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(AlterNet)   After years spent whipping its viewers into a lunatic frenzy that culminated in the Jan. 6 insurrection, Fox News staffers were "distraught" when the network downplayed the Jan. 6 insurrection   (alternet.org) divider line
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2021-06-10 1:45:59 PM  
Well yeah, it could have been a ratings bonanza. You have to weigh your ethics vs your profits, and we all know Fox News has chosen the latter over the former since the beginning. The other networks took a few more years to follow suit.
 
2021-06-10 4:59:40 PM  
Can we just tell Israel that Fox News is "full of Hamas?"
 
2021-06-10 5:36:37 PM  
But you still went to work the next day, and still did the same thing, didn't you?
 
2021-06-10 5:37:42 PM  
Either burn the damn place down or stop whining, then. Or at the very least quit. Anyone working there is categorically part of the problem, even if they aren't working the news directly.
 
2021-06-10 5:38:09 PM  
yeah, real distraught
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2021-06-10 5:38:58 PM  
Do you still work there?

Guess you're not that distraught.
 
2021-06-10 5:39:10 PM  
If you're not gonna actually come public with your hand-wringing, I don't give one single sh*t. You're still complicit. And you f*cking worked for Fox, by choice, so you won't find sympathy from me.
 
2021-06-10 5:43:10 PM  

Man On Pink Corner: But you still went to work the next day, and still did the same thing, didn't you?


qorkfiend: Do you still work there?

Guess you're not that distraught.


I'll get the lights.
 
2021-06-10 5:44:01 PM  
Considering how hard they're downplaying the attack now, I'd say their distress was pretty farking fleeting.
 
2021-06-10 5:44:40 PM  
LOL, I'm sure that everyone here has a nice television network job lined up for all these people who are supposed to just quit their jobs, because this isn't one of those places where everyone else is expected to make sacrifices and take a stand, right? I thought we just had a pandemic that resulted in large swaths of unemployed people? Guess I was wrong. Apparently, there are so many jobs out there that you can work for a different company in your field for a straight month, switching each day. I apparently got the wrong news about the job market.
 
2021-06-10 5:45:14 PM  
Some farkers will always believe the whole thing is just a game until it's their own heads on the chopping block.
 
2021-06-10 5:45:56 PM  
So bounce, don't hang around for an extra 155 days, blab to another outlet, and then keep hanging around. You made your bed, lied in it, got bedsores, and just decided to become one with it while complaining about your itchy springs.

It's a deflection piece and nothing more. It's not like these people are making $12/hour working for Jimmy's Leaded Spray Paint Co.; they have enough to pick up and pack up if needed, but they don't.
 
2021-06-10 5:46:44 PM  

Mikey1969: LOL, I'm sure that everyone here has a nice television network job lined up for all these people who are supposed to just quit their jobs, because this isn't one of those places where everyone else is expected to make sacrifices and take a stand, right? I thought we just had a pandemic that resulted in large swaths of unemployed people? Guess I was wrong. Apparently, there are so many jobs out there that you can work for a different company in your field for a straight month, switching each day. I apparently got the wrong news about the job market.


It's well established that "just doing my job" doesn't excuse criminal behavior.
 
2021-06-10 5:47:10 PM  
Don't work for white supremacists and Nazis, problem solved.
 
2021-06-10 5:47:14 PM  
Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.
 
2021-06-10 5:48:14 PM  
Republicans always lie.
 
2021-06-10 5:49:36 PM  

anfrind: Republicans always lie.


Democrats always lie
 
2021-06-10 5:49:55 PM  

desertratt: Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.


Let's ask someone who was there:

We're storming the Capitol, it's a Revolution!
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2021-06-10 5:50:40 PM  

desertratt: Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.


Except they brought guns. And planted bombs at DNC and RNC locations. And brought flex cuffs attempting to kidnap and probably execute members of Congress. And build a (useless) gallows. Etc etc etc.

They planned to overthrow the election. Why are you downplaying this?

Oh, and in case anyone missed it....

