Media analyst: fueling mistrust is part of Murdoch’s business model

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“Basically he arrived like the guys of the 19th century,” Carter said, “and in the pursuit of wealth and power, he was willing to plunder things like they did for the environment. what they are doing now to democracy. “

Murdoch’s business model has been successful. But Carter said his network was going into “moral bankruptcy,” pointing the finger at Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who teased a three-part special on Wednesday promoting 1/6 truthfulness.

Trailer for the Carlson-promoted show, titled “Patriot Purge,” will air on the network’s Fox Nation streaming platform and feature rhetoric about a “false flag” operation, the idea that the Jan.6 attack on Capitol Hill was internal planned work by the government as part of its alleged war on Trump supporters.

On Sunday of “Reliable Sources”, media correspondent for CNN chief Brian Stelter asked Julie Roginsky, former Fox News contributor and Democratic strategist, for her thoughts on the network today.

Roginsky has said above all that Murdoch’s priority is to keep his business model.

“Ultimately, he’s doing it because he thinks there’s a very good possibility that Donald Trump will be back in the Oval Office in two years,” Roginsky said.

Fox News is not commenting on the case, but CNN senior media correspondent Oliver Darcy said the media giant was trying to distance itself from the documentary. Fox personality Geraldo Rivera called the idea that the insurgency was a “false flag” operation of “bulls ** t” on Twitter.

But the Murdochs continue to be silent when it comes to harnessing the most inflammatory views of the most-watched personality in their network. “They’re not prepared to do this because they’re there to take advantage of the paranoia in the people and all the hostility they’ve created. So it’s part of their overall strategy,” Carter said.

Astead Herndon, national political reporter for the New York Times and CNN political analyst, interviewed voters on the ground in Virginia earlier this month and heard numerous plot themes from the Carlson and Murdoch media.

“I actually think it’s a lot more important than Fox or Rupert Murdoch,” Herndon said on “Reliable Sources” on Sunday. “We are talking about a whole ecosystem.”

Herndon said it was as if these voters were in a media cocoon that is getting tighter by the day.

“They are convinced of the false reality of a stolen November election, and that is the determining factor,” Herndon said. “They are creating this as a litmus test for the Republican politicians who are running now.”

But Herndon warned it is a mistake for the media to view January 6 as an isolated event. At the local level, there continue to be rallies pushing the ‘Big Lie’, further fueling the false narrative.

“We shouldn’t see democracy as something that has been stable for a long time and then turned upside down by Donald Trump,” Herndon said, citing people of color and other constituencies who have historically been left out of the Democratic process.

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