Maher Wrongly Claims ‘Pravda’ Fox Information Ignored Flake Speech Attacking Trump

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On Friday’s Actual Time on HBO, far-left host Invoice Maher lashed out at Fox Information and wrongly claimed that it had ignored Republican Senator Jeff Flake’s speech attacking President Donald Trump. Though panel member Betsy Woodruff of the Each day Beast did bounce in to tell Maher that Flake’s speech was coated dwell, each she and liberal CNN commentator Van Jones claimed that “they did not discuss it” afterwards.

In reality, a Nexis search finds that night FNC hosts Bret Baier, Martha McCallum, and Brian Kilmead all led with Flake’s speech, whereas Sean Hannity additionally did a report on the story.

Maher started the dialogue by claiming that Fox Information is performing as “state TV.” Maher:

However  here is the — additionally the actual downside to me is that Fox Information has develop into state TV. They had been at all times, after all, Republican. It is completely different now, as all issues with Trump. It is worse. And it is a very dangerous axis of evil as a result of they did not hear the Jeff Flake speech. They did not find out about it. It would not exist. They issues that we discuss don’t exist as a result of they aren’t proven on Fox TV.

After Woodruff knowledgeable him that the speech was carried dwell by FNC, Maher continued:

Their web site — I noticed their web site. It had no like headline there. It was Hillary Clinton after which on the very backside they took away from the speech: “Jeff Flake: ‘I may work with Trump on some issues.'” Oh, there it’s, yeah.

After Woodruff recalled that Trump is pleasant with FBN’s Lou Dobbs, Maher fretted:

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Sure, Fox offers him his agenda. The standard Fox viewers is now President — and outdated, white man with anger points — we’re undecided why. No, actually. And so their anecdotal false racist view of the nation is his view. And so they know that they’ve this viewership of 1 particular person. That is all they should please. They fairly often give him his agenda. You see him saying their speaking factors.

However a video montage from Tuesday night proves the Jeff Flake speech was performed up on Fox Information tv applications.

Under is a transcript of the related portion of the Friday, October 27, Actual Time with Invoice Maher.

BILL MAHER: However  here is the — additionally the actual downside to me is that Fox Information has develop into state TV. They had been at all times, after all, Republican. It is completely different now, as all issues with Trump. It is worse. And it is a very dangerous axis of evil as a result of they did not hear the Jeff Flake speech. They did not find out about it. It would not exist. They issues that we discuss don’t exist as a result of they aren’t proven on Fox TV.

BETSY WOODRUFF, DAILY BEAST: Fox confirmed the Jeff Flake speech dwell, for what it is value.

MAHER: They confirmed it dwell?

WOODRUFF: Yeah.

VAN JONES, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: However they did not discuss it.

WOODRUFF: However they did not discuss it. It did not get the identical protection.

MAHER: Their web site — I noticed their web site. It had no like headline there. It was Hillary Clinton after which on the very backside they took away from the speech: “Jeff Flake: ‘I may work with Trump on some issues.'” Oh, there it’s, yeah.

DAVID FRENCH, NATIONAL REVIEW: But it surely’s which present? I imply, Hannity is Trump Pravda. All people is aware of Hannity is Trump Pravda.

MAHER: All of them are.

FRENCH: Bret Baier is an efficient journalist. Folks like Dana Perino, high-integrity particular person.

MAHER: Dana Perino —

FRENCH: Sure.

MAHER: — isn’t in Trump’s watch bucket?

WOODRUFF: The Fox Information character who would not get sufficient consideration for being very shut and pleasant with Trump is Loud Dobbs. I have been instructed that Trump will really name Dobbs after his present. He loves it when Dobbs goes after McConnell and Paul Ryan. He’ll cheer him on. In a current interview, Trump requested Dobbs who he ought to decide to be the Fed chair. That is not an aberration. That is the type of relationship that they’ve. And it is a Fox Enterprise host who —

MAHER: Sure, Fox offers him his agenda. The standard Fox viewers is now President — and outdated, white man with anger points — we’re undecided why. No, actually. And so their anecdotal false racist view of the nation is his view. And so they know that they’ve this viewership of 1 particular person. That is all they should please. They fairly often give him his agenda. You see him saying their speaking factors.

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