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-w​o​rld/he-brought-a-sawed-off-rifle-to-th​e-capitol-on-jan-6-then-he-plotted-to-​bomb-amazon-data-centers/
 
2021-06-10 5:51:59 PM  

desertratt: Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.


I have training in the use of sticks, staves, spears, and batons. I would be glad to give you a demonstration, with your consent of course, about how all of those are lethal weapons.

Now, fark off.
 
2021-06-10 5:52:01 PM  
2025 : After years spent whipping its viewers into a lunatic frenzy that culminated in the overthrowing of US democracy and the set up of a brutal totalitarian republican dictatorship, Fox News staffers were "distraught" when the network downplayed the concentration camps for gays and black people that were opened months later.
 
2021-06-10 5:52:24 PM  

desertratt: Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.


It's wasn't an insurrection because y'all made a half-assed mess of it. Whatever you say, champ.
 
2021-06-10 5:52:51 PM  

JesseL: Mikey1969: LOL, I'm sure that everyone here has a nice television network job lined up for all these people who are supposed to just quit their jobs, because this isn't one of those places where everyone else is expected to make sacrifices and take a stand, right? I thought we just had a pandemic that resulted in large swaths of unemployed people? Guess I was wrong. Apparently, there are so many jobs out there that you can work for a different company in your field for a straight month, switching each day. I apparently got the wrong news about the job market.

It's well established that "just doing my job" doesn't excuse criminal behavior.


This needs another reference.
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2021-06-10 5:55:02 PM  

desertratt: Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.


Traitorous fascist garbage is stinking up the thread again. GFY.
 
2021-06-10 5:57:42 PM  

qorkfiend: Do you still work there?

Guess you're not that distraught.


Uh, this.
 
2021-06-10 5:58:59 PM  

desertratt: Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.



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2021-06-10 5:59:52 PM  

JesseL: desertratt: Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.

Let's ask someone who was there:

[YouTube video: We're storming the Capitol, it's a Revolution!]


As Stephen Colbert eloquently put it, "It's a revolution?! And you're complaining that they maced you? In a real revolution, when you lose they chop your farking head off!"
 
2021-06-10 6:01:39 PM  

SpecialSnowFlake: desertratt: Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.

It's wasn't an insurrection because y'all made a half-assed mess of it. Whatever you say, champ.


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2021-06-10 6:03:15 PM  
I know a few people really high up at News Corp (former bosses of mine).  These are people that I liked and respected.  I scratch my head at this but I can only guess that they must be paid quite handsomely.

I myself interviewed for VP position there and was quite conflicted about the whole thing.  I did not get offered the position so I never had to answer the question of how much my ethics are worth to me.  I'd like to think I would never take the job, but I was unemployed at the time so who knows.
 
2021-06-10 6:03:45 PM  
Stelter says "dozens" have reached out to him, but indicates that they are still very much a minority  -- that Faux is all-in despite the undercurrent.

Interesting, also -- he posits that he thinks the Murdochs may face repercussions down the road, but for now -- they do not care about the country, only OAN and Newsmax.

Seriously sad.
 
2021-06-10 6:05:53 PM  

JesseL: It's well established that "just doing my job" doesn't excuse criminal behavior.


it works for every single cop
 
2021-06-10 6:07:45 PM  

Rembrant_Q_Einstein: I know a few people really high up at News Corp (former bosses of mine).  These are people that I liked and respected.


So you know domestic terrorists uh
 
2021-06-10 6:08:38 PM  

desertratt: Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.


Stop lying.

Jan 6 was insurrection and it had nothing in common with the peaceful BLM protests last summer.

The violence of last summer was due to the same clowns and a**holes from Jan 6th.

Harvard documented it in quite a bit of detail, and was shared with you this morning.

(It's a school -- in Cambridge, MA....oh, never mind)
 
2021-06-10 6:10:24 PM  

desertratt: Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.


Just because they were incompetent doesn't mean they didn't try.
 
2021-06-10 6:11:58 PM  
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2021-06-10 6:13:48 PM  
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2021-06-10 6:14:06 PM  

Elliot8654: desertratt: Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.

