As we discussed here this Saturday, Trump's propagandists over on
State-Run TV Fox "news" had a field day playing the conservative victimhood game for Dear Leader with multiple whine-fests on the network crying about the Canada's CBC TV editing out Trump's cameo appearance in Home Alone 2.
As Ellen explained over at News Hounds this Sunday, Ed Henry's conspiracy theory on the cameo last week was "spectacularly ignorant and/or dishonest":
Did “straight news” correspondent Ed Henry do any research before spouting off his false conspiracy theory that Canada censored Donald Trump’s cameo in Home Alone 2? Or did Henry just ignore the facts in order to suck up to Dear Leader?
A few days ago, while Henry was moonlighting from his job as chief national correspondent and before picking up his new gig as co-anchor of America’s Newsroom, he was moonlighting as an opinion host on Trump’s favorite morning show, Fox & Friends.
In case you missed this latest Fox poutrage, Canadian television cut Dear Leader’s Home Alone 2 cameo in order to make room for commercials in 2014, long before Canada’s prime minister was caught laughing at Trump, along with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron, at a NATO summit reception. In fact, Canada's prime minister at the time was a conservative.
Yet Henry misleadingly declared, “They needed to leave room for commercials – that’s the one part, that’s six or seven seconds.”
Actually, no. Canada’s CBC TV said other scenes were cut, too – a total of eight minutes worth.
Henry seems to have done no fact checking before spouting off his falsehood.
Instead, Henry continued spreading his fake news with a projection about other people’s lack of reason. “How bad is your Trump derangement syndrome for you to cut that out of a happy movie?” Henry “asked.”
Henry was asked about his appearance on this Sunday's Media Buzz during a softball interview with his fellow Fox host Howard Kurtz, and Henry rather than admit that the segment was just one more example of how the network will lie about anything and everything if they think they can keep their viewers worked into a lather day in and day out, Henry gave a half-hearted non-apology "apology" and dismissed what he and his fellow Fox & Friends hosts did as simply "being frivolous."
Kurtz then brought up Home Alone 2 and noted how POTUS responded after the Fox & Friends segment, before asking about the CBC saying this started in 2014.
“Did you all jump the gun a little bit on this?” Kurtz asked.
“If it was really in 2014 — we don’t know for sure, that’s what the… CBC says — fine, I’ll take that. If I erred, I’ll take the hit on it,” Henry responded. “I think the point I made in a segment on Fox & Friends is similar to what we were talking about with Hallmark Channel, which is these sort of frivolous things out there. I mean, why is any time being spent on whether the Hallmark Channel is fascist or whether or not Donald Trump is in or out of a movie. I think people get obsessed with whether Donald Trump was with Macaulay Culkin or whatever. Frankly, who cares, let’s get on with the nation’s business. If I engaged in something about that that was silly too, I guess I was being frivolous. I apologize.”
Kurtz added, “It’s a light issue, you were giving your opinion based on what we knew at the time. I just wanted to get the CBC’s denial in there.”