Fox Nation host spins 2020 election conspiracy theory around the Biden administration’s invitation to UN racism envoys

Lara Logan: “They can dismiss all of us as lunatics, if we want to ask a question about the election”

Fox News is now hyping an invitation for U.N. envoys on racism and human rights to visit the United States — which Secretary of State Antony Blinken said was an effort to “lead by example” on human rights — depicting it as the Biden administration asking the United Nations to investigate the U.S.

But in the telling of Fox Nation host Lara Logan, appearing on Thursday’s edition of Outnumbered, this move is more sinister: an “act of desperation” to “divert attention away” from imminent findings that the 2020 election was stolen.

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Citation From the July 15, 2021, edition of Fox News’ Outnumbered

LARA LOGAN (FOX NATION HOST): But I’ve been talking to some people in the intelligence community and others who see this as an act of desperation, because the Biden administration is in real trouble when it comes to the election. If you look — look at Tucker Carlson’s reporting from last night on what happened in Georgia. There’s a [state] Senate hearing in Arizona on Thursday about the audit there.

And the problem for this administration is that they can dismiss all of us as lunatics if we want to ask a question about the election, but these are the exact same concerns that Democrats had right after 2016. And there’s records of them voicing these concerns. And so when I talk to people, what I’m hearing is that this isn’t the first time the Biden administration has brought the U.N. in on a domestic issue. There are U.N. monitors on the southern border who have been there since the Biden administration took over, who have been monitoring our own law enforcement agencies. I reported that on Fox News, and it’s been, you know, largely ignored by the rest of the media. So if you look at this strategically, what does the Biden administration gain by doing this? Besides dividing us, you know, are they trying to divert attention away from other issues?

HARRIS FAULKNER (FOX NEWS ANCHOR): Wow. And your reminder of who is watching whom at the border is really interesting, because we can’t take cameras in certain places. It’s not open to the very entity in this country that is protected in the Constitution.

This is not even the first time that a Fox host claimed to have an intelligence source telling them that Donald Trump won the 2020 election — Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo made similar claims in December, on the same day as the Electoral College delegates were voting across the country to formalize President Joe Biden’s victory.

Logan also referred to Fox host Tucker Carlson’s show the night before, in which he pushed a series of easily debunked theories circulating among far-right media about the election in Georgia, involving some initial counting errors that were already resolved in the state’s manual hand recount. Carlson also ended his monologue by appearing to threaten a repeat of the January 6 insurrection.