1. jrkrideau says

    I thought that this was understood.

    The Fox people, from what I read, have been pitching the show at Cadet Bonespurs.

    It seems a natural progression for the White House to use it to help set the agenda. The only problem is who in the White House is smart enough to do it?

  2. blf says

    Fox faces on Trump’s team: TV network serving as West Wing casting call:

    Trump’s affinity for Fox News is by now well-documented. He has bestowed more interviews on the network than any other news outlet and is an avid viewer. People close to the president [sic] say he thinks Fox provides the best coverage of his untraditional presidency. It also provides him a window into conservative thinking, with commentary from Republican lawmakers and right-wing thinkers — many of who are speaking directly to the audience in the Oval Office.

    On-air personalities Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham are favorites of the president, who also speaks to them privately. This past week Trump promoted Hannity on Twitter […]

    [… I]n Trump’s Washington, lawmakers and influence-seekers know that the best way to get in Trump’s ear is often to get on Fox. Legislators routinely seek to get airtime when they are trying to push legislation or policy ideas, said congressional aides who sought anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private thinking.

    “A year ago, everyone was trying to figure out how to get into the building; now everyone is trying to figure out how to get on TV,” said Republican consultant Alex Conant.


    Whilst Doonesbury is taking it to a more extreme level than what is known to be happening — excepting, possibly, during the supposedly-“private”† calls to Fauxiods — it is happening, Garry Trudeau has it correct.

      † Ignore the Russians and everyone else tapping those lines…

  3. chigau (違う) says

    So what is stopping Someone™ from hacking into the Fox feed and telling Trump that he needs to get his family onto the B-ark, pronto?

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