It is almost comedic for Chuck Todd, any TV network or cable network to impart most of the blame for media distrust and the country's state on Fox News. Here's why!
Chuck Todd blaming Fox News self-serving projection
— Egberto Willies (@EgbertoWillies) August 27, 2018
Chuck Todd's attempt to blame Fox News more so than what most Americans by now should know, is the heights of self-serving projecting. We must call it out.
Donald Trump has always been a joke. It was easy to make fun of him because one could easily deconstruct his facade of being a successful businessman and even a reality TV star. The man has a history of sequential and concurrent failures alongside the fraudulent businesses he has concocted over the years that should have disqualified him from the presidency or the presidential plausibility ALL media gave him.
The President appeared on every cable and broadcast network ad nauseam. The New York Times article "CNN Had a Problem. Donald Trump Solved It." is probative. They point out the following.
CNN was hardly the only news organization to provide saturation coverage of the Trump campaign. The media-measurement firm mediaQuant calculated that Trump received the equivalent of $5.8 billion in free media — known as “earned media,” as opposed to paid advertising — over the course of the election, $2.9 billion more than Hillary Clinton. Nor is CNN the only cable-news network that has benefited from Trump’s incarnation as a politician. MSNBC and Fox News each had a surge in ratings during the election that has shown no signs of slowing since then. Fox, the president’s preferred outlet, is coming off the best quarter in the history of 24-hour cable news. MSNBC, the network of the resistance, has been thriving, too, often even beating CNN during prime time.
But CNN was the first major news organization to give Trump’s campaign prolonged and sustained attention. He was a regular guest in the network’s studios from the earliest days of the Republican primaries, often at Zucker’s suggestion. (For a while, according to the MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, Trump referred to Zucker as his “personal booker.”) When Trump preferred not to appear in person, he frequently called in. Nor did CNN ever miss an opportunity to broadcast a Trump rally or speech, building the suspense with live footage of an empty lectern and breathless chyrons: “DONALD TRUMP EXPECTED TO SPEAK ANY MINUTE.” Kalev Leetaru, a data scientist, using information obtained from the TV News Archive, calculated that CNN mentioned Trump’s name nearly eight times more frequently than that of the second-place finisher, Ted Cruz, during the primaries.
The article titled "Chuck Todd Is The Embodiment Of A Delegitimized Traditional Media" illustrates the tenet of our incompetent media with the help of Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein. And of course, we must not forget it was Chuck Todd who implied they softball politicians for fear they would not give interviews
So when Chuck Todd goes on his self-righteous hyperventilation as to Fox News causing the media distrust and by inference the election of an "unqualified subject" in the White House, he should remember one important fact. Fox News did what it always does. The rest of the mainstream media decided to go for the additional profits their corporations could make by selling out the country by misinforming them and giving the stature of a plausible president.