All of a sudden, (some) facts have started to matter to (some) viewers of the Fox “News” network.
A new survey conducted last week (of 1,524 randomly selected American adults) reveals that just slightly over a fifth of the network’s audience says they are “less trusting” of Fox News in the wake of the Dominion defamation lawsuit against the propaganda channel.
Sadly, only 9% of Fox News viewers say they aren’t watching the network as much as they used to, but at least there’s a slight shift in the correct direction.
Considering Fox News is accurately covering the impending Trump indictments, it’ll be interesting to see what happens to the rest of their audience after more unpleasant facts are revealed about their Dear Leader.
Granted, twenty-one percent doesn’t seem like a lot, but it’s legitimately encouraging to see any movement toward acceptance of the Trumptruth after watching them swallow Trumptrash lies for nearly eight solid years.
However, just over half of Fox News‘s viewers still hold the same opinions of their lying anchors despite learning they were in cahoots with Trump to push propaganda, which leads us to another interesting statistic:
The survey shows that 13% of their regular viewers no longer believe the 2020 presidential election was stolen thanks to the Dominion details.
So some Fox News viewers can think for themselves after reading texts from their once-trusted Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, who were both making allegations on TV regarding voter fraud that they knew were complete lies.
Saturday was a joyful schadenfreude-fest on Twitter where all kinds of tasty hot takes were being shared about the double demise of Trump and Fox News. ENJOY!
“This is a huge development.” Final preparations being made to arrest Donald Trump next week. Trump will “be fingerprinted and processed like every other defendant”. The Secret Service will make the decision whether to handcuff the former president or not. (Video: Fox News) pic.twitter.com/u36MW0680U
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) March 17, 2023
Fox News anchors continued to spew lies about the election to their audience, even though they knew they were false and they were already sick of trump. But they weren't sick of the money.#FoxLies for profit, nothing more.
How will they pic.twitter.com/5A1i2F1sjl… https://t.co/5nCWgk0Az4
— BrooklynDad_Defiant!☮️ (@mmpadellan) March 18, 2023
If indicted next week Donald Trump will have to be criminally processed. Trump's new problem is his DNA will now be in the legal system.
— Rand Paul's Neighbor – parody it's good to laugh (@jbrown11871) March 18, 2023
Trump, DeSantis, the GOP, and the Fox News Russian propaganda machine are all siding with an indicted war criminal guilty of brutal attacks on innocent men, women and children. Putin wants to annihilate democracy by any means necessary, and MAGA leadership is happy to help. pic.twitter.com/xVx9PTAesY
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) March 18, 2023
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Editor’s note: This is an opinion column that solely reflects the opinions of the author.