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Re: How Fox and Murdoch Destroyed the GOP

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rk9152 wrote:

MIseker wrote:

easyed598 wrote:

After such a massive defeat the Dems suffered last year , how can say the author of this topic even think this can be true.Keep up the good work Murdoch and Fox.


thanks for the example. this week you have condoned what Moore did, blamed women for sexual assault, and supported slavery.


ed - did you really do all that nasty stuff??? Or is that just more trash talk to distract from the truths you offered?

 

I personally disagree. Fox didn't destroy the the Republican Party, it just like the Democratic Party destroyed itself. Fortunately the Rs had the underlying base of the Tea Party. All the Dems have is the looney-left to push their neoMarxist agenda.


As usual, the CULT members have difficulty staying on topic when comments are made about their party.  This topic has nothing at all to do with the Democrats and everything to do with the self destruction of the GOP enabled and accelerated by FOX.  The destruction can be witnessed daily as CongressCritters decide not to run for reelection because they can't stand the stench from Bannon and his sidekick, trump.

 

But we do see the usual prejorative terms, as usual, like the "looney-left" and "neo-marxist" coming from the one poster whose constantly whining about the terms others use.  The hypocrisy is hilarious.


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Re: How Fox and Murdoch Destroyed the GOP

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Only with the mighty Gerrymander and support from a foreign Government did Republicans win more elections with fewer votes. To say results from rigged elections justifies the cause of the ones doing the rigging is very Republican, but also very repugnant.

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Re: How Fox and Murdoch Destroyed the GOP

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MIseker wrote:

easyed598 wrote:

After such a massive defeat the Dems suffered last year , how can say the author of this topic even think this can be true.Keep up the good work Murdoch and Fox.


thanks for the example. this week you have condoned what Moore did, blamed women for sexual assault, and supported slavery.


ed - did you really do all that nasty stuff??? Or is that just more trash talk to distract from the truths you offered?

 

I personally disagree. Fox didn't destroy the the Republican Party, it just like the Democratic Party destroyed itself. Fortunately the Rs had the underlying base of the Tea Party. All the Dems have is the looney-left to push their neoMarxist agenda.

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Re: How Fox and Murdoch Destroyed the GOP

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easyed598 wrote:

After such a massive defeat the Dems suffered last year , how can say the author of this topic even think this can be true.Keep up the good work Murdoch and Fox.


LOL!  EZ, this topic isn't about the Democratic party; it's about how Fox and Murdock destroyed the GOP.  Several here saw it coming when Fox led the charge for the Tea Party and suggested the GOP would collapse bringing in the extremists,  Fools ignored them.  It's laughable that the whiny Baggers complained those they elected didn't bring enough change to DC......the idiots had no clue there weren't enough Baggers elected into Congress....they were a small minority.


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Re: How Fox and Murdoch Destroyed the GOP

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MIseker wrote:

easyed598 wrote:

After such a massive defeat the Dems suffered last year , how can say the author of this topic even think this can be true.Keep up the good work Murdoch and Fox.


thanks for the example. this week you have condoned what Moore did, blamed women for sexual assault, and supported slavery.


Just another weeks work for a far right wing extremist.


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Re: How Fox and Murdoch Destroyed the GOP

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easyed598 wrote:

After such a massive defeat the Dems suffered last year , how can say the author of this topic even think this can be true.Keep up the good work Murdoch and Fox.


thanks for the example. this week you have condoned what Moore did, blamed women for sexual assault, and supported slavery.

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Re: How Fox and Murdoch Destroyed the GOP

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After such a massive defeat the Dems suffered last year , how can say the author of this topic even think this can be true.Keep up the good work Murdoch and Fox.

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Re: How Fox and Murdoch Destroyed the GOP

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@Centristsin2010—Great post! Thank you!! Never thought anything about the propaganda site. FOX would make me happy, but knowing itS followers will literally “die out”  gives me hope that America may once again regain its morality and its hope.

 

Gee, I miss having a real president!

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Re: How Fox and Murdoch Destroyed the GOP

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Nixon with his Southern Strategy was the proximate cause of the Republican Party becoming a branch of the KKK, but Fox definately hasened its decent into The Pit.

 

Problem is, until Progressives understand that their enemy is pure evil and stop sitting out elections because they don't love the Democratic candidates, the new demonic Greedy Oldwhite People will continue to win elections and drag the Nation into the filth it now revels in evidenced by their fullthroated support of a child molester for the US Senate.

