Blurring the Lines: Fox News Host Warns Trump: Do Not Choose a VP Who Won’t Appear on My Show

The 2024 presidential election continues to unfold in bizarre and unprecedent ways. Most notably, the nominee of the Republican Party, Donald Trump, is currently spending his days in a New York courtroom on trial for 34 felony counts of election interference and campaign finance fraud. And that’s just the beginning of Trump’s legal woes that include at least 54 more felonies in three other jurisdictions.

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In what has been called the “Hush Money” case, due to Trump’s payment of $130,000.00 to buy the silence of porn star Stormy Daniels, the former reality TV game show host has been seen outside the court whining about what a pitiful victim he is, and inside the court scowling and nodding off during the proceedings.

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Meanwhile, Trump’s campaign progresses in fits and starts with speculation as to who he might select as his running mate. Those vying to become the lead Trump-fluffers include Kristi Noem, Tim Scott, Marco Rubio, Vivek Ramaswamy, Elise Stefanik, Byron Donalds, Kari Lake, and JD Vance. And the oddsmakers for who Trump eventually chooses are all over the map. Suffice to say that the one who gets the rose will be the one who is most willing to abandon all integrity and honesty in favor of unflinching loyalty to Dear Leader.

However, Fox News has emerged as a new factor in determining Trump’s number two. Further affirming that Fox News is the official propaganda arm of the Republican Party and the MAGA Cult, Fox News host Mark Levin has inserted himself into the vice-presidential selection process. On his program Monday Levin said that…

“If there’s somebody who claims to be a conservative and won’t come on this program, then my advice to [former] President Trump is do not choose them as your running mate. If they’re not willing to come on this program and talk to me and I speak to them on your behalf — don’t you agree, mister producer? — that’s a telltale sign that they have a problem with you, millions and millions and millions of you.”

Levin is going much farther than blurring the lines between media and politics. He is totally erasing them. He is appointing himself as the gatekeeper for one of the most consequential decisions a presidential candidate can make. And he is setting as the criteria for his own decision whether or not a VP hopeful submits to appearing on his program. Failure to do so results in being removed from consideration, at least by Levin.

It’s hard to imagine anything more inappropriate and self-serving by a political pundit. From his perch on TV and radio, Levin is assuming an acting role in Trump’s campaign. Any credible media enterprise that employs him would immediately terminate him. Lucky for him he doesn’t work for any credible media enterprise. As an alternative, perhaps his salary, and/or the value of the airtime he consumes, should be reportable as an in-kind donation to Trump’s campaign.

Levin’s disgraceful behavior isn’t the only example of Fox’s flagrant biases. Sean Hannity has actually appeared on stage at Trump rallies. Laura Ingraham is relentlessly fawning. And most of the rest of the Fox roster embraces Trump with shameless adoration. The network serves as the PR division of the Trump campaign and continues to make it abundantly clear that they have no interest in being a legitimate news organization. And in that respect: Mission Accomplished.


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