All the Times This Week Fox News Used Kanye’s Tweets to Push its Pro-Trump Agenda

“Turning Hollywood and the liberal music world upside down!”

The first segment of any cable news hour is called the “A block.” This week, Fox News turned it into the “Kanye block.”

As you know—and may not want to know—by now, Kanye West tweeted his support for the president earlier this week, along with a photo of his Trumpsigned  “Make America Great Again” cap, and  some other bizarre stuff about “dragon energy.” 

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/989227154993963009

In Foxland, Kanye’s tweets were in such obvious contravention of mainstream Liberal Thought, it was all the fuel the giddy folks over there needed for segment after segment about an ensuing “liberal melt-down” and how “monolithic” leftist politics has become and oh-how terrible that was… and… and… but this, this was hopeful.

Kanye’s tweets were nothing less than a “cultural, tectonic shift,” said Fox News presenter Jesse Watters. “A celebration!”

It’s “driving liberals on social media totally insane tonight!” an excited Sean Hannity said at the top of his show on Wednesday.

To fully understand the gloating, we offer you a primer on cardinal truths of the Fox News universe:

  1. Liberals enforce Orwellian control over thought; deviance is punished by expulsion.
  2. The biggest enforcers are rich, coastal Hollywood-types, the mainstream media, and campus student groups; Black Lives Matter and Antifa are militant wings.
  3. Black people are among the victims who suffer the most from this lack of Thought Diversity.
  4. Trump is not racist; saying that is racist.

So, Kanye, a rich black rapper, tweeting about how much he loves Trump? What a fizzy cocktail of race and schadenfreude! 

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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