MSNBC guest tells a fascinated Stephanie Ruhle how to ‘deprogram’ Fox News viewers: ‘It’s slow…very hard…’

Fox News not only continues to dominate the cable news ratings game but also remains a favorite target for the left.

A recent example of this was seen from MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle, who featured a guest on “The 11th Hour” who called for the deprogramming of Fox News viewers.

Ruhle was running interference for President Joe Biden after his State of the Union speech while singling out Fox News for its criticism, before introducing Juliet Jeske, author of the “Decoding Fox News” newsletter.

“She watched Fox News so you don’t have to,” Ruhle told her viewers, before zeroing in on the network’s viewers while building up Jeske’s efforts.

“The work that you’re doing is obviously interesting to someone like me and my audience, but that Fox News audience, that right-wing audience, is that who you’re trying to get to?” she asked her guest.

“I’m trying to get to the friends, families, co-workers and colleagues of people who are already deeply entrenched in Fox,” Jeske replied. “Number one, to prevent them from getting sucked in, to help them navigate dealing with somebody who’s kind of in that cult mentality — because I would call it a cult. And to help them sort of figure out why their relatives and loved ones are saying these things.”

“Deprogramming someone or de-radicalizing them is a very difficult and long situation to go through,” she continued. “It’s slow, it’s diff– it’s very, very hard but one way that you can do it is if you know that your friend is being completely manipulated and lied to, that is one step to breaking through to them.”

Typical of most discussions on the left, they engage under the notion that their stated opinion is fact — in this case by claiming Fox News is “pushing” lies to its audience, as Rhule described the network’s actions.

“They have absolutely no shame,” Jeske said on cue. “They’ll say whatever they think they need to say to promote their agenda.”

The great irony being that there’s some heavy-duty projecting going on here given much of the content seen from much of corporate media, including MSNBC, which spends an exorbitant amount of airtime using race to divide America.

Or, as seen in the online reactions to the story, “Hello pot, meet kettle.”


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