|Trump and Ailes, a pair of sexual predators|
If a Democrat acted as crazily as Trump has, he or she would have been jailed by now or dragged off to the funny farm in a strait-jacket.
Yet, thanks to Roger Ailes, the former Fox News fascist who croaked Thursday, Trump is still president.
Ailes' legacy is that Trump and other Republicans will always have staunch defenders at Fox News.
Ailes started Fox News in the mid-1990s for those intolerant, aging, white Americans who could no longer face the reality that the country was changing to something less white and more tolerant.
Fox News was created as the official channel of the Republican Party that felt all other media were biased against them.
Nevermind that most of this other media are owned by conservative corporations whose only goal is to make money. Many of the CEOs of these entities are Republicans themselves.
Fox News pitched their dubious narrative to older, white Americans that minorities, feminists, gays, Hollywood elites, non-Christians (who are all Democrats, by the way) were destroying their view of America.
Fox News peddles this political pornography and they have an audience addicted to it.
Trump tapped into that addiction to claim the electoral college victory in November.
Trump and Ailes had another thing in common: sexual predators. Ailes lost his job because of it, while Trump was elected in spite of it.
Ailes did such a masterful job in dividing this country that Trump supporters are completely blind to his outrageous behavior and actions of the past few weeks.
While listening to NPR shows that have Americans call in their opinions, it is absolutely astounding that so many of these people still defend Trump.
As Trump said during the presidential campaign, he could shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue and he wouldn't lose any voters.
Fox News made it easy for many Americans to not believe the mainstream media. Yet, it's called mainstream because it represents a consensus of reality. But, as Stephen Colbert once noted, "reality has a well-known liberal bias."
Fox News and Trump supporters don't buy the reality of his chaotic presidency because they consider it pushed by liberals.
Trump has lowered the bar of competency and decency so low that his supporters are willing to accept any behavior from him.
Well, that's not going to end well.
Ailes pathetic life ended in disgrace.
Trump faces the same fate.