This is called gatekeeping,
and it’s one of the most important things
journalists do.
Political operatives can spin
whatever talking points they want,
but ultimately it’s the journalists who decide
what’s newsworthy enough to pay attention
to.
But that is in an ideal world,
and we don’t live in an ideal world.
We live in hell.
And in hell, there’s Fox News.
Fox exists in this weird in-between space
because it claims to be a news organization
but it’s essentially a Republican front group.
The network was founded by GOP political operative
Roger Ailes.
Not sure why he’s posing like Shirley Temple
in this picture.
Ailes spent his career advising
Republican presidents like Reagan, Bush Sr.,
and surprise, surprise, Nixon.
A memo from the Nixon Library detailed
Ailes’ dream of launching a Republican news
network.
A plan for putting the GOP on TV news.
Which was described as a way to get around
the “prejudices of network news selectors.”
Wow, nightmares really do come true.
Ailes eventually founded Fox News.
And with it, he turned partisan hackery into
an art form.
Obama salutes while holding coffee?
Everyone’s talking about the disrespectful
way
the president saluted a Marine yesterday.
Clinton coughs during a campaign event?
We all have our coughing spells,
but it doesn’t look good when you have
all these conspiracy theories about her health.
Rashida Tlaib says a naughty word about Trump?
We’re going to go in there, we’re going to
impeach the motherfucker.
Is this what the Democratic Party has become?
Buckle up, folks.
This is the new Democratic Party.
This is the Democratic Party in 2019.
Fox knows this fucking bullshit doesn’t actually
matter.
But that’s not the point.
The point is pretending that it matters,
so voters at home think it does too.
Now, I know what you’re thinking.
Oh, my god.
Who cares.
It’s Fox.
None of us actually watch that crap.
Except you do watch that crap, Mary.
You just don’t realize it.
Mary?
Because once Fox News goes all-in on a story,
other networks pay attention.
“What’s in conservative media?
What are conservatives talking about?
Take Benghazi, for example.
You’re still mad about this?
I’m still mad about this.
In 2012, Fox began peddling
wild conspiracy theories about
a terror attack in Benghazi.
Explosive new details about a possible
White House cover-up on Benghazi.
Unanswered questions about Benghazi.
Questions still remain unanswered.
Some have suggested this is bigger than Watergate.
Fox’s goal was to smear the Obama administration,
sure.
But it was also to get other news outlets
to take that smear seriously.
I think most journalists would be inclined
Why is the media not dealing with a clear
cover-up here?
And you say to yourself,
And eventually, Mary, it worked.
Aren’t there still legitimate questions
to be answered on Benghazi?
Very serious unanswered questions.
Legitimate questions.
Too many questions.
It’s not just for Fox News anymore, it’s all
of cable news.
So the result of that is that
They all go talk about something,
Thank god for Fox News for being tenacious
enough
to cause the mainstream media not to ignore
this.
There is no equivalent to this on the left.
And that creates what Matt calls a “hack gap.”
Because conservatives can manufacture
their own outrage cycles,
mainstream outlets pay a lot more attention
to their bullshit.
Which means even minor slip-ups by Democrats
can become
career-defining scandals.
In March, Democrat Ilhan Omar gave a speech
about how Muslim organizations had to fight
Islamophobia after 9/11.
Pretty non-controversial, right?
Wrong again, Mary.
Because in April, Republican Dan Crenshaw
accused Omar of trivializing 9/11
because she didn’t say the word terrorist,
I guess?
I don’t know.
Am I bleeding again?
And the next morning, Fox News knew what it
had to do.
Really?
Few people did something?
You have to wonder if she’s an American first.
Downplaying one of the darkest days
in our nation’s history.
The Democratic Party has a problem.
Ilhan Omar is embroiled in another controversy
today.
After making controversial comments.
Do you feel she should apologize?
Do you think she should have rethought her
words?
How do you think this controversy is playing
out
among Democrats?
The congresswoman needs to be careful about
her own words too.
This is the kind of hacky nonsense that good
gatekeeping
is supposed to protect us from.
And it almost did.
Nobody even cared about Omar’s speech for
weeks after she gave it.
But once Fox made it a story, it was over.
Look at how many mainstream news segments
included clips from Fox.
How do you think this controversy
is playing out among Democrats?
The hack gap is a nightmare in a normal year,
but it’s especially bad during election season.
In 2016, a lot of journalists realized
that the Clinton email server was not
the national crisis Fox was making it out
to be.
Could this new development put her behind
bars?
You’ve got destruction of evidence.
You’ve got obstruction of justice.
There’s three specific laws that we found.
There’s at least seven that I’ve found.
Lock her up!
Yes, lock her up.
Ah, that pleases me.
But because Fox viewers became fixated
on Hillary’s emails,
Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!
the story became newsworthy.
I remember talking to somebody who was
a high-ranking official in a major newspaper
and I was asking him,
And he said, “Well, you know,
Benghazi, her private email server.
It’s all part of the same narrative
and why many voters don’t trust her.
Okay, fair enough.
They came from Fox News; they came from conservative . talk radio.
The American public know they can’t trust
her.
Can’t trust her.
We can’t trust her.
So you put this stuff out.
this email server.
Years later, when it turns out that the Trump
White House
is also using unsecured communication lines,
it doesn’t spark the same months-long crisis
that Hillary’s emails did,
because there’s no left-wing propaganda machine
baiting journalists into overreacting.
It’s not that there’s nothing to these stories.
Clinton’s email server was a mistake.
Benghazi was a mess.
Omar could have said the word terrorists more,
I guess?
Oh, god, it’s in my ear now.
It’s that they get blown way out of proportion
by a propaganda machine that’s trying to score
political points.
And by mainstream journalists who are
too afraid of looking biased against conservatives
to call bullshit.
And the weird genius of the hack gap is that
if you’re not watching Fox News, you won’t
even notice it.
Because it doesn’t look like Fox & Friends
or Hannity.
It looks like serious journalists covering
a serious controversy
that they’ve decided is important.
But they aren’t deciding.
They’re reacting to a political operation
that was created to get you to pay attention.
You can try to ignore Fox News all you want.
But as long as journalists are getting their
story assignments
from conservative media, you can’t escape
it.
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100 thoughts to “You’re watching Fox News. You just don’t know it.”

