By Jamal Whiteman
Right-wing commentator and former rock star Ted Nugent has warned Donald Trump supporters to follow the president’s warning and avoid the fake media.
“You can’t trust fake news outlets like the failing New York Times, CNN, which stands for Communist News Network and NBC,” said Nugent in an interview with World Net Daily. “You got to stick to reputable sites like Breitbart and InfoWars.”
Breitbart, has been described as a hotbed for the alt-right (neo-Nazis,) and InfoWars is a clearinghouse for outlandish conspiracy theories. Alex Jones, founder of InfoWars, once claimed that the children killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting were secretly living on a Martian colony.
According to an article by StudySoup, Republicans seem to be susceptible to unreliable news sources.
“When we correlated belief in unfounded conspiracies with respondents’ favorite news outlets, an interesting mix of outlets emerged. For instance, lovers of Fox News were most susceptible to trusting in the Obama birther belief, Sandy Hook hoax, and Clinton murder myths (though the network is currently embroiled in a lawsuit involving the specious Clinton story). Yet fans of BBC and PBS NewsHour were also among the most likely to believe these false stories – perhaps an indication that these outlets resisted covering the conspiracies at all, let along debunking them,” according to an article by StudySoup.
CNN’s Jake Tapper recently bashed Trump for his war against the media, according to Mediaite.
“He doesn’t seem to understand that the biggest purveyor of false news, fake news, is him,” said Tapper.
Trump recently threatened to take away NBC’s broadcasting license after they published a story about his plans to increase the country’s nuclear arsenal. This week Trump has ramped up his war with the media.
“Frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write, and people should look into it,” he said in a tweet.