|President Barack Obama voices frustration with Washington lawmakers who look upon fake news as facts.|
Relentless rambling from fake news sites, Fox News and that annoying conservative agitator Sean "Softball" Hannity helped that controversial billionaire/racist/sexist/pussy grabbing/reality television star Donald J. Trump become your next dictator-in-chief.
Fox News shot to the top in the early 2000s. It was created by Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch. In 1996, it started slow but quickly rose to being the number one watched cable news channel.
It ran on this narrative that it's "fair and balanced" and the "we report, you decide" mantra.
It also ran on the hot women in skirts and heels. It's primetime lineup is very profitable. Agitators like Bill O'Reilly, Shepard Smith, Bret Baier, Neil Cavuto, Megyn Kelly, Tucker Carlson and Sean "Softball" Hannity do exceptionally well. Because of their attacks on President Barack Obama, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, White people poured out in favor of this asshole and his Christian Extremist sidekick.
Roger Ailes would have been proud of his network. Unfortunately his behind the scenes antics doomed his career.
And of course, the president has followed the scandal over at Fox. He believes that Fox News created this bubble of resistance. No matter what is said or proven as fact, a Fox News viewer will not support it.
President Barack Obama is not happy about this election. His legacy could be turned upside down with the Republicans back in charge.
He made his feelings known in one of his last interviews with the Rolling Stone. He talks to Jann Wenner about the election, his post-presidency and the future dictator.
He said that Democrats can't connect to America because of the junk food media brainwashing them with garbage.
"The challenge is people are getting a hundred different visions of the world from a hundred different outlets or a thousand different outlets, and that is ramping up divisions. It’s making people exaggerate or say what’s most controversial or peddling in the most vicious of insults or lies, because that attracts eyeballs", said Obama.
He said that Fox News, talk radio and outlets like The Drudge Report makes it harder for Democrats to get their message out there. These outlets spread the seeds of distrust and despair and it makes Americans very skeptical about government.
Obama added, "In this election, [White working class voters] turned out in huge numbers for [Dictator-elect] Donald Trump. And I think that part of it has to do with our inability, our failure, to reach those voters effectively. Part of it is Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country, but part of it is also Democrats not working at a grassroots level, being in there, showing up, making arguments. That part of the critique of the Democratic Party is accurate. We spend a lot of time focused on international policy and national policy and less time being on the ground. And when we're on ground, we do well."
He said that fake news sites sponsored by foreign governments like Russia also make it easier for Trump to win this election.
Fox News, MSNBC and CNN are driven towards controversy for partisan rancor and ratings.
I can't even watch the cable news right now.