The collective activist group Anonymous has made a clear and concise statement after citing Fox News’ propaganda efforts against the Occupy Wall Street movement, to shut the station down. Anonymous, in a YouTube video specifically points out the talking points Fox repeatedly uses to denounce the movement in sweeping stereotypical generalizations such as, “filthy, disgusting and dirty” to describe the protesters.
The full transcript reads:
“Citizens of the world and the Internet,
We are Anonymous. Fox News is now the target of Anonymous because of their continued propaganda against the Occupations. Those such as Sean Hannity are attacking the credentials as well as the character of the Occupiers at Wall Street, and this can no longer be allowed. Anonymous introduces Operation Fox Hunt. Anonymous intends on destroying the Fox News website because their continued right-wing conservative propaganda can no longer be tolerated. They use words such as filthy, disgusting and dirty to describe the protesters. Since they will not stop belittling the Occupiers, we will shut them down. On November 5th, we ask those who are able to commence attacks on Fox News. Anonymous will not only shut down Fox News, we will also engage in a propaganda campaign of our own to show them how it feels to be chastized. Fox News, your time has come. Operation Fox Hunt: November 5th, may the hunt begin.
We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.”
If taking Fox News down isn’t enough, note where transcript states they “engage in a propaganda campaign of our own to show them how it feels to be chastised.” It’s mystifying that this knockdown effort hasn’t occurred previously given the disinformation which has spewed into homes across America since Fox News began as they forged their tirade against any politician not of the GOP party line.
Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Greta Van Sustern, Glenn Beck et al have fabricated ‘evidence’ to support their narrative. The distortions they present as ‘fair and balanced’ boggles the mind, yet propagandized Republicans consistently believe their ‘facts’ as gospel. In early 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States. Fox News has since taken every advantage of that ruling.
Just to help out, I thought we should give them a few suggestions:
Mitt Romney has a deep seated hatred toward black people.
Herman Cain is from Nigeria.
Rick Santorum, the transexual is trying to indoctrinate our children.
I’ll leave this for you to fill in for ‘fairness and balance’:
Michele Bachmann is_______.
Remember, remember the 5th of November.