Trump's propaganda team at Fox think any reporting on the president that doesn't declare him a "rock star" is un-American.
Fox News’ sycophancy to Donald Trump is limitless, as one host demonstrated by declaring that reporting on Trump with anything but praise is “anti-American.”
On Monday morning’s edition of “Fox & Friends,” former White House press secretary Sean Spicer had an interesting reaction to the recent news that Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June, Spicer’s last full month on the job.
Co-host Brian Kilmeade brought up the story, complaining about press coverage of the story.
“Isn’t it amazing, the timing, something comes up about the Russia investigation, like for example, a story that could have broken in June comes out in January after the president goes to Davos and is treated like a rock star.”
Spicer heartily agreed and predicted coverage of Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday would be similar.
“Somebody will dig something up from when he was, like, 8 years old about how he didn’t clean his tray,” Spicer said, instead of heaping praise on Trump’s speech.
“It’s just so anti-American,” co-host Ainsley Earhardt chimed in. “Where is the unity?”
Earhardt’s declaration is stunning even for Fox News, especially considering that neither Spicer nor the Fox hosts are denying the underlying story. They’re simply complaining about coverage of it. Kilmeade’s main complaint is the timing of the reporting when Trump’s Fox loyalists think reporters should be praising his appearance at Davos instead saying it “could have broken in June.”
Worse still, the Fox hosts are saying that simply reporting on a story that puts Trump in an unfavorable light, even if it’s true, is “anti-American.”
This is from the same Fox gang who, just a few days ago, was telling Trump not to testify to Mueller under oath because he will almost certainly perjure.
The truth has not mattered to Fox News for a very long time, but in the era of Trump, they are unafraid, and even proud, to say so out loud.