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Counter-intel expert says Trump needs Fox News to ‘perpetuate the fraud’ that people must die to save his economy

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President Donald Trump’s misinformation campaign around the coronavirus needs a critical ally to accomplish it: Fox News.

In a panel discussion, former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Frank Figliuzzi explained that the pro-Trump propaganda used to come out of Russia, but now it’s deadly propaganda coming from inside the house.

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“You know, it is interesting that we have become so attuned, as you said, to external disinformation, disinformation from outside sources like Russia and now more than ever before we have to be attuned to disinformation from within,” said Figliuzzi during the discussion with MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace. “That means outlets like Fox News. Karl Marx once famously wrote that ‘religion was the opiate of the masses.’ Marx was wrong because he never met Fox News.”

He went on to say that had Marx met Fox he would have said that the outlet’s “dangerously mutually dependent relationship” between the government and the media was the true opiate of the people.

“We are entering a period where the president is going to try to perpetuate this notion that we can quickly come out of this and reopen the economy without any major damage and needs a media outlet to perpetuate that fraud on us,” Figliuzzi said. “And to perpetuate the unpleasant notion that some people, more than ever before, will have to die and sacrifice the elderly in light of saving the economy.”

He quoted Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick of Texas, who said during an appearance that some people are going to be willing and need to die to save the economy.

“If we are headed in that direction, the president needs more than ever before a supportive media outlet that can spill that nonsense out to us,” he continued. He went on to say that Americans must fight back by demanding scientists give accurate information and not get medical facts from Fox News.

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New York Times reporter Ben Smith wrote that Fox News has stood by as hosts knowingly mislead viewers about the coronavirus and put people’s lives at risk.

“There are a lot of theories about what went wrong at Fox: that the network’s dug-in hostility toward climate science spilled over to medicine, or that its executives cared about ratings above all else,” Smith wrote. “But interviews with 20 current and former Fox staff members and Murdoch family associates in recent days paint a different picture: The network is in thrall to the president and largely beyond the control of the family that owns it.”

Host Trish Regan was so over-the-top with her false information about the coronavirus that she was ultimately taken off the air.

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WATCH: Trump and Pence host anti-LGBTQ pastor in the Oval Office to deliver Easter blessing

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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence hosted Bishop Harry Jackson, a virulently anti-LGBTQ activist, in the Oval Office Friday to deliver an Easter Blessing.

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Trump introduced Jackson as a “highly-respected gentleman,” and “a person that we have tremendous respect for.” Jackson in turn praised Trump for his “insightful leadership” of ensuring churches were eligible for financial support in the $2.2 trillion emergency coronavirus bill.

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BUSTED: Trump adviser Peter Navarro publicly contradicted his own dire coronavirus warnings to the White House

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White House trade adviser circulated coronavirus warnings inside the administration, even as he assured the public that everything was under control.

Navarro circulated two memos within the White House in late January and February warning that a full-blown outbreak could devastate the U.S., but he continued going on television to present a much more rosy outlook, reported CNN's KFile.

His Jan. 29 memo warned COVID-19 could infect up to 100 million Americans and kill "as many as 1-2 million souls," but he made no mention of those dire predictions when he went on CNBC that same day to promote the USMCA trade agreement.

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Coronavirus pandemic reveals GOP’s soft civil war

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JB Pritzker appeared on PBS Newshour. The Democratic governor of Illinois said the White House had arranged for personal protective equipment (PPE) to be flown in from China to meet shortages in the US. On its arrival, Pritzker said, the PPE will be turned over to private firms. States like his, which are experiencing the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, are expected to bid against each other for access to it.

This article was originally published at The Editorial Board

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