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Matt Drudge slams Fox News in a rare rebuke of conservative media

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MATT DRUDGE
Matt
Drudge carries a laptop computer as he walks up the stairs at his
Hollywood-area apartment in Los Angeles June 18,
1997.

AP Photo/Michael
Caulfield


  • Conservative media titan Matt Drudge delivered a rare
    rebuke of Fox News when he slammed the network’s segment on the
    political ramifications of recent terror attacks on Monday
    morning. 
  • Drudge accused several Fox commentators of making light
    of the nation’s woes just days after several attempted
    attacks. 
  • “Not even 48 hours since blood flowed at a synagogue?”
    Drudge wrote. “Check your soul in the makeup chair!”

Conservative media titan Matt Drudge delivered a rare
rebuke of Fox News when he slammed the network’s segment on the
political ramifications of recent terror attacks on Monday
morning. 

Drudge accused several Fox hosts of making light of the nation’s
woes just days after several high-profile Democrats and CNN were
targeted with mail bombs and 11 Jewish congregants
were massacred at a Pittsburgh synagogue. 

“A segment on Fox News this morning where hosts laughed and
joked their way through a discussion on political impact of
terror was bizarre. Not even 48 hours since blood flowed at
synagogue?” Drudge wrote.
“Check your soul in the makeup chair!”

Drudge, who runs the news aggregator 
The Drudge Report
, also
tweeted screenshots of four Fox hosts laughing while the chyron
below them read, “Questions on how mail-bomb scare, synagogue
attack could impact midterm voters eight days from
now.” 

The segment began with comments by Republican strategist Josh
Holmes, who after asking Americans to recognize that “we’re all
on the same team” was interrupted by host Harris Faulkner, who
jokingly asked, “When are you running?” 

Holmes and the four others sitting on the semicircular couch
broke into laughter, and the rest of the segment remained
light-hearted. 

Fox called the criticism unfair but said the chyron did not
reflect the substance of the conversation. 

“Kennedy made an unrelated quip at the end of the segment
which was focused on unity — there was absolutely no joking or
laughing about the events of this weekend and a screen grab of
her smiling is hardly indicative of the entire segment,” a
spokesperson said. “The lower third should not have been up for
the duration of this segment as it was not fully reflective of
what the panelists were discussing.”

Drudge’s tweets surprised many in the media. 

 

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