Both CNN and MSNBC have provided full coverage of the hearing, but Fox News is still beholden to Trump and not showing it.
One of these things is not like the others:
Fox News isn’t airing the first hearing on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol — instead they’re talking about athletes taking a knee, which they say “is one of the most polarizing things to happen to this nation in decades” pic.twitter.com/X7QKU5smUM
— Lis Power (@LisPower1) February 23, 2021
Fox News viewers have not been told that the domestic terrorists were armed and even had their own communications systems. As the former Capitol Police Chief testified, they came prepared for war.
Fox viewers have also not been told that the attack was planned and coordinated well in advance:
Trump’s domestic terror attack on the Capitol was planned and coordinated in advance by people in multiple states according to the former Capitol Police Chief. pic.twitter.com/XKhs6Lkv91
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 23, 2021
The attack wasn’t spontaneous. It was planned, coordinated with Trump’s people, and the rally that brought the attackers to the Capitol was paid for by Trump’s campaign. The terrorists have admitted in court that they were standing by and waiting for Trump’s order to attack.
Fox News is keeping their viewers in the Trump bubble. Their loyalty to the former president has not been broken. Even though their ratings are in the dumpster, Fox continues to make sure that Trump cultists remain blind to the truth.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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