Fox News CRUSHED that the Media is ‘Moving On From Afghanistan’ to Cover Actual News

The past week has been one of profoundly significant world events. The United States finally ended a twenty year long war in Afghanistan. The COVID pandemic surged to record levels due to the Delta variant. The Supreme Court declined to block a draconian abortion rights law in the state of Texas. And a hurricane ravaged many parts of country from the Gulf Coast to New England.

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Each of those stories are important to the American people and deserve coverage by the media. Unless you’re Fox News where the only stories that warrant being told are those that reflect poorly on President Biden or Democrats in general.

Which explains why Fox News posted a story on their website giddily proclaiming that “Liberal media blasted for moving on from Afghanistan crisis.” Yes, Fox News couldn’t have been happier about this criticism of what they regard as the “mainstream media.” The article griped that…

“The liberal media seems to be moving on from President Biden’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, skipping key details and largely ignoring a bombshell report of a leaked July phone call between President Biden and then-Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. […] Hurricane Ida, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the Texas abortion law have seemingly pushed Afghanistan aside.”

That’s right. Fox News is appalled and saddened that the media is covering actual news. To Fox News Afghanistan should be still be the dominant story, despite the fact that there hasn’t been any breaking news from there in a week. The press was all over Afghanistan a week ago when thirteen service members, and an estimated 150 Afghans, were tragically killed in a terrorist bombing. And the press was there when the last of the American troops were evacuated from the country, along with 120,000 Afghan allies, in an unprecedented and successful airlift.

However, in the past week there have been other events that warranted coverage. The COVID pandemic was taking the lives of more than 1,000 Americans every day. The Supreme Court handed down a ruling that effectively overturned the fifty year old Roe v Wade precedent on reproductive rights. And Hurricane Ida tore a path across the Eastern United States that resulted in more than 60 American deaths (nearly five times those in Afghanistan) reported so far. But to Fox News, those are mere distractions from Afghanistan.

The reason that Fox is so obsessed with Afghanistan is that it is a “crisis” that they think they can blame on Biden. Surely Biden isn’t responsible for a hurricane, the surging pandemic that is largely due to unvaccinated Fox News viewers, or the laws coming out of Texas. Consequently, those other stories need to be set aside in favor of finding more ways to attack the President.

With that in mind, Fox set about to contrive tales to tell that would cast mud on Biden. But the only ones that they could find were stories about the few Americans still in Afghanistan, and an utterly unnoteworthy phone call between Biden and Afghan President Ghani.

Undeterred, Fox news devoted most of the article to the “blasting” they claimed that the “liberal” media was taking. However, the article quoted only five alleged blasters, all of whom were staunchly right-wing propagandists. For instance…

  • Fox News contributor Joe Concha who wrote about the media “serving at the pleasure of the White House communications team.”
  • Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor whining that “Their bias is disgusting.”
  • Former Daily Caller columnist, Jackson Richman who prefaced his comments with “The Biden-friendly mainstream media…”
  • Federalist columnist Eddie Scarry lamenting because “The media will wound [Biden] but they will not kill him.”
  • White House press secretary-turned Fox News host Kayleigh McEnany bragging that “You can guarantee at Fox News we’ll cover when an American president tells a foreign leader to change the perception.”

Poor Fox News is very upset that the story they want to hype because they can use it to bash Biden has been overshadowed by other more urgent and current stories. They think that a week old story – while still important and still being covered – should take precedence over a national weather emergency that killed dozens of people and is still posing extreme hardships for millions of Americans who are displaced from their homes and without power, water, or food.

What’s more, Fox News was so disinterested in the Texas abortion law story that they hardly covered it all in the first few hours. And consistent with their reporting for the past year and a half, the coronavirus barely merited a mention, unless it was to applaud Republicans like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for making his state the national Hot Zone for the pandemic.

We can expect this sort of biased coverage to continue at Fox News. They have never been interested in journalism. Their foundational mission was to manufacture “news” to boost their right-wing agenda. And nothing illustrates that better than how they are covering current events this week.

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WHUT? Kayleigh McEnany Tells Fox News There Were No Crises When Trump Was President

The commitment by Fox News to gaslight America is among the most conspicuously dishonest campaigns of flagrant falsehoods ever contrived by an alleged “news” enterprise. Their relentless avalanche of lies and shameless promotion of liars is Olympian in its scale and ambition.

