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The Trump-Fox & Friends feedback loop, explained

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How the ‘dumbest news show’ on TV influences the White House Fox & Friends has spent years being a fever swamp of conspiracy theories, right-wing propaganda, smear campaigns, and general absurdity. Now, it's President Trump's favorite show, with the power to hijack the news cycle for days at a time. You can find Alvin Chang's analysis of 17 months of Fox & Friends transcripts here: http://bit.ly/2C6074b And read why the Fox & Friends head writer might be the most influential job in America: http://bit.ly/2nVavGN In their series Strikethrough, Vox producers Carlos Maza and Coleman Lowndes explore the challenges facing the news media in the age of Trump. Follow Carlos on Facebook for more: https://www.facebook.com/CarlosMazaVox Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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Vox (2 years ago)
We analyzed 17 months of Fox & Friends transcripts. Things got weird. Read on Vox.com: http://bit.ly/2C6074b
mark roots (1 month ago)
Now do CNN
The Radical Axe (2 months ago)
Gabriel Lemay Have you seen the Democratic debates my friend? The effects it would have on our economy would change this country forever if any of them were elected. Our children would suffer for our mistakes.
Dhruv Datta (4 hours ago)
wow Fox and friends creating an international crisis
•ラーク• (2 days ago)
So..Trump is like my 4 year old niece following what paw patrol says. Except...Trump likes....Fox nd Friends..does that air on sprout?
elmer cook (6 days ago)
Donald J Trump is awesome and so is Fox News
Shriram Kathirvel (6 days ago)
That boss moment though
Nikhil Vidhani (7 days ago)
In india its almost every news channel😂
Ishaan Parikh (7 days ago)
One can say the same about dems and cnn
Mark Mullett (12 days ago)
Try challenging this thing and see if your comments dont get erased . I challenged it earlier along the topic of its contradiction and it erased my comment immediately
Mark Mullett (12 days ago)
Fox n friends is tvs dumbest news show ? But the brightest ? Yeah! What a mouth full of ignorance and it speaks of its own filth . and problems and the reason those problems are still in existence is because it puts a different name on the problems than its original owner of the problems .It gropes the wall in front of it and cannot see what it gropes . And it acts so weird that his own boss fields weird for it does not have any human abilities to interact with humans .....
Mark Mullett (12 days ago)
This comment was erased so I'm trying to stabalize it .
audrey byers (13 days ago)
Well Fox & Friends made a huge mistake this AM ! Interviewed KELLY LEFFNER! She doesn't know a peanut from a watermelon. She was given the job because our governor obviously owes someone something. Our last Sunday pollical shows were like me. SHOCKED. They came right out and ask WHERE DID SHE COME FROM out of the blue.
Nick Arrington (14 days ago)
This. This is the stuff we need to see.
mark taylor (14 days ago)
Vox controlled opposition give me a break the Bernie Sanders Seltzer Club.
rich s (15 days ago)
Homosexuals for Trump on Fox
Thomy Fun (16 days ago)
Why report the news when you can MAKE the news!
Dwane Yocum (21 days ago)
How many Fox employees would give Trump their daughter's email address or phone number?
Luke A (25 days ago)
The u.k is displeased. So scary.
Mitch Arney (26 days ago)
All other "news" outlets are Dem propagandists. Fox is by far the highest rated cable news shows and has been for years. Just check the Nielsen Ratings. The Senate will acquit Trump and he wins again in 2020 by a larger margin.
hank fontaine (26 days ago)
White, black, red, blue,secret societies & a witches brew
Liza Tanzawa (27 days ago)
You watch Fox & Friends so WE don't have to!! TYVM!!!
shivam sinha (27 days ago)
judge jenine perro is the brownest white supermacist ive ever seen
One (27 days ago)
All Fox and Friends did was do what the rightwing has been doing for awhile. Get one insignificant individual to cover something small, get three smaller outlets owned by the same people to cover it, and by doing that generate enough hype to get a larger organization or influencer to talk about. This is the same thing, only its progressed to the presidential level. For a long while the left has needed something similar, and it is slowly taking shape but hasn't yet reached the national level. - Keep doing your bit to balance the scales.
Abhinandan Bhagat (28 days ago)
how does the Trump have time to watch so much TV
xXproplayer000Xx (1 month ago)
Who isn’t manipulating trump is the real question
Shelter Two (1 month ago)
I wish Fox would tell him to jump into oncoming traffic.
Nick The SPlC Fuentes (24 days ago)
Lol I can see him slowly getting out of bed and walking into traffic like a mindless zombie because they told him to.
Eyanosa Sioux (1 month ago)
The show made for trump suckers.
Leo (1 month ago)
Fox & Frauds !
Ben Garcia (1 month ago)
Fox and friends is the deep state .
Parth Patel (1 month ago)
so our president is fox and friends lol
Ayush Raj (1 month ago)
🤣🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂
diepatrick38454 (1 month ago)
Ya perdiste todo respeto por ustedes. No tiene nada mejor que hacer?
