Fox News remains President Trump's favorite news channel, and Sean Hannity his single greatest champion. But mounting criticism from the latter's Fox co-anchors this week suggests the network's support for the president may be eroding.
"Just today John Roberts, Fox News correspondent of the White House walked out of a White House press briefing," explained "Young Turks" host Cenk Uygur. "Sarah Huckabee Sanders… said 'I guess he has somewhere better to go,' and he said 'yeah, we're not on camera. You are not doing this on TV, so I have to do a live show.'"
Roberts isn't the only Fox News correspondent who appears fed up. Nightly panelist Charles Krauthammer torched Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Kremlin-connected attorney on “The Story” with Martha MacCallum, three days after the New York Times bombshell report. Krauthammer continued his attack on Thursday's “Special Report With Bret Baier."
"I'm willing to concede it is not a criminal act, but it is certainly an unethical act," he said of the meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya last June at Trump Tower.
"Damn," exlaimed Uygur. "Fox News calling the Trump administration unethical and saying they were deceiving you all along."
Even Judge Andrew Napolitano had some choice words to describe the Trump Tower summit. According to Napolitano, Don. Jr. was lucky not to receive any information about Hillary Clinton from Veselnitskaya.
"That would have been a felony," he concluded. "That would have been the completion of a crime."
"This is a guy Trump liked so much that he thought about putting him on the Supreme Court," Uygur reminded viewers. "[And] even Napolitano is saying this looks really bad."
Earlier in the week, a furious Sheppard Smith told viewers, "There are still people out there who believe we're making it up, and one day they are going to realize we are not."
"This is a weird topsy-turvy world where I am agreeing with Fox hosts," Uygur noted. That makes two of us.
Trump officials to face congressional grilling over president’s link to white nationalist terrorism
Next week, Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are poised to question members of the Trump administration about the dangerous rise in white nationalist violence.
Just last weekend, a man slaughtered dozens of people in El Paso, Texas, after citing an "invasion" on the Southwest border.
In addition to questioning senior national security officials about the rise in white nationalism violence, they also plan to ask them whether they think President Donald Trump is instigating violent acts with his rhetoric, reports Greg Sargent in the Washington Post.
Here’s the disgusting truth about America’s CEO pay scam
Average CEO pay at big corporations topped 14.5 million dollars in 2018. That’s after an increase of 5.2 million dollars per CEO over the past decade, while the average worker’s pay has increased just 7,858 dollars over the decade.
How Elizabeth Warren works the political system
She has an approach that involves identifying ways to make progress and focusing relentlessly on achieving them.
I get a little annoyed by trendy, overused terms like “theory of change” that always seem to me more like after-the-fact justifications for how leaders manage to succeed than a premeditated idea. But you can build that thread with Elizabeth Warren, and take some lessons from her approach to politics, a combination of quiet bureaucratic skill, persistence, and the leverage of grassroots coalitions as outside muscle.