Full Court Fox

By Bill Maher

A few weeks ago, Megyn Kelly, one of the few Fox News journalists willing to confront Donald Trump, announced that she would be leaving the network for NBC. In the last few days, and in order to please Dear Leader, Fox News has declined to renew the contracts for George Will and Ed Rollins, two outspoken Trump critics. In their place, Fox announced the signing of former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, a vocal Trump supporter and proof that the British accent doesn’t make everyone sound smart.

As for what’s left for journalists at Fox who might be willing to say something less than fawning about our Boy King, you’ve got Chris Wallace, Shepard Smith, Bret Baier, and …I think that covers it. 

It looks like Fox News is going into full Pravda mode for Trump. When every other news organization was pointing out that the White House sent out Sean Spicer to push obvious falsehoods, Fox News was running these headlines:

OPINION: Mainstream media screams in pain as Trump becomes president

OPINION: Spicer, the new sheriff, shakes up the White House press room. How refreshing

Right below that was a link to a Fox Business interview where the leader of the “Bikers For Trump” movement brags about all the protesters his group punched on inauguration day.

I hate to say it, but as Fox News goes, so has gone the nation. When they decided to create an alternative reality, where science didn’t matter and Iraq was going swimmingly, part of the nation that listened to Fox inhabited that alternative reality, with their alternative facts, and it’s been downhill ever since. 

It’s true. Fox News, more than anyone else, has damaged the functionality of the American political system. And now it’s getting scarier.