Political leftists are melting down after Fox News posted a chyron on screen Tuesday night, as part of its reporting on President Donald Trump’s appearance in a Miami court on charges relating to his presidential papers.
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It’s because it said, “Wannabe dictator speaks at the White House after having his political rival arrested.”
A commentary at Twitchy explained, “Fox News refers to Joe Biden accurately and suddenly libs have a problem with news orgs showing bias.”
The commentary then turned snarky: “The horror! That’s downright criminal, y’all. Referring to a demonstrably authoritarian president as a ‘wannabe dictator.’ …. how dare you, Fox News ?!. There’s only one way for the Biden administration to address this travesty now:”
The Washington Post noted that even before the “dictator” remark, Fox had posted on-screen, “Trump Responds to Unprecedented Federal Indictment” and “Trump: This is a Political Persecution.”
The report explained, “The wording borrowed from the criticism leveled frequently on the air this week by Fox pundits, who have claimed that the Trump indictment is politically motivated. Yet the stark and flippant phrasing of the chyron struck many critics as crossing a line into outright falsehood. The Biden administration has maintained that it has no role in the federal Trump prosecution, with Attorney General Merrick Garland turning to a special counsel to avoid a conflict of interest.”
However, what is fact is that there has been significant evidence of possible criminal cases involving the Bidens – Hunter Biden’s multiple issues, including gun-related and tax-related disputes – as well as a document that the FBI purportedly has had for an extended time alleging Joe Biden accepted a $5 million bribe to act officially on behalf of a private interest in Ukraine.
Garland has done nothing to advance cases regarding the alleged offenses. And Biden repeatedly has acted unilaterally, dictating to the federal government what he wants done. One example is his order to all federal agencies to cooperate with leftist organizations to “get out the vote,” a move that largely benefits Democrats.
Leftists melted down, with commentator Ameshia Cross claiming it was both “offensive” and a “lie.”
Townhall, too, responded with a different perspective: “Whoever Wrote This Chyron at Fox News Deserves a Massive Raise.”
Fox told the Post it was taken down and “was addressed.”
Earlier, other statements appeared that included: “Soon: Donald Trump Speaks After Being Targeted by Biden’s Department of Justice.”
And the prosecutor Garland chose to assemble a case against Trump, Jack Smith, was described as: “A Look at the Man Who’s Out To Get Trump.”
Twitchy continued, “We see how this works. ‘Real news organizations’ are the ones that mock and talk trash about Republicans, while ‘fake ‘news’ organizations’ are the ones that mock and talk trash about Democrats.”
That came after another commenter pointed out, “MSNBC spent 7 years comparing Trump to Hitler.”