Monday, June 19, 2017

Why Trump Doesn’t Need Fox News Anymore

Donald Trump has effectively replaced Fox News as the center of information for Republicans.

By Jared Yates Sexton

“Lookit that!” the man at the bar said, thrusting his phone under the nose of his buddy nursing a Coors Light. “Is this a joke?”

I was sitting in my favorite hole-in-the-wall in my hometown and minding my business. The past few days I’d been on the road interviewing people for an article and was already exhausted, but not too exhausted to sit in front of the TV that morning as former FBI director James Comey testified before Congress that he’d felt like the president had effectively tried to obstruct justice. It was the kind of inside-baseball event that usually only the most ardent CSPAN viewers would’ve been concerned with, but to my surprise, it was all the people in the bar wanted to talk about.

“He’s a leaker!” the guy said, doing his best Donald Trump impression.

The president’s son Donald Trump Jr. had live-tweeted Comey’s testimony that morning and had latched onto his admission that he’d leaked his notes from a meeting with Trump to his friend, a Columbia professor, who’d then passed them onto the press. 

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Source: The Daily Beast

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