June 1, 2023


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Fox News Doesn’t Plan to Carry Jan. 6 Hearings Live

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Nicole Hemmer, a historian at Columbia College and the creator of “Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics,” mentioned the Fox News final decision to set the Jan. 6 committee listening to on its smaller platforms healthy into a much larger conservative argument that the insurrection was “not that large of a deal.”

“To air it on their tiny sister community, they are reinforcing that argument: This isn’t essential,” she said.

Fox News disputed that claim on Tuesday, indicating the listening to will be out there to its audience in several ways. The coverage on Fox Organization will be led by Bret Baier, Fox News’s most distinguished host who is not overtly partisan, together with Martha MacCallum. That programming will also run on the Fox News website as perfectly as on Fox’s streaming assistance, Fox Country. Mr. Baier and Ms. MacCallum will show up on Fox News right after key time with an 11 p.m. posthearing particular.

The network also pointed to its previous coverage, in whole, of other classes from Capitol Hill, this kind of as Supreme Court confirmation hearings. These were daytime events.

By not carrying the hearings stay in prime time, Fox Information is potentially sparing alone an uncomfortable on-monitor moment. Personal communications in between many Fox anchors and the Trump administration were being unearthed all through the Jan. 6 committee investigation. Various messages exhibit how the hosts were being deeply concerned about the rioters and Mr. Trump’s refusal to rebuke them on the working day of the assault.

In text messages, Mr. Hannity, Ms. Ingraham and Brian Kilmeade, a host of the morning clearly show “Fox & Pals,” expressed escalating alarm to Mark Meadows, Mr. Trump’s chief of staff members, as the attack performed out. “He is destroying his legacy,” Ms. Ingraham wrote in one concept received by the committee.

The other big Tv set networks prepare to address the listening to with their highest-profile journalists. The broadcast networks will connect with in their night news anchors — David Muir, Lester Holt and Norah O’Donnell — to guide two several hours of protection. CNN will turn to Jake Tapper and Anderson Cooper, alongside with a little army of reporters and correspondents. Rachel Maddow, Nicolle Wallace and Pleasure Reid will anchor the protection on MSNBC.


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