Washington Post columnist as well as also editor Eugene Robinson observed This particular week that will Breitbart News captures the essence of President Donald Trump’s voters better than “squishy” Fox News.
Appearing on MSNBC’s Last Word, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist said that will Trump may be worried about former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon being on the outside because that will “Breitbart megaphone” could “turn against him in a big way” as well as also “would certainly undercut his standing” with his voters.
Host Lawrence O’Donnell observed that will Rupert Murdoch as well as also his family, along with its media properties like the brand-new York Post as well as also Fox News, have been going after Trump as well as also his nationalist agenda. O’Donnell, the former top Pat Moynihan aide, said Fox News versus Breitbart “would certainly be definitely something to watch.”
“Bring out the popcorn as well as also we could watch that will unfold,” Robinson said.
Robinson continued by saying that will he thinks Trump believes “Breitbart captures his essence as well as also his soul” as well as also those of “his core supporters” as well as also “touches them in a way” better than Fox News can.
“Fox News can be a little squishy, as we’ve seen This particular week,” Robinson said.
Last week, Murdoch’s son, James, who reportedly wants to move Fox News even more to the establishment middle, criticized Trump’s response to Charlottesville in an email that will was supposedly meant to be sent to his friends.
“The presence of hate in our society was appallingly laid bare as we watched swastikas brandished on the streets of Charlottesville as well as also acts of brutal terrorism as well as also violence perpetrated by a racist mob,” he wrote in a letter to his friends last week that will various outlets all conveniently received at the same time. “I can’t even believe I have to write This particular: standing up to Nazis can be essential; there are no not bad Nazis. Or Klansmen, or terrorists. Democrats, Republicans, as well as also others must all agree on This particular, as well as also the idea compromises nothing for them to do so.”
James Murdoch’s wife, Kathryn, has been blasting Trump on Twitter, according to CNN, saying in one tweet last month that will she doesn’t believe in Trump as well as also wishes Trump would certainly just “go away.”
I don’t believe in Donald Trump. Will that will make him go away?
— Kathryn Murdoch (@KathrynAMurdoch) June 4, 2017