CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter accused the White House of being the Fox News presidency on Saturday, despite President Donald Trumps recent attempt to blame the network forunsubstantiated claimsthat Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the election.
Appearing on Newsroom with Fredericka Whitfield, the media critic said theres only one news source that Trump has committed his loyalty to and thats the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News.
Whitfield noted that while the network has tried to distance itself from the wiretapping claim made by its analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano, she found the shift of blame interesting given Fox News and Trumps rather cozy relationship.
Stelter said,What this ultimately comes down to is that President 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 hes in this feedback loop with one particular outlet and hes especially getting information from the opinion programs on the network which clearly skew to the right they skew conservative.
Three of the last five news storiesTrump has tweetedabout in the past week were from Fox News.The others were from the New York Times a newspaperhe insists is fake news and Brietbart, a pro-Trump site with white nationalist sympathies.
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