Brian Stelter’s new book, Hoax-Donald Trump, Fox News, And The Dangerous Distortion Of Truth.
The urgent and untold story of the collusion between Fox News and Donald Trump from the New York Times best-selling author of Top Of The Morning.
Hannity’s Influence With Trump
While other leaders were marshaling resources to combat the greatest pandemic in modern history, President Trump was watching 6 hours of T.V. a day (listed as Executive time on the WH log). Through reports, Trump watches at least 6 hours of Fox News as well as other news stations, but primarily Fox News a day, and it has always been a habit for him.
In January 2020, when Fox News began to downplay COVID-19, President Trump was quick to agree. In March, as the deadly virus spiraled out of control, Sean Hannity mocked “coronavirus hysteria” as a “new hoax” from the left. Donald Trump repeated at a campaign rally. Millions of Americans took Hannity and Trump’s words as truth-until some of them started to get sick from the virus.
Twisted Story Of Trump And Fox News
From the moment Trump glided down the golden escalator to announce his candidacy in the 2016 presidential election to his acquittal on two articles of impeachment in early 2020,
Fox hosts spread his lies and smeared his enemies. Over the course of two years, Stelter spoke with over 250 current and former Fox News insiders in an effort to understand the inner workings of Rupert Murdoch’s multi-billion dollar media empire, some confessions are alarming. “We don’t really believe all this stuff,”. a producer says. “We just tell other people to believe it.”.
At The Center Of Fox News Is Sean Hannity
At the center of the story lies Sean Hannity, a college dropout who, following the death of Fox News mastermind Roger Alies, reigns supreme of the network that pays him $30 million dollars a year.
Stelter describes the raging tensions inside Fox between the Trump loyalists and the few remaining journalists. He reveals why from chief news anchor Shep Smith resigned in disgust in 2019; why a former anchor said “If I stay here I’ll get cancer,”. and how Trump has exploited the leadership vacuum at the top to effectively seize control of the network.
About The Author
Brian Stelter is the chief media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and anchor of Reliable Sources, which examines the world’s top media stories every Sunday,
Prior to joining CNN in 2013, Stelter was a media reporter of The New York Times. His first book, The New York Times bestseller, Top Of The Morning, inspired the Apple TV+ drama. The Marina Show. Stelter is a consulting producer on the series.
He is also the executive producer of the HBO documentary After Truth: Disinformation And The Cost Of Fake News. He lives in New York with his wife and two children and is also the author of this wonderfully insightful book, HOAX.
This book has never before reported details, Hoax exposes the media personalities who, though morally bankrupt, profit outrageously by promoting the President’s propaganda and radicalizing the American right. It is a book for anyone who reads the news and wonders: How did this happen,
“A deep, dispiriting dive into the nefarious intersection of politics, conspiracy, lies, and money as served up by Donald Trump and Fox News”–Kirkus Review
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