Except they brought guns. And planted bombs at DNC and RNC locations. And brought flex cuffs attempting to kidnap and probably execute members of Congress. And build a (useless) gallows. Etc etc etc.

They planned to overthrow the election. Why are you downplaying this?

Oh, and in case anyone missed it....

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-wo​rld/he-brought-a-sawed-off-rifle-to-th​e-capitol-on-jan-6-then-he-plotted-to-​bomb-amazon-data-centers/


i am not down playing it.  It should not have happened, it was not a good thing.  However, it was not an insurrection.  It was basically a bunch of knuckle heads.  You do not seem to grasp how many Republicans have military type training or are hunters or just practice at ranges.  Even the worst militia in the country, full of wanna-be's and doughboys would have ended with a sizable body count
 
2021-06-10 6:17:37 PM  
pfft....who cares about fox idiot employees.....they certainly do not care about us.

You get what you give Foxers....in this case a gooey plate of turds with a cherry on top.

Bon Appétit.
 
2021-06-10 6:18:52 PM  

desertratt: Elliot8654: desertratt: Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.

Except they brought guns. And planted bombs at DNC and RNC locations. And brought flex cuffs attempting to kidnap and probably execute members of Congress. And build a (useless) gallows. Etc etc etc.

They planned to overthrow the election. Why are you downplaying this?

Oh, and in case anyone missed it....

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-wo​rld/he-brought-a-sawed-off-rifle-to-th​e-capitol-on-jan-6-then-he-plotted-to-​bomb-amazon-data-centers/

i am not down playing it.  It should not have happened, it was not a good thing.  However, it was not an insurrection.  It was basically a bunch of knuckle heads.  You do not seem to grasp how many Republicans have military type training or are hunters or just practice at ranges.  Even the worst militia in the country, full of wanna-be's and doughboys would have ended with a sizable body count


Sorry, pard, that's the best your side can do. Maybe you ought to rethink some things.
 
2021-06-10 6:22:08 PM  

desertratt: Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.


The smartest thing those dipshiats did was to not bring guns into DC, because they knew it was completely illegal in the city. The whole insurrection part, well, that just proved the limits of their intelligence.

/zip tie guy and his mom are on video leaving a duffel bag full of weapons outside of the Capitol, because the mom knew they would be in deep shiat if caught
 
2021-06-10 6:25:23 PM  

desertratt: Elliot8654: desertratt: Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.

Except they brought guns. And planted bombs at DNC and RNC locations. And brought flex cuffs attempting to kidnap and probably execute members of Congress. And build a (useless) gallows. Etc etc etc.

They planned to overthrow the election. Why are you downplaying this?

Oh, and in case anyone missed it....

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-wo​rld/he-brought-a-sawed-off-rifle-to-th​e-capitol-on-jan-6-then-he-plotted-to-​bomb-amazon-data-centers/

i am not down playing it.  It should not have happened, it was not a good thing.  However, it was not an insurrection.  It was basically a bunch of knuckle heads.  You do not seem to grasp how many Republicans have military type training or are hunters or just practice at ranges.  Even the worst militia in the country, full of wanna-be's and doughboys would have ended with a sizable body count


The Oath Keepers were using military tactics to infiltrate the Capitol. It's on video. Stop the Stupid.
 
2021-06-10 6:25:56 PM  

desertratt: However, it was not an insurrection.  It was basically a bunch of knuckle heads.  You do not seem to grasp how many Republicans have military type training or are hunters or just practice at ranges.  Even the worst militia in the country, full of wanna-be's and doughboys would have ended with a sizable body count



OR

They knew that and decided just being able to grab a few Senators and zip-tie them would be enough to force the EC vote count that they wanted.
 
2021-06-10 6:27:21 PM  

desertratt: Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.


Shut up stolen valor.

You want to pretend other people's sacrifice is your own again?
 
2021-06-10 6:28:39 PM  

iaazathot: desertratt: Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.

I have training in the use of sticks, staves, spears, and batons. I would be glad to give you a demonstration, with your consent of course, about how all of those are lethal weapons.

