The big problem with comparing Trump to Nixon

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  • Published on:  Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Donald Trump may look a lot like Richard Nixon right now. But there is one glaring difference between these two men’s presidencies: Fox News.

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    Trump and Nixon are similar in a lot of ways: they both faced major FBI investigations, were accused of obstructing justice, lashed out at the media, and oozed raw sexual charisma. Some pundits look at those similarities and assert that, like Nixon, Trump will also face impeachment.




    But Nixon never had Fox News. As trust in mainstream media has collapsed over the past 40 years, the amount of conservative media has exploded. And sources like Fox News have spent months casting doubt on the FBI and the Mueller special investigation.

    Without a uniting narrative in the media, it’s unlikely Trump will face impeachment or that Republicans in Congress will be the ones to hold the president accountable for his actions, regardless of what Mueller ultimately finds.

    On Strikethrough, Vox producer Carlos Maza explores the challenges facing the news media in the age of Trump. Follow Carlos on Facebook for more: https://www.facebook.com/CarlosMazaVox

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  • Vox  (May 14, 2018)

    Fox news isn't just supporting Trump -- they're speaking directly to him. Watch the Strikethrough episode on it here: http://bit.ly/2FVpjxS

  • Quinn vlogs  (3 days ago)

    Not gonna lie box is bias

  • Justin Y.  (May 12, 2018)

    *Politically enraged comment*

  • Jose Palacios  (Jan 25, 2019)

    Uneducated Statistics, along with why I believe the world will die!

  • Noah Bowie  (May 20, 2018)

    At least Nixon could count to 10

  • Young Comet  (5 days ago)

    Noah Bowie libaral

  • NoobGod132  (Feb 6, 2019)

    And one is a billionaire

  • Tristan Neal  (May 13, 2018)

    It’s funny how the FBI was the best, most respectable agency in America when they were investigating Clinton, but now that they’ve turned their eyes to Trump Republicans say they’re full of corruption and need a cleansing >.>

  • ValoTheBrute  (4 days ago)

    +Salterino Kripperino thanks for proving that guys point

  • Joshua Salem  (Jan 21, 2019)

    If Nixon did 1/10th of what Trump has done, he’d be out faster than you can say covfefe

  • Duane Locsin  (Jul 11, 2018)

    Richard Nixon: "I AM NOT A CROOK!"Donald Trump:"Covfefe"

  • Roman  (Jan 21, 2019)

    +JamieJRJames RAAAAMONE

  • JamieJRJames  (Jan 21, 2019)

    Yeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssss LOTS OF COVFEFE

  • WithAllSpices  (Aug 7, 2018)

    Vox is really great outlet for watching america slowly start to burn. Especially when you're not american.

  • Arved Ludwig  (Feb 6, 2019)

    +me too in Germany it's the same. It's like I'm not alive anymore. According to right wingers I'm more than dead.

  • Arved Ludwig  (Feb 6, 2019)

    +AARAV PRITESH and then we put you into power and somehow after four years the same happens to you. Great idea I'd say

  • BanditRants  (May 12, 2018)

    As a video editor and motion graphics artist I absolutely love the aesthetics of Vox.

  • Arved Ludwig  (Feb 6, 2019)

    +Kalimuri i reccomend Reuters, AP, Nasa.gov and congress.govOther good media outlets are also AFP, DW and the ICIJ.

  • Arved Ludwig  (Feb 6, 2019)

    +Chad Pflieger Steven Crowder is too dumb to screw an idiot. Everybody that was mentally fit during the history subject should know that. Same thing applies on Shapiro. They are all nuts and just try to twist the things the way they want. They only fool the Americans. It's like the finishing touch of Joseph McCarthy's legacy.

  • DoxRap  (Nov 25, 2018)

    To say Fox News is a conservative news station falls considerably short of the truth. Fox News is a conservative propaganda machine. In terms of mainstream media, there is no counter equivalent.

  • Islamic Nazi  (2 days ago)

    The only true news source tht isnt propoganda like vox or fox is sky news

  • Overlord Ghs  (Jan 29, 2019)

    Josh Bacon Whataboutism isn’t destroying our political system. Instead of saying Fox News is ok to be a biased propaganda machine, because apparently CNN/Vox also does it is just counterintuitive and stupid. If I murder someone I can not then start saying, “What about John Wayne Gacy? What about Charles Manson?” Would that argument be admissible in a court of law? I will indirectly answer your question to say that it doesn’t matter if either sides evidence is “admissible in a court of law” because publ...

  • Coldbeef Bryant  (Jul 19, 2018)

    You cant call Fox news biased without calling CNN biased. Both of them are biased to their own party. Neither is a reliable source of news.

  • Rick Riordan  (Feb 10, 2019)

    I don't get why everyone is calling CNN biased... I thought their problem was sensationalism.MSNBC is more supportive of the Democratic Party, Fox News is basically alt-right propaganda at this point, but CNN is pretty much neutral... sometimes overly so, especially when they refuse to call out on behavior from the Trump administration that is obviously morally and ethically wrong, regardless of political affiliation.

  • heyheyitsJoanna  (Feb 2, 2019)

    Since when is CNN the antithesis of Fox News? What happened to complaining about MSNBC?

  • Nash Anderson  (May 15, 2018)

    Dear Vox, I was wondering if you could do a video about the different types of Democrats, such as Democratic Socialist, or Progressive Democrat? What's the difference of them all.Could you also point out the sudden fall of Hillary? What exactly did she do that made everyone, including her own party hate her?(I'm not choosing sides, but I don't know.)

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  • Otto Von Bismarck  (Dec 5, 2018)

    Nash Anderson every reply given to you is wrong. Traditional, centrist democrats are slightly right of center politicians who believe in gradual reform and a stronger social safety net. Until Reagan, they pretty much only disagreed on republicans on cultural and social policies. Democratic socialists are socialists who want to implement socialism democratically. Like Gorbachev or Allende. They do want to see decentralization and do want to see the system of private property and profit phased out. Progr...