The mission of Fox News has always been to advance the interests of the ultra-rightist elites and the political players who represent them. To that end the network has devoted itself to insuring that government was always in the control of those who would preserve the power of corporations and the wealthy. It’s what Mussolini called “corporatism,” but is more commonly known as “fascism.” And it’s what drove Fox News to embrace Donald Trump and push him into the White House.
However, as the trials and tribulations of Trump become ever more threatening to his future political prospects, as well as his freedom, he is descending further down the rabid hole with increasingly ludicrous commentaries and nakedly hostile harangues. His evolution into the sort of totalitarian tyrant that he admires is more evident every time he addresses one of his cult rallies.
Undeterred by the foreboding rhetoric that Trump disgorges, Fox News continues to support him and to sugarcoat his most heinous tendencies. For example, Howard Kurtz, host of Fox’s MediaBuzz, interviewed Cassie Smedile, a former RNC communications rep, and had the following exchange…
Kurtz: What do you make of these whole series of pieces in the New York Times, the Washington Post, not to mention what the other networks are doing, that all basically say Trump is an authoritarian or a fascist and his second term would destroy democracy?
Cassie Smedile: Second verse same as the first. I’m old enough to remember when these were all the words they were using in 2015, 2016. I’m also old enough to remember Donald Trump gets elected and what are they saying? Oh, the media propelled him. The media gave him the platform. They took him live. They gave him interviews and it’s their fault for this to happen in our country.
“What do you make of these pieces that are all basically saying Trump is an authoritarian and his second term would destroy democracy?” pic.twitter.com/vqsJzyIa8k
— Acyn (@Acyn) November 26, 2023
The first notable point of Smedile’s response is that she didn’t actually respond at all. Rather than comment on reporting about Trump’s fascistic leanings, she merely complained that she had heard it all before. But no matter how old she is, she could not possibly remember anything of the sort. During his 2016 campaign for president the mainstream media rarely if ever characterized Trump as the wannabe dictator that he was and is. And the second point she made actually affirms that the media was much more engaged in coddling Trump and boosting his candidacy. They did propel him and take his speeches live in ways they never did for any other candidate.
Neither Kurtz nor Smedile bothered to talk about how Trump is currently promising to reign as an unbridled tyrant. Kurtz did briefly mention a couple articles, but neglected to present what they wrote about. Consequently, there wasn’t a single word about what Trump has actually been saying on the stump this year. So to remedy that, here’s a few choice selections that reveal Trump’s authoritarian intentions…
Trump’s Uber-MAGA 2024 Campaign Message Reeks of the 3rd Reich Rhetoric of the ‘Final Battle’
“2024 is our final battle. With you at my side, we will demolish the Deep State, we will expel the warmongers from our government, we will drive out the globalists, we will cast out the Communists, Marxists, and Fascists, we will throw off the sick political class that hates our Country, we will rout the Fake News Media, we will evict Joe Biden from the White House, and we will FINISH THE JOB ONCE AND FOR ALL!”
Trump Spokesman Uses Vile Nazi Rhetoric in His Denial that Trump Used Vile Nazi Rhetoric
“We will root out the communists, Marxists, fascists, and radical left thugs that live like vermin within the confines of our country, that lie, and steal, and cheat on elections, and will do anything possible, whether legally or illegally, to destroy America, and to destroy the American Dream.”
“Deranged Jack Smith, Andrew Weissmann, Lisa Monaco, the ‘team of losers and misfits’ from CREW, and all the rest of the Radical Left Zealots and Thugs who have been working illegally for years to ‘take me down,’ will end up, because of their suffering from a horrible disease, TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME (TDS!), in a Mental Institution by the time my next term as President is successfully completed.”
Wannabe Dictator Trump Declares His Intention to Obstruct Justice and Undermine the Constitution
“Everything is a lie. The whole thing is a lie. The whole election was a lie. As president I will be creating a ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission’ to shed sunlight on every dark and rotten corner of Washington, D.C., starting with Biden.”
“We will together restore law and order in our country. We will completely overhaul the DOJ to investigate every Marxist prosecutor in America for their illegal racist-in-the-reverse enforcement of the law.”
Wannabe Dictator Trump Promises to Prosecute the ‘Country Threatening Treason’ of the Media
“They are almost all dishonest and corrupt, but Comcast, with its one-side and vicious coverage by NBC NEWS, and in particular MSNBC, often and correctly referred to as MSDNC (Democrat National Committee!), should be investigated for its ‘Country Threatening Treason.’”
“I say up front, openly, and proudly, that when I WIN the Presidency of the United States, they and others of the LameStream Media will be thoroughly scrutinized for their knowingly dishonest and corrupt coverage of people, things, and events. Why should NBC, or any other of the corrupt & dishonest media companies, be entitled to use the very valuable Airwaves of the USA, FREE? They are a true threat to Democracy and are, in fact, THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE! The Fake News Media should pay a big price for what they have done to our once great Country!”
That would ordinarily be enough to sink the campaign of any American politician. But Trump isn’t a politician. He’s a cult leader. And his glassy-eyed disciples couldn’t care less if he is also a fascist. In fact, they prefer it. They want to be led by a brutal despot who will eliminate all the people and things they’ve been told to hate. And Trump would be happy to accommodate them if given the opportunity. Which, for the sake of the future of our nation – and world – the American people need to make sure he never has.
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