Analysis | Trump relies on right-wing cable news to launder his false claims about fraud

November 30, 2020 ☼ foxtrumplieselection-2020

Source: The Washington Post - Link

The entire 45 minutes had one goal: offering Trump a platform to regurgitate his allegations about the election. Bartiromo seems to believe that the nefarious things alleged by Trump occurred, a concern in and of itself. But the interview was an excellent demonstration of the extent to which Fox News, Fox Business and fringier cable-news outlets serve to legitimize even the most ridiculous claims made by Trump.

This is all about ratings. The more you can gin up outrage the higher your ratings. It’s a truth-free zone.