Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass wrote a column calling for Hillary Clinton to withdraw from the campaign because of the probable nothingburger of some new emails coming to the attention of the FBI. So of course, Fox News wanted its viewers to hear more from Mr. Kass.
Kass explained to Fox’s Your World viewers:
KASS: You have a possible president-elect who will be the subject of a federal criminal investigation. That is a serious matter. I’ve heard a lot of talk about who wins Pennsylvania and two points and so forth in Colorado, and all that stuff is good and fine, but after the election, if Hillary Clinton is the candidate, elect, then you have a Nixonian problem here at the beginning of her term.
He also claimed Democrats would want us to “ratify all the bleach bidding and the hammer breaking and the hiding in the e-mail server.”
Host Neil Cavuto replied, “At the very least, you’d have a cloud over her and then we could be looking at something that draws out here.”
The same could easily said about Donald Trump. In fact, he’s already facing more serious legal trouble than she is. There’s a federal lawsuit pending against him by a woman who claims he raped her when she was 13. There are also the Trump University fraud cases. There are two class actions in California and one being prosecuted by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
But nobody mentioned any of those cases against Trump.
Kass did have time to take a nasty swipe at Clinton: “Can you imagine her wandering through the halls of the White House like Nixon, rubbing her hands?”
Cavuto giggled and praised Kass’ column as “very well written.” He urged readers to “read the full article” online. “It makes a powerful case,” Cavuto added. “The risks you take if a president-elect has been dragged into something that could drag on as long as an investigation could.
Meanwhile, John Dean, who served as legal counsel to Nixon and is in a position to know a thing or two about Watergate and Nixon, has written a column debunking similarities between “emailgate” and Watergate. Not only that, Dean wrote, "Mr. Trump is remarkably Nixonian, perhaps even more so than Nixon himself."
But don’t expect to see Dean explaining his conclusions on Fox News any time soon.
Meanwhile, watch Fox make hay out of Kass’ column, below, from the October 31, 2016 Your World.
That’s interesting. I had never heard of this Kass guy until seeing him on Fox.
I do have a post from Brian to edit about Doug Schoen, the Fox News Democrat who announced on Fox he can’t vote for Hillary Clinton now. He’s always been a feckless Democrat. Now he’s the Fox darling.
For the last couple of months, for some strange promotion, the Trib has been delivered to my house FREE. It remains at the bottom of my driveway until garbage day, when it gets deposited where it belongs.
Anyway, America’s once shining beacon on the horizon is fading fast as one after the other of the country’s highly touted values and/or principles are thrown out of the window, to fall into the gutter. My financial advisor told me to sell anything even remotely connected with America if there’s any chance of Trump winning. I remain enheartened by 538’s updates. Although the race is tightening, as predicted by Hillary, herself, well over a month ago, her chances of winning are pegged at better than 75%. No time for complacency, folks!