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Fox producer puts a Christmas timeout on escalating feud between ‘Outnumbered’ hosts

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A discussion on Fox News’ “Outnumbered” grew so heated Wednesday that the show’s producer reportedly cut in to remind the ladies that it was Christmas.

But while the show’s female co-hosts acknowledged the reminder and thus preemptively ended their discussion, they missed out a chance to drop a truth bomb about the Democrat Party and its alarmingly incestuous ties to the establishment media.

The discussion centered on Democrat presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who’s currently being ostracized by the Democrat Party for refusing to toe the line and vote for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

Instead, she voted “present,” arguing that though she believes the president to be guilty of certain alleged crimes, the impeachment process has been corrupt.

Sitting in as a guest host on Wednesday, Democrat Party strategist Jessica Tarlov defended the party’s treatment of Gabbard over this decision.

Listen:

“Tulsi Gabbard is not liked by Democrats. She is liked by Republicans and Independents. … She’s trying to win our nomination, and I can tell you that her approach — voting ‘present’ after she openly backed the impeachment inquiry — is not the way to do it,” she argued.

This goes back to the argument about why she is a fan favorite of right-wing media and that’s a place she feels most secure and that she runs to have these conversations.

This comment justifiably irked co-host Harris Faulkner.

“Wait a minute … because she gives interviews on Fox? Is that the dig? Because I’ve heard that on the debate stage with some of her opponents?” she asked in confusion.

Correct. To Tarlov, a Democrat Party strategist, Fox News and other non-left-wing media outlets that don’t just cater to the Democrat Party’s agenda are “right-wing media.”

But this raises a question: What then are those mainstream establishment outlets — think ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, etc. — that peddle the Democrat Party’s narrative hook, line, and sinker?

Case in point:

What do you call an outlet like that? Left-wing media, perhaps?

“You’ve heard that from me too,” Tarlov replied, indicating that she agrees with the premise that Fox News is “right-wing media.”

“I do not think someone who’s running for the Democratic nomination for president should be giving more interviews to right-wing media – going to the night that she had a fight with Hillary Clinton – and she ran to the Tucker Carlson show [on FNC].”

Versus, say, establishment media shows like “CNN Tonight, “Cuomo Prime Time” and “Reliable Source” — all of which always seem to tout Democrat Party narratives to a T.

“Maybe she wanted like the biggest audience?” Faulkner angrily replied.

FNC, which contains a plethora of both demonstrably left-wing hosts and demonstrably right-wing hosts, does appear to boast the largest audience in the TV news industry.

“This really isn’t about bashing Fox,” Tarlov replied. “And I work here, and I’m very happy to work here. What I’m saying is that, if you’re trying to speak to Democrat voters, you go to places where Democrats are.”

And where would that be? Would it maybe be those demonstrably left-wing media networks that feign impartiality even as they repeat Democrat Party talking points ad nauseam?

“You need to look at our demographics, because everybody’s watching Fox,” Faulkner replied.

“I do … I know how many liberals watch Fox, and I know how many independents do,” Tarlov responded. “I’m saying it’s not smart politics if you’re trying to win our nomination.”

It’s not clear what she meant by “our.”

“But look, we’re talking about her. We’re talking about her,” Faulkner replied, after which she suddenly broke into a goofy smile.

The producer just reminded me it’s Christmas. I’ve got to file it down. But Jessica, you know I love going back and forth, but Merry Christmas,” she added.

But why only her? What about Tarlov? Or is only the Democrat Party strategist allowed to make points on FNC?

Before the discussion concluded for real, fellow show host Dagen McDowell did have a chance to drop one quick point.

“I’ll say this — if they’re only talking to the Democratic voters, it’s going to come to smack those candidates in the face later on in the year,” she said.

“Talk to everybody, because everybody is listening, and you better have a reason why you backed impeachment, particularly if it wasn’t even involving the Ukraine.”

Is it possible that Democrats avoid so-called “right-wing media” because the hosts of said media are willing to ask them critical questions about their impeachment votes?

Over in non-“right-wing media,” aka the left-wing media, such questions never seem to be asked. Instead the hosts, pundits and analysts all seem to have already concluded that impeachment was the right thing to do, never mind the counter-evidence.

Vivek Saxena

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