On Monday night, Fox News spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany cut off what people noticed. “Fox News just cut itself off from @PressSec because the network could not in good conscience continue to spread its false allegations for which it has no evidence,” Ashley Parker, a White House reporter for the Washington Post, told Twitter.
“You take these positions because you welcome fraud and illegal voting,” McEnany said before he was cut off.
Fox News just cut itself off from @PressSec because the network could not in good conscience spread its false claims for which it had no evidence.
– Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) November 9, 2020
In a clip shared on Twitter, McEnany said they wanted “every legal vote to be counted,” and before she could finish her sentence about “illegal votes,” Neil Cavuto of Fox News abruptly interrupted her feed. “Whoa whoa whoa whoa,” he began.
“Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.”
This was quite the cut by Neil Cavuto of Fox News during the briefing by Kayleigh McEnany pic.twitter.com/Q9Q04gr1Gs
– Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) November 9, 2020
“I just think we need to be very clear that she [the other side]accuses [the other side]of welcoming fraud and welcoming illegal voting. Until she has more details to substantiate this allegation, I can’t continue to show this in good conscience,” Cavuto continued.
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Add: “I want to make sure that they may have something to back this up, but this is an explosive charge that makes sure the other side effectively manipulates and cheats. Of course, if they bring proof of this, we will take you back.”
On Thursday night, Fox News, along with several other news channels, cut off Donald Trump at a press conference when he gave a press conference and made unsupported claims about how the ballots were counted.
“They are trying to manipulate an election. They are trying to steal an election,” the president told reporters at the time. “If you count the legal votes, I win easily. If you count the illegal votes, they may try to steal the election from us when you could have stolen the votes that were late,” Trump added.
Trump also called the postal ballots “so one-sided” after actively discouraging people from voting by mail. Several of his tweets were described as misleading before and after election day, including his premature declaration of victory.
“THE CONTROLLERS WERE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ENTER THE NUMBERARIES,” he wrote on Saturday after the election, after the election had been called, naming Joe Biden the president-elect. “I WON THE ELECTION AND RECEIVED 71,000,000 LEGAL VOTES. BAD THINGS HAPPENED THAT OUR OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE. THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. MILLIONS OF POSTAL BALLOTS WERE SENT TO PEOPLE WHO NEVER ASKED FOR THEM!”
Updated on 11/9/2020 17:40 EST: This article has been updated to provide additional context….