Fox News’ 5 steps for handling a Trump scandal

Fox News’ 5 steps for handling a Trump scandal


and it should worry
anyone who cares about trying to hold
the president accountable.
It’s been a hell of a week.
First there
was the Russia leak.
The Washington Post reports that Trump reveals highly
classified information during a White
House meeting with the Russian
ambassador.
Not good.
The next day, the
Comey memo.
The New York Times reports
that a memo by former FBI director James Comey
describes Trump asking him to drop
the investigation into Michael Flynn,
which sounds a lot like obstruction of
justice.
Both stories are damning, they’re
confirmed by multiple news organizations,
and they come amid growing concerns
about Trump’s ties to Russia and his
abrupt firing of Comey.
By any reasonable
measure, this all looks very very bad for
the White House, but that’s not what you
see on Fox News.
Fox spent the week masterfully
deflecting focus away from Trump. And
though the Russian leak and Comey memo
scandals are very different,
Fox handles both stories basically the
same way.
Attack the story.
Raise doubts in the
viewers mind about the credibility of
the reporting. For the Russian leak,
this meant calling the story a
conspiracy theory.
Mainstream media
starts launching many conspiracy
theories.
Criticizing the story’s
anonymous sources.
All the Washington
Post sources are anonymous I don’t know
how credible those sources are.
So many anonymous sources with literally no
accountability.
Outside sources and
sources from Mars apparently.
Calling it fake news.
Bogus fake news story
it’s fake news
and parroting the White House’s
talking points.
Ok, it was denied
by the Trump administration officials
and McMaster has said absolutely that did not
happen.
Do you thinks that the Washington Post
moved too fast?
For the Comey memo, it
meant suggesting the story was made up.
A so-called memo magically surfacing in
the New York Times.
Criticizing anonymous sources.
These unnamed sources, is this a
way to would be reporting the news?
And just saying I don’t believe it.
Risking that much politically or otherwise
around general Flynn, I just can’t see it.
You could write anything in a memo, it
doesn’t mean it was right.
That seems highly unlikely
For the Russian leak, that
meant going after the Washington Post.
The Washington Post, just like the rest
of the destroy-Trump media, has no
credibility. It’s just an extension of
the DNC.
Completely unreliable.
For the Comey memo, that meant going after Comey.
Jim Comey has major credibility problems.
But had nothing to do with the
good of the country, it only had to do
with his own ass being fired.
That what James Comey was doing tonight?
Seeking revenge?
Comey is a little bit of
a drama queen.
This is very Mean Girls by the way.
And in both cases, it meant
obsessing about the leakers who are
talking to reporters in the first place.
The real story here is who’s leaking to the press.
Who is leaking?
Leaks.
Constant leaks.
What do we do about the leaks?
The leaks are a bigger story than the
substance of what is leaked.
You’re saying President Trump
is under attack by the deep state
intelligence community.
The deep state.
Deep state.
You’re worried about the deep state leaking.
Blame the media for
covering the story.
Would any other
administration get this kind of scrutiny?
This is something that every Republican
President has to deal with, the press is
against them
Does their hate for President Trump
cloud their ability to bring you
the facts?
Attack Hillary Clinton.
It was their own presidential
candidate Hillary Clinton who severely
mishandled classified information.
Where the fake news media back then?
And Barack Obama.
Why the hell not?
And if we want to
talk about obstruction what about
President Obama?
Let’s see the documents
about President Obama.
I want to see the
Obama Comey memos.
And when
all else fails…
Just dismiss the story entirely.
The way people are
reacting is if the world is coming to a
close because of what may or may not
have been reported.
It’s like a three
days story if it’s true. I don’t think
there’s a lot in here. It’s a boring
scandal.
What’s wrong with revealing some
highly classified information to the Russians?
Why wouldn’t the President of
the United States share that with Russia?
Right, it makes it easier for Russia to
figure out who our ally is, although you
gotta figure a Russian as well all our
allies are anyway.
And what even is
“obstruction of justice” anyway?
“I hope you can let it go” he’s not directing him to
let it go.
He just said “I hope”, he didn’t
say I command you or I order you to do that.
“I would hope”, that’s not the same.
It’s just not.
If you understand
language, it’s not.
Fox’s entire strategy
for dealing with Trump’s scandals is to
downplay the significance.
But if every
story is Watergatem, is any story
Watergate?
Make the audience suspicious
of the media.
They’ve succumbed to
trump hatred, that is so intense it has
destroyed their judgment and in some
cases affected their character.
And then
deflect their attention to literally
anything else.
The world is a very
complicated place, what you think is
happening often really isn’t happening.
If you’re not a regular Fox viewer it’s easy to roll
your eyes and laugh at this stuff, but
imagine if you were.
Imagine if Fox News
were your main source of information and
news every day.
For a huge portion of
Trump supporters, that’s the reality. They
get their news primarily from Fox, which
means that even powerful, well-sourced
and incredibly damning reporting about
Trump’s behavior might not be enough to
change his supporters minds about him.
There are obviously a lot of people in
high places in Washington who will do
anything they can to undermine his
position.
It just doesn’t penetrate the
Fox News echo chamber.
The destroy Trump
propaganda media, they have been working
around the clock
to smear, slander, besmirch, character assassination.
And if you’re hoping that Congress will pose
some check on Trump’s behavior, this
should worry you.
Before anybody rushes
to judgment, we’re not going to base our
opinions solely on a news article.
Republicans and Congress are unlikely to
break rank with Trump, unless their
constituents pressure them to.
Unless Republican voters think these scandals
are big enough to take seriously, but if
those voters are watching Fox that might
never happen.
This didn’t really fit in the
video but Tucker Carlson did a totally
bananas segment where he yelled about the
bathrooms in Penn Station, so here you go.
Normal people use the men’s room in the train station.
Yours are disgusting.
And now you’re complaining about his tax returns?

