A Republican congressman and Fox News host laughed off former President Donald Trump’s repeated lies about his loss in the 2020 election during an interview Thursday.
“Trump says the ‘big lie’ was the results of the 2020 election,” Roberts explained in his segment, setting up a question for guest Kevin Brady (R-Texas). “Liz Cheney says, no, the ‘big lie’ was suggesting the 2020 election was stolen.”
“Between the two of them, who is right?” he asked.
“I’ll leave that dispute to them,” Brady replied, his answer dismissing the question as a petty fight between two people and not a terrifying reflection of the state of American democracy.
Fox News anchor John Roberts: ‘Trump says the Big Lie was the result of the 2020 election. Liz Cheney says, no, the Big Lie was suggesting the 2020 election was stolen. Between the two of them, who is right?”
Rep. Kevin Brady: “I’ll leave that dispute to them.”
Roberts laughs. pic.twitter.com/rdifAjfnAU
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) May 6, 2021
In January, Fox News laid off at least 16 employees as part of an effort that one of those staffers let go described as “a concerted effort to get rid of real journalists.”
Perhaps the network cut too deep. Just over three months later, Fox News can’t figure out how to report the 2020 election results without wondering aloud what they actually were.
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