For almost two decades we’ve heard how Fox News has its “news division” and then it’s “opinion division” and the two twixt never meet.
Most truthful political observers would know that was pure fiction put forth by the late sex offender Roger Ailes to try and lend credibility to Fox News. The “Fair and Balanced” moniker was a dog whistle to his audience.
Mediaite caught this exchange between Brett Baier and Brian Kilmeade discussing the departure of two longtime Fox News commenters, who quit over Tucker Carlson’s despicable Patriot Purge special that claimed it was US citizens being attacked and not the US Capitol by seditious Trump supporters.
“I didn’t get hurt by it. I didn’t get damaged by it,” Brian Kilmeade said, as if to affirm his own racial bias.
“Were you bothered by it?” he asked Baier.
Baier must have turned white and replied, “There’s a…Brian, I don’t want to go down this road. You know, I mean, there were concerns about it definitely, and I think that the news division did what we do we do when we covered the story.”
“I want to do all of that internally. Steve and Jonah made the decision, and it’s their decision,” he hedged.
What made Brett Baier so afraid to give an honest answer publicly about that disgusting display by Carlson of defending and rewriting the history of the January 6th insurrection?
After Traitor Trump lost his reelection bid, Fox News purged itself of many “news” reporters in favor of hyperbolic right-wing activists and con artists.
Tucker Carlson has turned his program into a White Power Hour, featuring Covid deniers and anti-vaxxers.
Tucker’s sole purpose is to normalize the right-wing extremism that pairs itself up with QAnon conspiracies and Republican priorities.
Digby writes: Lily-livered cowards
This is not a “he said/she said” issue. And handling such a thing “internally” is meaningless. Tucker Carlson is being backed to the hilt by management. These reporters are complicit in his lies by thinking it’s enough to show “the other side.” They are white-washing his lies by pretending it is.