Magazine July 08, 2019, Issue

Plowing the Web

Donald Trump appears at a campaign rally in Sioux City, Iowa. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Trump gives a speech in Iowa, says something, Fox drops the feed. Vox writer Aaron Rupar tweets: “Beyond parody — Fox Business cuts away from Trump’s speech right after he laments, bizarrely, that tractors can’t hook up to the internet.”

It’s as if he thought they hit the kill switch because Fox has a standing rule about cutting away from the president when he enters Spontaneous Rumination Mode. What? Tractors connecting to the Internet? Did that go out? Tell me that didn’t go out!

“That might have made it out,” the producer says with a tremulous voice, “but the part where he

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‘Beyond parody — Fox Business cuts away from Trump’s speech right after he laments, bizarrely, that tractors can’t hook up to the internet.’

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