There is a feedback loop between right wing media hosts telling the base only what they want to hear and the base only listening to media that tells them what they want to hear.
For much of America, Joe Biden is the president-elect, going about the business of assembling an administration, giving a speech yesterday to announce the creation of a coronavirus task force. World leaders are calling to congratulate him. But other parts of America believe President Trump that the “lamestream media” are trying to hijack the election… Continue reading Does Howard Kurtz know the Republican party exists?
“Convicted felon Michael Cohen is going to prison for lying, including lies he told under oath to Congress,” RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox News.” One thing stands out as odd about the GOP defense here. Why didn’t the president do something when Cohen lied to Congress? He would have known, right? White House council… Continue reading RNC tells Michael Cohen to ‘have fun in prison,’ as GOP readies war room to push back on testimony
“President Trump’s daughter and a White House senior adviser, lauded her father’s economy and said the majority of Americans ideologically believe differently than Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., in an interview with Fox News host Steve Hilton.” This is the core lie of right wing populism, the one that all the other lies are built on. “our… Continue reading Ivanka Trump and the big lie of right wing populism: “our people” need help, “those people” are lazy.
For 10 years, Ralph Peters regularly appeared on Fox News to offer military analysis and insight as one of the cable network’s reliably conservative commenters. But he quit in March in disgust. via Former Fox News Analyst Calls Network a ‘Destructive Propaganda Machine’ This should have been a bigger story.
Lastly, Fox personalities shifted the goalposts. The initial scandal, that Obama supposedly was caught interfering in the Clinton email investigation, morphed into a different, supposed scandal, but one with the same cast of characters. via The life of a made-up Fox News ‘scandal’: Obama FBI texts edition