Kayleigh McEnany

The most recent evidence of Fox’s fantastical fib factory came on Tuesday evening when Donald Trump’s former press secretary (now employed by Fox News), Kayleigh McEnany, guest co-hosted on The Five and participated in a discussion about President Biden’s first few months in office. Her preposterous remarks were an exhibition of either her utter aversion to truth-telling, or stage 4 acute amnesia. She babbled that…

“We are eight months into a Biden presidency. Jesse. Wrap your head around that. We still have three years and four months left. Look, when President Trump was President, you didn’t see crisis after crisis. You just didn’t see it.”

What the Holy F**k? Even after four years of unabashed lying by Trump – who set an unchallengeable record of more than 30,000 lies – it is still startling to hear such malignant mendacity coming out of even a professional deceiver’s mouth.

The reality of the crisis-stained Trump administration is so thoroughly contrary that it’s hard to believe that McEnany could allow those words to escape her perfidious piehole. What follows is a necessarily abridged archive of Trump’s catastrophes:

  • Led about inauguration crowd size
  • Fired National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, for lying to the FBI and VP
  • Fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
  • Fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions
  • Fired FBI Director James Comey
  • Fired Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci
  • Fired … Oh look them up yourself. There’s way to many to list here
  • The Mueller Report that led to 34 indictments, and 10 incidents of obstruction of justice
  • Paid off (and lied about) Stormy Daniels
  • The longest government shutdown in American history
  • Disclosed classified material to Russian ambassador
  • Sided with Vladimir Putin against American intelligence
  • Abandoned nuclear pact with Iran
  • Got laughed at by the entire United Nations
  • Fell “in love” with North Korean dictator, Kim Jung Un
  • Very fine people on both sides at Nazi-attended rally
  • Separated babies from their parents and warehoused children in cages
  • Covered for Saudi murderers of Washington Post journalist
  • Praised QAnon
  • Exits Paris Accords on Climate Change
  • Pardoned accomplices Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Steve Bannon, etc.
  • Tear gassed protesters for a photo-op at a church
  • Multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault
  • Jeffrey Epstein
  • Wasted billions on a useless border wall that Mexico didn’t pay for.
  • And Most Notably…

  • Was impeached twice
  • Preside over half a million deaths due to COVID pandemic
  • Incited deadly insurrection

And that’s only a partial list. Meanwhile, Joe Biden has…

  • Delivered thousands of dollars to millions of Americans suffering from the pandemic that Trump neglected
  • Reversed dozens of Trump’s anti-environmental executive orders
  • Restored Obamacare to the state prior to Trump’s sabotage of it
  • Rejoined the Paris Climate Accords and the World Health Organization
  • Lead an economy to record growth and historically low unemployment
  • Advocates for workers rights and a higher minimum wage
  • Investing in infrastructure and Building Back Better for American families and businesses
  • Pushing legislation for voting rights
  • Managed the effort to get 70% of American adults vaccinated

And Biden is currently getting the U.S. out of the twenty year long Afghanistan war that Trump fumbled so badly. Yet somehow, to McEnany and Fox News, it’s Biden who is burdened with crises? Put down the pipe Kayleigh.

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Kayleigh McEnany of Fox News Lies that ‘All of Our Founding Fathers Were Against Slavery’

There is one unmistakably common characteristic of Donald Trump’s administration and particularly his press office. It was a festering morass of lies and liars. And no one did it better than his last press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany. Which is why she was so quickly hired by Fox News after Trump was booted from the White House.

Kayleigh McEnany

McEnany’s aversion to the truth has been a hallmark of her public life. Examples of her deliberate dishonesty are abundant. They run the gamut from falsely asserting that the the Mueller report was a “complete and total exoneration” of Trump, to supporting Trump’s “Big Lie” that there was “ample evidence of fraud” in the 2020 presidential election.

Now McEnany is aiming for disinformer immortality. On Tuesday’s episode of Outnumbered on Fox news, McEnany made this shockingly ignorant claim:

“The haters never take a day off from hating. That is clear. They never take a day off from getting facts wrong. We know most of our forefathers, all of our main Founding Fathers, were against slavery, recognized the evils of it.”

The segment began with McEnany bravely defending the 4th of July from “Democrats, left-wing activists, and even the media” who she said “smeared the all-American holiday.” Which of course, they didn’t do. However, her comment demonstrated the hate that she was trying to project on Democrats. You can’t call others “haters” while you’re lying about them “smearing” a patriotic holiday.

