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Cashing in on Crying Wolf

One of the painful truths about weather journalism is that television networks tend to exaggerate the threat posed by killer storms like Hurricane Irma to manipulate the public, lift their...

James Murdoch’s Opportunistic Nazi Pivot

The youngest son of billionaire propagandist Rupert Murdoch sent a peace-loving message to his rich friends yesterday, decrying the Nazi attacks in Charlottesville his...

Analysis: Roger Ailes and Fox News big winners in church massacre

The hate-fueled massacre of nine black parishioners in a predominantly black church in Charleston, South Carolina, was a huge win for Roger Ailes and the predatory 1 percent he lackeys for. 

They're the big winners whenever beleaguered workers and their families respond to class warfare by attacking their own, just as alleged shooter Dylann Roof did Wednesday. The tit-for-tat sound of working class revenge murders is starting to gather momentum beneath the relentless weight of the race-baiting profit growth strategy Ailes has crafted for Fox News and the GOP.

"People play divisive political games to stir up racists because sometimes that means they go to the polls to vote,” Joseph Darby, the presiding elder of the 32 predominantly black churches in South Carolina, told one reporter. “Hopefully there will be no more (attacks on black churches), but nobody is closing down church. They have tried to engage in that kind of racist terrorism since the beginning of America. It hasn’t worked yet, and it won’t work now.”

Ailes, 75, is a former Nixon aide who heads both Fox News and the larger Right Wing Noise Machine. Before finding his niche, the conservative entertainment professional served as a media consultant for Republican presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. He was responsible for the race-baiting Willie Horton ad that harnessed white male fears of black peepees in the 1988 presidential election.

Roof echoed those sentiments Wednesday as he exchanged words with his mostly elderly victims while reloading inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The 21-year-old allegedly opened fire on them after being allowed into their bible study meeting, with a .45 caliber pistol his daddy gave him for his birthday.

“I have to do it,” Roof was quoted as saying. “You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.”

Fox Inks $250 Million Deal With God

Fox News has reached a deal with God that will have the Almighty anchoring its evening news broadcast, which is set to be renamed...

GOP: The Party of Fabulists

One of the painful truths about the United States is that our politicians now lie with such grinding regularity that we no longer really...