Letter to the editor: Fox’s misinformation about ‘raid’

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When the news broke last week about the search for documents at Mar-a-Lago, I turned to Fox News and heard this action described as a “raid.” I saw on the screen a video of police cars with flashing red lights in the dark of night. It showed law enforcement with guns in what appeared to be a crime scene.

Checking with other channels, I found that the search was conducted between 9 and 10 a.m. The search was conducted by FBI agents in regular dress during the light of day. There were no weapons and Trump’s lawyers were informed of the search. Local police were not involved. I went back to Fox and found that the video that was shown was actually not taken at Mar-a-Lago, but rather at some other location in Palm Beach. The video did have a subtitle indicating the location which was at Palm Beach but some other place which was hard to decipher on the subtitle.

So, if you watch Fox News, be aware that you are being fed misinformation regarding the search and many other incidents.

As an aside, I look forward to my regular unanimous mail response from the grumpy old man who has bad handwriting, gross insults, and a poor use of the English language. Actually, I have a drawer of those letters and they provide a good laugh.

Doug Emerson, Camarillo

This article originally appeared on Ventura County Star: Letter to the editor: Fox’s misinformation about ‘raid’