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Fox News - this is not satire
Great response to that segment:

Quote:Sooner than later they'll have to limit all medical commentary to Drs. Oz and Nick Riviera.

It is pretty surprising that a real doctor was allowed on the network.

(04-01-2020, 09:57 PM)Iron Maiden Wrote: There was some truth telling on Fox earlier, which led to some awkwardness:

Quote:How to ensure you don't get follow-up questions on Fox, apparently.

Video at the link.
The Fox News anchor lady sounds EXACTLY like my boss when I try telling her the truth about how long a task is going to take to get properly done and why. "Hm. Hrm. Hm. Uhrm."

The Murdochs know what's coming - and a suit is already here:

Quote:Amid the mushrooming coronavirus crisis, Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch are girding for a pandemic of public-interest lawsuits over misinformation and conspiracy theories dispensed by certain Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network personalities such as Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Trish Regan.

According to a top Murdoch executive, the father-and-son media moguls are ready to go to war with potential plaintiffs such as the Washington League for Increased Transparency and Ethics—aka WASHLITE—an activist non-profit that filed suit on Thursday against Rupert Murdoch, Fox News, and other defendants.

The 10-page complaint, first reported by The Times of San Diego and filed in the superior court of Washington state’s King County, seeks a judgment that the Murdoch-controlled outlets violated the state’s consumer protection laws by “falsely and deceptively disseminating ‘News’ via cable news contracts that the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 was a ‘Hoax,’ and that the virus was otherwise not a danger to public health and safety.”

The lawsuit, which seeks “nominal damages” and “reasonable attorneys’ fees,” demands an injunction to prevent Fox outlets from “otherwise interfering with or undermining the legitimate control measures imposed within the State of Washington for the limited time period under which the pandemic is brought under control and until the pandemic is brought under control.”

The lawsuit doesn’t list specific examples of the alleged “campaign of deception spread by the Defendants”—who also include the AT&T and Comcast cable services—but WASHLITE plans to do so in a future court filing.

The conservative outlet fired back—in a statement provided to The Daily Beast, and attributed to Lily Fu Claffee, Fox News Media’s general counsel—that WASHLITE’s lawsuit is “Wrong on the facts, frivolous on the law.”

Claffee added, “We will defend vigorously and seek sanctions as appropriate.”

WASHLITE board member Arthur West, a non-lawyer and former automobile mechanic who earns what he describes as a handsome living as a professional public-interest plaintiff, told The Daily Beast that he’s not impressed by Claffee’s vow to seek retribution: “We are not afraid of the big bad Fox.”

As for possible sanctions against him and his group, “I’m pretty sure they’ll try something like that, because that’s what bullies do,” West said, noting that WASHLITE was launched by him and four other environmental, public interest, and open records activists around three years ago.

“We studied at the Rooster Cogburn school of litigation”—a reference to the fictional U.S. marshal in Charles Portis' novel True Grit and and the two John Wayne movies it inspired.

West, 59, said he has been arrested numerous times in protest and civil-disobedience incidents, but claimed the rewards of successful lawsuits have allowed him to afford a lovely house in Olympia, Wash., overlooking Puget Sound and a fleet of pricey sports cars. He insisted this latest litigation against Fox is not a public-relations stunt.

“We’re as serious as a heart attack when we go into court,” West said.
How do these real experts keep getting on Fox?

Quote:Fox anchor: Can you tell me your thoughts on the drug that is used normally to treat malaria. 

Dr. Haseltine: It's sad to me that people are promoting that drug. 

Anchor: But what about the anecdotal evidence?

Haseltine: That's complete and utter nonsense. Irresponsible.

Video at the link.
FOX bookers and anchors are stupid people that think they're smart. They really think that they've, "cracked the code" and are part of the brilliant few that realize an unverified Chinese trial of 62 people reveals the absolute truth.

So I don't think they even realize that the doctors they book might disagree with them. Their bookers probably ask at most one question to screen guests: "Are you a Republican?"
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John Oliver did a bit on OAN last night.

If you thought that the FoxNews folks were idiots, you ain't seen nothing yet.

I used to be with "it", but then they changed what "it" was. Now, what I'm with isn't "it", and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me.   -Grandpa Simpson
OAN seems almost too amateurish and flagrantly foolish to worry about, but hey, they’re right there in the press briefings, so I guess they merit worry.
Brigadier Cousins on PSN
Shouldn't their acronym have two Ns?
It's the news network you noticed your dad watching a year or so ago to placate anti-Fox sentiments from mom, or to reinforce-as-true what he already gets from Fox.

Love you Dad.
If I could change to liquid, I'd fill the cracks and bend the rocks.
The Clinical Trial Understanders:

Dr. Oz taking twitter volunteers to test the "Kilmeade Hypothesis", which is that people who take hydroxychlorquine are immune to covid.
Man, these guys saw that article from last week about Fox trying to edge away from the whole "begging for wrongful-death suits" area and were like "NOT ON MY WATCH!!!" weren't they?
Video at the link:

Quote:Dr. Oz is using Twitter to find patients to test "the Kilmeade hypothesis" that people on hydroxychloroquine are immune to coronavirus.

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