“Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound,” former Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt wrote on Twitter. Other Swedes mocked Trump by posting pictures of reindeer, meatballs, and people assembling IKEA furniture.
How can Americans combat Trump’s lies? John Oliver has a brilliant solution. Because Trump loves cable news so much, Oliver’s show bought ad space during some of the president’s favorite morning programs. Oliver plans to use the space to air ads that detail the basics of issues about which Trump should probably be familiar, like the nuclear triad or the names of his children.
President Trump, who spent 2016 chronically boasting about his ability to spike TV news ratings, clearly falls short of the ratings successes Obama posted early in his presidency. As the least popular new president in modern American history, Trump seems to having trouble connecting with the masses.
Donald Trump lies and reporters fact-check him, then he and his team spin the lies to blame the “biased” and “dishonest” media. Trump’s team wants to create a world where no one knows what to believe, where facts and reality are irrelevant, and all that matters is what Trump says matters.
Many right-wing media figures have accused anti-Trump protesters of being “paid” on a widespread basis to demonstrate against President Donald Trump. Not only do these allegations lack any evidence of a systematic effort, they also ignore the fact that the conservative tea party protests of the early 2010s were “astroturfed” — heavily supported and organized by large, outside groups like the Koch brothers.
Trump’s ascent would not have been possible without the years of vitriol that the right-wing media directed at his predecessor. After years of listening to anti-Obama vitriol from right-wing talk radio and television hosts, conservatives wanted someone who could match that hate. They found him. And today, he’s the president.
The generally positive outlook on the economy portrayed by these journalists, economists, and other experts was once again absent at Fox News, which painted the report as another example of the president’s failing policies.
After running a proto-fascist campaign, President-elect Donald Trump will bring his hate, misogyny, and bigotry to the White House at the end of the month. And when he does, NBC will have a machine ready to normalize him. In short, Fox News finally has competition.
Donald Trump has asked Murdoch to submit the names of possible nominees for Federal Communications Commission chairman. Trump’s FCC will be positioned to roll back regulations that have kept Murdoch from buying up newspapers and television stations across the country.
There are many reasons to be concerned with Kelly’s move, among them her history of using white racial anxiety to bolster her career, her willingness to defend and promote anti-gay “hate groups,” and her ability to use a patina of unearned credibility to push out the same right-wing lies that her Fox colleagues spout.
As sexual assault allegations against President-elect Donald Trump piled up in the months before the election, CNN and Fox News each relied on paid Trump surrogates and media allies to peddle some of the worst sexual assault apologism of the past year.
“I’m thinking this out,” Fox Business anchor Neal Cavuto told his colleague Stuart Varney, one of the president-elect’s most obsequious fans. “Let’s say we get to Dow 20,000, so we’re all richer for it. But Donald Trump also promises more nukes, so we’re all blown up just as we’re counting our money.”
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly claimed that “the left in America is demanding that the Electoral College system put into place in 1787 be scrapped” because “the left wants power taken away from the white establishment.”
The right-wing media has spent years holding Putin up as a “better leader” than Obama, which set the stage for Republican opinions to shift in the autocrat’s favor, leading to a nearly 50-point swing in support from conservatives in just over two years.
New sexual harassment accusations against former Fox News network chief Roger Ailes were revealed in a lawsuit filed against 21st Century Fox on Monday.
Donald Trump has picked — or considered — nearly a dozen people who have worked in right-wing media, including talk radio, right-wing news sites, Fox News, and conservative newspapers, to fill his administration.
In the end, the bailout that Obama championed saved more than one million jobs, and Fox News still hated it. If only Obama had saved 1,000 Carrier jobs instead.
Meet K.T. McFarland, Trump’s pick for deputy national security adviser. She has advocated for war with Iran and misled about its nuclear program, expressed support for torture, and has made bizarre and incendiary statements about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Bolling deleted a five-year-old racist tweet about President Obama immediately after Media Matters unearthed it. He’s obviously trying to hide his racism, and he’s doing a terrible job of it.
Trump called Hamilton “highly overrated,” but Pence praised the blockbuster musical, which dramatizes America’s founding in hip-hop style with a multiracial cast.
Conservatives are regurgitating attacks linking Ellison to Farrakhan that were first leveled at him during his first run for Congress in 2006.
During the campaign, the Committee to Protect Journalists declared Trump an “unprecedented threat” to free press. So far, his transition has indicated that won’t be changing anytime soon.
The day before the first presidential debate, Mr. Trump was in a lather again, Ms. Kelly writes. He called Fox executives, saying he’d heard that her first question “was a very pointed question directed at him.”
This election laid bare what has long plagued us. The clash between Trump and Clinton slit open the underbelly of America and a toxic stew has oozed out.