The best way to hold a bunch of nationally televised liars accountable (because their viewers certainly won’t) is to encourage their advertisers to take their money anywhere except Fox News.
We’ve seen the texts from Fox News anchors dragging Donald Trump, his allies, and his supporters, but the Rupert Murdoch-controlled network is still airing plenty of propaganda to make sure MAGA fanatics never find out anything so truthful that it might make them mad enough to change the channel for good.
One website, DropFox, keeps a running tab of the brands and companies who still pay to keep funding the Fox News fakery as they make sure the audience they deliberately duped never finds out about any of the facts of the Dominion defamation lawsuit against the disinfotainment network.
The time slot hosted by the lyingest of the Fox News liars, Tucker “Swanson Frozen-In-Time Dinner” Carlson, reaches a whopping 3.4 million easily grifted viewers and has sponsorships from off-brands such as MyPillow and NutriSystem, which is a pyramid scheme disguised as a weight-loss plan.
Carlson has always used his bullying pulpit to gleefully spew all kinds of manufactured propaganda. TucKKKer once ordered his viewers to harass children wearing masks in public as part of the network’s dedicated efforts to spread COVID lies, so creating a new low for humanity on the daily is second nature to him.
Disney, T-Mobile, and Poshmark dropped their ads from Carlson’s hatefest during the Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020, thanks to his racist comments.
While those brands didn’t want to be associated with Carlson’s show, they didn’t pull their ads from the Fox News network altogether.
Fox News viewers will never know that Carlson said that he “hates Trump passionately” (according to the real texts his viewers are already claiming are “fake” when shared on Twitter) because they’re getting distracted by the recently aired and manipulatively edited “MAGA Good Parts Director’s Cut” version of January 6th to keep his viewers rage-sharting along with him.
It’s well past the time to pull the plug on the entire Fox News conspiracy cult, starting with Carlson.
Letting the network’s advertisers know that you’ll boycott their products is a good first step.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) suggests to @Acosta that McCarthy may have violated the 1st Amendment by giving 1/6 footage exclusively to Tucker Carlson, "The 1st Amendment doesn't allow you just to pick a favorite political son if you're the government and to deny other news outlets. " pic.twitter.com/kPWZzW0gYm
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 11, 2023
JUST IN: Prosecutors offered their fullest repsonse to Tucker Carlson's Chansley footage, noting that the aired portion covers about 4 minutes of his 1 hour inside the Capitol
And it omits the vast evidence that is damaging to Chansley, they say. https://t.co/SaQyIJrqx7 pic.twitter.com/DBZOnNMsoz
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) March 12, 2023
As Fox debated how to handle Trump’s election lies, Tucker’s then-producer described their audience as “dumb” “cousin-fucking” “terrorists.”https://t.co/E353mlhDqA pic.twitter.com/f9T8BceOYL
— Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) March 12, 2023
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Editor’s note: This is an opinion column that solely reflects the opinions of the author.