The new Trump Administration is bumbling through the first 100 days. They are really doing a good job at exposing the shortcomings of the GOP. Every action taken by the administration seems haphazard with poor planning. On top of all of this, the president himself seems to be unstable. He takes to twitter to hurl insults and accusations like a child.It’s no secret that Trump is a big fan of Fox News. It seems that he gets a lot of his information from the conservative news network. But it seems that Fox News gets quite a bit of things wrong. And when the network does something wrong, they often issue a correction during off-hours to avoid embarrassment. But there was one moment they couldn’t avoid.
During the election, the network brought on a world-famous human rights advocate. Thor Halvorssen is the 39-year-old founder of the Human Rights Foundation. He has quite an interesting family history that Fox News was trying to take advantage of.Thor’s father was a Norwegian representative living in Venezuela. He was sent there to help Venezuela fight off famous South American drug cartels. During the course of his service, Thor’s father was jailed by Venezuela’s dictator; a socialist dictator.
Thor himself sprung into action when he heard his father was being held captive. He recruited the help of some international human rights foundations to secure his father’s release. Thor’s Halvorssen dad was released after more than two months in captivity. While in captivity, he endured poor treatment and beatings.Fox News thought Thor would be adamantly against socialism. Since Bernie Sanders was running for the Democratic nomination as a Democratic Socialist, Fox News brought the human rights activist onto the network to attack Senator Sanders. It backfired big time.Thor told the confused Fox News interviewer by stating his support for Sanders. He continued to educate the network. Socialism isn’t bad; unilateral dictators are bad. Socialism works in a lot of places and Sander’s own human rights record was spotless. Instead, the interview turned into why Senator Sanders was better than any other candidate, inluding Clinton.