The media has of late been abusing the word “Breaking” to describe anything that they happen to be reporting on at that moment, whether or not it is particularly important or has any significance to the public. Every story is being treated as if it’s a 9.0 earthquake, even if it’s just 9 year old eating cookies.
However, the “Breaking” descriptor in the headline of this article is entirely appropriate. Not because of the news about the Democratic legislation to bar Trump from holding office again, but because it is being covered by Fox News in manner that is relatively accurate and fair. That’s a breaking scoop on any day.
The article on the Fox News website (not on their cable network) reports that Democrats in the House of Representatives introduced legislation that would bar Donald Trump from reoccupying the White House. According to Fox News…
“Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., one of the House Democrats who led the second impeachment effort against Trump, introduced legislation Thursday with 40 Democratic co-sponsors that would invoke Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to prevent Trump from returning to the White House, or holding any other office.
“The amendment states, ‘No person shall … hold any office, civil or military, under the United States … who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States … to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.'”
Fox News goes on to note that the amendment was “adopted in the 1860s to prevent former Confederates from occupying positions in the federal government after the Civil War,” and that Democrats believe that “it should be applied to Trump, who they allege incited an insurrection against the United States on Jan. 6, 2021.” All of which is true. Fox quotes Cicilline saying that…
“Donald Trump very clearly engaged in an insurrection on January 6, 2021 with the intention of overturning the lawful and fair results of the 2020 election. You don’t get to lead a government you tried to destroy.”
This is a surprisingly unbiased account of the facts. And that justifies it being regarded as a “breaking” news story. In the past Fox News would have framed it as “radical liberal Democrats in Congress pervert the Constitution to stifle Trump!”
It’s likely that Fox News is softening their editorial adulation of Trump in favor of Trump-wannabe, Ron DeSantis. Also, in the wake of the midterm election last month, wherein his endorsed candidates suffered historic losses, Fox may be looking for a more electorally viable alternative to this year’s biggest loser.
Ever since the GOP’s midterm debacle, Trump seems to have descended into an abyss of depression as he hunkers down in his Mar-a-Lago bunker. That has led to behavior that can only be described as bizarre and desperate. Including…
- Trump’s Real ‘MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT’ Has Nothing to do with His Pathetic Trading Cards Scam
- Trump Sues the Pulitzer Prize Board for Honoring Accurate Stories of His Russian Collusion
- Trump Sinks Into an ALL-CAPS Psychotic Meltdown Over the Potential Criminal Referrals He Faces
- Trump Literally Calls for Termination of the Constitution and FREAKS OUT Over Bogus Fox News Story
- Trump Says Ye and Fuentes Weren’t Vetted Because ‘My Guests [Won’t Be] Strip Searched and Beaten’
- Trump’s Truthless Temper Tantrum Over the Midterm Election Results is Just So Trumpy
Look for Fox News to continue winding down their fixation on Trump, but not their ultra-rightist agenda and propaganda. Simultaneously, look for Trump to become ever more maniacal and mentally unstable as his electoral and legal tribulations mount. Which will accelerate Fox’s dissociation, Trump’s animosity toward Fox, and the unstoppable downward spiral. In other words … Good times ahead!
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