"I am the only one that is as strongly supportive of the president, of anyone else at Fox"
-- Sean Hannity
Ah, so finally, THAT'S what "Fair & Balanced" means.
Okay, forgetting for the moment whether what Hannity says is true, that no one else at Fox is as strongly supportive of the president as he is (I have to imagine that Tucker Carlson would fight him on that) -- just imagine if anyone at any other network came right out and declared their love for Barack Obama as Hannity does here for Trump. Fox would likely make that their top story showing massive bias, and rightfully so.
(And no, the argument, "Well, they were biased for Obama, they just didn't say so publicly" doesn't hold water. What's on the table here is not the personal perception of bias, which exists on both ends, but rather, a) what was said publicly, and b) how Fox would likely have responded to such a statement.)
And further, is a person at any other network made such a public declaration of unswerving support for the president, right or wrong, they would likely be reprimanded, if not put on suspension or fired. And if anyone doubts that, what we do know -- on the record -- is that when Keith Olbermann made a small, private political donation, he was suspended by MSNBC. For which he then quit.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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