117 times Fox's “straight news” anchor Martha MacCallum pushed right-wing narratives over seven weeks
MacCallum has more in common with bigoted prime-time hosts than discord
Martha MacCallum, Fox News executive editor and anchor of The Story with Martha MacCallum, pushes right-wing narratives, pro-Trump talking points, and Republican spin during her on air appearances on Fox News. Part of the so-called “straight news” division, MacCallum has featured heavily in the network’s election coverage, as well as its promotional material, alongside anchor Bret Baier. Network executives have relied on the “straight news” operation to deflect criticism of the extreme racism and propaganda spewed nightly by opinion hosts like Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham in an effort to deter advertisers from fleeing their toxic programming.
In fact, in many instances, MacCallum has shown herself to have more in common with the prime-time hosts than in discord. A Media Matters review found MacCallum pushed right-wing talking points nearly every day that she appeared on the network for the past seven weeks. This list catalogues 117 of these instances.