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"I didn't want to be complicit in so many lies”

 

A former longtime Fox News contributor, Jonah Goldberg, opened up on Tuesday about why he left the channel last month, claiming that he could no longer "be complicit in so many lies."

Goldberg's resignation was announced back in November, alongside Steve Hayes, former editor-in-chief of The Weekly Standard. "Fox News still does real reporting, and there are still responsible conservatives providing valuable opinion and analysis," the duo wrote at the time. "But the voices of the responsible are being drowned out by the irresponsible."

Goldberg and Hayes originally cited host Tucker Carlson's controversial documentary "Patriot Purge" – which explores the Capitol riot through the lens of unproven right-wing conspiracy theories – as the singular breaking point for their careers with the channel.

But on Tuesday, in a sharply penned essay in The Dispatch, Goldberg condemned the channel's "lies" more broadly, saying that he'd actually exercised "a good deal of restraint since news broke that I left Fox News."

"I know that a huge share of the people you saw on TV praising Trump were being dishonest," Goldberg wrote. "I don't merely suspect it, I know it, because they would say one thing to my face or in my presence and another thing when the cameras and microphones were flipped on."

Goldberg also criticized the channel's coverage of the January 6 panel's findings with respect to Mark Meadows, Donald Trump's White House Chief of Staff. This week, the panel unearthed texts sent by three Fox News hosts – including Laura Ingraham – to Meadows, asking the Trump aide to have the former president call off the Capitol riot as it was unfolding. Though Ingraham publicly condemned the riot, Goldberg wrote, she couldn't bear to admit that it was incited by Trump – which her texts indicated.

"What she didn't say is that the mob's passions boiled over because of Donald Trump's lies—and the megaphone she and her colleagues gave to those lies," Goldberg wrote. "From her texts it's reasonable to assume that she believed – rightly – that this mob was Trump's to command because the mob believed it was doing Trump's bidding."

"By the time the cameras went on, Laura was still willing to condemn the president's mob, but not the president," he added.

Goldberg capped off with an indictment of whataboutism, saying that the channel's "audience craved … whataboutism as an exit ramp from having to confront the actual facts."

"It wasn't always explicitly whataboutist. Sometimes the whataboutism was simply implied. Don't talk about Trump's lies, mistakes, or misdeeds, just focus on the hypocrisy or hysteria of liberals who point out Trump's lies, mistakes, or misdeeds," Goldberg argued. "Eventually, I felt like a cog in the whataboutist machinery."

The incisive essay comes just days after the resignation of former Fox host Chris Wallace, who had been with the channel for eighteen years. Wallace is reportedly set to join CNN's new platform to host a weekday show.

 

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Jonah Goldberg! LOL. Look for him on CNN soon with Chrissy Wallace.

Sack "The Buffalo Range's TRUSTED News Source!"

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” ~ Dresden James

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What's sad is that Goldberg doesn't take any responsibility for helping build this lie machine. Remember he was the one who wrote "Liberal Fascism" (complete with a smiley face with a Hitler moustache) in which he tried to claim that fascist movements were and are left-wing, in contrast to the mainstream view among historians and political scientists that maintains fascism is a far-right ideology.

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“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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56 minutes ago, HipKat said:

Liberal Fascism" (complete with a smiley face with a Hitler moustache) in which he tried to claim that fascist movements were and are left-wing, in contrast to the mainstream view among historians and political scientists that maintains fascism is a far-right ideology.

 

Sack "The Buffalo Range's TRUSTED News Source!"

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On 12/18/2021 at 11:16 AM, HipKat said:

What's sad is that Goldberg doesn't take any responsibility for helping build this lie machine. Remember he was the one who wrote "Liberal Fascism" (complete with a smiley face with a Hitler moustache) in which he tried to claim that fascist movements were and are left-wing, in contrast to the mainstream view among historians and political scientists that maintains fascism is a far-right ideology.

The 'mainstream' view by socialist/communist college professors.

Fascism is a form of socialism.  It is.  It is just another form of the Religion of Materialistic Envy. 

All Despots are left-wing.  Hitler, Pol Pot, Fidel Castro, FDR, Josef Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, Ghengis Khan, etc.  Shall I go on? 

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3 hours ago, FanBack said:

All Despots are left-wing.  Hitler, Pol Pot, Fidel Castro, FDR, Josef Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, Ghengis Khan, etc.  Shall I go on? 

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