The Democrats will not be able to defeat Trump until they can find a counter for his signature move of Tweeting Whatever He Just Saw On TV, Whenever He Saw It. My suggestion: maybe pour some soup or whatever into the back of his TV. That should do it.
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) March 6, 2019
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 7, 2019
… Given First Amendment protections, Fox News can do pretty much what it wants on the air. It can shrug at Hannity’s excesses. It can allow Tucker Carlson’s misleading rants on immigrants and crime. It can constantly undermine special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Trump.
But for mainstream journalists to suggest that there be no consequences or even recognition is willfully blind — and smacks of an unseemly inside-the-Beltway solidarity.
What Fox News has become is destructive. To state the obvious: Democracy, if it’s going to function, needs to be based on a shared set of facts, and the news media’s role is to seek out and deliver those facts…
… Fox News can continue to function as something close to Trump TV. It can go on spreading disinformation.
But everyone ought to see it for what it is: Not a normal news organization with inevitable screw-ups, flaws and commercial interests, which sometimes fail to serve the public interest.
But a shameless propaganda outfit, which makes billions of dollars a year as it chips away at the core democratic values we ought to hold dear: truth, accountability and the rule of law…
Did someone say ‘Tucker Carlson’?
The leaked chats from members of white supremacist group Identity Evropa show a gross degree of sycophancy for Fox's Tucker Carlson that includes active fantasizing for a Carlson presidential run. Read here: https://t.co/464Tiog9ps
— cristina lópez g. (@crislopezg) March 8, 2019