Fox Conveniently Drops Fake News to Distract From WAPO Trump-Russia Intel Bombshell

Fox Conveniently Drops Fake News to Distract From WAPO Trump-Russia Intel Bombshell

Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Host of Hardline Radio Show

The family of Seth Rich, a DNC staffer that was murdered, are pushing back against a Fox News report that Rich was in contact with WikiLeaks prior to his death, and the implication that he was the source of hacked DNC emails provided to Julian Assange last year.

Brad Bauman, spokesperson for Seth’s family, told the press : “It’s sad but unsurprising that a group of media outlets who have repeatedly lied to the American people would try and manipulate the legacy of a murder victim in order to forward their own political agenda. I think there is a special place in hell for people like that.”

Rod Wheeler, long-time Fox News contributor who admits he was paid by an undisclosed 3rd party, told Fox that Rich was not only in contact with WikiLeaks, but alluded to the notion that the DC Metro police tried to cover up the real cause of Seth’s death at the behest of the DNC.

When asked to provide evidence of his claims, Wheeler was “unable, in several phone and E-mail exchanges over a two-day period, to specify a single law enforcement agency or officer, police report, media account or any other source he relied upon for his D.C. area lesbian gangs claim. But he insisted that his report was accurate and that any law enforcement officer who disagrees is ‘out of touch.’”

Wheeler’s un-evidenced assertions were prominently displayed on and corresponding right-wing media sites such as Breitbart News and Drudge Report; as well as discussed at length on Fox & Friends.

This prompted right-wing outlets like The Rebel to insist on asking questions about Seth Rich during the White House press briefing – interestingly at the same time revelations about Donald Trump giving highly classified information to the Russians during their visit last week.

It is also worth noting that the reporter who brought Wheeler’s story to Fox News has a history of misrepresenting himself and has a long-time pattern of dismissing media ethics in order to push agenda-driven story ideas.

The fake news story that Rich was killed because of “Russian involvement” was furthered by Jack Burkman, a republican lobbyist and avid conspiracy theorist.

Other conspiracies online claimed Rich was about to expose election fraud perpetrated by the Clintons before he was murdered.

Susanne Posel

Susanne Posel

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