Fox News Glosses Over Awkward Reality That Impeachment Calls Came From Its Own Contributors

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Fox News' Special Report highlighted conservative calls for President Obama's impeachment, but hid that the calls they cite as coming from "some prominent outside conservative voices" actually originated with Fox's own contributors.

On the July 10 edition of Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox correspondent Mike Emanuel reported that "some prominent outside conservative voices have called for President Obama to be impeached":

While an on-screen image showed that Fox contributors Sarah Palin and Allen West were those "outside conservative voices" calling for impeachment, Emanuel dodged the uncomfortable truth that Fox contributors have been leading the impeachment that he reported on. 

On Fox News, Palin said that "impeachment is a message that has to be sent to our president that we're not going to put up with this lawlessness," citing the recent humanitarian crisis at the border, and urged Congress to "get going" on impeachment. 

West called for Obama's impeachment more than a month ago, and was quick to claim that Palin's call for impeachment was a sign that "his efforts to remove the president from the White House were gaining momentum."

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