The race is on to determine which outlet — cable, radio, internet or otherwise — will embrace Trumpism the tightest. And the competition is driving the far-right MAGA echo chamber to cannibalize itself. MAGA nation may be turning its back on Fox News — but it doesn’t know where to go.
Parler, the “free speech”-friendly version of Twitter, saw a massive explosion of growth right after the election — only to be hit with a viral claim that the social media platform was owned by George Soros. QAnon supporters revolted against Newsmax after the network used a photo of a man wearing a hoodie to describe a white nationalist.
Nationalist blogs began running hit pieces on Fox News, claiming its viewership was down, and Trump, reportedly mulling his own media enterprise when he leaves the White House, claimed that its ratings had “collapsed,” because “they forgot the Golden Goose.”
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With Fox News now verboten among Trump’s diehard supporters, the influencers and news outlets of MAGA Nation are fighting over who gets to control the echo chamber — measured by who can promote the best pro-Trump conspiracies the loudest.https://t.co/yRNJfybJ5T
— Tina Nguyen (@tina_nguyen) November 14, 2020