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Fox News defies Trump and orders on-air personalities not to reveal the White House whistleblower: report

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President Donald Trump has put his allies in a difficult position with his insistence on outing the White House whistleblower.

“The Whistleblower got it sooo wrong that HE must come forward,” Trump tweeted on Sunday. “Reveal the Whistleblower and end the Impeachment Hoax!”

Donald Trump, Jr. followed his father’s stance — and faced significant backlash after outing the whistleblower on Wednesday.

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The attorney representing the whistleblower believes that the outing campaign puts the whistleblower’s entire family at risk.

While Trump’s son is siding with him on outing the whistleblower, Trump will not be receiving the same support from Fox News.

“Fox News hosts and personalities have been instructed over the last several days not to identify the whistleblower whose complaint sparked an impeachment probe against President Trump,” CNN reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

“Several hosts and commentators on the network who have been supportive of President Trump seem to want to name the person they believe to be the whistleblower, but Fox’s guidelines have said not to do so,” CNN noted. “Right-wing media hyped a report from a website last week which claimed it had likely identified the possible whistleblower. Fox is perhaps the only major component of the right-wing media machine that has, thus far, refrained from naming the person identified by that story.”

CNN obtained an email from a Fox executive ordering production staff to “NOT fulfill any video or graphic requests” related to the whistleblower’s identity.

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“Much of Fox effectively operates as a messaging arm of the White House. Its opinion hosts have defended the President at nearly every turn, and the network employs a stable of pro-Trump contributors who appear throughout the day to offer commentary,” CNN noted. “Fox’s news anchors and journalists also frequently cover the day’s news from angles beneficial to the Trump White House.”


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Democrats win another voting rights victory as absentee restrictions struck down in South Carolina

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On Monday, voting rights attorney Marc Elias reported that a federal court has blocked a restriction on absentee ballots for the upcoming South Carolina primary.

The ruling undoes a requirement that mail-in ballots be accompanied by a witness.

BREAKING: @DCCC, @TheDemocrats, and @scdp score major voting rights victory in South Carolina. Federal Court blocks witness requirement for absentee ballots in June primary.

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GOP ripped for refusing to remove Trump from office: ‘Folly of that failure becomes clearer by the day’

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Republicans seeking to keep control of the United States Senate were harshly criticized by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for failing to remove President Donald Trump from office during impeachment.

"For four years now, as both a candidate and president, Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked America’s voting system, falsely claiming voter fraud any time it suited his needs. In a new low, last week he threatened the federal funding of two states over their reasonable moves to facilitate mail-in voting," the newspaper noted in an editorial published online on Memorial Day. "What does it say that the head of the world’s leading democracy is so intent on undermining that democracy?"

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Fox News commentator slammed for mocking Joe Biden’s decision to wear a mask

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On Monday, during his observance of Memorial Day, former Vice President Joe Biden donned a face mask in accordance with CDC guidelines — a contrast with President Donald Trump, who has frequently refused to wear a mask even in some places that require them.

But Fox News senior analyst Brit Hume went out of his way to mock how Biden looked wearing it.

This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today. pic.twitter.com/9l1gw1ljBE

— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 25, 2020

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