Gretchen Carlson is quite familiar with the ins and outs of Fox News. The journalist worked for the network from 2005-2016. She left Fox after blowing the whistle on Roger Ailes and the toxic culture at the network.
Things have changed a lot for Fox since Carlson’s departure. The network has completely gone in on worshipping Donald Trump and his culture wars. During a recent appearance on CNN, Carlson discussed how the network brainwashes its viewers.
The journalist explained, “Slowly but surely, this has morphed into eradicating any other point of view since the Trump era that is not just opinion. It’s gone from an opinion, which was fine, to completely devolving into non-fact-based conspiracy theories and outright dangerous rhetoric, in my mind, and I think it’s a complete disservice to our country.”
“For the safety of the Republican Party and for our democracy, I wish more would, because this is not going to end well, in my mind. t’s really hard to change people’s opinions because they’re only watching what they want to hear, you know? And that’s the other problem that we have in society with the media right now, is that we’re so siloed into only watching what we agree with. And so every day that thought process just gets reinforced time after time.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of CNN:
"There is a big difference between having a conservative opinion and having one that supports conspiracy theories" @GretchenCarlson on how the far-right media is aiding in dismantling the US democracy. pic.twitter.com/ggFmgNNU4Q
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) January 28, 2022
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