Read time: 1 minute

Marc Siegel: Fox News' Doctor Of Propaganda

On Thursday morning's Fox and Friends, Siegel massaged Trump's ego like the true sycophant of a fascist dictator.
Views:

Dr. Mark Siegel who leads the Fox News "medical team" interviewed Trump, producing one of the most embarrassing examples of Trump's sad attempts to claim he's a stable genius, a moment of intense mockery even from many conservatives.

But on Thursday morning's Fox and Friends, Siegel massaged Trump's ego like the true sycophant of a fascist dictator.

First, Siegel misled viewers by pretending Trump has always been a proponent of wearing masks, social distancing, self-quarantining and shutting down the country to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

When cohost Ainsley Earhardt asked Dr. Siegel if Trump discussed the upcoming election with him, he pivoted immediately to Trump's mental capacity.

“Well he discussed the issue of his own clarity of vision. In a sense, that interview was a cognitive test,” Siegel said.

"As you know, he is extremely sharp on every second," he gushed. "And he did a test on TV where he basically, you know, went through how great his memory is."

" And what he said was even all of the major leaders of the world, Ainsley. He talked about Putin, he talked about Chairman Xi. Whatever you think of them, they are extremely sharp, and we need a leader that has that level of awareness and sharpness,” he concluded.

It's hard to describe how crazy it is that we are talking about a test intended to identify damage to cognitive abilities, unless you see all the things he wants to distract people from. Coronavirus, storm troopers beating vets and gassing moms, and an economy about to fail. Clearly Siegel was performing for an audience of one.

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

Discussion

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