Maybe It’s Time People Go to Jail For Network’s Misinformation
Whenever there is a mass shooting, many look to see how Fox News covers the event. When the network covers the event, they normally deflect from the use of guns and try to change the conversation to ‘thoughts and prayers.’
This weekend’s shooting in Buffalo made it hard for Fox to deflect. The manifesto from the gunman made frequent mention of the Great Replacement Theory, a topic regularly discussed on Tucker Carlson’s show. During an interview on MSNBC, former Fox reporter Carl Cameron suggested people at Fox should start going to jail.
Nicolle Wallace asked, “I mean, obviously a mass shooter is responsible for the violence and the heinous acts that the mass shooter committed. It is also true that the ideology left in the mass shooter’s screen mirrors the ideology championed by Tucker Carlson.”
Cameron, who worked for Fox for more than 20 years, answered:
“I can’t even imagine. That’s partly why I ended up getting out of there. It really is kind of horrible to think that journalists with national and international capacity are putting together this type of nonsense,” he explained. “I think the president did a great job. I wish he had done a lot of this a lot sooner, and we need a lot more from the left and the middle, and we got to watch out because the Republicans have become the purveyors of misinformation, and when our two-party system is broken like that, democracy is seriously in trouble.”
Cameron continued, “The president acknowledged that it’s time to actually start doing things and maybe taking some names and putting people in jail.”