Fox News’ Wisconsin primary coverage aired Republican Ted Cruz’ victory speech in full but Democrat Bernie Sanders’ was online only. But even that was too much fairness and balance for Sean Hannity.
During a discussion about the GOP race with guests Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, Hannity said:
“Let me go to Tucker, but by the way, Bernie Sanders is speaking. It's streaming live right now at foxnews.com, but I wouldn't waste your time. Sorry, just my humble opinion.”
You can hear guest Ingraham chuckling off camera.
Watch it below, from the April 5 Hannity, via Media Matters.
Did we think any of those goobers would watch Bernie anyway?
The twenty-odd years of Fox’s existence – creating, nurturing and fomenting hateful craziness and denial of the perfectly obvious all along the way – have all been a lead-up to this election. With all its professional TV presentation, flashy graphics and impossibly long legs, Fox has given a ‘respectability’ to extremist right-wing politics that talk radio, Murdoch newspapers and internet blogs could never even hope for. This has led to the Republicans now being forced to choose between two bizarre extremists to lead their party into this year’s elections – a vain, obnoxious, out-of-control blowhard on one hand and a completely unlikable zealot on the other.
People work at Fox for a variety of reasons – because they are true believers, because it pays very well, because it’s the only ‘news’ organisation that would have them, and because they are fame whores, pure and simple. Now, at last, we have the satisfaction, nay joy, of witnessing the most despicable media company in history destroy itself from within.