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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Fox Hosts Sell Out To GOP — Literally

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

Fox News host Pete Hegseth was paid roughly $10,000 by Republicans in Michigan to speak at a fundraising event with then-Senate candidate John James. Fox News then allowed Hegseth to repeatedly interview James and promote his candidacy on its network.

Hegseth, a Republican who has said that he doesn’t consider himself a journalist, co-hosts Fox & Friends Weekend. ​The Washington Post reported in March that “Hegseth has been a confidant of Trump’s, who watches his Fox News show and frequently calls him to discuss veterans’ policy.” On Fox & Friends, Hegseth interviewed Trump during a rally to support Republican candidates ahead of the midterm elections.…

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Trump Promotes Former Fox Host To UN Ambassador

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Former Fox News host and current State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert has been selected by Trump to be the new United Nations Ambassador, replacing Nikki Haley.

Nauert is the latest in a long line of people Trump has watched on Fox News, then put in a position of power and influence in his administration.

She began her audition for Trump early on, when soon after he won the election in November 2016 she promoted his tweet lying that he had arranged for Ford to keep jobs in America. She offered “Congratulations, all the way around” for something Trump hadn’t done.…

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Why Trump’s Reported Choice For Attorney General Will Thrill Fox News

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Fox News’ leading propagandists have been begging for President Donald Trump to install an attorney general who will turn their conspiracy theories into federal investigations. With William P. Barr, the reported front-runner to fill the position, they may finally get their wish.

In a November 2017 meeting with Trump, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro reportedly savaged then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his failure to conduct a federal investigation into a deal approved while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state that gave Russia control over some U.S. uranium mines. Conservatives latched on to that deal during the 2016 presidential election, pushing a bogus conspiracy theory that Clinton approved Russia’s effort to buy Uranium One, a Canadian firm with licenses to extract uranium in the U.S., because she had benefited from Russian government bribes.…

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