Michael Diekmann (1 month ago)
Did that Window Light Show really happen?
George G (1 month ago)
Wow - what a "sleuth" you are!!
J6 XY (1 month ago)
could’ve just said: We DoN’t LiKe FoX!
Fred Garvin (1 month ago)
@J6 XY Sorry, my bad.
J6 XY (1 month ago)
I don’t like Trump
Fred Garvin (1 month ago)
Your comment could have simply read, "Trump is infallible."
ASHISH KUMAWAT (1 month ago)
Believe me! You have fox and friends, in India we have entire news and media industry
Lobster the Mobster (1 month ago)
I gotta get off of this sinking ship
Raptorex History (1 month ago)
Indian Equivalent of Fox News- Republic TV
Raptorex History (1 month ago)
Funny Fox and Vox are opposites
Big Bearn (1 month ago)
Go do a socialist baby killing analysis on the other mainstream freemason press. Democrats is the party of death.
Roger Bouquenoy (1 month ago)
Funny how Fox has higher ratings than CNN and MSNBC....in which Sponge Bob rates higher than CNN...so this is just an attack because people cannot stand democratic run media. Good bye.
Desirae G. (1 month ago)
What Fox News is sharing is the stuff CNN is trying to hide
jan goodwin (1 month ago)
The 3 stooge's
Homo erectus (1 month ago)
Fox&Friends is also one of my favorite shows!
Justice Productions (1 month ago)
Did Spongebob get involved in US Politics??? That’s it..... I’m going on STRIKE
Bertha Alicia Medina (1 month ago)
Yeah fox for republicans and you guys are Democrats losers . I’ll go for fox any day
Gym's Server (29 days ago)
You need serious help.
dans h (1 month ago)
They pick the right three stooges for real to match up with the orange Clown . How bizarre .
Leo2MX ! (1 month ago)
Fox and friends are like Göbels
Harmen Greven (1 month ago)
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Sydney Martinez (1 month ago)
That dude’s going from Vox to Fox
lila meg (1 month ago)
SOMEONE PLEASE SUSPEND HIS ACCOUNT!
Glen Parrell (1 month ago)
So not surprising vox would say what they do....they are working for the left👎
Randy Bobandy (1 month ago)
Morning Joe is just as hilarious as Fox lol! you gotta watch it
Dat G (1 month ago)
Vox gets debunked all the time... clearly there running out of ideas
Rafael Almeria (1 month ago)
Wow. Manchurian candidate
Steven Lin (1 month ago)
this guy on the channel is so bad
Zoe P (1 month ago)
i loved you but you drank la croix and idk how to feel now
Lily Dale (1 month ago)
Paint drying has a higher IQ and is 100% more entertaining to watch.
Johnny P (1 month ago)
Every time fix and friends posts a new video I report it for promoting terrorism.
Anthony I (1 month ago)
Johnny P the name ‘fox & friends’ sounds like something a dictatorship would come up with, can’t believe Americans
JeVante Brockman (2 months ago)
This may be my favorite video, ever. So surreal.
odelayrowe monkey (1 month ago)
it's a shame not enough people will see it.. because the whole world really is laughing.
Rhodena Cockriell (2 months ago)
And once again, the Libs are accusing the the other side with what they have been doing for years. Amazing. Do you have any new play cards to use? BORING!
i dont read replied unbiased reality (1 month ago)
Yes because Obama would call up cnn and friends after a night of incoherent raging to Republicans on twitter. Humanity hates you
Cody Stanley (1 month ago)
I think the word you're looking for is projection. Which, unironically,is exactly what you're doing. Fox News and all the other facisist media outlets you consume, have created your fearful and paranoid state of mind. Your devotion to Trump is directly related to your own racial, social,and economic Insecurities!
Coolbuddy113 (2 months ago)
Who cares?
i dont read replied unbiased reality (1 month ago)
You do
alexander charles (2 months ago)
This queen is a hater
Marco Sanchez (2 months ago)
Vox you made a mistake calling it a news show it’s a conspiracy theory show, god do some research. 😂 (edit) Also only boomers support trump, oh and racists
Kallen Murphy (2 months ago)
Wow this guys hates his president
Dane Allen (1 month ago)
He doesn't necessarily hate trump he was pointing out facts
i dont read replied unbiased reality (1 month ago)
When fortnite kids come to the defense of trump ^
Grizz (2 months ago)
Raging libs lol
i dont read replied unbiased reality (1 month ago)
Trump is impeached deal with it
EKspeed (2 months ago)
Well CNN did make a whole segment about what does Trumps tie being so long mean... come on. All these news channels and late night talk shows have got ridiculous because no one watches anymore.
Peaches Williams (2 months ago)
The dumbest fricking President WE have ever had! This cannot be the best America has to offer. It just can't.
Shaun Dolphens (2 months ago)
Blah blah blah. Look at CNN! Where is that video?