100 thoughts to “Fox News’ 5 steps for handling a Trump scandal”

  1. Does anybody notice two double standards here? Fox News says that the Russia story is a conspiracy theory when they peddle theories themselves and they never use sources outside of allied anonymous ones but target Washington Post for doing the same thing

  2. Other outlets may be fake news, but Fox is NO news. If it doesn't have a positive spin for Trump, Fox doesn't even bother to report real news.

  3. It sounds like fox is being honest and just questioning the anonymous sources from where this information is coming and pointing out the obvious bias from left leaning news who are quick to blame trump for a scandal despite any evidence.

  4. Fox News recruitment pitch: Are you morally bankrupt? Can’t get a job anywhere else? Fox News wants u! Smh…

  5. republicans should watch their neighbours loosing their business and jobs. don’t have to trust the video alone, but check Republican states .,,
    https://youtu.be/6KSoAvbrqgo

  6. These aren't their only methods of reporting news. This channel always makes far reaching assertions about topics 😂

  7. Obama got the same crap from Fox News that Trump does from MSNBC, CNN, and a lot of other left-leaning media outlets. What hypocrites. To Quote Bill Maher – "They're so far up Trump's ass, they've become the enema of the people."

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  9. I don't like to call them conservatives but rather populists because calling them conservatives is an insult to people who care about conservative values (abortion, same-sex marriage, drugs, guns, tax cuts, religious beliefs) but also about facts. Fox News is a propaganda outlet by the Republican Party, it teems with factual errors, incredibly one-sided points of view, distraction and projection

  10. Fox News did the same thing this past week when Michael Cohen flipped and Manafort got slammed with a guilty verdict…they also nauseatingly emphasized the story of that white girl who got killed out in Iowa

  11. I always find it funny how Fox News is calling other news outlets "mainstream". It's like Fox is some kind of undeground rebel radio station.

  12. Vox, you do a brilliant job with Fox and Trump-watching content. So be more noble than you already are by accepting Crowder’s many offers to debate you on socialism & healthcare topics!

  13. yep, totally agree. The family I work for, they have Fox News blasting from all TVs at their home. There's literally nothing else playing there.

  14. GUYS CAN WE ALL AGREE THAT BOTH SIDEA OF MAINSTREAM MEDIA ARE BIASED????
    Is that so hard?
    Obviously they both want to have their own political agenda achieved.
    But we sit here arguing which side is worse
    While we should be coming together and say it all sucks

  15. You are right about your opinion of fox but you didn’t compare it with fake news channels like cnn and msnbc. Why not compare fox with cnn + msnbc

  16. If the situation was reversed
    It was Hilary or Obama pulling the same things
    FOX would be like "This is the biggest scandal than Watergate!","They are communists out to destroy America!","Anyone who wouldn't impeach are traitors to United States!"