Even worse, McEnany appears to be totally unfamiliar with American history. While accusing the left of “getting facts wrong,” she takes a million mile detour from the factual world. The truth about America’s Founding Fathers may be difficult for her and others to admit, but it isn’t in dispute. Most of them were “owners” of enslaved men, women and children. And those who weren’t tolerated the practice in order to hold the newly formed union together.

This is typical of how Fox News warps reality to stuff their square racist peg into their round white supremacist hole. They simply don’t care about facts that conflict with their pre-determined narrative. And they obviously know that their audience doesn’t care either, or is too stupid to tell the difference. But you can count on this appeal to bigotry and ignorance to be featured throughout the coming midterm elections and into the next presidential cycle. It is the only thing they have to run on.

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Fox News and Trump Tool, Kayleigh McEnany, Says She Never Lied Because … God

The audacity of Donald Trump and his cadre of confederates never ceases to amaze. When they aren’t inciting their cult disciples to vigilantism or insurrection, they’re manufacturing “scandals” to malign President Biden, Democrats, or anyone else they perceive to be enemies.

Kayleigh McEnany

So much of the right-wing playbook is focused on projection and lying that it’s become a routine part of their daily blather. And on Sunday Trump’s former press secretary – and current Fox News co-host of Outnumbered – Kayleigh McEnany, delivered a speech before the ultra-rightist college organization, Turning Point USA. In the course of her remarks she reminded everyone of her most notable skill: Straight-faced lying:

“And then there was the question, ‘Will you ever lie to us?’ And I said without hesitation, ‘No!’ And I never did. As a woman of faith, as a mother of baby Blake, as a person who meticulously prepared at some of the world’s hardest institutions, I never lied.”

Seriously? McEnany is actually lying about her lying. And if she expects God to corroborate this blatant dishonesty, she might be in for a surprise bolt of lightening.

McEnany began her tenure as Chief White House Liar within fifteen minutes of her first briefing. And she delivered boatloads of lies throughout her brief turn as Trump’s fourth press secretary. Among some of the gems were…

McEnany said the Mueller report was a “complete and total exoneration” of Trump.
Except that the Mueller report explicitly states that “While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.” It laid out 10 instances in which Trump may have obstructed justice.

McEnany said Trump doesn’t use the racist term “kung flu” to describe coronavirus.
Except that he did so many tines, and it’s all on video.

McEnany said that Trump’s tax returns are under audit and can’t be released.
Except that Trump’s own lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has admitted that the tax returns are not under audit. And in any case, there is nothing preventing someone from releasing returns even if they are being audited.

McEnany said there is “ample evidence of fraud” when it comes to the absentee system and vote by mail.
Except that there actually is no evidence whatsoever, as was documented by the Chair of the Republican Party and even Trump’s own top election security official (whom he subsequently fired). What’s more, Trump and company lost over sixty court cases, failing to provide evidence.

And in a grand example of dishonest hubris, McEnany famously said that “No. I don’t believe the President has lied.”
Except that Trump has been documented to have lied more than 30,000 times in his one-term presidency.

And let’s not forget that McEnany was Trump’s primary proponent of the “Big Lie” that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him. That led to the deadly Capitol Hill insurrection, which McEnany also lied about. She claimed “everyone felt just completely condemning the actions of that day.” But the reality was described at the time by former Trump aides who said that “Trump enjoyed watching the events unfold. He was ‘loving watching the Capitol mob.'” Trump himself, in reluctant remarks made hours after the riots began, told the rioters that “We love you,” and that “You’re very special.”

Finally, McEnany callously lied about the estimated number of deaths from the coronavirus, and what Trump’s responsibility was.

For the record, PolitiFact has compiled McEnany’s remarks and categorized their truthfulness. She scored 56% as either “Mostly False, “False,” or “Pants on Fire.” There were only 14% “Half True,” 28% “Mostly True” and 0% “True.” But sure, she says that, with God as her witness, she has never told a lie.

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Jen Psaki: The White House Briefing Room Can’t ‘Become a Forum for Propaganda’

President Biden’s Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, was interviewed Sunday on CNN’s Reliable Sources by Brian Stelter. It proved to be another opportunity for her to demonstrate her intelligence, grace, and commitment to candidly informing the American people about the President’s thinking and his agenda for the country.

