Chelsea Clinton said the Clintons were “the reason for creating Fox News” as she criticized its “devastating effects”, especially with regard to climate change.
talk to mom Hillary Clinton In an interview with Variety, the two discussed collaborating on their documentary series Gutsy, and whether a woman would become president of the United States.
They were interviewed as part of the magazine’s 2022 Women’s Power series.
“We are what created Fox News,” Chelsea said.
“Because Rupert Murdoch recognized a huge market opportunity.”
Referring to its coverage of climate change, she continued: “Climate change illuminates where Fox News wants to go and its devastating effects.
“It’s not just about Fox News; it’s about the conservative and right-wing corporations that sprang up in the 1990s and early 2000s.”
She added: “When I was 42 years old, and in middle school, two-thirds of Americans knew that human activity was partly responsible for climate change.
“The rights proved to themselves, ‘We can hit people with ruthless misinformation, come into their homes every night and make scientists not believe — what else is possible?’ Today, with COVID, it’s the same playbook. “
Her mother was asked if she thought she would have won the 2016 election if Facebook had not been invented.
“Assume I can’t do that,” she said.
“We know that, unfortunately, they were instrumental in allowing Cambridge Analytica and the Trump campaign to engage in a massive campaign of misinformation and disinformation.
“I think it will be harder, but I can’t assume it will be any different.”
She was also asked if she agreed with remarks by high-profile Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who told GQ magazine that part of her believes there can never be a female president.
She replied: “No, I don’t agree with that. I agree it’s really hard.
“I agree that double standards still exist. So any woman in politics or in all walks of life faces challenges that men of comparable experience do not.”
She said she was “so close” to get more votes, but “something has happened to me that I’ve never seen before”.
“I do think it’s possible. I do think it’s difficult. There’s a line in my favorite movie, A League of Their Own: ‘If it’s not hard, anyone can do it’.”