Now that he’s not tied up with his daily CNN+ show, hall monitor Brian Stelter is back to doing what he does best: watching Fox News. Normally Stelter would be complaining about Fox News not carrying the January 6 select committee hearings — he made a note that Fox News bumped the big prime-time hearing over to Fox Business Network. Fox News was covering the hearings Thursday, though, and in case you didn’t watch the commentary afterward, Stelter is here to paraphrase it for you:
Paraphrasing Fox’s commentary after today’s 1/6 hearing: Powerful testimony, but the committee should have a full slate of Republicans; 1/6 proves the country’s institutions held; the coup plot was implausible; hearing’s 2024 talk taints it with politics
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 16, 2022
Hey, he forgot to shut off replies to this tweet.
— Mike Smith (@FederalStrength) June 16, 2022
Which do you disagree with? https://t.co/6rrH3s6ISX
— Brad Slager 🍸🥃🍺🎙 Lifetime Subscriber to CNN+ (@MartiniShark) June 16, 2022
I mean, that all sounds pretty reasonable to me, especially since I assume you aren’t going out of your way to be kind to them. https://t.co/EIfxTXvfeW
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) June 16, 2022
The Potato’s take is about the most optimistic spin possible for Democrats. Very little new information has been presented, the coup plot was virtually impossible rather than merely implausible, and the entire hearing is nothing but a political spectacle.
— NC Optimist (@NC_Optimist) June 16, 2022
Paraphrasing my commentary after today’s 1/6 hearing: Powerful testimony that no one gives a $hit about because the average American is struggling to pay for gas and food.
— Ryan Saner PAK (@rsaner42) June 16, 2022
In other words, Fox is spot on, except that the plot wasn’t merely “implausible,” it was impossible.
— Magister Joe (@joeeule) June 16, 2022
A mob of unarmed Trump supporters was about to topple the country, but President Biden said just last summer that “you need F-15s and maybe nuclear weapons” if you plan on taking on the U.S. government. And Rep. Eric Swalwell would just as soon nuke you.
No normal human who is outside of the DC bubble even cares Brian. You guys will find that out in November. We have much more pressing matters at hand like gas food and rent and housing prices
— Dirk Moonshine (@dirkmoonshine) June 16, 2022
You’re concerned with tainting things with politics? Or did you just want to use the word “taint”?
— JJS (@jamesseegs) June 16, 2022
I thought CNN fired you.
— Bud Fox (@dar_farrell) June 16, 2022
Your last day of work is when?
— StopWokeCulture (@MkayUokay) June 16, 2022
— 1911GUY (@1911Brando) June 16, 2022
I hear your ass gonna be on the unemployment line soon😁 don’t forget to let your six or seven super fans know where you’re gonna collect your unemployment check so they can fist bump you. pic.twitter.com/4N2QEuRqrQ
— MAN 3 (@steelruleman58) June 16, 2022
Why shouldn’t the committee have a full slate of Republicans?
CNN’s John Harwood praises January 6 committee hearings as ‘not in the slightest bit ‘partisan” https://t.co/AHyW7PuPtd
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 13, 2022