One More Reason We Can’t Trust Fox News

foxnewslogoThe FoxNews Gang (in the most abject sense of the word) did its very best to take Donald Trump out of contention for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.  This was not a Thursday night presidential debate.  It was a mugging, wherein the moderators (read that: neo-left journalistic thugs) did everything they could do to obfuscate, twist, jab, stab and bludgeon him with every phrase their researchers could dig up from Mr. Trump’s show biz history.

Talk show host Mark Levin dissected Megyn Kelly’s assault in question number two and played clips of The Apprentice show, and The View show, from which the”evidential” material was drawn.  Yes.  You read that correctly – The Apprentice and The View. The Fox News hit team used nearly a full one-third of the air time, by itself.

With America standing on 18 trillion dollars in debt, the jihad movement progressing unabated in our cities, 25% of Mexico’s population living here, 20% of Guatemala’s population living here, record numbers of Americans no longer in the workforce, our only true ally in the Middle East under siege, and a mainstream press corps turning a blind eye to all of it, we got obscure stuff and rubbish from The View and The Apprentice.  Thanks a lot.

I’m not at all surprised at the strategy.  The Republican establishment detests Donald Trump.  Karl Rove, a Bush loyalist forever, still wields great influence at Fox.  I will make an educated guess that Fox News’ upper management will continue to press for Jeb Bush’s nomination.  Trump has to go.

Personally, I think he should stick around for awhile.  His brash candor creates interest and makes the Republican establishment types very uncomfortable.  I like that.  The establishment GOP should be made to feel uncomfortable.  They’ve failed us – miserably.

Rush Limbaugh (who has carried a whole lot of water for the Bush family) said during his Thursday noon broadcast that his insiders’ best info was that Florida Senator Marco Rubio was the one under marching orders from big moneyed establishment Republican interests to do the hit and destroy Mr. Trump.  Little did Mr. Limbaugh know that it was the Fox News team which got the assignment – er, I mean the contract.

Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, and Ms. Kelly gave their very best efforts to knocking out Mr. Trump.  What should have been an opportunity for America to hear her best Republican candidates talk about how they intend to save our nation from plunging headlong into the abyss became a tabloid-esque spectacle.

I’ve heard higher quality material on Jerry Springer’s shows. The mainstream press corps loved it.  Does that tell you conservatives anything?

Fox News.  Fair and balanced?  My ass.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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