Late Thursday, news broke that Donald Trump had been indicted in connection to his mishandling of classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago during the FBI raid of the twice-impeached (and now twice-indicted) former president’s home. The news was historic and reactions poured in from all over.
What would Fox News do? The right-wing propaganda outfit has a long history of ignoring some of the biggest bad news for conservatives. But with news this cataclysmic coming down the pike, even they couldn’t ignore the story. Would they simply parrot Trump’s personal all-caps, fact-free ranting that Joe Biden has classified documents in his garage, and something about Chinatown?
Pretty much. And Fox News made sure to add Hillary Clinton’s emails to the news cycle as well. It was bizarre!
RELATED STORY: Initial reactions to Trump indictment: celebration and jubilation
It must be noted that every strange Trump-inspired claim that Fox News promoted on its channel last night has been debunked as false.
Did you get that? Clinton has “things in a sock drow-wer [sic],” and there is stuff in “Chinatown.” Clinton “bleached classified documents.” Biden has been “caught” “taking $10 million from Burisma.” I know you hadn’t heard that Biden was caught taking bribes because … he wasn’t, and the Republican witch hunters saying this have yet to provide even the tiniest particle of evidence to support that lie.
This next one includes a call for evangelicals to vote … and something about Hillary Clinton.
These next two clips include Hannity’s Clinton obsession and right-wing commentator Mark Levin saying Trump would die in prison if he served 100 years. That’s how crime and time work sometimes.
So what’s the important news today?
Bring it home, Fox.
Why Donald Trump was indicted
Trump federally indicted. Republicans have thoughts
We talk about the field of Republicans willing to go up against the MAGA monster that is Trump. It’s a veritable who cares of the Republican Party, but it is also indicative of the rot inside of the conservative world.