Trump defended cable news king Bill O’Reilly shortly before Fox News ousted him amid multiple sexual harassment accusations, saying “I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”
This is in no way a surprise as now leading news agencies and independant pundits are indicating an increasing direct connection between what Trump regards as facts and what is being portayed as news at ‘Fox & Friends’-the daily morning newss segment at Fox news.
With the exception of Shepherd Smith ,Fox news could easily be termed as a right Wing propaaganda news channel serving the cause of the Republican party of the U.S.A.
It’s been called “TV’s dumbest news show”: a toxic mix of internet conspiracy theories, right-wing propaganda, and general absurdity that truly deems the label of Fake news.
Multiple news agencies including the New York Times ahas noticed how Trump tweets about the exact same news(misinformation) spouted at the morning show within an hour of its daily telecast.
A chart of Trump’s 2017 tweets, created by a University of Chicago graduate student and plotted by time of day, reveals an unmistakably dense band between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., when “Fox & Friends” is on the air.)
A Vox study of 17 months of Fox & Friends transcripts found that, after the 2016 presidential election, the show began using more language aimed at influencing Trump’s behavior — phrases like “we have got” and “we are going.”
This is a potent weapon at the hands of a political group wing who are now making direct addressess at the POTUS giving him unwarranted advice about the country’s policies through the television screen.