Fox News is debuting a documentary called “Mainstream Weirdness,” the channel’s latest attempt to educate viewers on the weirdness of the mainstream media.
The docuseries, titled “Main Stream Weirdness: The Mainstream,” is a three-part series, narrated by comedian Bill Burr.
Burr is the host of the show, which will premiere on Fox News Channel on February 23, the same day President Donald Trump takes the oath of office.
The series will examine the various ways in which the mainstream news media has become corrupted by “main stream media” bias, according to the description of the docuserie.
For example, the mainstream press is obsessed with covering Donald Trump’s election as president, the show points out.
Burr argues that the media has anointed Trump a champion of the fringe, but he has been accused of spreading misinformation about him by mainstream media outlets like CNN and MSNBC.
“Mainstream media outlets have been corrupted by the mainstream’s obsessive interest in Donald Trump, and its eagerness to cover him,” Burr said in a statement.
“Main stream media outlets that once called Donald Trump a hero are now eager to paint him as a racist, misogynist and racist.”
A major part of the documentary will be Burr’s discussion with former New York Times reporter Liz McElroy about how mainstream media has changed in the past 20 years.
McElroys report, published in June of 2018, exposed that the mainstream is so biased in favor of Trump that it sometimes ignores legitimate news stories.
“News is an expensive business, and the media must constantly keep an eye out for new angles to exploit and turn them into money,” Burr explained.
“So the news is always filtered to fit the agenda.”
While the documentary won’t delve into Trump’s personal life, Burr did tell McElrod that the Republican candidate has become the focus of attention.
Burr said Trump is “so divisive, it’s almost scary,” which Burr argued is a reflection of the “cronyism” of many of the media.
“It’s not just the news media, it is the entire country,” Burr added.
“Donald Trump has become something of a pariah in many quarters, and a symbol of the American public’s disdain for elites and the mainstream.
He’s a symbol for the corrupt, undemocratic power structure in Washington.”
Fox News has been criticized for covering a number of Trump-related controversies in recent months, like when the network was caught promoting fake news stories about the president.
The network has also faced criticism for ignoring the release of the Panama Papers, which detailed the details of the tax evasion of high-level officials at the country’s ruling party.
In addition to McElroe, Burr, and Trump, the three other guests on the docus will include Michael Goodwin, an award-winning journalist who has worked at The New York Post, The Washington Post, and Fox News; James Kirchick, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist who was a correspondent for The New Yorker and the Wall Street Journal; and John Roberts, a former editor at the Los Angeles Times.
The series will also feature an appearance by former Fox News chief Roger Ailes.