Neil Cavuto hasn’t been shy about criticizing Donald Trump, which makes him a rare animal on Fox News. And Fox’s Chris Wallace is of the same phylum — which automatically makes them treasonous enemies of the people (“the people” being the Trump crime family, of course).
So after Trump fired some of the loose marbles from his head at Wallace in noxious tweet form …
… Cavuto stepped up to defend his colleague.
It went a little something like this:
What makes something fake news? I would assume if the news being reported is fake or wrong and the person presenting that news knows it is fake or wrong, that is bad. But what if the news being reported is accurate, the facts are good, they just sound bad. My colleague Chris Wallace has discovered again the president doesn’t distinguish. Apparently furious over Chris’ interview this past weekend with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise. Scalise has steadfastly defended the president on this whole Ukrainian situation. The president likes Steve for that. Let’s just say he doesn’t like Chris for challenging Scalise on that.
Like when Scalise dismissed the first week of public impeachment hearings as “Adam Schiff’s witnesses.” Chris pointed out, say what you will of those witnesses, they were career foreign service officers who worked in the Trump administration. Or when Scalise argued the president was only concerned about corruption in Ukraine, even though, Chris pointed out, the president never uttered the word “corruption” in that July 25 call — a call that Scalise said involved only the two presidents, but as Chris quickly added, yeah, and a dozen people listening in and a number of them immediately upset.
Now, we can debate whether the crime was committed here or any crime was committed here, but Chris challenged Scalise concluding [that] the witnesses who testified last week didn’t see a crime committed here. That was his view of what they said, but that is not what they said.
Passions run deep these days, but facts should run even deeper, even if those very facts can elicit wildly different reactions — some insisting they exonerate the president, and others just as adamant that they all but indict the president.
Cavuto went on to note that Wallace later challenged Democratic Rep. Jim Himes just as aggressively as he challenged Scalise.
He also noted Fox’s favorable coverage (ha ha, no kidding) of Trump in areas such as the economy.
But given that Fox is essentially state-run media most hours of the day, it’s interesting — and heartening — when it’s not.
This just goes to show that not every American — even at a propaganda tool like Fox — is willing to swallow the endless shit-stream of absurdity coming from the White House these days.
The facts are clear, and the conclusions are nearly as inescapable.
Our pr*sident tried to bribe a foreign leader into engaging in corrupt investigations of a political rival.
Attacking the press 24/7 isn’t going to change that.
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