CHRIS HAYES (HOST): The truth of what happened on January 6, that a mob, egged on by Donald Trump, violently tried to overturn an election is both indefensible and embarrassing for them personally. Multiple Fox News hosts were in communication with the White House that very day. And last night they went to great lengths, not just to avoid airing the hearing and to counter-program, but to do everything in their power to make sure their viewers were shielded from the brutal truth about the violent coup that Donald Trump fomented.
First of all, they didn't take any commercial breaks for the entire two hours when the hearing was taking place. Now I know a little bit about this. The reason you would not take a commercial break is because you do not want your viewers to have a chance to click over to another channel to see what's going on. You want to keep them with you the whole time. Now it's one thing to skip commercial breaks during breaking news or, say while you're airing a live hearing, but last night, Fox News eliminated two hours of commercial breaks at the cost of I don't know how much money, thousands of dollars, all to keep their viewers' eyes away from the truth that was airing on every other news network in the country.