I knew there was a mole a FauxNews. Once or twice I’ve recently found and blogged about articles that are not so far right that they’re still on this planet and wondered how did semi-reasonable merely conservative articles make it through the wingnut editorial board.
Now we can put a name on it, Sally Kohn. In an astonishing action Kohn was permitted out of her cage and allowed to participate in a panel, including of all things HuffPo, to fact check the speeches at the Repug convention. Fact-check, can you actually say that and Fox in the same breath?
That Kohn declared Ryan spoke the most lies, a totally expected statistic, is not the least bit astonishing, but the fact that Fox would actually allow someone, apparently not an impostor, to say the darling of the Repugs speaks anything but holy truth (the same kind of inerrant truth in another book of fables), that’s News, which is the last thing we’d expect from FauxNews.
Of course, this statement by Kohn was written, so no actual FauxNews viewer (and 99% of Repugs) will ever see these astonishing revelations since they, of course, can’t read, and just barely can get the remote to work (they only need the on/off button since changing channels is unneeded, except maybe for cage wrestling). And the on-air commentators blithely ignored any fact checking and presented Ryan as the true second coming, so the party message was beamed directly into what pass for brains of their viewers.
So Fox has found a way to be fair and balanced. Run the Goebbels-inspired propaganda through the tubes to the box with the little specs of light and put the “facts” safely hidden away where only the progressives will see them. Yep, dumbing down education has worked.