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Friday, May 07, 2021

A Capitol defendant who bought into former President Donald Trump's lies about a stolen election came down with "Foxitus" and "Foxmania" after watching too much Fox News, his attorney told a court on Thursday.



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As further proof, receipts were produced for the defendant's purchase of three 'My Pillows', a walk-in bath tub, gold and silver coins with Donald Trump's visage stamped on them, an insurance policy from Colonial Penn Life and two reverse mortgages on his parents' home...

#1 | Posted by catdog at 2021-05-07 09:55 AM | Reply | Funny: 5

Since when is being a dumb@ss redneck racist a defense?

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-05-07 10:38 AM | Reply

... came down with "Foxitus" and "Foxmania" after watching too much Fox News ...

The party of personal responsibility.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-07 10:42 AM | Reply

It is just like "affluenza". Excuses white conservatives use to justify white juries not putting other white people in jail. Only white people can have "affluenza" or "Foxitus" or "Foxmania". If a minority tried that defense then they would be laughed out of the courtroom and end up with a harsher sentence.

#4 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2021-05-07 10:48 AM | Reply

btw, speaking of Jan 6...

Ridgefield [CT] man accused of pinning cop during Capitol breach released on bond

...A Ridgefield man accused of crushing a Metropolitan police officer in a door frame during the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol was ordered released from custody Tuesday as his federal court case remains pending, court filings show.

Patrick McCaughey III is facing charges of assaulting an officer, assaulting an officer with a dangerous weapon and obstructing an official proceeding along with other charges, records show....

Authorities allege McCaughey pinned D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges in a door frame with a riot shield as Hodges attempted to prevent a mob of Trump supporters from storming the building at the lower west terrace entrance. Authorities claim McCaughey also struck another officer with a riot shield.

Urso said he was able to secure McCaughey's release on a lien for the full equity of a New Canaan property owned by McCaughey's family. A court filing said the property belongs to McCaughey's grandmother.

McCaughey will return to his mother's home in Ridgefield where she will act as his custodian. It's unclear how often McCaughey will be able to leave the home. Urso said his client works with his father, who is a building contractor....

Ridgefield, New Canaan are a couple of the more expensive towns in the local area....

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-07 11:56 AM | Reply

Foxmania - the inevitable Liberal made up word to counter Trump Derangement Syndrome made up by Cons, because Liberals turn in to babies when their egos aren't stroked at every turn.

"...from watching six months of Fox News and started "Believing what was being fed to him" by Fox News and the President"

So this illustrates why there is such a disconnect. Fox News, according to Dems, spreads lies and hate. However, it's very easy to read CNN every day after you have read other news sources to discover that CNN doesn't spread lies and hate because CNN doesn't ever discuss anything that doesn't make the Dem party shine like gold. So one outlet is too disease-ridden in their rhetoric and the other outlet just keeps the truth and reality from its readers so they never know what is really going on. Hard liners on both sides who only read the platform they agree with (which it's easy to tell many Libs on DR only read CNN and nothing else) then go on comment boards like this and spew hypocrisy and hate because of what they are fed.

#6 | Posted by humtake at 2021-05-07 11:56 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

@#6 ... Foxmania - the inevitable Liberal made up word ...

From the cited article...

..."For the next approximate six months, Fox television played constantly," lawyer Joseph Hurley said. "He became hooked with what I call 'Foxitus' or 'Foxmania' and became interested in the political aspect and started believing what was being fed to him."...

It was the defendant's lawyer who used the word "Foxmania."

Did you read the article?

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-07 12:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Of course Humtake did not read the article. That's part of the FoxNews mind-set. Make up your own facts and argue them vociferously.

#8 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-05-07 01:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3


I see reality and you shall never meet.

#9 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-05-07 01:08 PM | Reply

Facts are for liberals.

Conservatives got Trump.

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-05-07 01:12 PM | Reply

So this guy gets off because of fox Mania does that mean the state will have to convicted Fox News?

#11 | Posted by Tor at 2021-05-07 03:49 PM | Reply

Regarding FOX, my mom has a lot of hens in her backyard. Whenever she reports a FOX I come over, track it down, and shoot it. It would be so much easier if it just shot itself.

#12 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2021-05-07 04:40 PM | Reply

Two questions: is he an adult with free will? Did he do it? Then shut up and take the punishment MAGAt.

#13 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-05-07 07:45 PM | Reply

"Foxmania - the inevitable Liberal made up word"

Damn you are dumb.

It was made up by a seditious FoxFool like you.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-05-08 10:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Foxitis / Foxmania is best cured like one would deal with a rabid animal - they are pretty similar..

#15 | Posted by HeeHaw at 2021-05-08 06:35 PM | Reply

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