Fox News, Jen Psaki

Not surprisingly, the right-wing mediasphere launched into their knee-jerk condemnation of both Psaki and Stelter. They either didn’t understand what they were talking about or deliberately distorted it to create a false and negative impression. Probably the latter if their past behavior is any guide.

Much of the wingnuttery was obsessed with Stelter’s first question wherein he asked “What does the press get wrong when covering Biden’s agenda?” That was construed as a “softball” question, despite the fact that a media reporter asking a subject to critique the media is hardly playing softball. Stelter also grilled Psaki on why Biden doesn’t do more press conferences. But the rightist whiners must have tuned that out.

The conservative chorus of critics was fixated exclusively on finding fault with the interview. Fox News published an analysis on their website that featured only hard-core rightist reactions to the segment. They complained that Stelter didn’t ask Psaki about manufactured, right-wing “controversies” about Dr. Fauci or the alleged border crisis. That’s because this wasn’t a newsmaking interview. It was a discussion on a media-focused program about how the White House press team interacts with the media.

Aside from being too complicated an interview for conservative flacks to handle, it went pretty well. One of the most instructive moments was when Psaki addressed how she was portrayed in the media, and what she regards as her role.

Stelter: There’s a version on the liberal blogs, something that goes like this: Psaki smacks down, Psaki shuts down a questioner. It’s this narrative we’re seeing people celebrating for doing it. And yet that kind of reminds me of cable news and the way that cable news engages. I’m not sure it’s actually good for the country, even though it might be entertaining.
Psaki: Well look Brian, I think one, I’m not putting out those assessments. What I will tell you though is that I also have a responsibility not to allow the briefing room to become a forum for propaganda or a forum for pushing forward falsehoods or inaccurate information. […] I have a responsibility to the public to make sure they’re getting accurate information. and the premise of the questions that are propaganda pushing are not giving them inaccurate information.

Psaki clearly takes the job more seriously than Trump’s former press secretary (and current Fox News host), Kayleigh McEnany, who seemed to be more interested in scoring fashion shoots. And Psaki’s remarks on Sunday were consistent with those expressed by the White House shortly after Biden’s inauguration

“White House officials promise a sea change from how the Trump White House interacted with the press. Biden’s team plans to lay out clear criteria for qualifying for a so-called ‘hard pass’ to access the grounds in consultation with the WHCA, officials told POLITICO. If current passholders in the media continue to meet the criteria determined together with the correspondents’ association, they will continue to have hard passes. […] But Biden’s aides also promised not to allow outlets to use the briefings to spread baseless conspiracies. […]

“Organizations or individuals who traffic in conspiracy theories, propaganda and lies to spread disinformation will not be tolerated, and we’ll work with the WHCA to decide how to handle those instances moving forward.”

If the White House were to strictly impose those standards, Fox News wouldn’t be granted a press pass at all. Of Course, that’s not likely to happen. But at least they recognize the importance of downplaying propaganda and focusing on the informational needs of the American public. And they aren’t maligning the press in Stalinist terms as “the enemy of the people.” That’s a profound improvement over the hostility and childishness of the Trump years.

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Lying Trump Shill Kayleigh McEnany Whines About Jen Psaki Getting Better Press

For his entire public life Donald Trump was more concerned with image than achievement. It’s why his name is the most prominent feature of any of his business ventures, most of which failed. Consequently, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the Trump administration always valued facade over substance. Their core mission was advancing pseudo-populist rhetoric, while achieving nothing of note.

Kayleigh McEnany, Donald Trump

The same is true for the Trump White House refugees in their post-presidency careers. That includes Trump’s former press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, now a co-host of “Outnumbered” on Fox News. On Friday the program featured a segment on a subject that is uppermost in the minds of pretty much no one in America. It was reported that famed photographer Annie Leibovitz would be taking pictures for a possible magazine profile of President Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki.

This news was apparently too much for McEnany to handle. So when the subject arose on Outnumbered, she launched into a green-eyed rant of jealousy directed at her White House successor, lamenting what she regarded as more negative PR during her term as Trump’s fourth press flack:

“Instead of the glowing profiles, there were hit pieces repeatedly, time and time again. It’s just so sad that you have a fawning press corps like this, a fawning media sycophantically covering members of the Biden administration. They asked Jen Psaki yesterday about Joe Biden’s cat. I mean, it’s incredible the kinds of questions that they ask. […] We need investigative journalism. We don’t need fawning coverage. It doesn’t do the American people any justice.”

