December 18, 2017
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 17, 2017
People don’t get it: DS is just ahead of the curve.
We are 10 years ahead. That’s all.
Never one to shy away from controversy, Fox News may have crossed the line between biased news coverage and self-satire – intentionally or otherwise – as host Jesse Watters alleged a coup may be underway in the US on Sunday.
The highly inflammatory comments were made during the course of a discussion on special counselor Robert Mueller’s investigation into the so-called ‘Russiagate’ scandal of alleged collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and the Russian government.
“We may now have proof the investigation was weaponized to destroy [Trump’s] presidency for partisan political purposes and to disenfranchise millions of American voters,” Watters said on his show ‘Watters’ World’ on Sunday. “Now, if that is true, we have a coup on our hands in America.”
It is a coup.
There is no other word to describe this.
Rather conspicuously, Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared shortly after Watters’ opening remarks to further hammer home the White House position on the investigation. “The fix was in against Donald Trump from the beginning, and they were pro-Hillary. We understand that people have political views but they are expressing theirs with such animus and such venom towards the now president of the United States they can’t possibly be seen as objective or transparent or even-handed or fair,” Conway said, without a hint of irony, while appearing above a chyron which read “A coup in America?”
“It’s toxic, it’s lethal, and it may be fatal to the continuation of people arguing that matter is since behind us, he won he’s the president, and the Mueller investigation is something separate,” she added.
Fox News firebrand Sean Hannity described Mueller as “a disgrace to the American justice system,” who had put the US “on the brink of becoming a banana republic.” Legal commentator Greg Jarrett later argued on Hannity’s show that Mueller “has been using the FBI as a political weapon. And the FBI has become America’s secret police.”
If Hannity is going that hard, something is probably coming.
He’s not a real edgy guy. And he’s not going to say something that edgy without having reason to think the winds are blowing in a certain direction.