@FoxNews is letting millions of GREAT people down! We have to start looking for a new News Outlet. Fox isn’t working for us anymore! -DT
Someone's been unhappy with their polls lately.
"Fox News isn’t supposed to work for you," Fox senior political analyst Brit Hume replied on Twitter.
Supposed being the magic word?
Fox is beginning to realize that kissing up to Trump is not such a good idea, especially now that the economy is declining.
We'll see if the "fair and balanced" Sean Hannity rejoins Trump on the campaign trail.
It has been shifting left, they cleaned out a lot of their former top producers after the election, and eventually Hannity will be gone as well.
Tucker is the only one I watch on occasion on YouTube, he occasionally puts the spotlight on some interesting topics. I really can't stand to watch cable news, too much opinion and pandering, not enough facts. Thankfully, there are foreign sources of news, and the likes of the WSJ.
The bigger issue, is what is the alternative... who replaces Trump?
Those that say it doesn't matter are sheep that have been propagandized into thinking Trump is evil incarnate. He's nothing close. But the fanatical needs of the truly ignorant to get him replaced just might swing the door open to someone who truly is.
I'm like you in that I can't stand to watch cable news because of the amount of opinion rather than facts. I read a lot more than I watch.
So far, I can't tell if Fox is shifting left or if Trump is just upset that Fox has been talking about his lower poll numbers.
When you ask who replaces Trump, I can only say that I hope it's someone who can try to calm everyone down a bit.
What Trump complains about or is tweeting has never been something that has concerned me.
What has concerned me, was the obvious efforts to sabotage his Presidency long before he ever took office, and most of the media being complicit in these efforts.
IMO this is what has allowed Trump to gain in popularity more than anything else. The open efforts to destroy Trump by people in Washington... the very people 90% of Americans don't trust and believe are doing a horrible job, and the media backing this stupidity up, rather than exposing these illegal efforts and corrupt politicians.
Trump may indeed be bad, but the people in D.C. who are going after him are worse, many of them have been harming America, and lying to Americans for far longer.
Like I said, from time to time I catch a Tucker piece on Youtube, he is about the only rational/tolerable person left on Cable news.
Once again he is putting the spotlight on the corruption and criminality going on in D.C. ...sadly he is one of the only ones.
If you're going to watch partisan hack news reporting like Tucker Carlson, who is a known Trump friend and confidante and who has described women in derogatory terms (perhaps this is why he likes Trump so much?) using the C-word to describe certain women, describing how he wants to spank them, calling women "extremely primitive", has defended child marriages; etc. and describing white supremacy as "not a problem", I don't think you can claim to be well-informed.
Though I don't exclude the possibility that Carlson could occasionally be right about some things despite it all.
But here are some of his lies, nonetheless:
"The United States ended slavery around the world, and maybe we should get some credit for that, too."
"Far more children died last year drowning in their bathtubs than were killed accidentally by guns."
We also know that in Carlson's world, if you criticize America, particularly if you emigrated here, you hate America.
Finally, here's some audio of Tucker Carlson. Listen to it and judge for yourself:
This is just Fox telling Trump not to get too carried away with his criticism. Be interesting to see how it plays out. My guess is, phone calls will be made, and they'll be friends again by next week. I think this is the most serious warning shot to Trump from the network I've seen though:
"First of all, Mr. President, we don’t work for you. I don’t work for you. My job is to cover you, not fawn over you or rip you. Just report on you ― call balls and strikes on you. Our job here is to keep the score, not settle scores.
In my case, to report economic numbers when they're good and when they're bad. When the markets are soaring and when they're tumbling. When trade talks look like they're coming together and when they look like they're coming apart. It is called being fair and balanced Mr. President.
Yet it is fair to say you're not a fan when that balance includes stuff you don't like to hear or or facts you don't like to have questioned. You're only human, I get that. Who likes to be corrected? But you are the president. It comes with the job, just like checking what you say and do comes with my job.
After all, I’m not the one who said tariffs are a wonderful thing. You are. Just like I’m not the one who said Mexico would pay for the wall. You did. Just like I’m not the one who claimed that Russia didn’t meddle in the 2016 election. You did. I’m sorry if you don’t like these facts being brought up, but they are not fake because I did. What would be fake is if I never did.
