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Fox News seems intent on driving its current audience away. They are now getting into the practice of “protecting” viewers from information they don’t like. In the latest example, they cut away from a presser held by Kayleigh McEnany in which evidenced claims of voter fraud were made, including citing of the court cases being filed. Neil Cavuto smugly declared that he couldn’t expose whoever bothers to watch his show to that information in “good conscience,” mimicking a practice popularized by CNN (which of course they never apply to liberal politicians).

Tucker Carlson had apparently seen enough last night. He took a largely unprecedented swipe at his own network for their behavior in what was a far-reaching, epic post-election monologue.

We’ll get to the broader monologue in a minute, as it covers a lot of ground. But in regards to the above clip, Tucker is clearly throwing shade at Fox News for cutting away from Trump’s presser earlier in the day. As he explains, you can’t just demand people “accept” what you want them to accept as a news organization. People can not be forced to acquiesce to what are ultimately issues of opinion, i.e. whether the election is “over” or not despite vote counting and challenges still being ongoing.

As RedState covered, Chris Wallace actually got incensed that Ted Cruz wouldn’t call Joe Biden “president-elect,” a made-up office that doesn’t even exist, much less is it a viable term before the electors cast their votes. Tucker nails that attitude to the wall, noting that it is not his network’s job, nor the job of any news outlet, to ignore legitimate questions from citizens or to declare them improper and unclean. That is dictatorial, illiberalism, not something that promotes an environment of free discussion.

Tucker didn’t stop there though. Here’s the rest of what he had to say, and it’s worth every minute of the watch.

Tucker goes into detail about the voter fraud that we know happened, what’s been admitted, and why it’s perfectly acceptable to expose audiences to that information. He also touches on why so many Americans feel angst about how the process is playing out.

But Tucker also does something that far too many people on both ends of the spectrum won’t do, and that’s be honest. He admits that we simply don’t know yet how deep the fraud goes. Was it actually enough to flip all these states in question? I may feel like that’s the case, and no doubt things are sketchy, but anyone claiming a definitive answer on that is telling you what you want to hear, not what’s been fully evidenced and litigated. Yet, that’s exactly why asking questions and allowing the legal process to play out is so proper. Fox News’ hard news division attempting to suppress charges of fraud is not only unconscionable from the standpoint of spitting in its supporters’ faces, it’s completely improper given the facts on the ground. Let the process play out.

The civil war is clearly on at Fox News. Who will win? A bunch of low-rated “hard news” shows pretending to be CNN? Or the more honest brokers like Tucker who also happen to make all the money? Paul Ryan better put on his big boy pants.

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  1. LST

    January 4, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Fox had better not bury their nose up Biden’s wrinkled ass or they won’t have any viewers left.

  2. Dusty

    January 4, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Amazing that by now Gov Kemp has not fired this Sec of State? He is an idiot and proved this by recording the President over a discussion he was only trying to clarify how to further ck out if there was fraud or not per the voting when it was noted that 30,000 plus illegals maybe voted? I did not from this discussion feel that the President was pressuring or threatening? The topper if Kemp does not fire him never vote for Kemp again, per giving this recording to of all media, the Washington Post, who has hated Trump from day one per Bezos himself no doubt Mr Billionaire and his home in LA for $64 Million and his 70 billion made during this Pandemic off of Amazon? Why are so many upset over trying to find out if the machines used the Dominion were hacked or other events occurred to keep out votes?

  3. WASOON

    January 5, 2021 at 10:12 am

    Trump need to start his own channel.

  4. Donna E Skinner

    January 6, 2021 at 9:03 am

    Go, Tucker! Your audience loves you!

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