Sunday, July 24, 2016

Exclusive to this day

Have you ever wondered why so many of those massively important stories at Fox -- say, Saturday afternoon's top story, above -- don't end up leading the news the following day at the shamefaced librul media outlets that have ignored them? It could be the worldwide Marxist conspiracy, of course, but it also could be that lots of the stories that lead at Fox are simply made up.

Well, not technically made up. Here, Fox is relying on the Washington Free Beacon, which itself is rewriting the Washington Examiner, with this ultimate effect:

Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State.

The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers.

Oh, come on -- get to the crazy part!

“As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.”

Or, if you scrape through the Fox/Beacon prose: Some things are as important as the challenge of ISIS. Addressing a threat in a different sector can be important without being as likely to ... gee, that set-to in Munich sure fell off the screen in a hurry once someone decided it wasn't "terrorism" any more. Squirrel! Or, in technical journalistic terms: Made-up story!

If you're a regular visitor here, you might be wondering: Fox leads the page with a fabricated story, and that's news exactly why? Well, because if you haven't joined the neighborhood scrap metal drive yet, it's time to wake up. If you're at the gym and Fox News is on the screen, laugh out loud at it. Remind your fellow toilers that Fox runs made-up stories at the behest of the dishonest to bend the opinions of the inattentive. Ridicule might not be the highest form of discourse, but it's a place to start.

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