The reactions to Christine Blasey Ford’s first hour of testimony Thursday afternoon were mixed, with some finding her testimony credible and others not so much.
Among those who found her testimony credible were Fox News hosts Chris Wallace and Brett Baier. While speaking during a break in the testimony, both expressed being touched by her delivery.
“You read the opening statement from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, and it is one thing. But then you hear it, and in the way that she expresses it — and anybody can be critical or not — but it’s a totally different thing after you hear it,” Baier argued.
“This was extremely emotional, extremely raw, and extremely credible … This is a disaster for the Republicans,” Wallace concurred.
Many, many, many Americans disagreed, and for a variety of reasons. Some accused her of using a “fake crying voice” and further noted that not once did she shed an actual tear during the proceeding.
— shari champagne (@sharichampagne) September 27, 2018
She’s crying, but where are the tears? #Kavanaugh
— Phil Valentine (@ValentineShow) September 27, 2018
Listening to Blasey-Ford is acting(fake crying)no tears.I dont believe her.
— Donna Kennedy (@donnakennedy583) September 27, 2018
If I was crying like Christine Blasey Ford pretends to be, my nose would be bright red and my face would be soaked in tears & snots.
— CC (@ChatByCC) September 27, 2018
I am a survivor of rape/molestation and I am not buying what this bitch Ford is attempting to sell!! Fake tears are not helping her at all and if they believe this, they are ABSURD and WRONG to real victims!
— NeeNee (@denisemodra) September 27, 2018
I loathe people who fake cry.
You have 2 options:
1. Cry for real, bc you are ACTUALLY crying.
2. Tell your sad story in a straightforward way. None of the raw emotion will be lost just because you’re not sobbing.
But the fake crying crap is just manipulative and basic.
— Brandon Straka (The Unsilent Minority) (@usminority) September 27, 2018
Others noted that she had yet to offer any substantive evidence that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had once sexually assaulted her. Instead she seemed be relying on “fake tears” to make her case. And judging by Baier and Wallace’s statement, they’d bought these tears hook, line and sinker.
It brings to mind this famous scene from the animated sitcom “The Simpsons”:
A hearing should be based on facts and reason, not emotional platitudes. Yet this fundamental point seemed to fly right over the heads of Baier and Wallace.
Many on social media were not pleased:
Can Chris Wallace and Brett Baier just shut up? Their pathetic analysis means nothing, they are acting like a bunch of liberals.
Stop inserting your opinion and let us watch the liar speak for herself. You can clap for her when the cameras are off.#KavanaughHearings
— Mike (@mike_Zollo) September 27, 2018
Listening to Fox makes me want to 🤢. These people sit up there and talk and talk and do their best to believe the woman not the Judge. It is so obvious but they are pushing hard today. Chris Wallace, Shannon Bream, Brett Baier, Marie Harf, just sickening.
— Mistie (@Mistierain) September 27, 2018
I don’t care for Baier anymore. He shows his disdain for Trump everyday. Wallace is an old liberal has been. I would not and will not ever watch Wallace.
— Lynn Williams (@LynnWil36626597) September 27, 2018
of course…all the usual faces …never trumpers and jackasses are…Wallace, Judge Nap, Baier, etc.
seems very rehearsed honestly….and a bit strange
— Bigly Tex (@Bigly_Tex) September 27, 2018
Well, it’s working for the Fox News crew. Baier and Wallace are practically crying.
— ⚖️Justice For America ⚖️ (@LoganNewberry22) September 27, 2018
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