If I ignored all the times you said you loved your old Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, until you didn't; had no plans to dump your Homeland Security Secretary, until you did. Called Chinese president Xi Jinping an enemy just last week and a great leader this week. Sometimes you don't even wait that long. Last week you expressed an appetite for background checks, before arguing just hours later our background checks are already strong.
These aren't fake items they're real items and you really said them. Just like you never paid to silence a porn star, until it turns out you did. Never ordered your former White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire Bob Mueller, until we learned, you tried. Fake is when it's wrong Mr. President, not when it's unpleasant. Just like it wasn't fake when you said the Access Hollywood tape wasn't real when it was, or that you inherited a depression from Barack Obama when you didn't, or when you ripped quantitative easing when he was president, but are furious the Federal Reserve isn't doing the same for you now that you're president.
You're entitled to you point of view Mr. President, but you're not entitled to your own set of facts . . . "
I agree with Brit... So pleased that PR did not take the full force of the hurricane.
This could easily be more indicative of the fact that Fox gives an unbiased opinion. Leaning conservative but not an extension of the Republican party. Unlike many news outlets which tend to only toe a democratic party narrative.
The news is telling me that you folks have dodged the hurricane bullet. Good news.
Yes! We got so lucky. It changed trajectory at the last moment (just as it also got stronger). It is still in our area but it is not a direct impact.
I guess God punished Trump. He turned that hurricane away from those "riff raff" Puerto Ricans and headed it toward all those great rich bastards in Florida.
Naw - it was Hillary. She arranged to have it sent to Mar-a-lago and all the other "deplorables" in the swamps of Florida.
Yeah, all 19 million Floridians are "rich bastards", what a wonderful comment.
I'll admit to being a smart ass on that one, but I won't apologize. My heart does go out to the ordinary folks in Florida. I have relatives who live there, and they are not rich, just ordinary folks.
What does bug me is that every time there is a big hurricane on the coast, my insurance rate goes up in the middle of the country because we are helping to build back those big McMansions. There was a story during the last big one that one old guy had had his home on the coast built back a ludicrous number of times. He doesn't care. His insurance pays for him a new house every time a hurricane destroys it.
But FEMA is concerned about the "repeat customers" and their hurricane flooding. A lot of them are ordinary folk. I live in tornado alley, but I've never had to file a claim from a tornado. Had some hail damage once, but the insurance payout was miniscule.
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/n … 510202.htm
I get what you are saying. My insurance rates on medical care go up every time someone smokes, gets obese and doesn't exercise because they are counting on me to pay for their lazy approach to their own health.
We all have to pay for the choices of other people.
I wonder why the president was under the impression that Fox was working for him and his base?
That is so weird....
Trump thought that he had a Pravda type news agency that was going to wait on him hand and foot. Not even FOX can allow itself to reach such depths.
This guy really has no clue as to how the press and a democratically elected government are suppose to interact.
Oh, I think he knows. He just wants to corner the press and use it as his personal propaganda machine like Communist dictators did in their countries before they were able to take over, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc. Fox was his mouthpiece for awhile, at least their commentators were.
CNN haters don't realize (or maybe they do and don't like it) that CNN is speaking for freedom of the press, which is a backbone of America's freedom. I've seen them come down hard on a Democrat who got out of line in their viewpoint.
The press in the U.S. has a history of "watching the watchers", or exposing the foibles in government. In fact it has long been called "the fourth estate." The concern today has been that the press, too, has been compromised and polarized. The press should never allow itself to be used as the voice of a politician or political party.
https://law.yale.edu/mfia/case-disclose … inal-check
CNN haters recognize it for what it is. Falsehoods, biased opinions, and propaganda with a purpose.
That there are those that lend any credibility to CNN at all, after all they have been caught doing, is the surprise.
You can hate Trump, and still recognize CNN is total garbage, one does not require the other.
Crap, another place I have to agree with Ken.
I could quibble over the content on CNN because it's more objectively accurate than Fox, but it's mostly pandering entertainment masquerading as news and has become worse over the years.
We complain that Fox is biased and inaccurate. So what's CNN's solution to this? Become more biased and inaccurate in the other direction.
I can't recall seeing a so-called "news" story on CNN that wasn't riddled with the writer's opinion. It's embarrassing to read.
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