Retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters worked as a military analyst for Fox News until 2018, and when he left he made it clear in his letter of resignation that was disgusted with the network, writing:
In my view, Fox has degenerated from providing a legitimate and much-needed outlet for conservative voices to a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration. When prime-time hosts — who have never served our country in any capacity — dismiss facts and empirical reality to launch profoundly dishonest assaults on the FBI, the Justice Department, the courts, the intelligence community (in which I served) and, not least, a model public servant and genuine war hero such as Robert Mueller — all the while scaremongering with lurid warnings of “deep-state” machinations — I cannot be part of the same organization, even at a remove. To me, Fox News is now wittingly harming our system of government for profit.
And now Peters is going even further, pulling the curtain back on Fox and the way they foster a culture of lies and conspiracy theories as part of a expose from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
For example, here’s his take on the people he would see waiting in the “green room” as they waited to appear on a Fox News segment:
“The green room over the last several years into the Trump administration, when I left, the guests got more and more bizarre, more distasteful.
“The Green Room started to be like the bar scene in the first Star Wars film. These people are freaks. Ah, and then you realize, you’re one of the freaks!”
A reporter with Australian Broadcasting asks Peters what exactly he means when he uses the word “freaks,” to which he responds:
“People with no qualifications who could not even speak cogently, who could only speak the lines they’d memorized praising Trump, as though he were a heathen God that had to be appeased with slavish rhetoric.”
From the great Australian Broadcasting Company doc, “Fox and The Big Lie,” former Fox military analyst says, “The Green Room started to be like the bar scene in the first Star Wars movie. These people are freaks. And then you realize, you’re one of the freaks!” pic.twitter.com/f9SsN2qt7n
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 31, 2021
Appeasing a heathen God with slavish rhetoric may well be the best explanation of what happens at Fox, Newsmax and OAN on a daily basis. They exist for the purpose of spreading lies and propaganda, and every word of it is meant to lure in pro-Trump viewers who are allergic to facts and logic.
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