Fired Fox News Editor Details ‘Murderous Rage’ Of Angry Trump Supporters
Written by Huffingtonpost on January 29, 2021
Chris Stirewalt, the longtime Fox Information political editor who was fired final week in a shakeup, is talking out in regards to the community’s core viewers: supporters of former President Donald Trump.
Each Trump and his backers had been furious when Fox Information referred to as Arizona for Democratic rival Joe Biden, who would go on to win the election. Professional-Trump crowds even chanted “Fox Information sucks!” as election staff counted ballots.
“Once I defended the decision for Biden within the Arizona election, I grew to become a goal of murderous rage from shoppers who had been livid at not having their views confirmed,” he wrote in a Los Angeles Instances opinion piece.
The election denial that adopted, he stated, was “partly a cynical, realizing effort by political operators and their hype males within the media to steal an election or not less than get wealthy attempting.”
However it was additionally the results of cable information “indulging a shopper’s worst cravings” with the type of content material aired, particularly the “self-affirming half-truths and even outright lies” that many viewers search.
“Having been cosseted by self-validating protection for therefore lengthy, many People now think about any information which may recommend that they’re in error or that their aspect has been defeated as an assault on them personally. The lie that Trump gained the 2020 election wasn’t practically as a lot aimed on the opposing social gathering because it was on the information retailers that said the plain, undeniable fact.”
Learn his full editorial right here.
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