The Trump-Fox & Friends feedback loop, explained

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  • Published on:  Friday, February 9, 2018
  • How the ‘dumbest news show’ on TV influences the White House

    Fox & Friends has spent years being a fever swamp of conspiracy theories, right-wing propaganda, smear campaigns, and general absurdity. Now, it's President Trump's favorite show, with the power to hijack the news cycle for days at a time.

    You can find Alvin Chang's analysis of 17 months of Fox & Friends transcripts here:

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  • Vox

     (Feb 9, 2018)

    We analyzed 17 months of Fox & Friends transcripts. Things got weird. Read on

  • Thotenjäger

     (5 days ago)

    You needed more charts tbh. One with color coded tweets to show which ones are related to Fox and Friends, which ones tag them, and which one quote them, and have the x and y axes be date and time of day.

  • Craig Shealy

     (Jan 18, 2019)

    Vox #walkaway.

  • miles monaco

     (Feb 9, 2018)

    wtf is this country man

  • Steve

     (Feb 4, 2019)

    It's a country filled with miserable people who feel they've lost the game.

  • Mohamad Remmo

     (Oct 21, 2018)

    It's a country full of hypocrites

  • Eye of the Tiger [][][]

     (Feb 11, 2018)

    At least Trump stopped listening to Alex Jones and Putin.Oh wait.........never mind.

  • SatanPlays

     (Dec 10, 2018)

    You mean Hillary and Putin

  • EliteGeeks

     (Dec 1, 2018)

    +Habanera Oh and Listen mister Trumpanzee... Trump has had so many of his men around him go to jail and the investigation is not far from Trump himself if anyone wants to measure Trump against any other president, expect Trump to be at the bottom. Don't need to be a liberal to see the man is a bafoon. I voted for him in 2016 and I won't make that mistake again.

  • Andy Mo

     (Feb 16, 2018)

    FOX has never been about real news. It only exists to serve as background noise for the elderly.

  • J. M. Pérez

     (2 hours ago)

    But unfortunately the idiot in the white house takes them seriously!

  • Johnson Bono

     (Jan 6, 2019)

    +NutLover360 this dude is lying

  • Mario R

     (Feb 28, 2018)

    Doesn't matter if it's Fox, CNN or whatever. Getting all your current events from cable news shows is stupid. Especially for someone like the Commander and Chief.

  • Kjøtthild

     (3 days ago)

    Or Commander in Chief, even.

  • ivyshaolin

     (Jan 19, 2019)

    exactly the news should get its news from the president not the other way around

  • jing713

     (Feb 10, 2018)

    This president is a joke

  • David Knight

     (Dec 27, 2018)

    The fixed American political system (on BOTH sides) is the bigger joke. Trump is just the tumor. Washington is the cancer.

  • nsecchi1

     (Oct 24, 2018)

    +Frisky Bottomsuuater There really is no comparison. Obama never watched any cable news show. He always had better things to do.

  • sarah li

     (Feb 9, 2018)

    So Fox and friends are technically the one that controls America lol

  • Steve

     (Feb 4, 2019)


  • Matt Pavi

     (Feb 3, 2019)

    You don't like Trump? Come take Macron and French mainstream media; these guys in France are the equivalent of democrat in US. Politic is a decease. Anyone who get involved get infected by the same illness. No one care about truth, the only thing that matter is ones truth and are he/she gonna destroy the other one that he/she doesn't understand. So, when one is positioned with such mindset then get power, get the comfort of what this power give him/her, whatever level of society; what makes you bel...

  • God Save Queen

     (Feb 10, 2018)

    My father often used to say, son, most Yanks are bloody stupid and I see he was right.

  • Steve

     (Feb 4, 2019)

    The English are just as stupid.

  • You fake depression and anxiety for attention

     (Jan 27, 2019)

    +God Save Queen Specific Industries that were American dipshit.

  • Mr22thou

     (Feb 14, 2018)

    "How is this even real?" I've been asking myself that every day since Nov. 8th 2017. We've been living in a surreal world ever since America elected the man destined to be the worst American president ever! WTF! WTF! WTF!

  • Tha Thalak

     (Feb 7, 2019)

    You meant the best in fact, economy grows, black and latino unemployment is lowest of all time, there are more women in Congress than ever.. And you can't deny that

  • Joseph Longo

     (Jan 15, 2019)

    Hillary would be worse and Trump is helping the nation so your blind

  • Bodicea 1

     (Feb 13, 2018)

    Their lies are 'YUGE'...especially about universal health and Canada's health care in particular. Canada has an excellent health care system. Wake up Americans! This is one group of stupid newscasters!

  • Cryztal85

     (Dec 2, 2018)

    +Black Knight Fool I know you must be really hurt but you are projecting a lot of things. Yes women use health services more frequently but not for the reasons you are stating. Men are statistically less likely to seek medical treatment... other differences include men are more likely to have substance abuse issues while women are more likely to suffer from depression. Women have been brought up for generations to seek help and are allowed to express emotions while men have been taught to repress those...

  • Jane Cote

     (Sep 29, 2018)

    Black Knight Fool good name. Got the fool part right