January 18, 2019

The meetings of the suits upstairs at Fox News must be...interesting these days.

As it becomes more and more clear to even the most devoted Fox viewer that Congressional oversight of the liar-in-chief is likely to be bad, really bad, for the conservative brand, Fox has to figure out on a daily basis how much "Fox" and how much "news" get into their "ALERTS."

So Thursday night's Buzzfeed bombshell that there's evidence that Trump told Michael Cohen to lie to Congress posed a problem -- how do you avoid covering something like that knowing that it's going to come out bigly in less than a few weeks when Cohen testifies again before Congress?

The host of Fox @ Night Shannon Bream used brevity as her ally, giving the story all of 49 seconds. And ended that "segment" with "we'll see what version of events [Michael Cohen] comes up with this time."

The suits upstairs are worried about what version of events Trump comes up with, for sure.

PS With all the "Where's Mitch?" searching going on this week, it's interesting Rupert Murdoch had no problem finding him the day of the midterms. You can imagine the collusion going on in THAT meeting.

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

We are currently migrating to Disqus

On May 14, 2022, we started migrating our comments from Insticator back to Disqus. During this transition period, some posts will have Insticator and some Disqus. For more information on the transition, as well as information regarding old C&L accounts, please see this post.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.