Although the results of the 2020 presidential election are still under dispute, as far as the mainstream media is concerned, everything is settled and the time for discussion is over.
Unfortunately, Fox News is included among that group, as evidenced by Fox Business host Neil Cavuto who cut away from a Monday news conference with White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany when she raised questions about voter fraud, The Hill reported.
McEnany, speaking in a personal capacity, insisted that the election is not yet over despite what certain media organizations have claimed, and noted that President Donald Trump’s team simply wants a full and fair accounting of all legal ballots.
She then linked various reports of fraud to the Democratic Party and suggested that the party had been “welcoming” ballot fraud and illegal voting, a statement that was apparently a bridge too far for Cavuto.
Cavuto cuts away
“Whoa, whoa, whoa! I guess we have to be very clear — she’s charging the other side with welcoming fraud and welcoming illegal voting,” Cavuto said as Fox cut away from the press conference.
He continued, “Unless she has more details to back that up, I can’t in good countenance continue showing you this. I want to make sure that maybe they do have something to back that up, but that is an explosive charge to make, that the other side is effectively rigging and cheating.”
“Uh, if she does bring proof of that, of course we’ll take you back,” Cavuto added. “So far she has started saying right at the outset, ‘welcoming fraud,’ welcoming illegal voting’ — not so fast.”
Fox News’ Neil Cavuto just cut away from Kayleigh McEnany’s press conference, saying she made “an explosive charge” about the Dems “welcoming fraud and illegal voting. Unless she has more details to back that up, I can’t in good countenance continue to show this.” pic.twitter.com/mKMyvVBDyb
— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) November 9, 2020
Media bias on display
USA Today reported on Cavuto’s abrupt editorial decision and shared the statement from McEnany that the Fox anchor apparently found too objectionable for his viewers to hear.
“There is only one party in America trying to keep observers out of the count room — that party, my friends is the Democrat Party,” McEnany said.
“You don’t take these positions because you want an honest election. You don’t oppose an audit of the vote because you want an accurate count. You don’t oppose our effort at sunlight, at transparency, because you have nothing to hide,” she added. “You take these positions because you are welcoming fraud and you are welcoming illegal voting.”
While the bulk of the media has been predictably unfair in its election coverage, Fox News has arguably been among the worst in the clear and disgusting display of anti-Trump bias.