Re: “Misinformation a growing concern,” (Chicago Tribune, p. 3, Oct. 15, 2022):

Ninety-one percent of Americans say the spread of misinformation is a problem. One huge step to correct this problem would be for the FCC to take away the broadcast license of the Fox Network. The Fox “News” channel has been a Republican propaganda machine from day 1, when it was founded by GOP strategist Roger Ailes.

Pretending to report “News,” this network repeats lies and misinformation 24 hours a day in the interest of the anti-American saboteur, Rupert Murdoch. Polls show that those who get their “news” from Fox believe ludicrous lies. The fact that a majority of Republicans still pretend to believe that Donald Trump won the 2020 election is a direct result of watching Fox News and believing their lies (Fox cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election over 800 times [1]).

Fox News was sued by two voting system companies, Dominion and Smartmatic, for claiming their machines switched votes from Biden to Trump. Fox News knowingly lied to Americans saying that Trump was not responsible for the January 6 treasonous attack on the U.S. Capitol [2].

Many Americans are pathetically ignorant, but even so, they cannot be expected to show common sense if they are yelled at nonstop by Fox “reporters” whose job is to lie to their viewers. No network should be allowed to broadcast “news” on public airways if their goal is to willfully mislead the American public.

[1] https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/fox-news-january-6-disinformation-started-well-hearings-n1296139

[2] https://www.salon.com/2021/12/14/jan-6-committee-just-proved-fox-news-knowingly-lies-on-air–but-dont-expect-their-viewers-to-care/

Tom DeCoursey
Oak Park

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