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Decoding Fox News

Every week, host Juliet Jeske -a researcher and journalist with a background in covering extremism - does what the rest of us just can't face - she watches and analyzes more than 15 hours of Fox News. But understanding what the Right's chief propaganda network is saying is essential to saving democracy - and having Juliet DeCoding Fox News for us is essential to saving our sanity.
Trump's Toadies Take Manhattan!
Fox News completely forgot about pro-Palestinian protesters and the Israel-Hamas War choosing instead to focus on Trump’s criminal hush money trial in Manhattan. The network featured Trump’s toadies - a legion of lawmakers desperate to suck up to their dear leader. Jesse Watters claimed Trump was meditating in court - not nodding off. Judge Jeanine Pirro clutched her pearls over Biden’s joke “I hear you’re free on Wednesdays.” Laura Ingraham defended a NFL kicker’s commencement speech and Rachel Campos-Duffy pitted Black Americans against Latino Americans. Eric Shawn continued to drop truth bombs and Steve Doocy went rogue!
May 21, 2024
Fox News: The Trump Trial with a Side of College Protests and a Dash of Woke Boy Scouts
Matt Taibbi claims the New York Times has a left wing bias while appearing on Fox News, a right-wing propaganda network. Eric Shawn continues to go rogue regarding the Trump hush money trial. A Columbia Univ. student criticizes Fox News' college protest coverage without realizing it. The cast of Fox and Friends seemed to think George Washington hated protesters even though he was a revolutionary himself. Kellyanne Conway claimed fetuses wave to their parents during ultrasounds. Sean Hannity claimed the Boy Scouts have gone woke!
May 15, 2024
Fox News: The College Protest Channel!
Fox News dedicated over 2/3 of its airtime to covering the college protests last week. The network often ran commercial free hours of live feeds from UCLA or Columbia University. Fox portrayed the protesters as violent antisemites who were determined to destroy the country. Some of them even had nose rings. The network cited matching tents as proof of a nefarious foreign actors fueling the demonstrations. More than one Fox hosts or guest compared the protests to January 6th. Eric Shawn went rogue and called Trump a liar twice during a short segment about his hush money trial. Judge Jeanine tore into Gov. Kristi Noem on behalf of all dog owners.
May 8, 2024
Bonus Podcast: John V. Petrocelli & Juliet Jeske Break Down Fox News Clips
John V. Petrocelli, an experimental social psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University and author of The Life-Changing Science of Detecting B******t breaks down propaganda on Fox News with Decoding Fox News founder, Juliet Jeske, MA in Journalism, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. We breakdown clips along the lines of the psychology of how Fox manipulates its audience. It’s nerdy but also funny as we openly laugh at the absurdity that is Fox News.
May 2, 2024
What Trump Trial? There are PROTESTERS ON COLLEGES!!!!
Juliet explores FOX's lack of coverage of the ongoing Trump trial and full attention given to the presence of protesters on college campuses.
May 2, 2024
An Exercise in Jury Intimidation, Trump Worship and Lies About Israel
Fox News tried really hard to intimidate jurors on Trump's criminal hush money trial. Jesse Watters seemed to make it his personal mission to reveal the jurors identities. Tammy Bruce said the world was destroyed but Trump will save the world. Sean Hannity lied about our alliance with Israel. Charlie Hurt compared Trump's trial to O.J. Simpson's double murder trial and said the criminal trial would be a laugh riot. As usual it was a whole lotta stupid.
April 23, 2024
Trump's Chick-fil-A Fake Out With A Side of Racist Garbage and the Death of O.J. Simpson
Juliet Jeske goes over FOX's coverage of 'Trump's Chick-fil-A Fake Out,' the death of O.J. Simpson & whatever else they can use to distract the public from the GOP disaster.
April 17, 2024
Fox News: Celebrities Who Love MAGA and the Damn Dirty Democrat Earthquake!
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson said he wouldn't endorse Biden in 2024. He also didn't endorse or praise Trump. Fox News tried to make a lot out of random celebrities complaining about things. Kid Rock praised Trump while failing to disclose that Budweiser is sponsoring his latest music tour. The Five blamed an earthquake on Democrats. There was a lot of bigotry against transgender people. Matt Whitaker misrepresented Bill Clinton's sock drawer scandal along with the Presidential Records Act.
April 10, 2024
Fox News: Squatter Caravans, Chaos at the RNC and How to Blame Buttigieg for a Bridge Collapse in Baltimore
Fox desperately tried to blame Biden or Pete Buttigieg for the bridge collapse in Baltimore. As soon as they couldn't find a political angle for the story they dropped it. Greg Gutfeld got jealous of Stephen Colbert. Judge Jeanine couldn't tell the difference between a civil and criminal bond. Juliet covers this & all of the other silly stories of FOX news.
April 4, 2024
Decoding Fox News: Bloodbaths, Taco Bowls and The Hunter Biden Nothing-Burger
Fox News hosts were outraged that members of the media reacted to Trump saying there will be a bloodbath if he doesn't win reelection. Jesse Watters thinks Mexicans love Trump's taco bowls. Judge Jeanine said migrants will steal your home. Steve Doocy went rogue twice! The House held the another nothing-burger hearing about Hunter Biden.
March 27, 2024
"Migrant, Haitian Hysteria, and the Hur Lies"
Juliet Jeske dives into another week of Fox News madness. Laura Ingraham cranks up fear and paranoia to epic levels. The cast of The Five freaks out that Joe Biden corrected his use of the term illegal. Clinton's sock drawer was classified. Tulsi Gabbard dons a tin foil hat. Harold Ford Jr. gets a major detail about the Haitian crisis wrong. I tell a goofy story about Haiti, Voodoo, a bigot and a cruise ship.
March 19, 2024
Fox News: Jacked-up Joe! MAGA Really is Deplorable!
Sean Hannity invents the term "Jacked up Joe" Fox includes a clip of an unhinged woman in a diner then completely lies about what she said. Lawrence Jones is awful. Kellyanne Conway clutches her pearls. Jesse Watters thinks Helium is combustible. It's a another wacky week on Fox News. Plus Juliet does a quick impression of Judge Jeanie and Katie Britt.
March 12, 2024
Fox News Is Fighting for the War Inside Donald J. Trump's Mind!
After subjecting herself to the torture that is Fox's border coverage, Juliet Jeske made it out with one major takeaway: Trump made up a war against invading mental patients and criminals, and Fox doubled down on it.
March 5, 2024
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