Skip to comments.De Blasio slams Murdoch, Fox News: 'We would be a more unified country' without them
Posted on 08/08/2018 3:07:40 AM PDT by markomalley
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is slamming conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Fox News, saying that we would be a more unified country" without their influence.
If you could remove News Corp from the last 25 years of American history, we would be in an entirely different place," de Blasio told The Guardian last week before he spoke at an event in New Orleans, adding that he believes Murdoch is responsible for President Trump's election in 2016.
De Blasio said if it weren't for Murdoch and Fox News, "we would not be suffering a lot of the negativity and divisiveness were going through right now."
In the interview with The Guardian, de Blasio discussed a range of topics, from his vision for progressive politics to the midterm elections this November.
He also voiced strong disapproval for Trump's rhetoric regarding the media, saying "there is no comparison between a progressive critique of the media and overwhelmingly corporate media, by the way and a president who does not believe in free speech and is trying to undermine the norms of democracy."
"If you see a steady decline in democracy, were going to have to vividly defend a lot of media we dont agree with," de Blasio added. "But I dont want to give them a free pass on what they have done to all of us.
Fox News isn't the only entity owned by Murdoch that de Blasio has gone after this year. The mayor said in May that The New York Post is "divisive" and that he wouldn't "shed a tear if that newspaper is no longer here.
Fox News, which was once again the most-watched cable news network in July, is known for its supportive coverage of Trump, with hosts such as Sean Hannity consistently defending the president. Hannity has also echoed Trump's charge that much of the media is "fake news."
I thought the media was like the military and they can’t be attacked?
This is about 3 hours of programming on weeknights. Otherwise I’ll bet Kaiser Wilhelm has no problem with FNC anymore.
We’d be more unified under a communist dictator and government controlled press, is what he is recommending.
Deep in the heart of every Democrat sit a communist. They want total control over the media and silence any opposition.
What will CNN think of This as the new protectors of the free media?
De Blasio is right, it would be a more unified country, but it wouldn’t be America.
Yep, and Hitler’s Germany could have been so much better off without the Jews.
You will line up and think like we want you to or we will destroy you?
These libs sure are a lot like Nazi Germany.
I just want to know why we can’t get one of the big Pharma companies to start dumping Prozac in the water in certain States / Cities / Counties... Just saying, it might help ALOT of people get over their TDS.
That is our measure of success.
Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuehrer.
(For so the hall monitors out there, the proceeding line is meant as a condemnation of DiBlazio (AKA Warren Wilhelm Jr), and not as an endorsement of Naziism.
Fox News left Constitutionalists and freedom lovers behind years ago. We are smaller in number than ever. We are not for stimulus, executive orders, endless budget deals and crony corporatism with its H1bs. Fox is for the big tent republicans who will sell your soul and the souls of your children for themselves.
De Blasio remains an idiot!
Would prisons be more unified without guards?
We would truly be a more unified country if everyone in the country agreed with Mr. DeBlasio.
"...will sell your soul..."
Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, Russia, China, Vietnam, every Middle East country that is not Israel. So may one-party states to emulate, how will the Dems ever decide?
He means the Left would have a monopoly on the media, like they used to.
I'm seeing a steady decline in leftist garbage viewers. Does that count?
Mayor Wilhelm the Stalinist $cumbag speaks. Big friggin whoop. He somehow let the truth slip.
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