The vast majority of the “establishment media” has been against President Donald Trump since before he was inaugurated four years ago, but the one outlier was Fox News.
While most other outlets were busy lying about “Russian collusion” and claiming Trump, not Joe Biden, demanded an improper “quid pro quo” from Ukraine, thereby ‘justifying’ the president’s impeachment, Fox News was not simply reporting the truth about the Trump administration, the network often gave the president a national platform to address the American people directly.
But since before Election Day, there were subtle changes at the network in its coverage of the president. Certain hosts – Shepard Smith early on, followed by Sandra Smith (no relation) and Chris Wallace – began to display some of the same unhinged anti-Trump attitudes that Fox viewers were accustomed to seeing on every other mainstream network.
Then on Election Night, Fox News very early – too early, according to many people – called Arizona for Biden when other states where polling stations had closed hours earlier (and where Trump was ahead by a a lot) were still listed as ‘too close to call’ by the network.
Almost as if they, like the other outlets, knew something was coming that would alter those results away from Trump and towards Biden.
Now, another pair of hosts – “Fox & Friends” co-anchors Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade – have jumped on the “no vote fraud” bandwagon despite the fact that on its face, it seems more than a little obvious that the election was intentionally altered, let’s just put it that way.
Amid a discussion on Georgia’s runoff elections, “Fox & Friends” dipped into voter fraud allegations when co-host Ainsley Earhardt repeated various claims, which have not been substantiated. Earhardt noted that “election integrity is extremely important” and “so many Republicans … feel like it was rigged.”
Kilmeade interjected and said that the push to not certify the Electoral College votes has “no shot of success.” Some Republicans in both the House and Senate have announced that they plan to object to the certification on Jan. 6.
“That’s the case that Donald Trump and his lawyers have put out,” Doocy added. “They said there’s all this evidence, but they haven’t really produced the evidence. I read the entire one hour and two-minute call the president had with Brad Raffensperger yesterday, and at one point the president was talking about how thousands of dead people voted and the secretary of state down in Georgia said, ‘you know, Mr. President, we have looked into that. We could only find two people who were listed as dead who actually did the voting. And it was, you know, it was mistake in the household.’”
Doocy went on to agree with Kilmeade’s assessment that Republican objections to the electoral college results will “probably not” make a difference while adding that those listening to the president, who “is asking for loyalty,” will stand up one more time.
Kilmeade also questioned the president’s call for supporters to go to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, where he will be, in protest of the results.
“Just the one other thing to bring up with all of this is that I just worry about – you have that along with the protest the president is calling for on Tuesday and Wednesday,” Kilmeade said. “I mean, this is the type of anarchy that doesn’t work for anybody, Republicans or Democrats, in the big picture. And I just think it’s up to the president’s legal team to produce what they’re telling them they have.”
“But so far there is just no proof of it, and just because you voted for the president doesn’t mean that this actual evidence exists,” he added as Doocy noted that many of Trump’s backers have been using large platforms like social media and TV to push his legal team’s claims.
“Interestingly enough, that information is never entered into a court because you cannot present information to a court if you do not have the evidence,” Doocy said. “And so far we haven’t seen the evidence. Maybe today at noon they’re going to bring out the evidence but we haven’t seen the evidence.”
Question: How many sworn affidavits from witnesses does the Trump campaign have to secure before people begin to believe that, yeah, several irregularities occurred on Election Night?