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The Feedback Loop – Fox and Friends and Trump’s Twitter Feed

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Fox News Network’s “Fox and Friends” has become the all-but-in-name media wing of the Trump White House. They craft a narrative out of current events designed to comfort their most important audience member (the President). An hour or two later Trump Tweets out his praise for their so-called “coverage.” The next day Trump’s Tweet becomes a key talking point on the next installment of “Fox and Friends.” In this never-ending feedback loop — a true echo chamber — all of the early warning bells of a dawning fascism are going off.

Peter Bolland is the philosophy and humanities department chair at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California where he teaches world religions, Asian philosophy, world mythology, and ethics. Bolland is also a columnist for both Unity Magazine and the San Diego Troubadour. An award winning singer-songwriter and poet, Bolland draws on the world’s wisdom traditions as a frequent lecturer and performer throughout the San Diego region.

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