Quickly after the 2020 election, Fox Information appeared to be softening its edges. Dealing with competitors from extremist rivals like Newsmax and OAN, the long-time Conservative community could have been seeking to attraction to a extra average base.
That each one ended after the revolt. Fox has gone all in on Trump and his lies. Jim Acosta, a frequent critic of Trump, has turn into a fierce critic of the competing community. Throughout a latest podcast interview with Mediaite, Acosta blasted Fox and particularly Tucker Carlson.
Acosta told Aidan McLaughlin, “What they’ve determined to do since [the election] is double down on being what I name the bullshit manufacturing facility. They churn out segments that gin up outrage that they know goes to piss off their viewers and so forth — even when it’s cockamamy made up nonsense. And so they do it for the easy cause of attracting viewers, and ginning up the scores.”
The CNN host then said that folks at Fox are blissful to listen to him name out their community. “There have been folks at Fox who had been pinging me throughout the Trump presidency saying, ‘Method to go, Jim. Preserve going,’ and so forth. I do know there are people on the market who wish to do the suitable factor. However to some to some extent, they’ve determined to turn into one thing just like the tobacco trade the place they’ve determined, ‘OK, we all know we make a product that harms folks, however we’re however we’re simply going to should double down and do it as a result of it’s simply making a shit-ton of cash.”
Acosta then ripped Carlson, “He has these moments the place he simply seems like a race-baiting tyrant. And it’s like, what’s he doing? What’s that? It’s ginning up anger, and rage, and frustration in a sure section of the American public. And I do suppose it does simply a substantial amount of hurt to this nation.”
You possibly can hearken to the interview beneath, courtesy of Mediaite:
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