How true. It is indeed sad how the media – particularly Fox News, the most watched cable news network – fawns sycophantically over Trump and his cronies. They may not have asked him about his pets (Trump never had any), but they also never asked him about his failure to contain the COVID pandemic, his overt racism, sexism, and xenophobia, his personal taxes and financial corruption, his harmful policies on the economy and jobs, his antagonistic foreign relations agenda, his camaraderie with criminals, his sexual harassment and assaults, or his “Big Lie” about the 2020 presidential election being stolen.

McEnany’s whining about her own press coverage fails to take into consideration her reputation for flagrantly lying to, and like her boss, viciously insulting the press. She once told reporters that, because of Trump, the coronavirus would never come to the United States. She defended Trump’s references to “very fine people on both sides” during a protest by racists that erupted into violence. She even worked on the Trump reelection campaign while she was press secretary.

If McEnany isn’t satisfied with the coverage she got from the media she has only herself to blame. She worked for a hostile, narcissistic, pathological liar, and she supported him unflinchingly. And she isn’t doing herself any favors by whining about it on Fox News where, by the way, she is still working for a blatantly dishonest purveyor of propaganda.

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R.I.P. Irony: Fox News Shill Kayleigh McEnany Slams ‘Cuomo Nepotism Network'(CNN)

Before she had even stopped working for Donald Trump, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany had already been hired by Fox News. It was an easy transition since she would be doing essentially the same job: Lying about Trump and other right-wing politicians and policies.

Kayleigh McEnany, Donald Trump

Today McEnany is a co-host of Fox’s Outnumbered where four partisan, conservative women agree fervently with a conservative male guest. On Friday’s episode they did a segment on CNN anchor, Chris Cuomo, who was reported to have given advice to his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. With all of the nonsense that Fox News has tried desperately to whip up into scandals, this one actually has some basis to it. While it is understandable that brothers would talk to each other, Chris should not have directly worked with Andrew and his statehouse staff.

That said, McEnany’s outrage over the issue was another nail in the coffin of irony. Her comments demonstrated that she is utterly lacking in both self-awareness and language skills. She said that…

“I agree with [Kyle Smith] at the New York Post, who said CNN now stands for the ‘Cuomo Nepotism Network.’ It is laughable that he did not either get fired or, in the very least, disciplined because there’s a lot more to this [Washington] Post story about him advising his brother on the sexual assault allegations.”

Let’s start with the fact that McEnany doesn’t know what the word “nepotism” means. It is the practice of favoring family members in employment. Chris and Andrew Cuomo are, of course, related, but they do not work for or with each other. So there is no nepotism whatsoever by CNN.

You might think McEnany would know this having worked for Trump, who gave his daughter, Ivanka, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, cushy White House jobs. To this day no one knows what the heck they did. Trump also hired the sons of his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and his Attorney General, Bill Barr. All of those hires are classical examples of nepotism. Meanwhile, her new boss, Fox News, gave the coveted position of White House correspondent to Peter Doocy, son of Fox and Friends co-host, Steve Doocy.

In addition to McEnany’s stunted vocabulary, she is also complaining about a news anchor inappropriately counseling a powerful politician. But she must know that her colleagues at her new employer, Fox News, regularly advised Trump. Sean Hannity was said to talk with Trump on the phone every night before bedtime. Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro, were also frequent advisors to Trump, and some even attended his traveling cult rallies.

The bottom line is that McEnany got everything wrong. She was wrong about accusing CNN of nepotism. And she was wrong not to notice that her old boss was guilty of it. And she was wrong to pretend that Fox News anchors weren’t far more involved with Trump on a political basis than Chris Cuomo ever was with Andrew. And she has no problem with lying about anything and everything. Which all goes to prove that Fox News knew what they were doing when they hired her. She is the perfect manifestation of everything that is wrong with Fox News.

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WUT? Fox News Hypocrite Kayleigh McEnany Says ‘President Should Not Inflame Tensions’

The hypocrisy dial on Fox News has once again been turned up to eleven. On the morning of the day that a jury convicted Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd, talking heads on Fox News were struggling to find ways to divert attention from the trial to some contrived “offense” committed by President Joe Biden. It’s an obsession with these professional propagandists.

