New book talks about the inordinate amount of influence that Fox News has over Donald Trump’s policy decisions.

By |2019-09-06T06:29:31-08:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |13 Comments


Courtesy of Newsweek:

“Sean Hannity, who fulminated about conspiracies against Trump nightly on Fox, was the most influential White House counselor,” Poniewozik writes in an excerpt published by Vanity Fair Wednesday, before the book’s September 10 release.

“He basically has a desk in the place,” Poniewozik quotes an unnamed Trump adviser as saying.

Poniewozik also writes that “Trump ordered the release of classified intelligence on the Russia investigation at the behest of his favorite TV hosts: ‘the great Lou Dobbs, the great Sean Hannity, the wonderful great Jeanine Pirro.'”

“It was real that TV personalities — who cast his world in terms of exciting victories and wicked antagonists — were more persuasive to Trump than his own staff,” according to Poniewozik. He provided an example other than Hannity — that Trump after watching Fox News host Tucker Carlson push a conspiracy theory that South African white farmers were targeted for “large-scale killing,” told his secretary of state to “closely study” the matter.

Poniewozik pointed out that Trump shut down the government for five weeks after hearing Fox & Friends hosts say he would “look like a loser” if he didn’t.

Hannity is one of only several dozen friends and family members who can reach Trump’s White House phone line directly through the switchboard operator, New York Magazine reported in May 2018.

Hannity apparently calls the president after 10 p.m. at the end of his show. The two often talk at other times throughout the day about political developments, and typically spoke about TV ratings and about special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, which they called a “witch hunt,” according to the report.

First off anybody who takes policy advise from the insipid morons on Fox News is too damn stupid to run this country.

But I guess we already know that about Donald Trump, don’t we?

Secondly Fox News is an outrage factory whose ratings rely on scaring or freaking out their viewers on a daily basis. 

Having the guy in the White House freaking out about segments on a cable news outlet puts all of us at risk.

And yet we have seen that very thing play out time and time again. 

The border crisis, was a creation of Fox News.

So was the outrage over Obama’s Iran deal, distrust of Obamacare,  and the idea that the Russia investigation was an attempt by the Democrats to stage a coup. 

Trump believes all of it, and accepts it without question no matter how many of the stories are proven false by more reputable news agencies. 

And the more often he erratically responds to the real fake news being promoted by Fox the more often the citizens of this country, our place in the world, and our economy are placed in danger.

Fox also minimizes or refutes the importance of factually based problems like climate change, gun violence, and Russian interference in out elections. 

Putting in simply Fox News is a danger to the stability of the United States. 

You know San Fransisco recently labeled the NRA a domestic terrorist organization. 

I think it is high time that we start using the same language when talking about Fox News. 

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13 Comments

  1. anonymous September 6, 2019 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    In 14 months, President-elect LEOMARD SPORTSINTERVIEWS (an actual candidate, and spelled correctly) will fix everything.

  2. Anonymous September 6, 2019 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    Faux news has to be secretly funded by putin. In fact didnt rush limbaugh, faux news happen as putin came to power? I mean that russain woman maria butina is a spy right? We seem up to our necks in russians.

  3. 'O' no September 6, 2019 at 3:06 pm - Reply
    • Anonymously September 6, 2019 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      Trump Is Now Creating 59,000 Fewer Jobs A Month Than Obama

      Trump’s jobs report came in lower than expected, and over the last four months has created 59,000 fewer jobs per month than Obama.

      CNBC reported that the jobs numbers would have been worse without the government hiring 25,000 Census workers, “The federal government hired 25,000 temporary workers in preparation for the 2020 Census in August, giving the overall jobs gain a big bump. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 130,000 last month, which fell short of Wall Street estimates for 150,000. Employment in federal government rose by 28,000 in total in August, the Labor Department said Friday. Private-sector employment was up by only 96,000, the lowest pace since February. The weakness largely came from the retail sector, which saw a net decline in workers of 11,100 in August alone. Trade, transportation and utilities also lost 11,000 jobs, and mining and logging lost 5,000 positions.”

  4. Anonymously September 6, 2019 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Trump ‘is in severe mental decline’: Republicans worry the president is ‘deteriorating in plain sight’

    “President Donald Trump’s aides and confidants are growing more and more concerned about his mental state after days of erratic behavior, wild outbursts, and bizarre fixations,” Business Insider reported.

    Trump has spent all week repeating his lie that Hurricane Dorian threatened Alabama. Despite his own government fact-checking his lie within 20 minutes of him first tweeting it on Sunday morning, Trump dragged the scandal its sixth day on Friday.

    “No one knows what to expect from him anymore,” one former White House official told Business Insider.

    “His mood changes from one minute to the next based on some headline or tweet, and the next thing you know his entire schedule gets tossed out the window because he’s losing his sh*t,” the former official explained.

    “People are used to the president saying things that aren’t true, but this Alabama stuff is another story,” the former official noted. “This was the president sending out patently false information about a national-emergency situation as it was unfolding.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/trump-is-in-severe-mental-decline-republicans-worry-the-president-is-deteriorating-in-plain-sight/

    Trump Is Trying To Make Money Off Of His Illegal Fake Hurricane Forecast

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/09/06/trump-fake-hurricane-forecast-money.html

    • Anonymously September 6, 2019 at 3:32 pm - Reply

      White House Officials Admit To Being Beaten Down By Trump’s Stupidity

      ….., “I talked to a number of White House officials yesterday and to me, it seems like people just didn’t want the talk about it. They shrugged and moved on. Some portion of the American population is outraged by his behavior and the way he doubles down on this, but I think people in the White House, honestly several aides have grown immune to it. They’re used to it and think it’s a battle not worth fighting to rush into the Oval Office and try to talk him out of it or tell him to put down his phone and stop tweeting. They cope by going about their business and focusing on other things. To me, there’s a sense of resignation that this is just the way the president operates and this is just part of working for him.”

      https://www.politicususa.com/2019/09/06/white-house-officials-admit-to-being-beaten-down-by-trumps-stupidity.html

      • Anonymous September 6, 2019 at 7:25 pm - Reply

        yep, the guy is genetic junk

    • Anonymous September 6, 2019 at 4:28 pm - Reply

      i could care less if his moronic followers want to send him money for a sharpie (made in China? what is the tariff :)) just as long as he keeps his teeny tiny hands off our tax dollars to promote it.

      • g September 6, 2019 at 5:03 pm - Reply

        His teeny tiny hands are ALL over our tax dollars into his pocket!
        As long as they get to keep their precious gunz, all is well.
        The stooopid needed their own channel to validate the idiocy, and so did numb nutz 45.

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