While speaking with CNN anchor Fredericka Whitfield, Brian Stelter slammed U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Fox News presidency,” which is, according to him, both devoid of facts and reliant on unsubstantiated claims that inform policy.
The CNN anchor explained that she found it to be odd that the President attempted to shift blame for his wiretapping claims onto Fox News commentator Andrew Napolitano in light of the close relationship that Trump has with the media outlet.
In response, Stelter explained, “it’s the president’s favorite network, but it’s not often you hear any president say, ‘Oh, go talk to that cable channel. This is their issue, not mine.’”
Stelter also stressed the fact that the problem isn’t that Trump is incapable of distinguishing fact from fiction. Rather, Napolitano presented the information in a way that made it seem as if it they were established facts.
The CNN contributor continued,
“What this all comes down to is that Pres. Trump is in some ways a Fox News presidency. He watches Fox a lot, he tweets about Fox, he gives most of his interviews to Fox. He hires former Fox staffers, he peddles information from Fox, so he’s in this feedback loop with one particular outlet and he’s especially getting information from the opinion programs on the network, which clearly skew to the right. They skew conservative.”
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