The Donald Trump candidacy has exposed a lot of things about a number of politicians and institutions. We’ve seen who cares more about their reelection to office than anything they purport to value. We’ve seen Republican office holders abdicate positions they’ve held for a lifetime. People who’ve put Party over Country. All in order to curry favor with Trump and his base in hope they can retain their own elected office. Like moths they circle closer to the flame and now some will inevitably get burned.
As Republicans feel pressure now to distance themselves from Trump. In some cases withdrawing their endorsements. President Obama reminded them that they knew who he was long ago. It’s much too late to be shocked, shocked to find out who Trump is. You’ve known all along and didn’t care.
Now in desperation as his electoral hopes sink lower by the day. Trump is shouting from the rooftops that the election is “rigged.” He shouts about voter fraud, not so subtly intimating that minorities are taking the election from “the people.” His followers believe him. Some are talking revolution. Others a violent response. There’s a party I don’t want to fail to credit for helping create an environment where a significant portion of the population believe Trump’s wild claims. When the election results are in, and Trump has lost. Our country may well be ungovernable due to the high percentage of the population that will think they were robbed. For this we can thank Fox News.
There is a high percentage of Republicans who live in an information bubble and value little information that doesn’t come from Fox News and other right wing media sites. Over the last several years, across the spectrum of their shows. They’ve promoted the lie about widespread voter fraud. Repeating every wild claim and presenting any non-credible source to verify an untruth to their viewers. O’Reilly, Hannity, Fox & Friends, even their alleged news programs kept telling you that voter fraud is a significant thing and like so much of the “news” spread by the right wing media. It simply isn’t true.
Much like the Trump monster that the right wing media has created and can no longer control. The part of the population that won’t accept the validity of the election results won’t be something that can be put back in a box. The existence of a media that supports the wildest claims of the rabid Alt-Right under the auspices of being “Fair and Balanced” is a joke. There are some within their ranks that recognize what they’ve done. But like the Republican office holders who want to keep their jobs. The talking heads have gone along to get along. Contributing to the divide in America they conveniently blame on President Obama.
No Fox News. It is you that deserves credit for what you’ve created. Even now you can stand up and discredit Trump’s notion of a stolen election with massive voter fraud. But you won’t. So prepare to reap the whirlwind Fox News. This is your creation.
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