Fox News Is The Engine Helping Trump Destroy Democracy
Don't be distracted by Trump's spats with Fox News over not getting enough love. The network is the driver of the push to discredit the criminal charges against Trump
The Daily is 100% reader supported and committed to protecting American democracy. You can join us by becoming a subscriber.
Fox News Is The Reason Why Republicans Don’t Believe The Charges Against Trump
There is a question that the legacy media refuses to ask itself. If almost all Republicans don’t believe in the legitimacy of the criminal charges against Trump where are they getting this idea?
91 percent of those who rely on Fox do not think Trump committed serious crimes. Only 5 percent think he did. Among those who rely on mainstream sources, those numbers are 52 percent and 38 percent.
83 percent of those who rely on Fox think Trump merely exercised his right to contest his 2020 loss, vs. only 12 percent who say he threatened American democracy. Among voters who rely on mainstream news, those numbers are 58 percent and 37 percent.
85 percent of those who rely on Fox say Republicans must stand by Trump, vs. only 9 percent who disagree. Among those who rely on mainstream sources, those numbers are 49 percent and 46 percent.
Over 40% of the Republican primary votes polled rely on Fox News for their news.
Fox News doesn’t carry Trump’s speeches and rallies live anymore. Trump mostly limits his appearances on the network to friendly hosts like Sean Hannity with the occasional Bret Baier thrown in.
The one thing that Fox News does is relentlessly echo Trump’s attacks on the DOJ and the charges against him every single day.
Even when Trump isn’t saying it, Fox News is delivering the former president’s attack on the rule of law.
Keep reading with a 7-day free trial
Subscribe to The Daily to keep reading this post and get 7 days of free access to the full post archives.