Anyone who watches Jon Stewart regularly knows that Fox News deliberately lies and manipulates video to fearmonger on behalf of the American Right wing.
But Dan Murphy of the Christian Science Monitor catches them in a massive scam about Egypt’s new president.
Fox passed off a video of a radical Muslim preacher, Safwat Higazi, as being a speech by Egyptian President Muhammad Mursi. In the speech, the preacher calls for Jerusalem to be the capital of Egypt.
Mursi is an anti-Zionist, but he is a Ph.D. in engineering from USC and not known as a wild man.
The Muslim Brotherhood is being positioned by the American Right as the new bogie man, in their quest to make America and the world Muslim rein. As Murphy says, this is just the beginning.
And, alas, I don’t imagine he’ll get much thanks or reward for setting the record straight. Nor will we be able to get back out of people’s heads the falsehoods planted there by billionaire Rupert Murdoch, who steals your telephone messages and bullies governmental leaders.