Those darn facts get in the way again. Latest dishonest FOX reporting so egregious even they had to acknowledge it.
Yahoo News Canada — Fox News walked back a report on “an attempted terrorist attack” in the Niagara Falls vehicle explosion, a deadly crash where officials said there was “no indication” of terrorism near the U.S.-Canada border.
“What I’ve been told is that this was an attempted terrorist attack,” Fox News correspondent Alexis McAdams reported on Wednesday at 2pm ET. Sources “believe the two people in that car who are now both dead after that large explosion there have packed that car full of explosives.” Until the retraction much later the provocative chyron at the bottom of the FOX screen claimed “Explosion An Attempted Terror Attack” (Mediaite)
I watched the original coverage because as I flipped channels I saw FOX was the only one reporting this. They quickly teed up a narrative that this was Biden’s fault by allowing open borders to terrorists — and their contributors went berserk, assuming it as fact, which is the usual pattern for trashing Biden: “report” something thinly sourced, followed by outraged commentators who present it without equivocation.
It was disgraceful, even for FOX, to spread something so sinister. This wasn’t a mistake, this was another deliberate provocation of their gullible audience for profit.
It worked. Biden-hating provocateurs such as Kari Lake picked up the ball and ran with it long after the FOX “retraction’…
Democrats should give Justice Samuel Alito an award.
By insisting on writing an opinion abolishing Roe he has done more damage to the Republican Party than he probably ever thought possible, provoking a continuous surge at the ballot box for Democrats that seems unstoppable.
The Hill: “RNC chairwoman calls on GOP candidates to adopt ‘common sense’ messaging on abortion”. — She is quite right to panic, but it’s too late. The Alito Surge is here to stay.
Axios: “Democrats’ rush to get abortion-related initiatives on the ballot in key states could throw a wrench in Republicans’ effort to keep the House in 2024”
Everytime I dip into our new House Speaker’s past something odd turns up.
For instance, he has tried to show he knows the struggles of discrimination by referring to having a black child that he and his wife “took in” when the boy was 14. “I personally know the challenges he has faced early in his life. I’ve walked with him through discrimination that he’s had to endure over the years and the hurdles he faced”, he said in 2019 at a House subcommittee hearing on race issues. — The (Baton Rouge) Advocate
The Hill’s Elizabeth Crisp wrote yesterday that the black son “isn’t mentioned in Speaker Johnson’s official bio or in family photos. I was told that he’s very private.”
His official family photo certainly shows no black kids…
UPDATE: Last night on CNN he was asked about this: “The reality is – and no one can tell me otherwise – my (adopted Black) son Michael had a harder time than my (White) son Jack is going to have simply because of the color of his skin. And that’s a reality.” ~ Speaker Mike Johnson
POLITICO: Trump on Friday mocked Rep. Nancy Pelosi and her husband, who an assailant brutally attacked in the family’s San Francisco home last October. “We’ll stand up to crazy Nancy Pelosi, who ruined San Francisco — how’s her husband doing, anybody know?” Trump said to a raucous crowd of California Republicans at a state party convention. “And she’s against building a wall at our border, even though she has a wall around her house — which obviously didn’t do a very good job.”
“Trump Mocks Hammer Attack On Pelosi’s Husband In Incendiary Speech” FORBES: Trump said he would “stand up to crazy Nancy Pelosi“ if reelected president, asking a crowd of supporters, “How’s her husband doing by the way?” and saying a “wall around her house” didn’t do a “good job” of protecting her 82-year-old husband from an intruder who fractured his skull with a hammer during a break-in last year—prompting laughter from the crowd.