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Daniel Brown
• Monday, 12 October, 2020
• 6 min read

’Because today, the U.S. Capitol was overrun for the first time since 1814 and a woman died.” But Colbert saved some of his harshest words for Fox News, the right-wing network that’s been home to some of Trump ’s biggest media cheerleaders.

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Colbert also mocked the network for claiming they have an opinion side and a news side, adding that it’s all just to make a buck for “Uncle Rupee” with the famous catheter ads that air on the network. While discussing the contested results of the presidential election on Monday, Fox News host Will Cain voiced the opinion that American society seems like it is “rigged” against Republicans.

Cain made the comments while discussing the expected objections from GOP lawmakers to the results of the Electoral College, slated to be certified by Congress on Wednesday. Many observers have noted that Republicans feel that challenging the electoral vote count could be the final attempt at keeping President Donald Trump in power.

Trump has repeatedly alleged that Democrats “stole” the election from him through the implementation of voter fraud. Society is “rigged” against Americans who support President Donald Trump, according to Monday comments by Fox News host Will Cain.

Missouri GOP Senator Josh Hawley is expected to join Republican representatives in their actions. A lawsuit filed in a Nevada District Court to recall the state's electors was rejected by Judge James Russell in December.

As cases spread across the United States (in part because of expanding testing) and states declare public health emergencies, Trump cited a “hunch” to make a case that the mortality rate is actually “a fraction of 1 percent.” He recklessly dismissed the WHO mortality rate as “really a false number,” used bogus numbers to compare the coronavirus to the much less deadly seasonal flu, and didn’t discourage people with Covid-19 (the disease caused by coronavirus) from going to work. Trump ’s soliloquy about an illness he misleadingly described as “this corona flu” began after Hannity asked him to respond to the WHO’s 3.4 percent death rate figure (which the organization said could vary by region).

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So I said, ‘Wow, that is a percentage that is under 1 percent, very substantially.’ So it’d be interesting to see what difference is but again, a lot of people don’t report. While public health experts are still gathering data that will inform what the precise death rate figure is, there is little doubt the coronavirus is much more deadly than the flu.

Trump could listen to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director, who said during hearings this week of the coronavirus that “the mortality of this is multiple times what the seasonal flu is.” In a Thursday hearing before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Dr. Peter Hotel, of the Baylor College of Medicine, echoed Fauci.

“In attempt to calm public fears, you’re hearing things like, ‘it’s a mild illness, this is like flu.’ It’s not really the case, because this is an unusual virus,” Hotel said. As Hotel alluded to, coronavirus is especially dangerous for elderly people like those at a Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, where at least five deaths have already been linked to the virus following an outbreak in the facility.

And while Trump may think it’s no big deal that people with Covid-19 symptoms are “sitting around and even going to work,” Fauci pointed out during hearings that the best course of action is “when someone is suspected of being exposed they either self-isolate or they get actually institutional quarantine.” But if someone listened to Trump ’s advice, they might show up at work with symptoms and spread the virus. While it was arguably far down the list of irresponsible comments he made in that clip, Trump ’s claim that 100,000 people died from the flu in 1990 was also way, way off the mark.

It has been seventeen years since John Judas and Run Teixeira published their book, The Emerging Democratic Majority. One of the central themes of the book was to cite demographic data about the so-called “browning of America” and note that it was the left that was positioned to benefit from the fact that non-Hispanic whites would eventually become a minority in this country.

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Two years ago, I wrote about the connection between the president and white supremacists, including this quote from Richard Spencer. As Courtney Able explains, the El Paso gunman was inspired by “the white supremacist ‘great replacement’ conspiracy theory that white people are being systematically ‘replaced’ by people of color through mass immigration.” She goes on to document how Fox News has been pushing that narrative relentlessly.

The subtle shift in how this narrative is being presented is that personalities like Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham have re-framed the demographic changes away from being the inevitable destiny of this country so that they can blame it on immigration. The El Paso gunman caught on and described immigrants as “invaders” flooding into the United States.

I would not normally read an article titled, “White Terrorism Shows ‘Stunning’ Parallels to Islamic State’s Rise” because it sounds exploitative. White nationalist terrorism is following a progression eerily similar to that of jihadist under the leadership of the Islamic State, in ways that do much to explain why the attacks have suddenly grown so frequent and deadly.

And for these recruits, the official ideology may serve simply as an outlet for existing tendencies toward hatred and violence… The apocalyptic ideology of a civilizational conflict is being peddled by the President of the United States and his enablers in right-wing media via the great replacement conspiracy theory.

Nor is it easy to prevent attacks when the perpetrators’ ideology makes nearly any target as good as the next, and requires little more training or guidance than opening a web forum. To connect with Fox News, join Facebook today.

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Video All of us have had to get used to virtual formats,” says Buttigieg, before attacking the president's decision directly in relation to safety.

He spends a good portion of his day watching cable news. He makes a fool of himself and devolves into word salad whenever he tries to talk about issues.

Here's an exchange with a 61-year-old Trump voter named Joey Del Signore: “Everybody I talk to,” he said, “realizes it’s not Trump who’s dragging his feet.

That describes Donald Trump better than any other sentence you could come up with that doesn't involve the phrase “has been accused of multiple sexual assaults.” Look what happened last night when DNC chair Tom Perez was on Maria Bathroom's Fox Business show.

This is what happens when that fictional world that Fox News tries to will into existence butts up against reality. Half of the media is convincing them they live in a world that simply doesn't exist.

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