Maybe the BBC News UK channel will simulcast BBC World News at 10pm anyway, as the BBC One football is now playing 30 mins extra time, which will no doubt be followed by analysis, etc, and probably delay the 10pm news.
Newsmax host begins the 5 PM hour: "We have continuing coverage of a bipartisan betrayal of the American people...Let's watch the dagger plunge even further into the backs of we the people and this country" pic.twitter.com/vij8i9Biyy— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) February 10, 2021
Complicit? Feeling guilty? Trying to hide something?
Fox News is now pre-empting the House impeachment trial -- which is currently featuring Democrats introducing chilling never-before-seen footage from the insurrectionist riot -- so they can air The Five, which includes Jeanine Pirro today. pic.twitter.com/Xt4JdPkd9g— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) February 10, 2021
#impeachment - Senators & @CNN & @MSNBC viewers watching horrific new footage of Jan 6 #CapitolAttack On @FoxNews Jeanine Pirro ( ex got Trump pardon) on Biden school reopening plans @rupertmurdoch owned newser doesn't want to offend its base by showing them in action pic.twitter.com/qfcHUR0hqG— Dominic Patten (@DeadlineDominic) February 10, 2021
Fox News Breaks Away To ‘The Five’ As Impeachment Manager Eric Swalwell Presents Graphic Footage Of Capitol Riot https://t.co/0M8xkkUt3E— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) February 10, 2021
A measure of the effectiveness of the prosecution's argument? Fox News has cut away from the presentation https://t.co/HhRqZ87s7X— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 10, 2021
It wasn’t like they were dumping out because things were boring.
“They dumped out because they knew this was going to make Trump and his supporters look bad<‘ said one news executive said as they were watching FNC at the time.
Even “The Five’s” Juan Williams cried foul. Williams called out his co-hosts for being "afraid" of seeing the evidence during the impeachment trial. “You don’t want to deal with the news!” Williams said to the others. “I’m kind of shocked,” Williams added.
“The political math doesn’t add up,” Fox’s Jesse Watters said. “Democrats don’t have the votes, yet they’re still pressing ahead.”
The AP reports that meanwhile, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and NBC’s Kasie Hunt seemed visibly shaken by what they’d seen. NBC News’ Lester Holt called it “emotionally wrenching.” “It almost dares members of the Senate not to vote for impeachment,” Holt said.
While Fox News continued to try and cater to their base, it is not working as far as ratings are concerned. Fox is lagging behind ratings leader MSNBC.
As for Fox’s biggest star? Tucker Carlson said he didn’t watch any of the trial’s first day. “At this point, honestly, who cares?” Carlson said.
Yeah, who cares? It is only about an attack on the democracy of our country and the attempted assassination of our leaders.
Who cares? Right?