Yeah, we put them in the mail, er, I think
And FNC is the template for other operations: TalkRADIO is drifting inexorably in that direction, Sky News Australia (now 100% Murdoch owned) has already arrived there, and the people at Ofcom will no doubt be looking nervously at a start-up “news” channel which is being planned by the inmates of the Baby Shard bunker.
In the run-up to this year’s US Presidential Election, FNC has, to no surprise at all, been shilling shamelessly, and almost continuously, for Combover Crybaby Donald Trump. This has involved pushing some truly wacko conspiracy theories, including a claim that Democrat challenger Joe Biden’s son Hunter, or someone on his behalf, dropped off a MacBook at a repair shop, and that something on the hard drive was seriously incriminating.
Dodgy emails! The thing that, in the retelling, did for Hillary Clinton in 2016! Off went the whole roster of FNC’s “opinion” hosts, including one Tucker Carlson. He is the one who inherited the 2000 hours weekdays Eastern slot after the departure of Bill O’Reilly. Tucker Carlson Tonight is FNC’s highest-rating show. And Carlson pushed the Biden email story.
But here a problem entered: all those hosts talked about the emails, but no emails were ponied up. This sowed seeds of doubt, even in the minds of loyal FNC viewers. So now, we are told that there are more damning Biden documents. And FNC has them. Or, rather, FNC did have them, but, er, they got lost in the post. You read that right.
So it was that Carlson, earnest manner, straight face and all, told his viewers yesterday evening “On Monday this week we received … a collection of confidential documents related to the Biden family”. But the documents were in New York, and Carlson was in LA. So a producer in NYC “shipped those documents overnight to California with a large national carrier”. And guess what happened then? You’ll love this one.
“The Biden documents never arrived in Los Angeles. Tuesday morning we received word from the shipping company that our package had been opened, and the contents were missing”. Sorry Tuck, but this is complete crap. One, the producer in NYC only needed to scan them, or use their phone camera, and then use that gizmo called email.
And Two, how did the people who allegedly intercepted the package know what to look for? Was it marked “Fox News Channel - incriminating Biden documents en route to Tucker Carlson”? if they really had been dynamite, someone would have gone to JFK, EWR or LGA, got on a plane, virus risk or no, and delivered them personally.
The Hunter Biden email claim didn’t work. Now it’s been replaced by “A Registered Democrat Dog Intercepted My Homework And Ate It”.
But don’t laugh too loudly. This standard of con artistry will be here in the UK very soon.
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