As Tim Dickinson wrote, in Rolling Stone, Fox & Friends is "the morning happy-talk show that Ailes uses as one of his primary vehicles to inject his venom into the media bloodstream." So I don't know if official Fox priest, Fr. Jonathan Morris, didn't get an advance copy of the script or if he was just being a tad rebellious (in need of discipline?!) but, for the second time since the beginning of the year, the little propaganda priest didn't go with the propaganda flow! In January, he didn't agree with what appeared to be Fox's message regarding a brain dead teen. Yesterday, he didn't seem to be following the scripted Fox misrepresentation of a humorous and innocuous story, about a US Olympic half-pipe gold medalist, which Fox was clearly intending to use to bash the librul media as being anti-family and anti-Christian. Propaganda fail?!
That Fox was intending to take the same approach, in an effort to advance their patented anti-lamestream media meme, was clear in Ana Kooiman's intro: "Is having a wife and child at the age of twenty-three an alternative lifestyle? "A smirking Tucker Carlson continued: "At NBC in Washington, the answer is yes." As the agitprop chyron read "Alternative Lifestyle, NBC Deems Marriage & Fatherhood At 23 Unusual." Of course, the "unusual," in the context of the article, is used to compare Wise's lifestyle with that of his rowdier fellow athletes - but Fox wanted you to believe that NBC was denigrating nuclear families. While the "alternative lifestyle" was in the headline of the story, Carlson used the NBC tweet, about the story, as the basis for his commentary.
The direction that Fox was taking was clear in Clayton Morris' question: "Are we really at the point, in America, where being a father and a husband is unconventional." He asked Fr. Morris if the MSNBC comment was "around the fact that he has a two year old at home...or is it that he talks about God and skiing for something larger than himself." The chyron continued to advance the out of context misrepresentation: "All American Father, NBC Calls Having a Wife and Child, Alternative"
Fr. Morris veered off script when he responded that he felt the NBC description was "refreshing." He explained that Wise's lifestyle is different from his colleagues. Making sure to work in at least one propaganda point, Morris said that Wise is "doing what people in the mid-West and other parts of the country are doing and saying that it's a very good thing." [So screw you Northeast and California heathens!] Not wanting to let go of the propaganda message, Kooiman asked "what does it say about the degradation of our society when it's alternative to have a wife and kid and talk about God and not be out partying." Morris explained that Wise is "going against the stream" and, in that way, being "counter-cultural." He repeated that he found it refreshing. The chyron kept up the agitprop: "Young and Committed, NBC Considers Skier's Family Alternative."
After Carlson added that he *believes in "young marriage," he kept with the script: "Let's be honest, the people who wrote that tweet think it's freakish." The chyron propaganda kept on coming: "Living Alternatively, NBC Considers Young Marriage Unconventional" which isn't just twisting the marriage, it's a lie. Fr. Morris continued to praise Wise without buying into the family/Christian hating librul media meme.
What's that old saying about how even a stopped clock is right...!!! But seriously, when Fr. Morris doesn't quaff the Kool-Aid, we have stepped through the looking glass.
Fun Fact - Carlson married the daughter of his St. George's prep school head master. He said that "she was the cutest 10th grader in America." She says, about Carlson, "there was a bounce in his walk. He was in his khaki pants and ribbon belt and I thought, even then, he seemed so optimistic and positive." They married in 1991, the same year that Carlson graduated from Trinity College. So I guess he does believe in young marriage. Course it's easier if you're a trust fund baby!
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this is a serious topic and all you can write is tripe? Instead of analyzing what Fr Morris had to say you attack him personally? It’s why Fox has the ratings its does and the rest are in the tank.
Sounds about right.