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The Fox News of 2020 is certainly not the Fox News of 2016 …
On Wednesday, several Fox News 2020 personalities made an issue out of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich evoking George Soros’ name while speaking about the violent Black Lives Matter riots that have devastated communities throughout the nation.
Yet four years ago, then-Daily Caller White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins, now with CNN, was allowed to evoke Soros’ name on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” without any issues or complaints. What changed?
“The Open Society Foundations has given over half a million dollars to Black Lives Matter because they want to be able to support Black Lives Matter as it grows,” Collins said at the time.
The Open Society Foundations was founded by Soros in 1993.
“They’re worried it won’t know how to grow properly, and they want to help them dismantle structural inequality. That was in one of the memos that was released in the document dump. They basically want to help Black Lives matter further their agenda,” she continued.
“I think it’s an issue also that the Democrat Party needs to address because so many Democrats have openly endorsed Black Lives matter, and now that we see that this guy who’s funding Hillary Clinton is also funding black Lives Matter, that’s a problem, and that’s something that Americans should be aware of.”
By “this guy,” she meant Soros.
In response to her report, Fox News 2016 show host Steve Doocy simply said, “Thanks for bringing it to our attention.”
Now contrast his response to the way the hosts and guests of Fox News’ “Outnumbered Overtime” reacted to Gingrich this Tuesday:
Gingrich tells truth about Soros funding Democrat prosecutors and Fox commentators try to stop him. “…the primary host of “Outnumbered Overtime,” Harris Faulkner, offered no pushback to Harf or Francis.” FoxNews keeps moving to the Left. https://t.co/ei6HvtqLV3
— JM Matt (@JeffMMat) September 17, 2020
While discussing a bombshell new report about how the damage incurred from just the initial phase of the George Floyd riots will cost insurance companies in excess of $1 billion, Gingrich argued that the blame rests in part on Democrat prosecutors.
“The number one problem in almost all these cities is George Soros’ elected, left-wing, anti-police, pro-criminal district attorneys who refuse to keep people locked up. Just yesterday they put so many back on the street,” he said.
“Progressive district attorneys are anti-police, pro-criminal and overwhelmingly elected with George Soros’ money, and they’re a major cause of the violence we’re seeing because they keep putting the violent criminals back on to the streets.”
In response, the Fox personalities pounced.
“I’m not sure we need to bring George Soros into this,” Fox News 2020 co-host Melissa Francis could be heard complaining in the background.
“He paid for it. He paid for it. Why can’t we discuss the fact that …,” Gingrich tried replying before he was cut off by former Obama State Department spokesperson Marie Harf.
“No, he didn’t. I agree with Melissa. George Soros doesn’t need to be a part of this conversation,” she said.
The segment concluded with Gingrich asking, “OK … so it’s verboten?”
Apparently so, or at least on Fox News 2020, not to be confused with Fox News 2016.
Fox isn’t the only one that’s changed. So has Collins, who now works for one of the most far-left “news” networks in America and has spent the last couple of years attacking Trump supporters, behaving like the mask police, and acting obnoxious.
Yet in 2016, she had no qualms about going so far as to accuse Soros of manipulating the media:
Watch: Kaitlan Collins Says That George Soros Is Manipulating The Media. pic.twitter.com/nyBRVqzIbe
— Shmueli (@ShmueliF) September 17, 2020
Her change in behavior hasn’t gone unnoticed:
@kaitlancollins , what changed Kaitlan?? Come on, be a brave little soul and tell us! Are you scarred? WHY?
— Greg Hefner (@GregHefner) September 17, 2020
She really sold her soul for CNN money. Tragic.
— Renato (@RPMSports18) September 17, 2020
Check her bank accounts/follow the money. She’s been bought off.
— KTP (@Soonergirl_kp) September 17, 2020
She probably got a check. Or a video or photo.
— Greg’s Newsroom (@GregsNewsroom) September 17, 2020
Follow the money
— Diane Grooters (@DianeGrooters) September 17, 2020
Because like the Never-Trumpers, the Trump presidency has exposed her as never having had any real principles in the first place. She’ll say whatever she’s paid to and whatever will ingratiate her to the DC establishment.
— Dustin Moore 🇺🇸 (Parler: @DustinMoore) (@DustinMoore_fs) September 17, 2020
— K Fitton (@KelFitton) September 17, 2020
Nor has the change in Fox’s behavior gone unnoticed. Considering that it’s a whole organization — versus just one person — and one of the only mainstream conservative voices in America, its change seems more disturbing.
— Extortion17 ⚓️ (@NoSurrender200) September 17, 2020
Moreover, Fox’s behavior raises the question of whether President Donald Trump is right to argue that the network has changed.
“They have certainly changed a lot. Fox has changed a lot. They’re probably turning off right now as I speak, but I don’t care. I tell the truth. One of the biggest differences between this year and four years ago is Fox. Fox is from a different planet — and too bad,” he said during an event in Minnesota last month.
President Trump says that Fox News is “from a different planet” than they were four years ago:
“If we don’t win, they’re going to go down the tubes along with every other media outlet. Nobody is going to want to cover Sleepy Joe.” pic.twitter.com/rB1Rp04sAE
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 17, 2020
So was he right after all?
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