Now, fark off.


I have training in long range large caliber rifles, 7mm and 338 lapua are my favs
 
2021-06-10 6:31:33 PM  
desertratt:

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2021-06-10 6:32:02 PM  

desertratt: iaazathot: desertratt: Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.

I have training in the use of sticks, staves, spears, and batons. I would be glad to give you a demonstration, with your consent of course, about how all of those are lethal weapons.

Now, fark off.

I have training in long range large caliber rifles, 7mm and 338 lapua are my favs


translation: I went shooting once and they let me try those. I even hit the target a couple times.
 
2021-06-10 6:37:02 PM  

monsatano: desertratt: Elliot8654: desertratt: Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.

Except they brought guns. And planted bombs at DNC and RNC locations. And brought flex cuffs attempting to kidnap and probably execute members of Congress. And build a (useless) gallows. Etc etc etc.

They planned to overthrow the election. Why are you downplaying this?

Oh, and in case anyone missed it....

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-wo​rld/he-brought-a-sawed-off-rifle-to-th​e-capitol-on-jan-6-then-he-plotted-to-​bomb-amazon-data-centers/

i am not down playing it.  It should not have happened, it was not a good thing.  However, it was not an insurrection.  It was basically a bunch of knuckle heads.  You do not seem to grasp how many Republicans have military type training or are hunters or just practice at ranges.  Even the worst militia in the country, full of wanna-be's and doughboys would have ended with a sizable body count

The Oath Keepers were using military tactics to infiltrate the Capitol. It's on video. Stop the Stupid.


The Oath Keepers are armed to the teeth and then some.  If they were really trying, there would have been a ton of dead people.  Stop over inflating what actually happened.  It's farking the middle of June, how many convictions so far.
 
2021-06-10 6:38:20 PM  

desertratt: Elliot8654: desertratt: Jan 6th was not an insurrection.  Words have meanings, insurrection by definition is an armed uprising.

Republicans are Gun owners. If it was actually a Republican insurrection, the vast majority of the people would have had at least one gun and most likely carrying 2 or more.  A riffle/shot gun with a sidearm in a holster would be a minimum for most Republicans.

This was a riot, not unlike all the leftist riots last year.

Except they brought guns. And planted bombs at DNC and RNC locations. And brought flex cuffs attempting to kidnap and probably execute members of Congress. And build a (useless) gallows. Etc etc etc.

They planned to overthrow the election. Why are you downplaying this?

Oh, and in case anyone missed it....

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-wo​rld/he-brought-a-sawed-off-rifle-to-th​e-capitol-on-jan-6-then-he-plotted-to-​bomb-amazon-data-centers/

i am not down playing it.  It should not have happened, it was not a good thing.  However, it was not an insurrection.  It was basically a bunch of knuckle heads.  You do not seem to grasp how many Republicans have military type training or are hunters or just practice at ranges.  Even the worst militia in the country, full of wanna-be's and doughboys would have ended with a sizable body count


So your response is "if we want to overthrow the government we totally could! So the fact that we failed just means it wasn't really an insurrection. It was just a couple idiots."

Thats not the win you think it is.

It's a sign that less peopld tried insurrection than was needes, and failed. Not that it wasn't one.
 
2021-06-10 6:41:39 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: qorkfiend: Do you still work there?

Guess you're not that distraught.

Uh, this.


There's always gonna be a new guy who is like...
'Are we the Baddies?' Mitchell and Webb Funny Nazi Scetch
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...but yeah. Agree that anyone who works there knows what they do and the impact they have.
 
2021-06-10 6:42:14 PM  

desertratt: The Oath Keepers are armed to the teeth and then some.  If they were really trying, there would have been a ton of dead people.  Stop over inflating what actually happened.  It's farking the middle of June, how many convictions so far.


They didn't think it was going to be necessary to be that armed. They figured all the cops and military were on their side. Plus, they're basically pussies.

It was a Schrodinger's insurrection. If it went well, they'd be hailed as heroes. If it went poorly, they'd have some deniability.
 
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