  1. And CNN and MSNBC are a heavily democratic influenced news channels who PUSHED RUSSIAN COLLUSION DOWN PEOPLES THROATS and it turned out to be nothing………benghazi was real and it NEEDS to be investigated just like russian collusion was and i bet you anything theyll uncover things thay will send lots of people to jail

  2. "We keep these videos free becuz we allready get millions of dollars for brainwashing people who dont know any better" BAHAHAHAHA

  3. Truth be told, I went to this channel to find a video with you in it to say you disappoint the human race with your hypocrisy. Doesn't matter what side of the sexual spectrum you lie on, you are lower than any human.

  4. Who do you think you are for choosing the informations ? Some kind of god ? Well thanks for being honest, now everyone knows how you do it.

  5. Hi Big Brother. Thanks for making sure we are "safe" from content that you don't agree with. Can you please help me make sure I don't accidentally think for myself anymore? I am worried I may commit thought crime.

  6. I truly hope that above Rodger Ailes tombstone it reads, "engineer of the hate machine that killed democracy," for that will be prominent in his stained legacy.

  7. There is a real version of this on the left. It's called vox news. Just like fox does for the left they take little things like and turn it into a big thing.

  8. Hi Vox can you investigate all the right-wing spam in the comments? Are they troll bots? Just random republicans who click on the link to hate on the video? Isn’t it mega-suspicious that only politically-charged videos get this kind of flak? Would love to watch a meta-video about this.

  9. Wow! Just wow! I still can't believe he is trying to play Bengazi off as an unimportant conspiracy. You know something that is a traditional declaration of war is just an unimportant news story. The nerve

  10. So Healthcare, and Russia, that’s real news. But ya know, not Death Panels or Immigration.

  11. This is hypocritical. You complain about other news networks talking about fox news, but your doing exactly that. I feel like you do not realize how hypocritical you are.

  12. god this whole channel is just a liberal extremist cesspool. Do me a favor and learn about what you're talking about

  13. How about just report the FACTS!!…..NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR OPINIONS!!……and you Vox are just a bunch of bleeding heart liberals 🤮

  14. Vox news only channel that isnt afraid to tell the truth and go against the evil megacorporation FAUX news.
    Love u vox!

  15. Even though I am living on a different continent and don't speak English as my mother language, it's not hard to see which comments are from the conservative side and which ones came from followers of the democratic side…
    Kinda sad how politics work in the US nowadays. Even sadder is that European countries are facing the same issue. Media is everything these days. The ones shouting the loudest and screaming the most radical things get the most attention in the end.

  16. I live in a South Pacific nation
    That never mentions Fox news
    Also yes the channel is in our country but I don't think much people watch

  17. Looking at the comments, I'm shocked they have like 45% of the down votes. You'd figure with the "gate keeping" comment, most everyone would downvote. I wonder if YT is adding upticks to try and do some damage control?

  18. I don't even watch Fox News, it's what's up next on YouTube all the time. I guess they think I'm a boomer! 😂

  19. Sir , I don't mean to be rude but you gusy should be professional. I get cursing is suppose to get us to pay attention somehow but I really can't take you guys seriously. If we can't have our ideas seen then no one can. Journalists are suppose to give us facts on anything and no nonsense , correct?? You cannot yell at us conservatives while you do the same.

  20. Your homosexuality offends me. I have the right to not be offended by your gayness. Your gayness is violence.

  21. What’s wrong when news channel exposes the crooked government ? MSM been 3 yrs bashing trump collusion and we are about to see thst fox has been saying this whole time

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