MUST WATCH: Fox host goes viral with EPIC anti-Trump speech

December 27, 2019

I knew you were critical of Fox yesterday. You came out and tweeted, Fox News heavily
promoting the Democrats through the DNC communications director, spewing out whatever she wanted. Absolutely—
So you were very upset. Absolutely. No I’m not happy with Fox. Alright well I think the president watches
Fox. I also think he is getting sick of Fox. Which is weird because I think he gets pretty
fair coverage at Fox. But the president making clear to fact check
him is to be all but dead to him. And his legion of supporters who let me know
in no uncertain terms, I am with him totally or I am a Never Trumper fully. There are no grays, no middle ground, you’re
either all in or you’re out. Loyal on everything or not to be trusted on
everything. Which could explain the president himself
this week bashing Fox News yet again, urging his supporters to stop watching the channel,
to quote tweet “Fox isn’t working for us anymore.” Well first of all, Mr. President, we don’t
work for you. I don’t work for you. My job is to cover you, not fawn over you
or rip you. Just report on you. To call balls and strikes on you. My job, Mr. President, our job here, is to
keep the scores, not to settle scores. Now, in my case, to report the economic numbers
when they’re good AND when they’re bad. When the markets are soaring AND when they’re
tumbling. When trade talks looks like they’re coming
together AND falling apart. It’s called being fair and balanced, Mr.
President. Yet it is fair to say you’re not a fan when
that balance includes stuff you don’t like to hear or facts you don’t like to have
questioned. You’re only human, I get that. Who l likes to be corrected? But you are the president. It comes with the job. Just like checking what you say and do comes
with my job. After all, I’m not the one who said tariffs
are a wonderful thing, you are. Just like I’m not the one who said Mexico
would pay for the wall. You did. Just like I’m not the one who claimed that
Russia didn’t meddle in the 2016 election. You did. Now I’m sorry you don’t like these facts
being brought up but they are not fake because I did. What would be fake is if I never did. If I ignored all the times you said you loved
your old Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, until you didn’t. Had no plans to dump your Homeland Security
Secretary… until you did. Called Chinese president Xi Jinping an enemy
just last week and a great leader this week. Sometimes you don’t even wait that long. Last week, you expressed an appetite for background
checks before arguing just hours later our background checks are already strong. These aren’t fake items, they’re real
items and you really said them. Just like you never paid to silence a porn
star until, it turns out, you did. Never ordered your former White House Counsel
Don McGahn to fire Bob Mueller until we learned you tried. Fake is when it’s wrong, Mr. President,
not when it’s unpleasant. Just like it isn’t and wasn’t fake when
you said the Access Hollywood tape wasn’t real when it was. Or that you inherited a depression from Barack
Obama when you didn’t. Or that you ripped quantitative easing when
he was president but are furious when the Federal Reserve isn’t doing the same for
you now that you’re president. You’re entitled to your point of view, Mr.
President, but you’re not entitled to your own set of facts. Now we can argue over whether you ever wanted
to buy Greenland or disrupt hurricanes with nuclear weapons, but where seeds are planted,
doubts are sewn. You’re right to say the media isn’t fair
to you, that they’re more inclined to report the bad than anything good about you. So it is no surprise you’re frustrated that
more aren’t in line with you, that everyone at Fox might not be in lockstep with you. You might even think that those who are work
for you. They don’t. I don’t. Hard as it is to fathom, Mr. President, just
because you’re the leader of the free world doesn’t entitle you to a free pass. Unfortunately, just a free press. This is Fox News’ Neil Cavuto going in on
Trump in the aftermath of a series of claims by the president that prove just what kind
of relationship he thinks he has with Fox News. And that’s a transactional one—they give
him fawning coverage and he rewards them with access and interviews and tweets that often
read like a TV guide. He promotes their anchors’ books so he can
help make them a quick buck because when it comes down to it, it IS all dollars and cents
with him. Trump isn’t looking for accurate coverage
or critical coverage; he’s looking for fawning coverage. He wants a North Korea-style state TV network,
a propaganda arm of the White House. And look, I should mention off the bat that
his expectations aren’t unfounded. With hosts like Tucker Carlson and Judge Jeanine
and Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham, each trying to outdo the other in terms of how
hard they can grovel at his feet, it’s no surprise that this is what Trump’s come
to expect. And it’s no surprise that the network has
facilitated this reputation for itself. If it was truly concerned about quote “fair
and balanced” coverage, well, first, they wouldn’t have literally shed their “fair
and balanced” slogan. I feel like that says …a lot. But the network doesn’t shy away from what
it calls its opinion hosts. The Trump sycophants are the ones with primetime
slots. And Fox might claim plausible deniability
when it comes to the fact that they’re not journalists and have never claimed to be,
but most Americans who watch the network have no idea that the people sitting in a news
studio, wearing suits, talking politics, sometimes WITH the president of the United States himself,
behind a logo that has the word “news” in it, ISN’T actually news. And clearly Fox knows that. It’s manipulative and exploitative, absolutely,
but more importantly, in today’s climate, with these desperate mouthpieces parading
as journalists with no accountability, it’s dangerous. It’s dangerous for a number of reasons,
first and foremost that by having a network parroting hateful rhetoric, we’re seeing
more and more people who think they have tacit approval not only from the president, but
an entire news organization, to act on Trump’s words, to commit mass shootings because of,
for example, what Trump and Fox News have, on countless occasions, called an invasion— This is not immigration; immigration happens
with the consent of the host country. This is happening by force, without our consent. Will anyone in power do anything to protect
America this time? Or will our leaders sit passively back as
the invasion continues? They think they have tacit approval from Trump
and Fox News to attack journalists who they see as purveyors of “fake news,” which
both Trump and Fox have repeated ad nauseum— Sean Hannity, come on up! Sean Hannity! By the way, all those people in the back are
fake news. But besides the physical consequences, Fox
News has also caused irreparable damage to the integrity of this country’s news. By virtue of conservative talking heads posing
as journalists propping up stories that are more akin to Republican talking points than
actual news under the banner of a legitimate news conglomerate, the other networks are
forced to give those stories airtime or else they’ll be accused of having a liberal bias. So what we’re left with is conservative
conspiracy theories that enter the mainstream. And of course those stories aren’t vetted
or even worthy of reporting, but because Fox’s focus isn’t journalistic, but rather political,
they do it anyway. And that’s why we were forced to endure
endless reporting on Hillary Clinton’s so-called email scandal, which Fox covered more than
nearly any other story. And while it was used by Fox to attack Hillary
Clinton for the grave national security implications that came with her using a private email server
to conduct government business, when Ivanka Trump did the EXACT SAME THING, there was
complete silence from Fox News. And that’s proof that it was never about
the merits of the story, it was just about doing the White House’s bidding, about demonizing
a Democrat in service of a Republican. And that happens on a constant basis, with
Fox News promoting absolutely baseless conspiracy theories like Uranium One, like the migrant
caravans which conveniently only seem to pop up during election time, like Obama’s tan
suit scandal. For all of these, Fox News wills them into
legitimacy by reporting on it and calling any other media sources who DON’T report
on it liberal stooges. And look, there’s clearly an appetite for
this state-TV style network in America. It’s easy to want to watch a network that
can fawn over the president without being beholden to any facts or accountability standards. But until Fox News realizes the damage it’s
doing to this country, until it decides it’s more important to tell the truth than to profit
off of propaganda, that damage will continue. And it looks like the only way to stop it
is for people like Neil Cavuto to continue speaking out, no matter what the president

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