Fox and the Murdoch Responsibility: The Consequences of Choosing Greed over Truth

The controversy surrounding Rupert Murdoch and Fox News cannot be ignored. The network’s promotion of propaganda and misinformation was widely criticized. While Tucker Carlson has taken most of the heat, it is crucial to recognize that Murdoch is equally responsible. He was aware of the propaganda being perpetuated through his media outlets. He allowed his top hosts to spread lies without consequence, putting profit and greed over the country’s well-being.

Murdoch has a history of sensationalist journalism and has been criticized for not caring about the truth or the power of words for decades. This is reflected in the actions of Fox News hosts. Carlson has been accused of promoting white supremacist ideas and spreading misinformation. In addition, his comments on the Black Lives Matter movement have been highly criticized.

Fox repeatedly echoed Trump’s claims of potential vote fixing and election fraud in the months leading up to the 2020 United States Presidential Election. Several Fox hosts and commentators promoted Trump’s claims and various conspiracy theories without providing supporting evidence. Other mainstream news outlets and fact-checkers widely criticized Fox reports and statements for spreading misinformation and promoting baseless claims of voter fraud.

During the 2020 Presidential election, Carlson faced backlash for suggesting that voting machines were rigged and hyping conspiracy theories about election fraud. Nevertheless, Carlson continued to spread controversial statements and misinformation, building a national divide and purposely feeding his viewers misinformation instead of presenting the facts. Carlson’s actions were apparent long before the Dominion Voting scandal.

While many states and election officials pushed back against Trump’s claims, Carlson and other Fox hosts continued to echo his claims. Trump’s allegations of widespread voter fraud and refusal to accept the election results led to many challenges and disputes over the results. Drawing some states and officials into legal battles. Leading multiple courts and state officials to reject Trump’s claims of voter fraud.

Despite this, Murdoch allowed the conspiracy theories, misinformation, and lies to continue, putting profits over the truth and the country’s well-being. This highlights the importance of holding those in power accountable for their actions and demanding higher standards of journalism. It doesn’t matter who they are, how powerful they are or how much money they have – they must be held responsible – no one is above the law.

Murdoch allowed it to continue for the sake of greed, which now has consequences for Fox. Carlson’s departure from the network is a significant loss, as he was among its highest-rated hosts with three million plus viewers. His actions tarnished the network’s image and raised questions about the standards of journalism at Fox. Not to mention, that Fox settled out of court with Dominion for more than $787 million to avert a defamation trial.

In light of the controversy surrounding Fox and Rupert Murdoch, we must be more diligent in truth-telling and following the facts. We must hold those in power accountable for their actions and demand higher standards of journalism. We can all promote responsible and diligent truth-telling by fact-checking information, verifying sources, and not sharing or promoting controversial statements, conspiracy theories, or misinformation.

If we’re not willing to do this for ourselves, let’s be willing to create a world for our youth, the coming generation where the truth is valued, and misinformation is not tolerated.


Diane Carter
Diane Carter
Diane Carter has over 30 years of expertise in branding, marketing, training, leadership, and management. Working with entrepreneurs, small business owners, and global corporations has sharpened her skills and abilities. Diane's ultimate life goal is to keep her creativity flowing, believing it's the key to her happiness. An avid reader since the age of 12, Diane's mentor, a successful speaker, and trainer started her down a path of self-discovery. Zig Ziglar, Norman Vincent Peale, and Dale Carnegie were the authors who shaped her early days. Today, authors like Brandon Burchard, Tony Robbins, John Maxwell, and Mark Batterson light her path. As a result, she is in constant pursuit of self-discovery and growth. Diane is dedicated and passionate about helping others reach their full potential. Her desire to share her knowledge, skills, and expertise sets her apart. Whether through coaching, mentorship, or speaking, Diane always seeks ways to lift others and help them succeed. She believes that when we support one another, we create a stronger and more resilient community.  Diane's commitment to empowering others lead her to self-published her first eBook, "Creating Change: Innovate. Adapt. Thrive," in 2023. It highlights the importance of your thoughts and self-talk, helping you take control of them to transform negative patterns into positive ones. Diane believes you can overcome obstacles and reach your full potential with the right mindset. "Our life's journey is one of self-discovery; the only limit to our tomorrow is our doubts today. We must overcome those doubts to create the future we desire."  Diane is hard at work on her second eBook, set to be released in 2024. Download your free copy of "Creating Change: Innovate. Adapt. Thrive.," at In addition, learn more about Diane by visiting or contacting her at [email protected].

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