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Media Winner of the Day: Arthel Neville. Media Loser of the Day: Newsmax

Added 09-13-21 02:34:02pm EST - “Fox's Arthel Neville fact checks Trump, Newsmax falls for the same prank TWICE, and America remembers 9/11.” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Media Winner of the Day: Arthel Neville. Media Loser of the Day: Newsmax”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Fact-checking former President Donald Trump is a never-ending task. Just look the number of Republicans still clinging to the completely mistaken belief that Trump won the 2020 election.

And the thing about the former president is you never know when or where his wild misrepresentations are going to pop up.

Countless journalists have been criticized for not challenging — or worse, amplifying — Trump when he spouted nonsense during an interview. We’ve certainly highlighted a number of them for the “Media Loser” column of this newsletter, so we definitely want to give kudos when it’s done right.

Fox News anchor Arthel Neville handled the situation calmly and matter-of-factly when Trump reiterated his false rhetoric complaining about the “rigged election” while visiting an NYPD precinct to honor 9/11 first responders.

“He did not miss any opportunities to air grievances including claiming that the election was rigged, which it was not,” Neville said. “It has been proven in court multiple times. It has been proven that the election was not rigged by elected election officials.” It seems like a simple thing to just state the facts, but that doesn’t make it any less important.

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