  17. Actually, it IS happening in CNN, too. Get to go read other outlets. And even some stories all over are copy paste. I do not live in the US and from someone who reads in other languages, a lot of US media is really crappy. It makes it harder to try to keep informed. Considering that in reality, behind most media there are only a few corporations, less than 10. It is more interesting to see what Al Jazeera, RT, France24 and others say to try to get a better picture. It is good to read and see both or more sides, even opposing. You start filtering better.

  18. As Larry King said several days ago, november 2018 (former CNN reporter x 25 years) https://www.newsweek.com/larry-king-slams-cnn-1207310 or this same https://thehill.com/homenews/media/415669-larry-king-hits-cnn-stopped-doing-news-to-focus-on-trump "Former CNN host Larry King slammed his former employer for shifting excessive attention to President Donald Trump.
    "They covered him as a character. They carried every speech he made. They carried him more than Fox News, at the beginning," King said while speaking on RT America on Tuesday. "And so they built the whole thing up." The host, who held a primetime slot on CNN for 25 years, said his former employer has stopped reporting news. He also chided other networks for letting the president dominate coverage. "CNN stopped doing news a long time ago. They do Trump. Fox is Trump TV and MSNBC is anti-Trump all the time."

  19. Cable news gets a seriously paltry amount of viewers compared to the US population and network news. I really don't get why people think they wield all this power when less than a percent of the US watches them at the peak, and the average age of their viewers is like 66.

  20. Very good job please keep up the good work I Say to my Fellow Americans when they Go LOW we Expose the Hell out of them the biggest Treat’s to President Trump are not from Democrats or Republicans is going to be Truth / Facts / Evidence it is the Responsibility of our free press to get this one Correct because if Media fail to do their job to Expose lies and protect / report the truth not like the way they Failed in 2002. -2003 on IRAQ WMD

  21. Yes I live in Great state of Alabama and most my friends only watch FOX NEWS they really believe CNN , MSNBC ……. other Are fake news it is Incredible how they been Brainwashed I mean u watch Fox News for one Day and they make u feel like the World is coming to End

  22. Even now fox news clips I can't stand that conservative/pro trump outlet news is meant to be completely unbias to ether sides

  23. Fox & Friends is ruining our country — and helping Trump tear down what Republicans built the last 50 years — but nobody there wants to do anything about it. Why mess with a cash cow? — the country and GOP be damned.

  24. Step 4: what about Hillary's emails??

    Angry comments/proof that step 4 works: but Hillary's emails, why arn't people talking about those??

  25. In the UK fox wouldn't be allowed to call most of its programming 'news shows'. The difference between our political coverage and that in the US is startling.

  26. Let’s be honest: look at TRUMPS rallies. They are like 90 plus percent white, same as Fox News coverage. 90 percent white viewers. Almost the same as a KKK rally. Meanwhile shame on any sale out person of color who supports this Fox News or Racist, bigot Donald Trump.

  27. Wake up people organizations like vox and other major outlets own you they cry wolf to scare you think on both sides not just one left or right

  28. TRUMP +GOP + FOX =ONE HUGE TOXIC CULT of NARCISSISTS, SOCIOPATHS & CORPORATE PSYCHOPATHS all WORKING FOR TRUMP! https://static1.squarespace.com/static/568f2ee8cbced686e2f4683a/t/57748c9f3e00be33b76bb4ba/1467255993131/Surviving+The+Narcissist+Epidemic.pdf

  29. CNN , MSNBC , FOX NEWS ABC ( AMERICAN) VICE NEWS ,VOX BBC AND OTHER WESTERN MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLET ARE BULLISHT THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW THE FACT

  30. True, but the same is done by the other news networks, and now look back at half of the reports in this vid with respect to what has been learned in the last two years.

  31. Why do Democrats go on an on with doom and gloom when talking about climate change? Can’t they talk about the prospect of a burgeoning seaside tourist industry in Tulsa, Oklahoma?

  32. I don't think Trump is that clueless as to reveal classified info to the russians.. idk abt the investigation either,

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