Fox News' Fox & Friends promoted conspiracy theorist Mark Dice to lampoon Hillary Clinton and her supporters, despite his long history of promoting outlandish conspiracy theories including claiming the federal government carried out the 9/11 terror attacks. Fox & Friends' own network has even previously called him out as a conspiracy theorist.
Fox & Friends Promoted Mark Dice To Smear Hillary Clinton
Fox & Friends Promoted Mark Dice To Criticize Hillary Clinton And Her Supporters. The August 6 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends hosted Mark Dice to promote his video smearing Hillary Clinton and her supporters and to laud his video's exposition:
HASSELBECK: Of course, that was all a hoax conducted by media analyst Mark Dice, whose YouTube channel has over 130 million views. He joins us now. I mean, Mark, they didn't even question whether that was true or not. And just to toss aside our Bill of Rights. What did you think?
DICE: Well, I notice that many Obama supporters just blindly agree and support anything he says or does and without even thinking about it for two seconds or doing any research on their own. So I wanted to see if Hillary Clinton had such blind support. So I went out to the beach with my professional-looking hand-held microphone and said, with a straight face, trying to hold back a smirk, that Hillary Clinton is promising to repeal the Bill of Rights if she's elected president. And it was astounding how many people just thought it was a good idea, think it was about time to do that. No light bulb went off in their head. Nobody started laughing. It's astounding to see the blind support for her and the ignorance of our basic freedoms that this country was founded on.
HASSELBECK: Well you're exposing it all, Mark Dice.
DOOCY: Mark Dice, check him out on YouTube and elsewhere. Thank you so much for getting up so early. [Fox News, Fox & Friends,8/6/15]
Fox & Friends Promoted Another Dice Video In July. In July, Fox & Friends promoted another Dice video claiming that millennials “have been indoctrinated by the liberal media” into supporting a “ban [on] the American flag.” Fox labeled him a “media analyst” and applauded him for “always pushing the envelope”:
KILMEADE: Joining us right now is the creator of that video and media analyst Mark Dice. Always pushing the envelope.
DICE: These millennials have been indoctrinated by their communist college professors, indoctrinated by the liberal media, poisoned by today's pop culture into really being ashamed of America and so afraid to be politically incorrect that, you saw it, they are now willing to replace, ban the American flag, issue a new flag. It is absolutely astounding. [Fox News, Fox & Friends, 7/2/15]
Dice Is A Noted Conspiracy Theorist
Mark Dice Claimed The 2009 Movie Angels And Demons Was A “Fraud Aimed At Covering Up The Existence Of A Secret Society Called The Illuminati” That Was Partially Responsible For The 9/11 Attacks. Dice and his group The Resistance organized a 2009 nationwide protest against Angels and Demons, calling the movie a “fraud aimed at covering up the existence of a secret society called the Illuminati,” and claiming the “Illuminati were instrumental in assuring that the 9/11 attacks happened”:
DICE: The Illuminati is a real mafia organization that is still operating today. Many would say that the illuminati were instrumental in assuring that the 9/11 attacks happened, that they are behind the banking collapse that everybody is now facing. [YouTube.com, 5/17/09]
Dice Planned To Send Letters To U.S. Soldiers In Iraq Claiming 9/11 Was Perpetrated By The U.S. Government. Dice and his activist group The Resistance urged people to “write letters to soldiers in Iraq and explain the evidence that the 9/11 attacks were aided by corrupt U.S. officials for political purposes.” From Dice's press release:
A group of over three thousand political activists are planning to send letters to soldiers stationed in Iraq telling them that America is largely to blame for the 9/11 attacks.
“We support the troops in their efforts to protect the Iraqi people, but want them to know the real reason they have put themselves in harms way,” explains Mark Dice, founder of The Resistance, a Christian media watch dog group based in San Diego.
Dice is urging people in his organization and others to write letters to soldiers in Iraq and explain the evidence that the 9/11 attacks were aided by corrupt U.S. officials for political purposes. According to a 2006 Scripts Howard News Service poll, 36 percent of Americans believe that elements within the U.S. government purposely allowed the attacks to happen, or aided the terrorists to ensure the attacks. [Infowars.com, 6/10/08]
Dice Claimed A U.S. Military Training Exercise Was “Preparation For Martial Law.” Dice claimed the military exercise Operation Jade Helm 15 was a “possible preparation for martial law.” Army Special Operations Command explained that the exercise was intended to train Special Operations forces to “conduct worldwide special operations in support of our nation's interests,” but Dice asserted “this is a martial law training exercise in the event that situations like the Baltimore riots or the Ferguson riots rise up again”:
Martial Law Round Up Plan for Patriots Greenlighted? Operation Jade Helm Exposed https://t.co/QfVA7XWRWI
-- Mark Dice (@MarkDice) May 6, 2015
Even Fox News Has Previously Labeled Dice A Conspiracy Theorist
In 2008, Fox Called Dice A “Conspiracy Theorist Who Believes That Freemasons Worship Satan.” A June 2008 article on FoxNews.com called Dice a “conspiracy theorist who believes that Freemasons worship Satan and that 'the United States military has built enormous underground cities for the political elite.'” [Fox News, 6/10/08]
Fox's Brit Hume Labeled Dice As A “Conspiracy Theorist. In a June 2008 edition of Fox News' Special Report, host Brit Hume labeled Dice as a ”conspiracy theorist," noting that Dice was “planning to send letters to American soldiers in Iraq, telling them that the U.S. is to blame for the 9/11 terror attacks.” [Fox News, Special Report, 6/9/08]
Dice Is Frequently Promoted On Noted Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones' InfoWars
Alex Jones' InfoWars.com Repeatedly Promoted Dice's Smear Videos. Alex Jones' InfoWars.com has repeatedly promoted Dice's books, videos and conspiracy theories, including his videos smearing Hillary Clinton and her supporters, claiming “Americans want to repeal the 1stAmendment 'because Beyonce said so,'” and claiming that “Americans want Obama to repeal the Bill of Rights.” [InfoWars.com, 8/3/15; 7/13/15; 1/26/15]
Alex Jones' InfoWars.com Promoted Dice's Video Championing Cliven Bundy. Alex Jones' InfoWars.com promoted Mark Dice's April 2014 video championing the racist, lawless Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and lamenting the Southern Poverty Law Center's designation of Bundy as “anti-government extremist.” [InfoWars.com, 4/12/14]
Dice Wrote For InfoWars.com To Claim The Statue Of Liberty Was A Gift From Secret Societies, Not The French Government. Dice wrote for InfoWars.com December 20, 2010 to claim that the statue of liberty was given to American by the Freemasons, “a secret society,” and has ties to the “illuminati,” another secret society that worships satan, and still exists. [InfoWars.com, 12/20/10]
Alex Jones' Radio Show Promotes Dice's Videos. Dice appeared on Alex Jones' radio show June 25 to promote his videos smearing liberals, including his video claiming liberals were willing to sign a petition to nuke China and Russia for Obama. [InfoWars.com, 6/27/15]
Alex Jones Is A Noted Conspiracy Theorist. Jones has claimed that the 9/11 terror attacks, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the Boston marathon bombing were conducted by the U.S. government, and that the Aurora and Sandy Hook mass shootings were staged. [Media Matters,4/2/15]