Fox News Channel executives pride themselves on the fact that the network’s hosts and reporters do not mindlessly follow the rest of the corporate media’s groupthink.
But that just changed.
And it’s due to the fact that this big name at Fox News actually offered this praise for an awful thing Joe Biden did.
“Special Report” host Bret Baier is trying to fill the role of liberal establishment-friendly Fox News host that Chris Wallace abandoned when Wallace quit Fox to jump to CNN.
After Joe Biden’s horrifying and divisive speech on the one-year anniversary of January 6, most hosts and commentators slammed Joe Biden for seizing on a riot to smear his political opponents and exploiting it to jump start the momentum behind legislation that will rig future elections for the Democrat Party.
But not Bret Baier.
Host Dana Perino accurately described Biden’s speech as “divisive” and criticized Biden for not trying to live up to his campaign promise of unifying the country.
“This is how he sees it,” Perino stated. “Everyone has a choice how they want to communicate, especially the president of the United States.”
But Baier lavished praise on a speech where Biden compared his political opponents to terrorists.
“It was as forceful, aggressive, pointed, specifically at the former president as we’ve seen in a speech from President Biden since taking office January 20th of last year,” Baier gushed.
In the speech, Biden placed the three-hour riot on the same level as the Civil War where over 600,000 Americans died in a bloody conflict that ultimately preserved the Union and ended the horror of slavery.
Biden claimed Trump supporters were the equivalent of the Confederacy, stating:
Close your eyes. Go back to that day. What do you see? Rioters rampaging, waving, for the first time inside this Capitol the Confederate flag that symbolizes the cause to destroy America, to rip us apart.
Even during the Civil War that never, ever happened.
Biden then pivoted to familiar lies and falsely claimed that election integrity and voter ID laws were racist calls back to Jim Crow and would suppress the right to vote.
“Right now, in state after state, new laws are being written not to protect the vote, but to deny it – not only to suppress the vote, but to subvert it. Not to strengthen and protect our democracy, but because the former president lost instead of looking at the election results in 2020, and saying they need new ideas or better ideas to win more votes. The former president and his supporters have decided the only way for them to win is to suppress your vote and subvert our elections. It’s wrong. It’s undemocratic. And frankly, it’s un-American,” Biden ranted.
Fox News viewers could not believe that Baier praised this speech where Biden smeared the millions of conservatives that tune in to Fox News as the equivalent of the Confederate soldiers that fought on behalf of slavery and later racist segregationists that imposed Jim Crow.
With Wallace gone Fox News may be looking for a new “nonthreatening” face to their news division so the network can continue to book Democrat guests on their flag ship news programs.
And that could explain why Baier gushed about one of the most divisive, controversial presidential speeches in generations.
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