Fox News: Texts? What Texts?
Dana wrote a great post about those texts to Mark Meadows and their significance. So how is the issue being covered on Fox News? The answer is: it is not.
A transcript search indicates that Fox News has completely ignored the text messages sent from their own anchors to Mark Meadows on January 6 criticizing Trump's inaction. The topic hasn't been brought up a single time.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 14, 2021
Sean Hannity had Mark Meadows on as a guest and Hannity’s own texts to him were not mentioned:
Sean Hannity had Mark Meadows on for 8 minutes and never once brought up the text message he sent him during the Capitol riots!
Just incredible! pic.twitter.com/V67RMB8kCG
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) December 14, 2021
Byron York, ever the partisan, does his level best to defend the Fox News hosts for texting Meadows saying Trump needed to call his people off, and then going on the tube and pretending Antifa played a significant role. Like most Byron York pieces, it’s not convincing. I’m sure he has some take about how the network totally ignoring the story in its entirety is defensible, somehow. When all you have is partisan garbage on offer, partisan garbage is what your readers get.