Buzzfeed listicles, robots, and iguanas -- what Fox News chose to cover instead of the latest scandal
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Fox News’ primetime shows failed to mention a New York Times bombshell report on the Trump/Russia scandal, detailing President Donald Trump’s effort to force Attorney General Jeff Sessions to not recuse himself from the Russia probe.
The January 4 report highlighted efforts made by the president to control the FBI’s investigation into “whether Mr. Trump’s associates had helped a Russian to disrupt the 2016 election,” including new details about the false statement dictated by Trump about the Trump Tower meeting held in July 16 between members of the Trump campaign and Russian operatives.
While the latest report was covered extensively by both CNN and MSNBC, Fox News’ primetime lineup of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Hannity, and The Ingraham Angle, ignored the report, instead focusing on Hillary Clinton’s emails, a Buzzfeed listicle, and attacks on the media. Below are screenshots from Fox News’ primetime lineup from January 4, 2018:
Tucker Carlson Tonight
The Ingraham Angle