Media Matters' Julie Millican on The Bill Press Show: Our president gets his information from Fox & Friends, and that “should horrify everybody”
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From the July 28 edition of Free Speech TV's The Bill Press Show:
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PETER OGBURN (HOST): Let's talk first about Fox News, because when we talk about "state-run media" and people are sort of throwing that around a little bit with Fox News. Which, that might be a little too strong, but we're definitely going in that direction. Like, there is no questioning what Donald Trump does from Fox News. It's just, "he's doing this, and this is the right thing to do." Which is a little dangerous for someone to be in, if you're in journalism.
JULIE MILLICAN: That’s very true, and I think you especially see that with Fox & Friends -- which, yes I see you wincing there, as you should -- the fact that our president wakes up in the morning, and the first thing that he does is turn on Fox & Friends, and gets his information about the day from Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade –
OGBURN: Two of the dumbest people in the world.
MILLICAN: Yes, it should horrify everybody to their core, frankly. There's definitely the Trump sycophants at Fox. I would say it starts with Fox & Friends, and it ends with Sean Hannity. In between is kind of interesting, there have been some instances recently where some Fox figures are starting to pull back a little bit from Trump. We’ll see if that lasts, but by and large they toe that party line to an extent that, I think, even some more regular viewers of Fox would be surprised by.
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