I think we can all agree that as much as Fox News may be routinely portrayed by those on the left as being some bastion of rabid right-wingers, it is also home to a rather significant number of pretty vocal ‘NeverTrumpers’, many of whom, I’m quite sure, would feel right at home on either the Communist News Network (CNN) or possibly even MSNBC. Other than Hannity, who is obvious about his support for Trump, Carlson, who you never really know where he stands on Trump, and Ingraham, the rest are rather obvious regarding their dislike for the president.
Bret Baier is one who makes no bones about his dislike of the president. It was on this past Tuesday’s episode of the Fox News Channel’s “The Daily Briefing,” that he said the president trolls the media and the left because he “wants heads to explode.” Host Dana Perino asked him about Trump’s latest tweet on Russian meddling and Baier said, “I think in the media, we overall read a lot into these tweets. Maybe we shouldn’t read as much as we read into them. Today you heard the house Speaker Paul Ryan say that the president was trolling people with the security clearance.”
Baier continued, “I think literally that this president sometimes does troll the media and the left. I think that he wants heads to explode. And when he says that he’s really concerned that Russia’s going to interfere in the election, I mean, that’s exactly opposite of what he said in Helsinki. And that is exactly opposite of what he’s said––kind of cleaned up––all last week.”
He added, “So when he says that and tweets it and says they are going to be helping the Democrats, even though Vladimir Putin said in the press conference that he was pulling for Trump in the election, people’s heads explode. They react, they overreact, we cover the overreaction, and everyone in the middle of the country says, you know what?”
I still remember when Baier, Kelly and Wallace had those smirks on their faces during candidate Trump’s first primary debate, thinking that their clever gotcha questions would make Trump look like a novice nobody. And Baier has yet to get over that first debate when Trump not only beat all the other candidates on stage, but the three ‘moderators’ as well! Baier was totally in shock, even more so than on election night, he never thought it could be done! He gave Trump NO credit, Baier should never have listened to Wallace and Kelly! He’s been back-peddling ever since!
And while I would be willing to bet that Baier fancies himself to be a bona fide journalist, I would argue that unless he is able to be a bit more objective regarding how it is that he covers our current president, he’s no better than those purveyors of ‘fake news’ in what was once referred to as the ‘mainstream media.’ I used to think differently of him, but with the arrival onto the scene of President Trump, Baier’s bias has become much more apparent, even obvious when it comes to the president as well as his many supporters and even other folks there at Fox.
These days I watch very little Fox News, much less than I used to. The only ones I tend to watch are Tucker, Sean and Laura. As far as the rest of them go, it differs little from watching CNN or MSNBC. Baier seems to always make sure his little ‘panel’ is loaded up with fellow ‘NeverTrumpers’ to the point where it’s become unbearable to watch, so I don’t. But like I said, Baier is far from being the only guilty party, it’s gotten to where there is virtually NOTHING worth watching on Fox anywhere between 9 am in the morning to 8 pm at night. It’s one NeverTrumper after another.