May 17, 2017
I don’t know about you but I have HAD it with Fox News and the right wing conspiracy flamethrowers who have bamboozled so many Americans into thinking their beloved president is being unfairly assaulted by the “deep state” and that he is really truly the populist hero for heartland America even though his most recent budget throws his heartland voters under the bus and drives over them a couple of times just in case they survived the crash.
If I were more paranoid I would suspect that Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Alex Jones, Laura Ingram and Fox News in general are Russian operatives because they are doing Russia’s bidding – namely spreading fake news and attacking news sources that tell us what is really going on with Trump and company which directly damages our democracy. Our country cannot come together and find solutions to our many problems until and unless people start with the facts and get truthful news, not propaganda.
I think we can agree that Americans needs to come together to work on our many problems and that that work starts by being informed about what is really going on in the world. We need real news not alternative facts. Fox News lovers, you need to get off of Fox News as your drug of choice. You are being conned. You are living in an alternate reality.
It is progress that Ailes and Bill O’Reilly are out and that when the Comey firing went down, and Fox failed to cover that breaking news, the network lost market share as viewers turned off Fox and dashed over to CNN and MSNBC to watch the real news. It is good that Rachel Maddow has gained market share for her informative programs. I am hopeful that as time goes on at least Independent voters who took a chance on Trump will stop swallowing Fox News hook line and sinker so they can get an accurate picture of what is going on with this benighted administration.
When Nixon and the Watergate investigation went down, there were people who never stopped supporting Nixon, but in the end they did not matter. The truth came out and the majority realized that the president had to go. Back then Republicans had backbones and believed in the values of our democracy. A small group of Republican leaders went to the White House and gave Nixon the news that their alliance with him was over. After that Nixon resigned. That needs to happen today. But where are the Republicans who will do what is right? And will they do it as long as they fear the die hard Trump voters who watch Fox News and are reinforced in their misguided thinking? Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan are hopeless toadies. But how about you, Richard Burr? How about you, John McCain? How about you, Lindsey Graham? Anyone want to be an American patriot?
What will it take for the political winds to change enough for a group of Republicans to tell Trump his reign is over? When the history is written about this time in our country, there will be people who were patriots and there will be people who were not. Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingram, Alex Jones and Fox News in general will not be on the right side of history unless they get real. Republicans who shield this Manchurian president from exposure also need to get real.”
On conservative media, President Trump’s supporters have used unfounded allegations, diversions and conspiracies to keep his troops behind him.
NYTIMES.COM|BY JEREMY PETERS