Kayleigh McEnany, Donald Trump

During a segment on Fox’s “Outnumbered,” their newest co-host, Kayleigh McEnany (Donald Trump’s former press secretary) took the lead in the Biden bashing. Her angle centered on remarks that Biden made regarding the Chauvin prosecution. “I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict,” Biden said, “which is — I think it’s overwhelming, in my view.”

Biden’s comments came following his phone call with members of the Floyd family, As Biden explicitly noted, he would not have commented publicly but for the fact that the jury had already been sequestered and could not be influenced. He also relayed the hopes of the family for “peace and tranquility” regardless of what the verdict was. It was a responsible and sensitive moment during a difficult time the family and the nation. McEnany, however, managed to find fault with Biden’s words

“We heard Judge Cahill go on to caution election officials and say ‘I urge you not to weigh in,’ hours before, half a day before the President himself weighed in. Look, I’m at least glad that he waited until the jury was sequestered, but I think that the country is such a tinderbox right now. Especially Minneapolis. There’s so much hurt, so much pain. And I think it’s the role of the President of the United States to stay back, to not inflame the tensions.”

Really? McEnany, who served as Trump’s White House mouthpiece, appears to be pretending that she never heard him speak. However, she was one of the most strident peddlers of the “Big Lie” that Trump was the real winner of the 2020 presidential election; that his victory was “stolen” from him; and that rampant fraud was committed by Democrats and the media. From election day until Biden’s inauguration she and Trump and most of the Republican Party and right-wing press were deliberately “inflaming the tensions” that led to the deadly Capitol insurrection on January 6th. But now she’s appalled by Biden’s compassionate comments about his conversation with the Floyd family.

It’s also notable that Trump notoriously weighed in on numerous trials wherein he lambasted everyone involved, including the judges and the juries. For instance, he went after the jury forewoman in the case that convicted Roger Stone, who Trump later pardoned. He attacked the judge in a case dealing with his fraudulent “university,” complaining that he could not possibly be unbiased because of his Mexican heritage. Trump also intervened on behalf of a Navy Seal charged with war crimes. And Trump has repeatedly attacked Supreme Court Justices. He once called for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign saying that her mind is shot.”

McEnany’s hypocrisy didn’t end there. She went on to briefly commend Biden for calling the Floyd family, but felt compelled to append praise for Trump for having allegedly done the same thing. However, in reality it wasn’t the same at all. Reports at the time reveal that Trump was less than sympathetic:

“According to Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, the conversation did not go well, as he said Trump gave him little chance to express his views and appeared to have no interest in what he was trying to say.

“‘He didn’t give me an opportunity to even speak,’ Floyd told MSNBC on Saturday. ‘It was hard. I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept, like, pushing me off, like ‘I don’t want to hear what you’re talking about.’”

When McEnany acknowledges that no one has been more disparaging of the judicial process than
Trump – when she can admit that Trump was the prime instigator of the riots in Washington, D.C. – and accepts responsibility herself – then she might be able to criticize Biden. Until then she should keep her mouth shut on this subject. Her opinion is hardly credible when it comes to inflamed tensions.

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Revolving Bore: Former Trump Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Joins Fox News

The relationship between Fox News and the Republican Party is an incestuous mess that repeatedly violates all standards of journalistic ethics. And now the revolving door between Fox and the defunct Donald Trump administration is spinning faster than a Hunter Biden laptop lie.

Donald Trump, Fox News, White House

Fox News has just announced Trump’s former Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has been hired as a contributor. According to the Hollywood Reporter

“Pompeo, who will make his first appearance in his new role on the channel on Friday’s Fox & Friends, will appear across Fox News and Fox Business programming.

“In a statement Thursday, Pompeo said he intends ‘to give viewers a candid, no-nonsense look at geopolitics, international relations and the America First policies that helped chart the course for unprecedented American prosperity and security.'”

It is entirely fitting that Pompeo will debut as a talking head with the “Curvy Couch” potatoes on Trump’s favorite morning show, Fox and Friends. And his statement that Trump’s policies charted “a course for unprecedented American prosperity and security,” strikes just right tone of flagrant dishonesty to launch a budding career in nakedly biased media and propaganda. If Trump’s policies were so successful he wouldn’t have been evicted form the White House by an unprecedented majority of the American people.

