While Maria Bartiromo and Jason Chaffetz spout conspiracy theories about election theft and insist Donald Trump is ahead, others on the network have attempted to tamp down on the crazy—much to the president’s displeasure.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, as too-close-to-call battleground states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Nevada were tallying votes, Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum—two non-opinion personalities, who, in theory, are meant to put the “news” in Fox News—led a panel that laid out the network’s first line of defense for Donald Trump’s attempt to steal the 2020 election.
Shortly before the president’s press conference, in which he deemed votes tallied after Election Day were a “fraud on the American public,” a straight-faced Baier described the strategies of each campaign as though they were remotely comparable. On one hand, he said, Joe Biden is calling for states to fulfill their legal requirement of counting “every vote.” On the other, Republicans “are going to be saying, ‘No, stop the vote.’”
Baier’s guest, conservative legal scholar Jonathan Turley,chimed in to explain why this scenario made Democrats the real crooks: “When people say, ‘count every ballot,’ in a situation like this, it could prove utter madness.” And MacCallum then doubled down, claiming that there is “going to be a lot of subjectivity in the question of whether or not all of his ballots are valid in many cases.” (Continued…)
Source: Vanity Fair