Upon the election of President Donald Trump, the left went to work to learn how that came to pass — and more importantly, how to prevent it from happening again — and came to realize the liberal media played a role in granting Trump so much earned media, as did social media in providing a platform to counter the preferred narrative.
Today, it’s a rarity to see a Trump rally on cable news outside of Fox News, and with the social media giants owned and controlled by liberals, these platforms have been restricted under the guise of algorithm updates.
All of which leaves Fox News, and the network now finds itself being targeted for an advertiser boycott.
Not only does the network still offer coverage of Trump and his administration, but will give the president airtime when he’s willing to sit for an interview. Adding to the left’s consternation, Trump speaks well of Fox News for their fair coverage and often cites stories he watched on the network.
Seizing on recent events, to include last week’s mail bombings and Saturday’s attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue, Max Boot becomes the latest convenient conservative to show up on the liberal networks to blame Trump and his rhetoric.
A ranking member of the Trump Derangement Syndrome crowd, Boot appeared on CNN’s “New Day” and ignored the rancor on the left to call for an advertiser boycott of the Fox News Channel “until they pull back from the hate.”
The so-called “hate” being an in-your-face alternative to the accepted narrative from the political class.
Sounding like Hillary Clinton, Boot cites what he calls “a vast right-wing propaganda machine led by Fox News.”
Having declared himself arbiter of what is or is not acceptable behavior, he said “this is not how any president of the United States should behave.”
“And we should not accept this as an acceptable way for President Trump to behave, but it’s not just Trump,” he added. “There are a lot of Republicans doing exactly what he is doing and there’s a vast right-wing propaganda machine led by Fox News and needs to be doing soul-searching, and advertisers and investors need to boycott Fox News until they pull back from their promotion of extremism and hate.”
That Boot calls for this targeting on a rival network that is regularly trounced by Fox News getting lost in the mix.
But then, indignant “Republicans” appearing on CNN and MSNBC — networks that all but dedicate 24/7 coverage to destroying Trump — to bash the president has become a lucrative industry all to itself.
Just ask Ana Navarro and Rick Wilson.
Smaller media players like BizPac Review experienced firsthand the results of being targeted over the past year and while we have been fortunate to survive the hit, other conservative sites have been forced to shut down and as the 2020 election nears, the end result is an even bigger echo chamber for the anti-Trump forces.