Read time: 1 minute

Is Fox 'News' Instructing Trump On Policy, Including Flag Burning?

An ABC reporter made the connection!
Is Fox 'News' Instructing Trump On Policy, Including Flag Burning?

ABC's Katherine Faulders noticed that president-elect Donald Trump sent out his infamous flag burning tweet soon after a segment on a flag burning incident from Hampshire College appeared on Fox and Friends.

Here's the video of the F&F segment:

Soon after on Fox News' America's Newsroom, Bill Hemmer hosted a segment of the removal of the American flag and was joined by Domenic Sarno, the mayor of Springfield, Mass.

Sarno believes the flag should be returned.

Following the presidential election, the flag was lowered to half-staff in "reaction to the toxic tone of the months-long election," according to a statement from the college. The flag was later removed and burned, and the decision was made to not have a flag at all.

"Some have perceived the action of lowering the flag as a commentary on the results of the presidential election. This, unequivocally, was not our intent," Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash said in a statement.

Fox and Friends was Trump's safe haven for most of the election campaign and he's made no attempt to hide how much he watches and reacts to cable TV news.

It's not a stretch to say the president-elect is now basing policy on Fox News programing.

The NY Times writes: Trump Calls for Revoking Flag Burners’ Citizenship. Court Rulings Forbid It.

Even if Mr. Trump could persuade Congress to enact a criminal statute, a dramatic shift in the balance between government power and individual freedom, anyone convicted and sentenced under it could point to clear Supreme Court precedents to make the case for a constitutional on

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team