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 HouseFox & 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: read why the Fox & Friends head writer might be the most influential job in America: their series Strikethrough, Vox producers Carlos Maza and Coleman Lowndes explore the challenges facing the news media in the age of Trump. Follow Carlos on Facebook for more: is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out our full video catalog: Vox on Facebook: Twitter:
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  • Vox


     a years ago +1426

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

  • miles monaco

    miles monaco

     a years ago +3381

    wtf is this country man

  • Sensai Vers

    Sensai Vers

     a years ago +455

    "Nickelodeon is pushing a global warming agenda!" 😂😭

  • Eye of the Tiger [][][]

    Eye of the Tiger [][][]

     a years ago +1072

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

  • Mario R

    Mario R

     a years ago +385

    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.

  • Andy Mo

    Andy Mo

     a years ago +382

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

  • sarah li

    sarah li

     a years ago +2913

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

  • Siobhan Gleason

    Siobhan Gleason

     a years ago +41

    I think this shows that all cable news is pretty awful. Fox says something dumb, Trump tweets about it, and then CNN spends hours talking about Trump's tweet. It's just a cycle of talking heads. Where is the actual journalism?

  • Miguel Oros

    Miguel Oros

     a years ago +26

    Political bubbles are the worst, we need honest journalism with the facts no political biases, right wing or left.

  • Dino Cruz

    Dino Cruz

     a years ago +159

    We're soooooooooo screwed...

  • Bodicea 1

    Bodicea 1

     a years ago +280

    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!

  • CurryKingWurst


     a years ago +28

    Come on. Even Trump supporters can't think that the POTUS being directly influenced by a morning show on FOX is any good.

  • Connor Detchart

    Connor Detchart

     5 months ago +10

    I laughed when Fox called out Nickelodeon for a “climate change agenda”

  • Farhad Tavoosian

    Farhad Tavoosian

     14 days ago +10

    I died laughing when trump responded to fox and friends by turning on and off the light from white house.

  • Robert Jones

    Robert Jones

     a years ago +5

    Trump flashing the lights upon Brian's request.
    That's some really weird stuff :-\

  • Aviation lord

    Aviation lord

     a years ago +575

    So basically the people at Fox studios who put all the text on the screen are directing foreign and domestic policy of the United States of America........god help us all

  • Alex Fajen

    Alex Fajen

     7 months ago +24

    I literally can not stop seeing “Fox and Friends” as a kids tv show where there is some dude with animated friends

  • Dooney


     8 months ago +5

    Ironic how the United States was built by immigrants.

  • Fake Name

    Fake Name

     a years ago +97

    Vote out the clown in 2020

  • Nicky Styles

    Nicky Styles

     14 days ago +2

    What I find particularly interesting is that Trump´s time-table was leaked and, if true, his "executive time" coincides with Fox&friends :)