CNN's Stelter: Fox contributor's conspiracy theory about FBI plot to assassinate Trump is "the new low of the anti-Mueller, anti-FBI attacks"

CNN's Stelter: Fox contributor's conspiracy theory about FBI plot to assassinate Trump is "the new low of the anti-Mueller, anti-FBI attacks"

Brian Stelter: "There's a word for that ... propaganda"

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From the December 21 edition of CNN's New Day:

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ALISYN CAMEROTA (CO-HOST): But Brian, I want to move and talk to you about some very incendiary misinformation that was put out on Fox. It was during their midday show and one of their guests said something really inflammatory. And we have to talk about what Fox is going to do about that. So let me play you this moment where he talked about what the FBI might have been planning for President Trump. Listen to this.

[BEGIN VIDEO]

KEVIN JACKSON (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): Think they're going to say, is it -- what was his intent, right? Because that's exactly what FBI Director, former FBI Director [James] Comey said when he was letting Hillary Clinton off the hook. And his intent, regardless of whether it was an assassination attempt or whatever, it was definitely something --

HARRIS FAULKNER (FOX NEWS HOST): Whoa, whoa.

JACKSON: Well, I'm just saying, we don't know what it was. When you say, "we've got to make sure that this guy doesn't get in at all cost," what does that mean? So I'm saying there's a spectrum of what does it mean, but one thing that we know for sure, is that he was plotting in an election against a candidate, and there's FBI fingerprints all over this.

[END VIDEO]

CAMEROTA: Very quickly, he said he got this on social media. 

BRIAN STELTER (HOST, RELIABLE SOURCES): Yeah.

CAMEROTA: That's crap. That's not fact. So how is Fox addressing that to get the real information?

STELTER: This is the new low of the anti-Mueller, anti-FBI attacks. Fox says it's "addressing" it with the guest. But there's a word for that, there's a word for it. It's propaganda.

Previously:

Fox contributor floats conspiracy theory that the FBI might have planned to assassinate Donald Trump

Fox News pays contributor Kevin Jackson to push blatant lies and conspiracy theories

Study: Hannity's crusade against Robert Mueller and the Russia probe, by the numbers

Network/Outlet
Fox News Channel, CNN
Person
Kevin Jackson, Brian Stelter
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New Day
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