However, nowhere in the announcement was it acknowledged that Pompeo is actively exploring a run for president in 2024. He has already made the requisite appearances in in the first primary state of Iowa. This hire is just another example of Fox News boosting Republican politicians. At the very least, Fox is proving to be the GOP’s jobs program for failed pols with nowhere else to go. He is joining Trump castoffs…

  • Kayleigh McEnany, the former press secretary who is now a co-host of Fox’s Outnumbered.
  • Larry Kudlow, the former economic advisor who has replaced Fox’s Lou Dobbs, who was fired in connection with the billion dollar lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems.
  • Lara Trump, who, for the moment, is the wife of Eric Trump – her only qualification for the job.

Pompeo shares the distinction of being a prospective candidate with Lara Trump. She has been talking about running for the Senate in North Carolina for weeks. And another former Trump press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, has already gone from Trump’s White House to Fox News to a candidacy for governor of Arkansas.

There is no bottom to the ethical breaches by Fox News and the Republican shills they support. It is a brazenly biased confederacy of shameless dishonesty operating as a mutual benefit society for personal and political gain. Look for it to continue with other Trump/GOP fortune seekers who have been unable to find jobs anywhere else.

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Fox Nation vs. Reality: The Fox News Cult of Ignorance.
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Lara Trump Joins Fox News Just in Time to Boost Her Campaign for the Senate

It’s not like anyone needed additional proof that Fox News is the PR division of the Republican Party, and more recently, of Donald Trump and the bootlicking political cabal that hungers for his ascension to dictator. But more proof is what we got as Lara Trump, Eric’s wife, is welcomed into the Fox News family of shameless sycophants.

Fox News, Lara Trump

The mission of Fox News has been obvious for decades. It was founded by an ultra-conservative newspaper baron (Rupert Murdoch) and GOP media consultant (Roger Ailes). And it only grew more biased and partisan as the years went by. Now they have taken another step toward total integration into the politics of authoritarian propaganda. Monday morning Ainsley Earhardt of Fox and Friends made the big announcement:

Earhardt: Let’s bring in Lara Trump, Former senior advisor for the Trump campaign and, we have a big announcement, she is a new Fox News contributor. Welcome to the family Lara.”
Trump: I’m so so excited, first of all, to be joining the Fox family. I sort of feel like I’ve been an unofficial member of the team for so long. You guys know it was kind of a joke. Over the past five years I would come there so often that the security guards were like, ‘Maybe we should just give you a key.'”

This is an especially bizarre reception with Trump admitting that her prior appearances on Fox were so numerous and affable that “it was kind of a joke.” They are conceding that she was a de facto member of the Fox “News” team even throughout the 2020 presidential campaign while she working as a senior advisor for it. A legitimate news enterprise wouldn’t think that was funny.

In addition to the flagrant skirting of journalistic ethics, it is notable that this hiring comes at a time when Trump is dangling the proposition of a senate campaign in every media appearance she makes. She recently confirmed to Sean Hannity that “Yes, I am still considering [running for the Senate]. Absolutely!”

It’s impossible to dismiss that this hiring is related to that campaign. Most news organizations wouldn’t consider bringing on someone who has been openly promoting their candidacy. Why do so for the short term unless the purpose was to publicize the candidate and boost their electoral prospects? The matter was raised in this segment with Trump affirming that…

“Fox has been very generous with me, and they have said if that’s something that you ultimately decide to do, they’re gonna work with me on that front, and make sure that everything – all the rules are followed and we do everything properly.”

So Trump has a commitment from Fox News to “work with” her as she develops her campaign plans. and she’s foolish enough to admit it on the air. That’s not surprising for someone who was caught ripping off a dog rescue charity, and whose husband (Eric Trump) stole funds from a children’s cancer charity.

Lara Trump isn’t the only member of the deposed Trump administration to join the Fox News family. Trump’s former press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, was announced as a Fox contributor last month. And Trump’s former top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, has replaced the creepy, Trump-fluffing, Lou Dobbs, who was fired as a stop-gap measure in response to the billion dollar defamation lawsuit filed against Fox News by the voting software company, Smartmatic.

Clearly, the revolving door between Fox News and Republican politics is still spinning wildly out of control. They have apparently abandoned any pretense to being a news network. Not they they have ever acted as one. But now the biases are not so broadly defined as GOP-centric. They are now crossing the line into Trump cult territory.

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How Fox News Deceives and Controls Their Flock:
Fox Nation vs. Reality: The Fox News Cult of Ignorance.
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