As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Donald Trump’s conspiracy with Russia to steal the 2016 election gets closer to Trump’s inner circle, it seems that Fox News is becoming more unhinged by the day. Whether it’s news anchors becoming more desperate to create and spread conspiracy theories, or former commentators going on rival stations to denounce all that Fox News has become, or even the occasional Freudian slip, things do not appear to be going well for Fox lately.
Describing the recent North Korea summit with Kim Jung Un, “Fox & Friends” co-host Abby Huntsman made an accurate statement, but it seems it was not actually what she meant to say. During a segment with guest Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s former White House communications director who famously managed to get fired after only ten days, Hunstman stated that “Regardless of what happens in that meeting between the two dictators, what we are seeing right now – this is history.” Then things got worse.
Retired United States Military Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters had been working as an expert commentator for Fox News for the previous decade. He recently went on CNN, where he dropped this harsh but true statement about Fox News: “I want to cry out and say, ‘How can you do this? How can you lie to our country? How can you knowingly attack our Constitution, the bedrock of our system of government, the bedrock of our country?’”
Some of the most cringeworthy moments on Fox can be attributed to Sean Hannity – who is caught up in the Trump-Russia conspiracy and is therefore desperate to end Mueller’s investigation even if it means smearing lifelong public servants and the entire FBI in the process – and Lou Dobbs, who seems to simply repeat what Hannity says. Dobbs asked his twitter followers this recently: “Do you think the DOJ and FBI’s obvious inability to conclude any investigation is evidence of their political corruption and general incompetence?” 95% of respondents, nearly all of whom were presumably Fox News viewers, answered in the affirmative.
While Palmer Report has documented the deterioration of Fox News in general, it is clear that this station is simply a state-run propaganda machine for Trump’s continued attacks on anyone attempting to call out his treasonous actions against America. Don’t be surprised to see those with the most to lose ratchet up their attacks on the FBI, DOJ, and Robert Mueller, as Trump feels the walls closing in even further.
I’m a ceramic engineer living in Central New York, avid sports fan but find myself more interested in politics lately.