What’s going on over at Fox News?
They used to be a reliable source for journalism.
Isn’t covering a former president’s speech the very definition of newsworthy?
Yet, instead of airing a significant policy speech by President Trump, the network instead chose to air Mike Pence’s speech.
Isn’t that interesting?
Two competing speeches: One by the former most powerful man in the world and the other by his running mate.
Yet instead of going with the real news story, Fox News picked Pence.
I don’t know about you, but doesn’t that appear to be a little… on the nose?
As if they’re trying to push a narrative?
When Fox News airs 17 minutes of Pence’s speech and ZERO minutes of Trump’s speech, Rupert Murdoch is over you.
— Outspoken™️ (@Out5p0ken) July 27, 2022
Pence and Trump both gave speeches in DC yesterday. @FoxNews covered the entirety of Pence speech and o seconds of Trump. But they are totally fair and balanced….
— Musashi (@MusashiBonMot) July 27, 2022
Fox News devoted little airtime to Donald Trump's speech on Tuesday, in his first visit to Washington since leaving office. Notably, it did go live with Mike Pence’s address the same day. https://t.co/tXEKE7fQDq
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 27, 2022
This isn’t the first time that Fox News has appeared to target President Trump.
Doesn’t anyone remember the first primary debate?
With Megyn Kelly?
Well, it appears that Fox News didn’t learn their lesson.
According to Breitbart:
Fox News declined to air former President Donald Trump’s Tuesday speech at the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) summit, despite airing a speech by Vice President Mike Pence hours earlier.
Although the network skipped Trump’s speech, Fox News aired former Vice President Mike Pence’s speech at the Young Americas Foundation’s national student conference just hours before Trump spoke.
Trump’s speech at the AFPI summit, organized by former senior officials in his administration, marked the first time the former president had been in Washington D.C. since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021.
Fox News’s decision to skip Trump’s speech comes as Trump and Pence are drifting apart in key political races across the country. For example, the two recently held rallies in Arizona on the same day in support of their respective gubernatorial candidates.
In addition, both Trump and Pence are reportedly eying a presidential run in 2024.
However, in his speech, Pence told the audience he does not see a divide in the conservative movement.
Pence said in response to a question about any purported divide between him and Trump:
“I don’t know that our movement is that divided. I don’t know that the president and I differ on issues. But we may differ on focus. I truly do believe that elections are about the future, and that is absolutely essential at a time when so many Americans are hurting.”
Mr. Pence, if you don’t think the movement is divided, then why are you taking actions to run against President Trump?
Instead, why aren’t you defending him against the sham J6 hearing.
So… why would Pence get Fox News?
Because he doesn’t have the crowd size. If the Establishment is going to throw their weight behind Pence, they’re going to have to create some enthusiasm.
Because there’s no enthusiasm around Pence, BUT there is huge enthusiasm in continuing to support Trump.
Let’s compare the crowd sizes:
BREAKING: Trump just teased a 2024 run and the crowd absolutely erupted
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 24, 2022
STILL MIGHT DO IT!!!😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/YE4rg5uLWx
— il Donaldo Trumpo (@PapiTrumpo) July 25, 2022
Trump just DROPPED most direct hint EVER at 2024 run— How THOUSANDS of students in crowd reacted says it ALL 🔥
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 25, 2022
THAT is enthusiasm.
There were thousands of YOUNG people in the crowd.
All of them were chanting, “FOUR MORE YEARS!”
Let’s compare that crowd, to Mike Pence’s crowd.
— Matt Galka (@MattGalka) July 26, 2022
Folks, it’s not even a contest!
There were at least 10x more people at Trump’s speech, and it would have been even more if it was held in an outdoor stadium.
This is why establishment media needs to push the Pence train.
Even the New York Times picked up on it:
When former President Donald J. Trump spoke to a friendly crowd on Tuesday in his first visit to Washington since leaving office, he was covered extensively by a range of news outlets, both mainstream ones and those more sympathetic to him.
There was one notable outlier: Fox News.
The network, which helped make Mr. Trump a force on the American right, devoted little airtime to his speech. It did not broadcast his remarks live — and hasn’t done so for most of his rallies over the past year.
But it did go live with a competing speech that former Vice President Mike Pence delivered the same day, at a hotel less than a mile away. For roughly 17 minutes on Tuesday afternoon, Fox viewers heard Mr. Pence uninterrupted.
The snub reflected a pattern in the way that Fox’s news programming has treated the former president lately: skeptically and sometimes harshly, even as the network’s highly rated and influential prime-time hosts, like Sean Hannity, continue to defend him and deflect from the recent revelations of the Jan. 6 hearings.
Fox sent a reporter to cover Mr. Trump on Tuesday and included snippets of his speech in its coverage throughout the day. But the network’s practice since Mr. Trump left office has been to largely ignore his frequent political rallies, leaving them to smaller, more devoted outlets like Newsmax and One America News, which carry them live and often in full.
On Friday, for instance, when Mr. Trump was speaking to a crowd of supporters in Arizona before the state’s Aug. 2 primary elections, Fox News kept its usual programming schedule, with one twist. Laura Ingraham’s 10 p.m. program featured her interview with Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, who is widely believed to be considering a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.
As the Times reported, this doesn’t seem to be an outlier.
It’s the beginning of the pattern.
So, have you abandoned President Trump like the media thinks you have?
Or are you going to vote for him in the primaries over Mike Pence?
Let us know in the comments below!