Well wouldn’t you know it, more journalists coming forth on the White House and its connections to Fox News. But this New Yorker piece you should most certainly read because it is very, very disturbing in a couple of ways.
First, I have always suspected that networks are one shower drop of the soap away from offering their favors (yes, favors) to whichever big power would play along with them. They seem to have absolutely no faith in journalism in many cases and they are so in love with money. Not all of them, of course, but too many to name here.
They do have a lot of faith in politics.
That’s because they have spent years under regulation, want to grow bigger and need fat powerful friends in high government places to help them do that. Of course the late Roger Ailes was kind of different about that. He usually called all the shots.
The same is true of Rupert Murdoch, the genuine baron who owns the whole show and wants to set it up so his boys have something to inherit. Murdoch was the boss in chief and Ailes was the key to “news” coverage.
But he has drifted off, as they say, to his eternal (ummmmm…ummmmm…reward?) so new folks have popped up to accommodate the ghastly President Trump and get him whatever he thinks he needs at the moment.
I’m not going to tell the story here because that is the New Yorker’s mission. Mine is just to point you in its direction and say something snotty enough for the internet to get my own little audience incited.
That, of course, is bullshit.
I don’t have much of an audience at all, but I do love to write things and this one is too juicy to pass up. Basically, this is the Ne w Yorker’s chapter one in the book of “Who Is Actually In Bed With The President?”
We all know from past experience he would plank anyone he could catch, but this one is not about sex. It’s about politics, where the screwing is endless and only the most vile always get to be on top.
Pleeeeeease read it!