 

Perhaps the move to get Veterans running for office will help slow their decent into total moral depravity, but right now the only "vets" that can get through their primaries are proud to have served with Lt Calley at My Lai.

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How Fox and Murdoch Destroyed the GOP

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How Rupert Murdoch destroyed the Republican Party

 

Back in 1983, then-Rep. Pat Schroeder (D-Colo.) was fixing eggs for her kids when she looked down and got an idea about President Ronald Reagan. She called him “Teflon-coated” because nothing bad stuck to him. The same could be said about Rupert Murdoch. He’s the Teflon mogul.

 

This year, Fox News, which Murdoch controls, signed Bill O’Reilly to a $25 million-a-year contract even though the company knew that O’Reilly had recently settled a sexual harassment claim for $32 million. That tidy sum was just the latest of O’Reilly’s sexual harassment settlements, the grand total being about $45 million, which, until he revives his career, has to remain some kind of record.

 

Not only was 21st Century Fox aware of the settlements, it even helped O’Reilly come up with some of the money and included, in the new contract, that he would be fired if new allegations arose. Not too long before, Fox News forced out its president, Roger Ailes, who also, it turned out, was a serial harasser. In sum, Murdoch presided over a smarmy frat house where sexual harassment was rampant, and, for the longest time and through herculean effort, the network managed to look away.

 

Somewhat in the same vein, Murdoch did not know that reporters at one of his British newspapers, the News of the World, were hacking into the phones of various newsworthy people. Murdoch, a newspaperman to his bones, apparently never wondered where the scoops were coming from. One of the hacked phones belonged to a murdered school girl. This was too much even for Fleet Street, but Murdoch, three monkeys in one, apparently never saw, heard or said anything.

 

Murdoch’s lifelong passion has been newspapers, but his real power base is Fox News. The network is to Republicans what the Daily Worker was to American communists — the only trusted news source. With the possible exception of the way the once isolationist Chicago Tribune dominated the Midwest, there has never been anything like it. In the most recent presidential campaign, fully 40 percent of Trump voters said their main source of news was Fox News. Just 8 percent of them relied primarily on CNN — enough, nevertheless, to send Donald Trump baying at the moon about fake news.

 

These figures are not only bad news for Fox News’s competitor, but they are also bad news for the Republican Party. Fox News has been a force in converting the party of Lincoln into the party of Trump. The network’s allegiance to Trump approaches mindless adoration. It once had the occasional nighttime skeptic, notably Megyn Kelly, but she is gone. In her stead has come Laura Ingraham, who spoke for Trump at the convention, and an even-more abrasive Tucker Carlson. As for the dominant Sean Hannity, he apparently so fears Breitbart News that he went soft on Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is accused of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32. (Even Trump withheld judgment.)

 

Moore has become the GOP’s litmus test. The refusal or hesitancy to denounce him is a consequence of where Murdoch’s Fox News has led the party. The GOP has gone so far to the right that it is about to veer off a cliff. The Fox News audience is old, white and in a cane-stomping rage at the way America is going. It believes in the media mendacity that Trump proclaims, and Fox News incessantly echoes. Aside from Fox News, it will trust only similar sources.

 

But look. Look, in fact, at Virginia. In last Tuesday’s election, the repudiation of Trump was beyond argument. Non-whites went Democratic in a big way. So did the more affluent suburbs, young people and women. What’s left for the GOP is rural, less educated, less affluent and, to be charitable, less young. On the back of any envelope, it’s a bad business plan.

 

Rupert Murdoch and Donald Trump have long been friends. Murdoch has occasional access to the Oval Office, where he advises Trump — the amoral leading the immoral. Trump is 71; Murdoch is 86, and the median age of a prime-time Fox News viewer is 68. Anyone can see where this is going. The grim reaper has become a Democratic poll watcher.

 

Murdoch came to the United States from Australia to fulfill his gargantuan ambitions. He bought New York magazine by deceiving his friend Clay Felker. He buckled to China and booted the BBC from his Asian TV network. He has undoubtedly realized his ambitions but will be remembered not for what he built, but for what he destroyed — American political comity and a sensible Republican Party. No amount of Teflon can change that.

 

More at:  How Rupert Murdoch destroyed the Republican Party


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in Washington DC, January 21, 2017.