The Guardian has an explosive report out today alleging that Fox News has become the go-to network for pro-ISIS social media accounts looking to share video clips of the execution of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath Al-Kaseasbeh.
Fox News, according to the Guardian, is the only U.S. network to post the clips online which gives the terrorists easy access to the source material as they spread their perverted message around the globe. Some excerpts from the piece:
Bonus: The terrorists are counting on America’s 1st Amendment protections to keep the videos on air?
From the Guardian:
Rick Nelson, a senior associate in homeland security and terrorism at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said that posting the video actually empowers Isis.
“They’re a terror organisation,” he said. “They seek to strike terror in the hearts and minds of people globally, and by perpetuating these videos and putting them out there into the internet, it certainly expands the audience and potential effects.”
“These groups need a platform, and this gives them a platform,” he added.
Nance told the Guardian that showing the video would also further endanger other hostages, including the 26-year-old American aid worker currently held by the militant group.
“[Fox News] are literally – literally – working for al-Qaida and Isis’s media arm,” he added.
“They might as well start sending them royalty checks.”
Here’s a screenshot from the Guardian’s piece of a pro-ISIS account using the clip from Fox News:
And Mediate reported earlier that the video is delivering huge traffic numbers for Fox News:
Over to you, Fox.