Timothy Keegan (2 months ago)
Donald Trump needs to eat the peanuts out of his own poop
Vidoushi Purgaus (2 months ago)
Lol Trump didn't anticipate that people would be monitoring his habits so closely. But the fact that Trump relies on Fox and Friends as a source of informantion really bugs me. He's the president! He's expected to be the most well-informed man in The White House! But no, here he is rooting for an entertainment show like an addict who needs his/her dose of tv serials. I just can't wait for 2020.
Conor McInally (2 months ago)
2:25 is that a typo on the dates?...
Hunter Riegert (2 months ago)
I grew up in a very Republican household and as a kid every single morning without fail my family would wake up at 6 am and turn on fox and friends. To this day when I hear the fox and friends jingle my body gives a involuntary whence, and honestly they still watch it just like they've been doing for 16 years. it's really weird, at a time I honestly thought it was regular news just like any other news show it wasn't until left the nest and started watching new from other sources that I realized how really forked up the show is. I'm not sure if it's just blinding sentiment from my childhood but for a while I wanted to believe that the show had a genuine light spirited nature to it but it got a point where now after not seeing it for a long time I can't believe the places and topics the show will stoop to just to pad time out it's really sad to watch now.
4one14 (2 months ago)
"A carnival of chaos"...yup, that pretty much sums up what life is like these days (especially since Trump)
Vance Wallace (2 months ago)
Despite the silly delivery this story still terrifies me....
Existential Crissy & E.C. jr (2 months ago)
2:23 those are a year apart....?
Lofted (2 months ago)
Get ready for Vox and friends
cyberman dalek (2 months ago)
And that's why I watch the show because it drives you liberals NUTS. Watching this video I'm absolutely right. Love it.
Tony Martini (2 months ago)
More humpty trumpty magasturbaters..... .
alvijay (2 months ago)
Don't get me wrong, I don't like Fox News, but let's not pretend that Vox doesn't have an agenda or is not pushing a narrative. I mean wth?!
darth geekboy (2 months ago)
the “whataboutism” argument from a dRUMPfballLicker. show me proof that Vox did a FALSE story, you dRUMPf TURDLICE.
This Guy (2 months ago)
Soooooo, FOX and Friends is behind this Ukraine Situation.
Mistress Milky (2 months ago)
i think we all knew this, but seeing the proof is scary
Maryam Nasher (2 months ago)
🤣🤣😂🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️
alp (2 months ago)
Trump live tweets his show sooooo what
Curtleigh Tobias (2 months ago)
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Francisco Millan (2 months ago)
Nice and crispy fact ! and yes it wass really weird wauuu you guys nailed! Lol
Johnny Bravo (2 months ago)
All the mainstream media outlets are hyperbolic. Left and right. Each side is saying the same thing about the other. Both have biases and rhetoric. There are several right wing version of this exact kind of Vox episode.
darth geekboy (2 months ago)
Johnny Bravo the “whataboutism” argument from a dRUMPfballLicker. show me proof that Vox or ANY media outlet directly told Obama or Clinton what to do, you dRUMPf TURDLICE.
Jordan Cridland (2 months ago)
what is the background music called
Mm (2 months ago)
It is so hilarious. Thank you America making me laugh
Vivanna Smith (2 months ago)
Hahahaha...their best and brightest!...LOL
Dale Walker (2 months ago)
Hey nice little short clips ............. William Barr and team will be coming soon genius !
Susan Goldsberry (2 months ago)
When my dad was alive, he'd watch fox especially the big three in the morning. I decided i'd watch it a few years back and realized this was not my pops' news team any more. In the last three years, i've not watched even a teeny little bit. As well, i turned to MSNBC and haven't missed fox for a second.
Thomas Partida (3 months ago)
This guy is like your grandma watching a soap opera and waiting to see you when someone is going to come and visit so she can tell you all about what she saw on tv.
Color Code (3 months ago)
What happened to the USA
Marius Schaefer (3 months ago)
F fox and friends
Rishi Kaufman (3 months ago)
1:10 shows Fox & Friends makes you suicidal.
Spar2Kiss (3 months ago)
When does Trump get the golden buzzer. America had talent. Your going to Hollywood,,or Florida?! Nailed it Vox full respect!
Spar2Kiss (3 months ago)
..As Sly As A Fox!
Spar2Kiss (3 months ago)
Liking what I see..Keep it up guy's!
BoomMoob (3 months ago)
Those women have nice legs tho
reverant tangent (3 months ago)
I can help but laugh at it, because I don't watch it.
Michael Finnigan (3 months ago)
can we get fox banned from using the word NEWS, they are a conservative opinion channel. nothing more. they were founded by a millionaire because the news wasn't talking about issues that concern the 1%. so he invented a channel to push his narrative agenda and force REAL ACTUAL INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS to react to information that just isn't worthy of being on the news. they should be classified a foriegn adversary due to the damage they have done and continue to do to our democracy.