“You watch Fox News, it’s always, ‘Something terrible is about to happen’, ‘Something terrible did happen’, ‘These people are doing all these awful things’. It is totally divorced from reality, but it is superb propaganda, she said. “I don’t know the best way to puncture that. You have to hope that reality catches up with politics and entertainment at some point.”
She also called number one-rated news network a “wholly owned subsidiary of Trump and the Republican Party.”
Citing research on fascism by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Clinton said “various populist, rightwing, fascist, authoritarian movements and leaders destroy a common base of fact and evidence, creating an ‘alternative reality’.”
“One of the ways you do that is by consistently attacking the press,” said the former Democratic presidential candidate.
“Now [Trump] doesn’t attack Fox News, because they’re like a wholly owned subsidiary of Trump and the Republican party now. So he attacks the press and the broadcast media that raise questions about him, that don’t give him fidelity and loyalty,” she said.