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Sun May 21, 2017, 03:04 AM

Fox Newss cynical and vulgar conspiracies about the slain DNC staffer fit a pattern

Fox News’s cynical and vulgar conspiracies about the slain DNC staffer fit a pattern
Just ask Vince Foster's And Chris Stevens' families
ERIC BOEHLERT, MEDIA MATTERS


CNN’s headline on Tuesday pretty much captured the latest example of how the fact-free conservative media often hype hollow conspiracies: “Story On DNC Staffer’s Murder Dominated Conservative Media — Hours Later It Fell Apart.”

To recap: No, Seth Rich, the 27-year-old Democratic National Committee staffer who was killed last summer in Washington, D.C., the victim of an apparent botched robbery, did not provide WikiLeaks with more than 44,000 DNC emails. (Those emails were hacked by Russians, according to U.S. intelligence agencies.) No, the Clintons did not have Rich murdered. And no, there hasn’t been a sprawling political cover-up.

None of the salacious allegations that Fox News, with the help of a local affiliate, peddled this week were based in reality, as the GOP outlets tried to jump-start a dormant conspiracy theory about the murder victim. (For good debunkings of the sorry charade that unfolded this week, see here, here, and here.)

That conservative media would wildly overhype a bogus story for partisan reasons is hardly a revelation. (It’s kind of why they exist.) But the Rich story was especially galling because it fits a vile pattern.

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http://www.salon.com/2017/05/20/fox-newss-cynical-and-vulgar-conspiracies-about-the-slain-dnc-staffer-fit-a-pattern/

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Sun May 21, 2017, 03:32 AM

1. Best comment:

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Sun May 21, 2017, 05:27 AM

2. Cable news can say anything, they're infotainment. Networks are under the FCC rule, though.

Sure this is a Trump and full GOP reign, but there's still the courts... at least for now.

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Sun May 21, 2017, 05:38 AM

3. Coincidentally, Fox News name is closest to "Fake News". Or is it a coincidence? Did Liberals


"Did liberals force the name on us 21 years ago? See our explosive report after we sell you some useless crap you didn't know you needed."

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