FOX News Game Plan: Tell A Lie, Let It Linger, Damage Can Not Be Undone
What took place last week on Fox News was truly remarkable as it underscored everything we all knew about this network. They are not a real news network but instead a partisan affair aimed to help the Republican Party. The low ball tactics they employ and the damage they do to our political process is without question.
Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier has apologized for suggesting in a report last week that indictments were “likely” in an investigation of the Clinton Foundation, using wording that Baier later described as “inartful.”
Baier, who initially reported on the case Wednesday, said Friday “it was a mistake, and for that I’m sorry.” Hillary Clinton’s critics have accused her family of giving donors special access to the State Department when Clinton was Secretary of State.
Baier’s reporting, in which he said an indictment is “likely,” was refuted by ABC News, NBC News, CNN and other news outlets, although the reporting was picked up and repeated in conservative media. The Clinton campaign called the Fox News reports “baseless.” Baier apologized for the use of the word “indictment,” but said he and the network stand by their reporting.
That is bad enough–but then the shameless Kellyanne Conway made it worse.
Regardless of the veracity of the Fox News report, Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Thursday night “the damage is done to Hillary Clinton.” “No matter how it’s being termed, the voters are hearing it for what it is—a culture of corruption,” she said. Trump himself continued to talk about the possibility of an indictment over the weekend.
That is why we need to crush the Republicans at the polls Tuesday. We need to teach them a lesson.