As with Donald Trump….
(Trump is on and off with the Right Leaning News Channel because they have acknowledged that Joe Biden IS the President fair and square)
Fox News adds political lighter fluid to a Republican reaching for ther stars….
As a Rightwingnut…..
The Florida Republican Governor is now on a crusade against Disney because the company CEO is supporting school’s being able to talk about Gays…..
(After initially voicing lukewarm opposition to the measure, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said that it was “not what many of us were hoping for, especially our LGBTQ+ employees.” He later wrote that the company’s “goal” will be to get the law repealed.)
DeSantis’ decision to seize on the issue comes after wall-to-wall coverage of Disney’s opposition to the law. Primetime hosts like Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham dedicated portions of their shows to blasting Disney for allegedly giving in to the “woke” forces in the country.
It’s just the latest example of DeSantis taking cues — and marching orders — from Fox News.
On everything from Covid-19 mitigation measures (or a lack thereof) to critical race theory to the mental acuity of President Joe Biden, DeSantis has used Fox as both a guidepost and an amplifier of where to stand on these issues.
DeSantis understood, rightly, that the vast majority of conservatives in the country get their news from — and solely from — Fox. (In a 2020 Pew poll, 65% of Republicans said they trust Fox for political coverage — 30 points higher than any other network; 6 in 10 Republicans said they got their politics and election news from Fox.)
You can see the results of DeSantis’ aping of Fox talking points. Aside from former President Donald Trump, he is, by far, the best known and liked Republican in the party — regularly winning 2024 straw polls that don’t include Trump.)
There’s also this: Trump soured on Fox in the wake of the 2020 election as, in the main, it refused to vouch for his false claims about election fraud….