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Longtime left-wing O’Reilly guest reveals how to beat Fox News at its own game

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When Fox News invites left-wing guests onto its shows, it isn’t trying to actually be “fair and balanced” — rather, it’s simply looking for someone to set up as roadkill for pugnacious hosts such as Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and former prime time star Bill O’Reilly.

Writing in the New Yorker, longtime Fox News contributor Rich Benjamin reveals the ways that O’Reilly and other Fox hosts try to box left-wing guests into impossible positions — and then explains how to beat them at their own games.

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Benjamin notes that one of O’Reilly’s favorite tricks is to lull unsuspecting guests into a feeling of comfort by starting them off with friendly questioning — only to then rudely interrupt them and hammer them mid-answer with aggressive questions.

“O’Reilly hoped that ‘stepping on’ your answer right out of the gate would scramble your train of thought,” he writes. “As O’Reilly’s opponent, you had to box with him aggressively to honor the viewpoint that you were defending yet be careful not to ridicule him too blatantly and risk alienating his viewers.”

Benjamin also notes that he could always tell when he’d landed some real punches against O’Reilly because his fans would send him furious messages on email and social media attacking him.

“When I received no response, I knew my efforts had fallen flat,” he said. “In other instances, just minutes after wrapping up an appearance, my inbox would be flooded with choice feedback from his fans: ‘Commie,’ ‘N*gger,’ ‘Buckwheat,’ ‘F*g.’ These sorts of e-mails, combined with a series of hot, angry tweets, were an accurate measure of an effective appearance.”

Read his entire take on how to win at the Fox News debate game at this link.

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Fox News’ Chris Wallace: ‘If you are not moved by the testimony of Marie Yovanovitch today, you don’t have a pulse’

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During a break in the testimony of former United States ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch before a House committee holding impeachment hearings on Donald Trump, Fox News host Chris Wallace praised her poise and devastating testimony, saying viewers should be "moved" by her story.

As the House hearing chamber emptied of lawmakers, Wallace was effusive in his praise.

"I think if you are not moved, and we will have to watch what happens in the cross-examination, but if you were not moved by the testimony of Marie Yovanovitch, you don't have a pulse," he said.

"This is a woman who had served in posts for presidents of both parties for more than 30 years," he added. "Hardship posts, places like Somalia, Tashkent, and she tells a story of being a leading fighter against corruption," before he provided more details about her stellar career and noting the president had her summarily fired by a new Trump hire.

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‘Wow, little man’: Trump shredded by the internet for attempt to intimidate Yovanovitch as she described corruption

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As former United States ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch spoke before a House impeachment hearing, President Donald Trump launched a frantic attack on the distinguished career diplomat in an obvious attempt to smear her reputation --which stunned and angered Twitter users due to the personal nature of the attacks.

According to the president, "Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him. It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors."

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President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at former United States ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch as she delivered devastating testimony about corruption within his administration.

"Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad," the president wrote. "She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him."

The president then asserted that he had the absolute right to fire any ambassador he wanted, before bragging about doing more to help Ukraine than former President Barack Obama ever did.

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