The Truly Sinister Message Behind the Right’s Defense of Its Lies

Earlier this month, a lawyer for the busted Capitol rioter Anthony Antonio offered a remarkable defense for his client: It was Fox News’ fault. After losing his job during the pandemic, his lawyer argued, Antonio spent the next six months watching Fox News “constantly.” In doing so, he developed “Foxitus,” which caused him to believe Trump’s “stop the steal” lies and then storm the Capitol.
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