FOX NEWS, A SIMPLE SOLUTION – MONEY, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Freud is best known for leading the way to understanding the unconscious part of our mind and how it influences our behavior. He is also known for stating the obvious, “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar”.

So, with that in mind, what do we do about Fox News, a powerful news station that continues to lie about almost all things political, as long as it supports Trump and his misguided base? We should FOLLOW THE MONEY!

These are some of the companies that continue to advertise on Fox News: My Pillow, P&G. Amazon, Kraft, Pfizer, Sandals Resort, Pet Smart, Liberty Mutual, Allstate, Progressive, Verizon, Abbott, GM, Carvana, Noom and Novartis.

What does this have to do with mental health and psychiatry? A lot! For four years we’ve been inundated with massive political lies that have created anxiety, depression, insomnia and you name it, a lot of pain. When a news station advocates a liar like Trump and overthrowing democratic principles, we need to do something! Our peace of mind and safety depend on it.

This doesn’t call for being analyzed on the couch, it calls for a boycott on anyone who supports liars.

Don’t buy or use the products of the above companies!

I’m switching to AT & T and will do my best to not buy or use products that advertise on Fox News. That will make me feel MUCH better. If we all do that, perhaps we can get rid of Hannity et al.

If you enjoyed reading, Inside the Mind of a Psychiatrist, you might also enjoy Dr. Smukler’s novels – Chasing Backwards, a psychological murder mystery, Skin Dance, a mystery, and The Man with a Microphone in his Ear. All are available as paperbacks and eBooks.

6 thoughts on “FOX NEWS, A SIMPLE SOLUTION – MONEY, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

  1. Sorry, I could never give up Amazon or my Crest toothpaste. I too got the Pfizer vaccine and happy about it. You include other drug companies. If they make a drug that I need, I guess I have to buy it, right? There may not be good alternatives.I predict My Pillow will go out of business due to his trump support and loss of retail outlets for his junk. The rest of them, I don’t support anyway.


  2. Art,

    Good to see that your are continuing your blog. I only occasionally use Amazon and have found a site such as to be similar in many ways. I must admit all of my auto and home insurance is with Allstate so I will research alternatives. My wife and I are scheduled to get our first COVID vaccinations next Friday and they will be the Pfizer vaccine so I hope you will excuse that this time.

    In addition to the companies your listed that support FOX news, I’ve reshuffled a number of my personal investments to socially responsible funds that don’t include fossil fuel companies or others with potential exposure to environmental lawsuits. I must admit that the returns have pleasantly surprised me while I can keep a clearer conscience.

    Hannity is trash as well as Senators Hawley and Cruz. If there is a lord in heaven, maybe he will smite them with a few well placed lightening bolts, if only to get their attention.

    I hope you and Linda are well and staying safe.

    My best,


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