Fox News did not broadcast the first public hearing of the House January 6 select committee, in which text messages from Fox personalities were read. Since the hearing, they have not mentioned the text messages. As texts from Fox’s star talent were read into the record as evidence last night, the Fox audience was instead bombarded with conspiracy theories and lies spinning away the seriousness of the insurrection.
During the hearing, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) read texts between Fox host Sean Hannity and then-Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany (who is now a Fox News contributor).
The text exchange confirmed that both parties believed that “stolen election talk” should be stopped, and that impeachment over the insurrection was a real possibility.