Readers of The 4PM thought Fox News hosts’ Jan. 6 texts to former President Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows were not a matter of particular pride or shame.
41% of readers thought, like Ben Shapiro, the messages reflected well on Fox News’ hosts.
Just to get this straight, apparently every Fox News host plus Don Jr. was texting Mark Meadows to tell Trump to talk down the rioters…and this somehow demonstrates a coordinated conspiracy to overthrow the government springing from Fox News and its ilk?
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 14, 2021
8% of readers agreed with The Tablet’s Noam Blum.
No but it absolutely shows that they tried to cover for him after the fact by pretending Jan 6 was no big deal when they clearly were all panicking as it was happening. It indicts Trump for inaction and them for gigantic hypocrisy. https://t.co/GGuqExMWoF
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) December 14, 2021
But 50% said it was neither.