The problems with state-run news networks are many. Disinformation leaves the electorate uninformed and in a dangerous place. Controlling the media is a typical feature of all dictatorial leaders. Since taking office, Trump has used Fox News as his 21st-century version of state-run news. As long as the public remains ignorant and uninformed, the public is more likely to accept the nonsense you present as fact.
Alternative facts presented as absolute truth. Shouts of “lock her up” and “witch hunt” become part of the vernacular when Fox News dominates your media diet. Altering a hurricane’s path with a sharpie was terrible enough. Failing to represent the danger of a genuinely deadly scenario is the official version of malpractice. The spread of Covid-19 across the world should concern all of us.
Local governments are responding by canceling significant events while the Trump 2020 campaign plans to continue with the large rally model. Why wouldn’t a MAGA hat-wearing Trump supporter show up at a rally of thousands? They rely on the words of Trump; they hang on his every lie. They listen to Fox News, and the truth in their MAGA world is validated. Trump has decided that the Coronavirus is a danger to his presidency. It is one more forest he can chop down by assembling a posse of people willing to lie for him. Sean Hannity, the Walter Cronkite of the MAGA bunch, is telling viewers that the warnings are another liberal plot to take down their leader. The problem is, people are dying. Donald Trump is too ignorant to comprehend that a responsible plan to keep the nation safe, might have earned him some points.
People are scared. They are buying toilet paper in massive amounts. What could be wrong? Despite the mainstream media’s efforts to promote accurate information about the pandemic, Donald Trump is refusing to confirm that he was not infected with Coronavirus at the CPAC meeting by taking a simple test. Trump is shaking hands and holding rallies. Fox News verifies the MAGA truth by reporting conspiracy theories as truth, just as the wanna-be dictator expects.
Virginia is a university & law school graduate, mom, entrepreneur and angry Democrat, hoping for change.