It’s not exactly a secret that Fox News is basically Donald Trump’s own version of state-run media. A network that was once simply the media arm for the GOP has now morphed into channel that churns out almost nothing but Trump propaganda. While there are still the few exceptions of quality journalism from the likes of Shep Smith and Chris Wallace, the vast majority of Fox News’ broadcasting consists of the likes of Trump cheerleaders such as Fox & Friends, Outnumbered, The Five, Tucker Carlson, and Sean Hannity.
So when I heard that television’s most-watched conservative propaganda network ran a one-minute ad paid for by Democratic donor Tom Steyer calling for Trump’s impeachment — I knew the backlash was going to be ugly.
Within minutes of the ad airing, as most people reading this would probably would expect, the mentally unstable Trump sent out a tweet attacking Steyer:
Wacky & totally unhinged Tom Steyer, who has been fighting me and my Make America Great Again agenda from beginning, never wins elections!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2017
Nothing like airing an ad that calls Trump a “clear and present danger” for being mentally unstable, then almost immediately seeing Trump prove he’s a “clear and present danger” and “mentally unstable” by sending out that tweet.
The likely reason why Steyer paid to have his ad air on Fox & Friends is because he knows Trump’s unhinged, would see the ad since he spends most of his mornings watching cable news, and would certainly tweet about it. He bet on this “president’s” mental instability and that he could goad him into a response — and Trump proved him right. This takes me back to a comment Hillary Clinton said during a presidential debate, “A man who can be provoked by a tweet should not have his hands anywhere near the nuclear codes.”
Just an FYI, it’s not a good thing that, outside of Trump’s sheepish supporters, everyone else all around the world — including our enemies — knows that Trump’s a mentally deranged, incompetent buffoon who can be easily manipulated.
Well, Trump wasn’t the the only one who had a white-hot meltdown over this ad. It seems many Fox News viewers were quite offended when something other than the usual pro-Trump cheerleading appeared on their television screens Friday morning:
— G. M. Kinsey (@DrGingerKinsey) October 27, 2017
I am totally shocked at the ad I just saw on Fox!Pull the ad!FCC how can this ad be allowed to air?$$talks! BUT Americans r going 2 #MAGA!!!
— Donna Thomas (@ThomasDtlbft) October 27, 2017
— Julie Hauser (@jashauser) October 27, 2017
…WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT IMPEACH TRUMP COMMERCIAL DOING ON FOX & FRIENDS?
— Deplorable Marie (@MyTurn1960) October 27, 2017
Just saw an add on Fox News promoting a petition to impeach Trump. Now y’all have sold out too? MAGA. TRUMP!!
— Robbie Wells (@robbiewells03) October 27, 2017
Just saw your commercial on FOX. Nothing you said was true. Trump's tweets RE silencing MSM was stupid but lying under oath is much worse…
— Chris Cross (@MacCross3) October 27, 2017
Comercials on Fox and friends to impeach our President? What is this? Is Fox losing it? I am getting pissed. Fox i am putting you on notice.
— Lawrence King (@Lawrenc21101409) October 27, 2017
I just saw an impeach President Trump commercial during Fox & Friends! These haters are desperate! Why are they so frantic?
— Donna F (@DonnaFischer14) October 27, 2017
There were plenty more, but I think I’ve made my point. Of all the idiotic tweets that I saw, what made me laugh the most was how isolated and ignorant these people seem to be about how advertising works. Especially the first tweet where the person doubted that other networks would run anti-Obama ads — when they did frequently. I watch a good amount of cable news from all of the networks, including Fox News, and I’ve seen plenty of anti-Obama, anti-Clinton, pro-Republican ads over the years on every network. It’s a testament to how little these folks understand anything outside of their echo chambers and bubbles that they legitimately believe that all other media entities are actually working for Democrats and are completely unaware that these types of ads are not uncommon on other networks.
This is just another day where Donald Trump and his supporters remind all of us that when history looks back upon this time in our country, they’re going to be on the wrong side of it.
Here’s the ad from Tom Steyer: