FOX News supports ISIS with its posting of graphic murder video online
One must get a shovel and dig to get this low, but Fox News has apparently posted the entire, unedited 22-minute version of the terror organization ISIS’s video showing the murder-by-burning of Muadh al-Kasasbeh online. The “warning, extremely graphic content” statements that precede the uncut version of Isis’s handiwork only serve to capture attention and market the video more. Predictably, Isis supporters on Twitter are sharing the video that Fox chose to post. In an article titled, “Fox News site embeds unedited Isis video showing brutal murder of Jordanian pilot,” The Guardian writes:
The extremely graphic 22-minute video shows Muadh al-Kasasbeh, a Jordanian pilot, being set on fire and burned to death in a cage. Fox News did not post the videos of the killings of previous Isis hostages, and no other media company has hosted this video.
In a statement, the network said: “After careful consideration, we decided that giving readers of FoxNews.com the option to see for themselves the barbarity of ISIS outweighed legitimate concerns about the graphic nature of the video. Online users can choose to view or not view this disturbing content.”
On Twitter, accounts associated with Isis supporters are sharing the video via the links to the Fox News site. One account, which regularly posts pro-Isis slogans and updates about Islamic State ‘victories’ in battle, tweeted boastfully that “Whoever is looking for the al-Furqan version [of the video], here it is and it cannot be deleted because it is on an American network.” Al-Furqan is Isis’ media outlet.
Fox New’s decision on this one leaves you speechless. Whose “careful consideration?” For one thing, why would a news organization want to hurt the family of the pilot even more, in the name of pimping for views? But also, this is just exactly what the choreographers of the terrorist execution video wanted- a large and shocked audience, Retweets, Shares, Oohs and ahhs, Encouragement, Publicity, Spotlight. Headlines. Amazingly, Fox is there to deliver. Why? Who made this decision and why?