On Friday night time throughout a dialogue of the Nunes memo’s launch, CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley complained that — not like when Richard Nixon was President — there now exist shops like Fox News and Breitbart that act as an “echo chamber,” theorizing that President Donald Trump couldn’t survive “without the oxygen that’s being pumped in to him on Fox.”
A couple of minutes earlier than midnight, Brinkley lamented that there aren’t any “profiles in courage” to undermine a Republican President not like throughout Watergate as he recalled:
Back through the Saturday Night Massacre days, you had Republican Senators in energy like Barry Goldwater and Hugh Scott telling Nixon that “You lied.” You do not see these profiles in braveness within the Republicans on Capitol Hill, aside from John McCain, who wrote a really highly effective remark at present.
He then fretted over the existence of proper-leaning media as he added:
But, look, within the 1970s, there was no Fox News — there was no Breitbart. They did not have that form of echo chamber. They’d merely, you realize, we had community tv and New York Times and Washington Post. But, after all, issues have modified, and I do not assume Donald Trump would be capable of survive like he’s now with out the oxygen that is being pumped in to him on Fox. And in case you placed on Fox proper now — I am not suggesting viewers do — it’s 180 levels reverse of what is being mentioned on CNN.
And for anybody questioning what viewers would have discovered on Fox News at in regards to the time Brinkley was theorizing that it was “180 degrees opposite of what’s being said on CNN,” FNC host Shannon Bream was holding an precise debate between two friends with differing views over whether or not former Trump marketing campaign member Carter Page has a case to sue Yahoo News over an article it revealed.