This morning on the treadmill I flipped the TV over to Fox news. I like to vary where I get information from and hadn’t been on Fox in awhile. Fox & Friends was running their Saturday edition. What unfolded in the half hour span was nothing short of an authoritarian’s delight.
Last week Michael Flynn stepped down as National Security Adviser when CNN broke the news of improper contact with Russia during and after the election and prior to taking office. This past Thursday the news broke that Chief of Staff Reince Priebus tried to get the FBI to dispute media reports about the Russian interference. As President Trump is so able to do, Friday was a diversion from all of this when certain news groups were banned from a White House presser. Cue the Outrage Machine about a free press vs. an authoritarian state. Continue reading