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President Trump in Lafayette Park

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

Fox News is defending and cheering on President Donald Trump after he had peaceful protesters outside the White House cleared with tear gas so that he could hold a photo-op on Monday, with some network personalities blaming the protesters themselves and offering nonsensical semantic quibbles over whether gas that caused tears was actually tear gas.

There is no line the network will not cross and no limit whatsoever on Fox's willingness to serve as eager propagandists for the president.

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Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch

Photo Credit: Eva Rinaldi

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Around 2:30 p.m. on June 2, The New York Times' Ben Smith tweeted a note from Fox Corp. Chief Executive Officer Lachlan Murdoch:

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