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Active shooter in Austin, Texas
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KENOSHA, Wis. —Three people were killed and three others were seriously injured in a shooting early Sunday morning in Kenosha County.

The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department said the shooting happened around 12:45 a.m. at the Somers House on Sheridan Road near 15th Place in the Village of Somers........
 

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TRURO TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WCMH) — Several people who gathered at a vigil were shot and one was killed in Truro Township near east Columbus Saturday night, according to law enforcement officials.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Jim Gilbert, several people were shot near a store on the 5000 block of Chatterton Road at approximately 7:38 p.m.

Gilbert said people were gathered at a Dollar General parking lot to hold a vigil for someone who had been killed.

According to a Columbus Police Department spokesperson, six people in all were shot Saturday night.

People at the scene said that for this type of violence to happen while people were already grieving is unacceptable........
 

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A New York Times report suggests OAN knew its election claims were false when it made them
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If you are a lawyer representing, say, a voting machine manufacturer suing the Trump-centric propagandist conspiracy network known as OAN, you probably already have today's New York Times story on the network printed out, all the interesting bits highlighted. In an examination of OAN's continued misinformation, disinformation, and genuine frontier gibberish, Times reporter Rachel Abrams drops a few intriguing little tidbits from inside Fort Alwaystrump. The part that will have lawyers feeling peppy is this one:

"In interviews with 18 current and former OAN newsroom employees, 16 said the channel had broadcast reports that they considered misleading, inaccurate or untrue."
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In other words, if the Dominion legal team throws a dart at old and current OAN corporate org charts and subpoenas whoever the dart picks, the odds are 80% or so you'll have found a witness to testify that OAN broadcasts information even its own employees believe to be "untrue." And it doesn't sound like they'd necessary be hostile to testifying, either.

"Mr. Golingan, the producer, said some OAN employees had hoped Dominion would sue the channel. “A lot of people said, ‘This is insane, and maybe if they sue us, we’ll stop putting stories like this out,’” he said."

You'd think! But no. No, OAN has found it exceedingly difficult to just not broadcast the untrue things they are being sued for. An ex-producer told the Times "more than a dozen" network employees quit after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol spurred by the network's provably false voter fraud claims, presumably because their own ambitions did not align with goading violent and gullible nitwits into attempting to overthrow the government.

That producer also claimed that "many people" raised concerns about the networks craptacular claims, but "when people speak up about anything, you will get in trouble."

So what we have here, then, is a pretty clear picture. OAN's employees knew full well that the network was promoting false claims about voter fraud. The network's owners and top brass insisted on the falsehoods anyway, either because the top brass are true conspiracy theory believers or, more likely, because their intent was to propagandize and titillate to begin with. Not only does Dominion have an ironclad case that the company's fictions substantially harmed their future prospects as a voting machine manufacturer, the FBI might want to have a look at the network’s internal emails to see if stoking full-on sedition was also an intended outcome of their coverage.

Given this Times story? It seems more possible than not.
 

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'What FOX News Has Created is a Market For CRAZY' - Truth Bomb From Down Under
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The vast majority of the American people recognize that Fox News is a deceitful cabal of propagandists bent on advancing the interests of radical Republicans and Trump cultists. Never mind the ratings. While Fox Entertainment is leading the other legitimate news networks, that's only because they have a near monopoly on the right-wing fringe. Their actual penetration into the population at large is only about one percent.

Nevertheless, Fox News is deliberately dividing the nation on behalf the corporations and wealthy elites they represent. And they have an impact because other media parrots their partisan rhetoric and helps to disseminate their lies. But they aren't fooling everyone, and especially not the leaders of foreign countries that have their own problems with Rupert Murdoch's media.

Case in point, on CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday morning, Malcolm Turnbull, the former Prime Minister of Australia, Murdoch's birthplace, explained to host Brian Stelter why Fox News is so dangerous (video below). And he wasn't mincing words:

"What Murdoch has delivered largely through Fox News in the United States is exactly what Vladimir Putin wanted to achieve with his disinformation campaigns. Turning one part of America against another. So exacerbating the divisions that already exist in American society and undermine the trust Americans have in their Democratic institutions. That was the objective of the Russian disinformation campaign. And that is exactly what is being delivered by Fox News, and by other players in that right-wing populace media ecosystem."

Exactly! And Turnbull's commentary applies just as much to Donald Trump as it does to Fox News. The talk of "collusion" during the first impeachment of Trump barely scratched the surface of the conspiracy that engulfed Trump, Russia, and Fox News. They were (and still are) all working toward the same ends: Turning Americans against each other and their country. Turnbull continued saying that...

"What they have created is a market for crazy. They've become unhinged from the facts. It is now, basically, they've worked out that you can just make stuff up. Everyone talks about and complains about social media. But what is being done by curated media, mainstream media - including, and in particular, Fox News - has done enormous damage to the United States."

The evidence of the ultra "crazy" market that Fox News created is all too apparent in the Trump insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th. It is apparent in the adoption of QAnon insanity by many on the right, including the QAnon supporting primetime host, Tucker Carlson. And it couldn't be more obvious than when Fox News denies that the GOP is the party of QAnon.

Turnbull concluded by asking whether America is
"a more divided country than it was before, thanks to Murdoch's influence?" The answer is an unequivocal "Yes!" Murdoch is a foreign-born domestic terrorist who has never had the best interests of the nation at heart. To the contrary, he has spent his lifetime attempting to pervert democracies in order to empower the oligarchs and enrich himself.

The harm done by Fox News is extensive and destructive. And Trump is just as responsible for it as Murdoch and his treasonous media manipulators. They have been executing the agenda of Vladimir Putin, who couldn't be more pleased with the efforts by Trump and Fox News. And they must be called out at every opportunity for their betrayal.


 
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