Throughout all the talk about “fake news,” propaganda, conspiracies and the misinformation that floods the Internet, I think it’s important for everyone to remember the network that really started all of that: Fox News.
Of course, when I use the term “news” while describing what American’s most-watched conservative entertainment network does, I use that term about as loosely as I can. A very tiny fraction of what’s shown on “GOP TV” constitutes actual news — the rest is just Republican propaganda. Sean Hannity is basically nothing more than a conspiracy theorist at this point and Bill O’Reilly doesn’t even try to hide his disdain for African Americans.
Hell, when disgraced former CEO Roger Ailes was fired for being a sexual predator, who wasted no time in hiring him to help his campaign? None other than Donald J. Trump, our next Republican president.
How anyone can actually claim that Fox News is “fair and balanced” is an absolute joke.
A great example of this was shown off the night of President Obama’s farewell address when Fox News decided to sent out former O’Reilly lackey Jesse Watters to childishly troll people who were there. Because nothing says “we’re professional” quite like sending your resident moron to the farewell address of the President of the United States in a pathetic attempt to poke fun at Obama supporters.
As it just so happens, one of those individuals Watters tried to mess with happened to be civil rights advocate Jesse Jackson. At which point this Fox News clown apparently thought he’d be cute by asking Jackson, “What happened with Hillary?”
“Well, maybe, somewhere between Russian hacking and corruption and voter suppression may give you an answer,” Jackson answered. “After all, she did get 3 million more votes.”
I couldn’t help but laugh at this poor attempt by this Fox News buffoon to be funny massively backfiring on him. Jackson called out the fact that the only reason Donald Trump “won” is because he got help from a Russian cyber attack and Republicans have been passing voter ID laws that have been proven to suppress voters all over the country — especially those who tend to vote for Democrats.
I absolutely loved his parting shot, making sure to mention that Clinton actually won by 3 million votes — something I’m sure the majority of Fox News viewers have no idea is actually true.
While this short back and forth might seem like nothing, factual statements like these are incredibly important. The left is in for one of the toughest fights we’ve ever faced and it’s important to make sure we keep reminding the American public that Donald Trump is not only the worst presidential candidate to ever get elected, but he’s also one of the weakest.
Donald Trump may have “won,” but he’s going into office as one of the biggest losers in American political history.
Watch the segment below via Fox News (Jackson’s comments occur around the 1:50 mark):