Sunday April 8, 2018
News channel veers toward propaganda.
Mark Twain said it's far easier to fool a man than to convince him he has been fooled. Retired Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, a hard-core conservative who served many years as an intelligence officer, just realized that he's been fooled.
Since 2008, Peters had been a military commentator on Fox News. His resignation letter is scorching. It says he took an oath to defend the Constitution, which didn't end with his military service, and now he's ashamed of his association with Fox News. He calls it a "propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration."
His letter continues: "Fox is assaulting our constitutional order and rule of law, while fostering corrosive and unjustified paranoia among viewers.
"When prime-time hosts dismiss facts and reality to launch profoundly dishonest attacks on the FBI, the Justice Department, the courts, the intelligence community and model public servant and genuine war hero Robert Mueller while scaremongering with lurid warnings of (a) deep state Fox News is wittingly harming our system of government for profit."
Peters loves his country and has the courage to publicly admit that he was fooled and to issue a warning to all others.
Now how long will it take for other devoted Fox News believers to realize that they too have been fooled all along?
Ex-Fox commentator has urgent message