Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Tucker Carlson is not an honest journalist

There is a great deal of sloppy, fallacious, and outright deceptive language surrounding the BLM protests. A good illustration of this comes from a recent episode of Tucker Carlson's show on Fox as illustrated in the following tweet:

This is a both nice illustration of both the Appeal to Emotion (Scare Tactics version) and  a good example of the fifth filter in Chomsky's and Herman's Propaganda Model of the Media. As a reminder, the fifth filter is the "Common Enemy" filter, and we can see quite clearly through the use of scary music that Tucker Carlson is attempting to present BLM protestors and activists as scary monsters that lack humanity.