The rest of the American media, in fact the civilized world, was reporting this morning on the top story, the indictment of Paul Manafort, with the notable exception of Fox News — who offered its viewers an indepth understanding of how a cheeseburger emoji on google is defective. Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy pointed out how the cheese was on the bottom and my heavens we can’t have that, especially not on a morning where a major development has occurred in what has been touted as the greatest criminal investigation of our lifetimes, Trump Russia. Apparently desperate times at Fox News call for desperate measures. This was Foxes’ top story:
— Nick Segar (@NickSegar_) October 30, 2017
Manafort turns himself in and Fox NewsÃ¢ÂÂ main story is where cheese should be placed on a burger. Speechless… pic.twitter.com/tmLjxYSW8r
— Korie B (@koriebinwv) October 30, 2017
MSNBC: Discussing Manafort indictment
CNN: Discussing Manafort indictment
Fox News: Discussing proper cheese placement in a sandwich
— Stephen Tipton (@StephenTipton) October 30, 2017
What should we report on?
Fox News: Cheeseburger emoji pic.twitter.com/A84WEdw80p
— Michael Grant (@MichaelGrant_) October 30, 2017
And of course it goes without saying that the two main talking points, uranium and the Steele Dossier were pushed hard.
Guys everybody turn on Fox and Friends, they are ALL OVER what is clearly the biggest news of the morning pic.twitter.com/Fo5ZYuRNII
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) October 30, 2017
And Newt Gingrich gave his opinion as elder statesman. In true Gingrichian form, he contradicted himself. First, his tweet from May.
Robert Mueller is superb choice to be special counsel. His reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity. Media should now calm down
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) May 18, 2017
Newt Gingrich stated on FOX news that the Mueller team was made up of Lawyers who supported the Clintons. Interesting!!!
— Vick (@vickiep15455495) October 30, 2017
Oh, well. It’s a long long way from May to October, at least for Newt.
Kellyanne Conway chimed in on Fox News as well.
“As the president has said, everyone is fully cooperating with these investigations. But the president has also made clear as recently as this weekend that he considers this a hoax and that people should be looking into campaign coordination, if not collusion, between the Clinton campaign, the DNC, this Russian dossier. The president continues to focus on what’s important.”
As does Fox News. This is going to be an interesting winter.