Good input, ILikeStars, It would be interesting to compare actual bogus FOX 'News' headlines with these parodies - the real ones probably are more
outrageous than these. There are just a few minor ones I can recollect, I'll have to dig up a more comprehensive list.
For instance there was the 'harmless' tweet from Fox News that Obama had been assassinated;
The 'Holocaust winner'
Back when the Iraq war was going badly, Fox News and it's retired military advisers cooked up a scheme with the Pentagon to plant 'feel-good'
stories in the media (well, Fox News at least) about how well the war was going. After being exposed the Pentagon shut down this program.
In most cases, the retired officer-analysts were more than eager to hear good news on the war. In one April 2006 conference call, as sectarian
violence was on an uptick, an unidentified military analyst asked then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace what the officers could
say on television that would convince Americans that the war wasn’t going that badly.
“What can we say to the American public to say … there are some things you can see that will make you feel better about what our military is doing
and any progress we have made?” the analyst asked.
The Defense Department has shut down the program pending an internal review. Both the Defense Department inspector general’s office and the
Government Accountability Office are investigating whether the effort violated any rules, including if it gave some contractors a competitive
advantage by employing the retired officers as lobbyists.
From The Law and Situation of Military
And any time a Republican
gets into trouble, the R
next to their name mysteriously morphs into a D
for the headlines. (see
Fox 'News,' For Its Continued R for D Switches in Mislabeling Republicans, Wins BuzzFlash's Media Putz
When Republican Gov. Sanford (and head of the Republican Governor's Assoc.) vanished and turned up in Argentina in the arms of a mistress, Fox ran
headlines for days with the (D) beside his name - it took a complaint from a media association to get them to finally place the correct party
identification beside his name!
It happened again when Republican Foley was embroiled in a homosexual-tryst scandal - that pesky (D) showed up next to his name during the duration of
Then it's the constant little things Fox 'News' does - constantly parading around misleading headlines about Democrats, everything from baseless
claims how they're coming for your guns to promoting over-the-top government intrusions, like the bogus Pelosi headline below;
Or the fictitious (yes, fictitious) 'light-bulb ban' (from Right-Wing Media Continue To Mislead
On Nonexistent Light Bulb "Ban"
How about when they cook the numbers on their polls - and unwittingly exceed 100% (a mathematical impossibility). This happens a lot, on Fax 'News'
(what happens when you delete an entire candidate's score from your poll - in this case Ron Paul - something
doesn't add up!)
(the last one was from Fox News fiddles with climate change
The bogus journalism isn't contained to just the political or world news either, even Fox Sports manages to fabricate stuff;
criticizes Fox Sports for using phony headlines
Video: Fox Sports Airs Fake
Headlines About QB Jay Cutler
I won't even get into the text of Fox 'News' crawl, which is constantly stating bogus headlines.