Fox Really Did Run This Chyron with a New Description of Biden – Watch
Left-wing activists and media pundits were quick to condemn Fox News on Tuesday after the network’s chyron labeled President Joe Biden a “wannabe dictator.”
Fox News was covering a speech from former President Donald Trump. He was talking about how Hillary Clinton didn’t have the power to declassify anything in her classified document scandal. The chyron running underneath him said, “Wannabe dictator speaks at the White House after having his political rival arrested.” The chyron ran just before 9 p.m. during the remarks as the network provided live continuous coverage of Trump’s remarks. The network briefly aired a side by side visual of Trump’s speech from his New Jersey Golf club and Biden’s remarks from the White House, but never broke away from the audio feed of Trump’s speech.
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) June 14, 2023
At the same time, President Biden was delivering Juneteenth remarks, but those didn’t get anywhere near the attention that Trump’s remarks did. It infuriated the left, some argued the White House should cut off Fox from briefings or that their advertisers should now cut them off.
Yeah, if Fox News is running chyrons calling Biden "a wannabe dictator," then there's really no need to keep pretending it's worth taking questions from Steve Doocy's kid or whoever's in there now. https://t.co/RIGhOCh1Aa
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) June 14, 2023
This move by Fox is a sign that things might be cooling off betweent the network and the former president. In recent months, the Trump has relentlessly attacked Fox, the top dog in cable news, over its coverage of GOP primary rival and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and refusal to back his false claims of voter fraud. Yet, the former president is slated to sit for an interview with the network’s chief political anchor Bret Baier early next week.
Trump was arraigned Tuesday on more than 30 charges related to his handling of classified documents that federal prosecutors say put U.S. national security at risk. Prosecutors say Trump kept classified documents after he left office, and that he violated the Espionage Act 31 times, obstructed justice, and lied to the FBI.