Fox News is playing a greatest hits reel to create an illusion of widespread violence and terror, according to a prominent media watchdog group.
Media Matters reports the right wing cable channel used its prime programming to bombard frightened followers with incendiary images of violence that were “days or months old” in August.
According to the nonprofit organization, Fox’s prime time lineup of Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham ran 3 hours and 15 minutes of “violent” imagery last month that included images or videos of burning objects or fires 81 times.
The watchdog group also said that on “at least” 50 occasions, the images Fox used in its programming about ongoing chaos were more than five days old. According to Media Matters, more than 20 of those images used in August dated back to May and June.