Even my normie husband was outraged by the latest leaks of the Mark Meadows texts, this time featuring exchanges with Fox News’ slabheaded prime-time shock-jock Sean Hannity. “Jesus Christ,” the mister muttered while reading CNN’s exclusive on the laptop. “Did you SEE this?” Yep, I’d seen it:
On the afternoon of Election Day, Hannity texted Meadows at 1:36 p.m. to ask about turnout in North Carolina. Two hours later, Meadows responded:
“Stress every vote matters. Get out and vote. On radio.”
“Yes sir,” Hannity replied. “On it. Any place in particular we need a push.”
“Pennsylvania. NC AZ,” Meadows wrote, adding: “Nevada.”
“Got it. Everywhere,” Hannity said.
Of course, after all we’ve seen from the Trump and Fox people, no one is surprised by proof that prominent employees of a so-called news network coordinated with the White House on a reelection campaign. I mean, Hannity did MAGA rally appearances. Like many things associated with the Trump crime family and Murdoch propaganda network, these incidents are both outrageous and commonplace.
So much so that at first I wondered if CNN was recycling previously released texts because I remembered something earlier about Fox News personalities being all up in the White House’s business.
But yeah, this is new — the previous texts from Hannity, Frau Ingraham, etc., were expressing alarm on January 6th, first in a “Daaaa-duh! You’re embarrassing meee!” tone, followed by PR advice on how to ride out the unfortunate optics of the violent insurrection.
Fox News claims Hannity isn’t a journalist, and lord knows that’s true. But I’m pretty sure the planet would crack in half and all life on earth would immediately cease if it were revealed that Joy Reid or Rachel Maddow was taking marching orders on Election Day voter turnout from Ron Klain.
Anyhoo, I think Fox News still classifies Brian Kilmeade and Maria Bartiromo as “journalists,” and while that does violence to the definition of the word, it also makes the following revelation problematic:
In one noteworthy text, Bartiromo messaged Meadows on the morning of November 29, less than an hour before she was set to conduct Trump’s first interview since Election Day. The text included questions she planned to ask Trump.
“Hi the public wants to know he will fight this. They want to hear a path to victory. & he’s in control,” Bartiromo texted at 9:21 a.m. “1Q You’ve said MANY TIMES THIS ELECTION IS RIGGED… And the facts are on your side. Let’s start there. What are the facts? Characterize what took place here. Then I will drill down on the fraud including the statistical impossibilities of Biden magic (federalist). Pls make sure he doesn’t go off on tangents. We want to know he is strong he is a fighter & he will win. This is no longer about him. This is about ????. I will ask him about big tech & media influencing ejection as well Toward end I’ll get to GA runoffs & then vaccines.”
My first thought was: what a bunch of pathetic, servile ass-clowns. My second thought was that the January 6th committee is doing a pretty good job of leaking this stuff out prior to the upcoming hearings.
I hope the committee releases the schedule soon so I can clear mine. It’s gonna be must-see TV. Maybe the normie will even watch!