Although the general mainstream media and shows like Morning Joe on MSNBC helped give Trump free media coverage during the run up to the election, there’s a big difference between that and the situation now.
When Fox News isn’t attacking Hillary Clinton as distraction, they are inventing new defenses for Trump and his gang of incompetent cronies. Last week they trotted out the line that collusion is not a crimes, when that may be the least of crimes Trump and co. have committed. We are likely looking at illegal campaign contributions from a foreign national, in addition to the affermention cyber attacks and dissimention of dirt on the Democrats. Fox New of course is o e of the primary sources of news for Republican baby boomers, but it isn’t the only source.
The other big source of conservative news is talk radio. Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Michael Savage, Laura Ingram, Sean Hannity all push fear mongering and hateful, biased, and outright biased commentary that’s been perfected to an art form. Alex Jones, of Infowars and PrisonPlanet fame, got his start on conservative talk radio. The Trump Campaign actually owes a great deal of it’s success to conservative talk radio. The Hillary Clinton hate machine owes it’s existence to the Bill Clinton hate machine. the Drudge Report and Breitbart news wouldn’t exist without Laura Ingram.
The thing that most progressive and liberals don’t get is that the ignorance of Trump supporters and conservative voters isn’t an aberration, it is an intentional by-product and the deisred result. In the coming days, weeks, and months ahead I will go into origins of conservative media, and how Rupert Murdoch, Pat Robertson, the Koch brothers, Roger Ailes, and other cnservatice corporate and religious leaders built the mess we are in today.
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