Advocates Push To Block Fox News At U.S. Military Installations For Undercutting Democracy

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VoteVets, an advocacy group focusing on veterans’ issues, is continuing to push for a block on key broadcasts from Fox News — and evidently the entire network — at televisions featured at installations associated with the U.S. military.

The organization posted further statements about the push following the sudden announcement of the firing of longtime Fox host Tucker Carlson. Although Carlson has associated himself with a long list of controversies over the years of his time on the air, a report from the Los Angeles Times tied his sudden departure — which, it seems, came as a surprise to the commentator — to a lawsuit filed by former network producer Abby Grossberg, who has alleged discriminatory behavior and worked on Carlson’s show when still on the job. The same Times report also said longtime Fox leader Rupert Murdoch had concerns about Carlson’s incessantly dismissive coverage of the Capitol riot, in which he was helped by House Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who let the now ex-host’s team have access to vast troves of footage from around the riot’s violence.

Carlson subsequently tried to craft a narrative that the attack on the premises wasn’t actually all that bad, making up a Democratic conspiracy to debunk and misrepresenting what has been well documented in the troves of additional evidence from that day. Carlson has also spread lies about the actions of U.S. military personnel in Ukraine and helped propagate nonsense about the 2020 presidential election — nonsense that recently culminated in part in a financial settlement in which Fox was set to pay three-quarters of a billion dollars to the voting machine company Dominion Voting Systems.

“We’ve fought to get FOX’s lying hosts off military installation TVs,” VoteVets said Monday as news of Carlson’s surprise firing spread. “Fox News might think this solves their problem, but we’re not done yet. Not by a long shot.”