The entire panel on MSNBC’s AM Joy all got in their shots at the slavish coverage Fox News has bestowed upon President Donald Trump but saved their most biting comments for Judge Jeanine Pirro who is safely tucked away by the conservative network on Saturday nights where she can’t do much damage.
After running a series of clips of Pirro’s flamboyantly over-the-top pro-Trump rants — including one attacking the latest Mueller bombshells — fill-in host Jonathan Capehart got the ball rolling.
“Earth to Fox News, when a damaging court filing finds you ‘Individual-1,’ that’s a bad thing — it’s a really bad thing,” he began. “President Donald Trump’s favorite news outlet has actually gone out of its way to actually not cover the bombshell Mueller filings.”
Sharing more clips of Fox News giving blanket coverage this week to Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, Capehart turned to journalist Gabriel Sherman and asked, “Soooo– was that really Jeanine Pirro on Fox News or a ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit?”
“You know, sometimes it is so hard to see the line between reality and satire on Fox, yet they make it so easy,” Sherman replied. “For me, the highlight of this alternate reality was a segment that Fox & Friends did on a nine-year-old girl who fought to overturn a law banning snowballs.”
“Just listening to Jeanine Pirro, I couldn’t help thinking she sounds like something [Washington Post columnist] Dana Milbank would write in columns satirically to prove a point about how off-the-deep-end Republicans have gone, but she is doing this for real!” Capehart suggested.
“No, yeah, I give up on satire, I’m going to write about that snowball law,” Milbank quipped. “Fox is at a point now where they are, you know, trying to maintain things in this suspended animation.”
“Even the Fox News viewers will be seeing with their own eyes it is not all fake news that actually we are in a whole world of hurt right here,” he continued. “I think you’re already beginning to see cracks in it. I think the whole notion of having this parallel reality is breaking down.”
What followed was a dissection of Fox News coverage of Trump, with Sherman stating it will destroy the network one day.
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