EXCLUSIVE: Fox News Caught Censoring Damaging Comments on Trump Jr.

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While President Trump continues to lash out against the majority of the mainstream media, calling them ‘fake news’ and ‘frauds,’ there is one mainstream news organization which Trump instead seems to promote — Fox News has been a favorite of Trump’s for many months now. The President retweets video clips from Fox & Friends and Hannity on a regular basis, and according to the New York Times, the President communicates with the Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox, Rupert Murdoch, ‘almost daily’.

“The president’s relationship with Mr. Murdoch is deeper and more enduring than most in his life, and the two commiserate and plot strategy in their phone calls, according to people close to both,” the New York Times said earlier this year.

If you are like myself, then you enjoy reading some of the feuds that takes place within the comments sections of various mainstream media news websites. While such comments can often drive one insane, they can also be very informative. In between the left vs. right cyberbashing, there usually are key facts which often can change the narrative of a story. User comments make sure the full story is told. If for instance, Fox News leaves out a key detail of a story, one can usually uncover it from the citizen journalists leaving the comments below the article. This is why what has been discovered last night is not only shocking, but incredibly damning to the structure of a free press.

Yesterday afternoon a Reddit user discovered that Fox News was censoring comments to protect Trump Jr.  Fox is apparently selectively censoring a specific “factual” sentence that went against their narrative on the Trump Jr. email story. If you may have noticed, most of the reporting by Fox News on this scandal left out a key portion of the email sent from Rob Goldstone to Trump Jr. This section of the email, which claimed that the Russian Government wanted to provide damaging information on the DNC and Hillary Clinton, in an effort to help Trump win the election, can be seen below:

“This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”

What this Reddit user discovered, was that Fox News had auto-censored this very sentence from their user comments board. Whenever a user would post that sentence, the comment would initially show up for them, but if they were to log out and view the comments as a guest or in another browser, the comment actually was never posted. As you can see below, shortly after the user made two posts, both posts showed while they were logged in, but once logged out only the second post appears.

This Reddit user then decided to test how quickly Fox was actually censoring new material. He decided to change a few letters in the email sentence in question and post it. This time the new, slightly edited version of the sentence did appear, but within ten minutes that too had been censored.

“I changed out some vowels to áéí etc and it posted. But not ten minutes later even that was added to the filter,” wrote ‘EfAllNazis’. “Fox News was actively ensuring their audience never saw those words. Verify yourself, post that sentence from any account, then open up a second browser program (don’t sign in) and you’ll see every comment except yours.”

While nothing here that Fox is doing is illegal on its face, the fact that they may be working with the President of the United States, who allegedly speaks to the Executive Chairman of the company ‘almost daily’, certainly brings up questions of First Amendment violations as well as conflicts of interests.  The video below shows more proof of what Fox is doing:

  • Mel

    And this is the so called “news” the Trumpsters go by..Of course they will take out anything that may loom bad for their hero trump and his grifter family

  • Manny Mota

    Fox News is the Ministry of Truth.

    • William Morel

      Says the moron on a story exposing them as fake news

      • S.T.

        Look up what the Ministry of Truth actually is

      • Dave Murray

        You may want to pick up a book. May I suggest 1984?

      • Manny Mota

        You misunderstand. I meant they are the Ministry of Truth like in George Orwell’s 1984. It was not a compliment.

      • repomonkey

        Haha – way to go mate. Try reading a book occasionally. I recommend 1984 by George Orwell. Too funny.

    • kofsaero

      Fox News is the Ministry of Douche.

  • Bill

    Yawn. At least they aren’t ISIS…I mean CNN.

    • Sirhan Celophanebeak

      Because censorship and news go hand in hand, or …..?

    • repomonkey

      ISIS are actually an improvement on the orange cheeto-in-chief and his idiot family to be honest.

  • Christian Volet

    You need more javascript popups on this website.

    • Jones Crimson

      Working on it now, we’re planning to put interactive ads on the left and right borders for desktop users. Any other suggestions while we’re at it?

      • Joe Merol

        Make sure they have autoplay videos and sound at full blast.

      • Christian Volet

        At least ublock would block the ad service. These ill-advised overlay popups on the other hand cannot be blocked unless I care enough to block them individually — which I don’t, because I won’t be back.

        • ELBK

          Speaking of ads…. I recently tried to delete a sponsored ad from Yahoo and was told that for $3.49/mo. I could have ads blocked. Something is not quite kosher with this new set up of Yahoo’s.

          • AaronD12

            You mean Verizon… they own Yahoo now. They nickle-and-dime you on your cell phone bill, now they’re doing that with ads. Classy.

  • John Paul Thornton

    Breitbart has been doing that crap for years. They did that when I posted my support of the OWS PAC way back in the day. So Faux news is just as laughably biased now, awesome.

  • anxietybites

    Horrid. Propaganda. BS. Insane. Ruining country. These are words I associate with Fox.

    • Ciaran Laing

      It’s absolutely awful. It needs to be shut down, it has brainwashed far too many people

    • ELBK

      I have a friend who does watch Fox News and she is so brainwashed for Trump.

  • Paul Maher

    It doesn’t look the least bit good for the Trump clan. #LLPOF and then some!

  • Paul Maher

    How come I always get in so late on these discussions? I was asleep at the switch early last night.

  • Matt Rigby

    A website auto-censors sentences that begin with “This is obviously very high level and sensitive information. Stop the presses!

  • Tracy Wainwright

    It is my belief that we no longer have freedom of the press we no longer have a seperation between Church and State. We no longer have many of the freedoms that the founding fathers had when they wrote the Constitution. We no longer hear the facts of important news stories. And when we do our President and it seems the people of Fox scream “Fake News” Instead what we hear are stories that only tell one side, usually to make one religious belief or another look good or one government official better than another. We don’t hear the real problems America faces. We should demand the complete Truth not the kind of crap news we have seen over the last 6-12 months.

  • begus

    I saw this reported on Fox news, more fake news from liberal press.

  • More confirmation Fox is the propaganda arm of the GOP.

  • Ciaran Laing

    Fuck Fox News.

    The right wing does not care about free speech at all

  • ELBK

    Fox News = Faux News.

  • JimmyZ

    I find this a bit strange. The fox news comment section is riddled with trolls and you literally see nothing but trolls populating those comment sections bashing anything Trump. I seriously doubt fox news is censoring anything. If they were those trolls would not be spamming those comment sections so much.