Fox News Savaged Obama For Criticizing His Successor. They Love Trump Bashing Biden.
Added 03-02-21 08:34:02am EST - “The situational ethics of Fox News hosts appears to be in full bloom, just days after former President Donald Trump made what some are lauding as a triumphant return to the political stage by giving a rousing, red-meat speech to close…” - Mediaite.com
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The situational ethics of Fox News hosts appears to be in full bloom, just days after former President Donald Trump made what some are lauding as a triumphant return to the political stage by giving a rousing, red-meat speech to close CPAC on Sunday.
Trump went off on President Joe Biden and the job he has done in the six or so weeks since he was inaugurated, in a bitter political speech that could have been given in October of 2020 during the last weeks of the election. The only significant departure from his stump speech was the post-election talking point that the election was stolen, a dangerous lie that fueled a deadly Capitol insurrection by Trump supporters convinced that the democratic process was unjust.
It has not yet even been 48 hours since Trump’s CPAC speech, but early coverage on Fox News indicates a stubborn unwillingness to correct the record of a stolen election. There is also another rather remarkable distinction between how they are covering former President Trump’s political comments to those made by his predecessor, President Barack Obama, following the end of his second term — and the beginning of Trump’s first.
The standard operating procedure for former presidents is to exit the national political stage and allow the new president the full spotlight, for better and worse. It’s a time-honored tradition that every former president has followed (for the most part) in the modern media age, but it appears that this is yet another decorum that Trump is eager to flout.
Trump’s CPAC speech was filled with familiar harangues about the Biden administration in what felt like half a stump speech and half taking the reins of a still-undefined Republican party, of which Trump is very much in control.
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