Brian Klaas -- author of The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's Attack on Democracy -- listed the ridiculous fallacies that Fox News has been pushing this week in its frantic effort to prop up President Donald Trump against the multiple investigations encircling the embattled White House.
1. OK, so this is the summary of the Trump/Fox News argument this week. Let’s try to follow it. It makes absolutely no sense. Here we go:— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1509311485.0
2. Clinton colluded with Russia to create a fake dossier she didn’t use, get hacked by Russia, and then (ingeniously!) lose the race. Nope.— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1509311494.0
3. Bob Mueller, a Republican, appointed by a Republican, respected by all Republicans until recently, is now a Democratic stooge. Nope.— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1509311537.0
4. The FBI investigation into collusion, which began in July 2016, was invented as an “excuse” for losing the November 2016 election. Nope.— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1509311559.0
5. Clinton, who didn’t sit on a 9 member board that approved the Uranium One deal, is now solely responsible for it & should be jailed. Nope— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1509311595.0
6. Mueller, who is qualified to lead the investigation precisely because of his experience in the FBI, should now resign because of it. Nope— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1509311616.0
7. This is all crazy. It’s illogical. And it’s all a lie. Worst of all, it’s a lie intended to bury a very real threat to American democracy— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1509311647.0