A New Low for Fox News

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Media Matters reports that Fox News anchor Heather Childers today used her Twitter account to promote a bizarre birther conspiracy theory that, during the 2008 presidential election, then-candidate Barack Obama’s campaign threatened to have Chelsea Clinton murdered. The “threat” to have Chelsea rubbed out was allegedly part of an effort to keep Bill and Hillary Clinton from “going public” with information showing that Obama wasn’t born in the United States.

You might recall how Fox News helped far-right activists hijack the revision of curriculum standards in Texas in 2009-10. The so-called “fair and balanced” network actually attacked Texas Freedom Network Kathy Miller at the time, broadcasting photographs of her and two others under the caption “Textbook Troublemakers.” One right-wing Texas State Board of Education member made a public point of treating Fox News reporters with cookies at one meeting during the curriculum debate.

UPDATE: Gadfly Donna “Jeffrey Dahmer Believed in Evolution” Garner, who supported the right-wing hijacking of the Texas curriculum standards, is promoting this same kooky Obama-threatened-to-kill-Chelsea conspiracy. Birds of a feather…

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5 Responses to “A New Low for Fox News”

  1. David Says:

    Rupert Murdoch is fighting for his life right now, and so he’ll be lashing out at all of his perceived enemies with extra viciousness.
    Hopefully Fox News is on the way down.

  2. Matt Johnsen Says:

    they’re getting desperate – more and more people are realizing they spew lies

  3. Rt.Rev Says:

    A democracy can only survive if an informed electorate is present. Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and others talk down to all people and it is sad that people go along with things like a BIRTHER CONSPIRACY. Kathy Miller is not the problem with textbooks.

  4. bywayslaw Says:

    Is there a way to contact Fox and complain about continued absurdity?

  5. Charles Says:

    Seriously folks. I have to question this. Is a new low for FOX news even possible? We may have to enter the bizarre world of particle physics to even contemplate such a possibility—and the very process of contemplation may skew the results.

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