The Propaganda Factory’s inspiration is the conservative agitprop channel Fox News. Posing as a news channel, Fox News is largely a megaphone for right-wing talk radio, red blogs and conservative think tanks like the Cato Institute and the Heritage Foundation. Fox News feeds a willing tell-me-what-I-want-to-hear partisan audience slam dunk half truths proving pure conservative ideology is infallible good. Everything else is liberalism and, if you’ve watched much Fox News, you quickly realize liberalism isn’t just a misguided policy failure, it’s a moral one as well.
Kicking off Fox News’ propaganda spew each morning is Fox And Friends. Lightly camouflaged as your run of the mill fluff morning show, Fox And Friends focuses heavily on politics. It’s all about constructing conservative narratives so you’ll rarely see a Democrat on the show unless they’ve crossed the aisle to join the Republicans. Fox And Friends is so overtly biased I usually find it quite funny. However, Fox And Friends’ bovine excrement isn’t always so obvious. Jon Stewart, who also often finds Fox And Friends quite funny, provides this telling example:
– Jon’s skit starts around the :50 mark.
This is classic “fair and balanced” Fox News participating in a tag team event with right-wing pundits and team Romney.