Joe Biden is in the process of getting away with potential voter fraud.
Donald Trump and his team have been working to get the word out about nationwide voter irregularities.
But Fox News did something to Kayleigh McEnany that proves the network is lost.
Fox News has been trending in the wrong direction for a while.
Ever since Rupert Murdoch left the enterprise to his sons, Fox News has made a series of puzzling moves.
For example, the network hired disgraced CNN personality Donna Brazile after she got caught sending questions in advance to Hillary Clinton in 2016.
And on election night, Fox News had a Democrat running their election decision desk, which led to absurdly early calls for Biden and late calls for Trump.
Now Fox News is actively cutting off Trump’s spokespeople.
Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany addressed the media about potential voter fraud, and Fox News host Neil Cavuto abruptly cut away.
Fox News cuts away from the Trump campaign press conference with Neil Cavuto saying that they “can’t in good countenance continue showing this” when @PressSec says that Democrats are “welcoming fraud and welcoming illegal voting” in the election pic.twitter.com/0d5B5cJ0D8
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 9, 2020
This is terrifying.
McEnany speaks on behalf of the president of the United States.
Whatever she says is newsworthy.
When news corporations decide that spokespeople for the president must be censored, the country is in trouble, especially when purportedly “right wing” Fox News is doing it to a Republican administration.
Based on sworn affidavits from people who witnessed voter fraud, McEnany’s words had merit.
There has undoubtedly been voter fraud in the 2020 election; to what extent will be determined in the courts.
Even if McEnany had been factually incorrect, it’s not Neil Cavuto’s job to determine veracity in real time.
This represents a crisis in media when executives filter what the American people can hear.
There’s only so much time in the day so every story can’t be covered, but a statement from the press secretary in the middle of a contested election is most certainly hard news.
If Cavuto and other analysts want to challenge McEnany’s assertions, that’s their job.
It’s not to censor or stop the dissemination of important news.
Many have argued that Fox News has been tilting left for a while.
It was a telling moment when discussion of George Soros pouring money into the coffers of far-left district attorneys was quickly shot down.
And host Chris Wallace disgraced himself during the first presidential debate when he teamed up with Biden to attack Trump.
Wallace himself has gone after McEnany during press briefings and had contentious interviews with Trump while lobbing softballs at Biden.
The network was against Trump during the GOP primary in 2016, and they seem almost eager to watch him go.