Hannity Spreads GOP Rep’s “Pallets Of Formula” Lie

This is the part of right wing media that drives me nuts.  Outright racist lying to create anger that the base will never bother to check if it is true and they wont accept the truth when you tell them.   Hannity, who proudly says he is an opinion host not a journalist, makes a big display and statement and they accept it with no question.   When you point out the lie of the entire thing, they attack you and ignore anything you say because they disagree with you.  Clearly you get the point.   They have been indoctrinated to believe only their cult leaders on Fox backed up by other smaller right wing media.   Any other information is fake or false to them and those that tell them are clearly the enemy they must destroy.  How do we have a country when this is the stuff going on?  Yes the cult is only like 15 to 20% of the population, but they are the most violent and thuggish part, and they are dragging the country further down with them.   On top of that there are the ones using them to gain what they want to take the country culturally back a century or more.    I don’t have the solution but we better find one quick.   I love what the leader of NZ said when asked why they did not have a problem with their covid response, she replied we did not let Murdock set up a fox station here.  

CNN reports:

“Look at that,” Sean Hannity said on Fox News Thursday night, pointing to a photo being shown next to him, “pallets and pallets of baby formula for illegal immigrants and their families even as hardworking American” — and now there was another photo — “families, we are now suffering a massive nationwide shortage.”

The photos had been provided to Fox by the office of GOP Rep. Kat Cammack, whose account of someone in the Border Patrol telling her of “pallets” of formula being sent to a border processing center had set off a whole outrage cycle on the right. They were used Friday morning as well on “Fox & Friends” during an extended interview with Cammack.

And they did not show baby formula. The photo Hannity pointed to, and the one that followed it, showed boxes and boxes clearly labeled NIDO. As anyone at Fox could have discovered with about a minute’s worth of fact-checking, NIDO is not baby formula; it is powdered milk. As its maker, Nestlé, specifically notes: “NIDO® products are only intended for children ages 1 year and older.”

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GenXRated • 3 hours ago

Hey, this shit works for ’em, so they’re going to keep doing it.

another_steve GenXRated • 3 hours ago

“Facts” are irrelevant to their viewers — 74 million of whom voted in November 2020 for a Reality TV mobster with a small, deformed penis.

GenXRated another_steve • 3 hours ago

The genius of Donald Trump is his understanding that the greatest lie you can tell someone is the lie that the person wants more than life itself to believe.

Bob’s Your Uncle – BYU • 3 hours ago

Asking Fox to fact check their reporting is like asking Trump to stop lying. I can find pallets of powdered milk in nearly every grocery chain in America. I just checked Costco’s website. Even they have it.

Bob’s Your Uncle – BYU • 3 hours ago

As anyone at Fox could have discovered with about a minute’s worth of fact-checking, NIDO is not baby formula; it is powdered milk. As its maker, Nestlé, specifically notes: “NIDO® products are only intended for children ages 1 year and older.”

Asking Fox to fact check their reporting is like asking Trump to stop lying. I can find pallets of powdered milk in nearly every grocery chain in America. I just checked Costco’s website. Even they have it.

safari Max_1 • 3 hours ago

Fun fact: a whistleblower complained to the FDA. The FDA didn’t shut the plant down until 2 babies died.

Elagabalus • 3 hours ago • edited

If Rupert Murdoch cared about truth, decency, democracy, or anything beyond lining his own already-bulging pockets he would put an end to this nonsense, but he won’t because he doesn’t.

Octoberfurst • 3 hours ago

I think the reality is they hate the idea of immigrant children getting baby formula. So should we let them starve? I’d bet most of those “compassionate” Christians would say yes. “Formula is only fer ‘Muricans!”

99sdad • 3 hours ago • edited

I wish that there were laws that protected citizens from such lies. Free speech is one thing, but this shit, while not sparking a full blown panic, is just keeping things simmering. One of my absolute dearest friends (talking to you Angela) hardly speaks with me, I’m guessing because of Facebook posts about the orange one. It’s sad, but as i get older I’ve just decided to stop chasing after friendships. I held Angela when her husband, and then her Mother passed away. She’s never once reached out to me, and 2021 was a helluva year for me. She and her boyfriend watch fox “news” and parrot what they see. You can’t change people, and it’s not worth trying. As you get older, your circle gets smaller. Fox News makes it all the worse.

Makoto • 3 hours ago

Even taking them at their premise. Gotta love all these “pro-life” folks upset that.. we’re feeding people we’re keeping in custody? Especially infants that obviously had no choice in the matter?

Huh. Very “pro-life” indeed, since the clear implication is that we.. shouldn’t be feeding those infants we’re keeping in custody.. hmm. I mean, could take this as a reason to not keep them in custody? But that’s silly, I’m sure. Better to suggest that we just shouldn’t feed them.. while they’re in custody.. which.. uhhh.. not so pro life if you ask anyone who knows anything about how digestion works?

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