3 Ridiculous Fox News Tweets Showcase What a Laughing Stock the Network Has Become

Most people reading this are probably already aware that Fox News is nothing more than the media arm for the Republican Party. Outside of a handful of people on the network like Shepard Smith and Chris Wallace, nearly everyone else over at America’s most-watched conservative entertainment channel spends most of their time pushing GOP propaganda and serving as cheerleaders for Donald Trump.

Well, on Sunday, Fox News proved yet again what an absolute joke it is after sending out three tweets that were clearly meant to make Trump seem like an economic genius after his first 100 days in office, all while making President Obama appear to be an inept failure.

I’m not going to say that this is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen from Fox News — it’s really not — but these tweets are a perfect example of the type of right-wing propaganda the network often pushes.

First, it’s rather idiotic to give credit or blame any president for economic numbers from their first few weeks in office. Especially when they haven’t passed a single piece of economic legislation during their first 100 days — like Trump. Even if a president does manage to get a jobs bill signed, you’re almost never going to see an immediate impact, rendering these graphics pointless to begin with.

And that’s not even the most absurd element of these tweets.

Without question, the purpose behind this act of stupidity was to imply Trump’s been a massive success economically compared to his predecessors — especially Obama.

However, what they clearly failed to include when posting this nonsense is the fact that when Obama was elected, we were in the midst of the worst economic crash since the Great Depression. We were literally shedding hundreds of thousands of jobs per month with a skyrocketing unemployment rate. Meanwhile, Trump inherited a strong economy, an unemployment rate at its lowest level since before the 2008 crash, and a streak of 75-straight months of private sector job growth.

But it still goes back to my point that it’s asinine to hold any president accountable for the state of the economy during their first few weeks in office. Just as it was preposterous for anyone to blame Obama for the economic struggles we experienced during his first months in office, it’s equally as preposterous for Fox News — or anyone for that matter — to try to give credit to Trump for the current strength of our economy that’s clearly nothing more than a continuation of the success we saw during most of Obama’s eight years in office.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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