Fox abruptly cuts off impeachment manager during testimony
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel cut off an impeachment manager in mid-sentence Wednesday as he was presenting dramatic video footage of the mob attacking the U.S. Capitol last month and government leaders running for safety.
“The political math doesn’t add up,” Fox’s Jesse Watters said. “Democrats don’t have the votes, yet they’re still pressing ahead.”
The incident was a dramatic illustration of the tightrope walked by programmers at television networks that appeal to fans of former President Donald Trump during his second impeachment trial.
Fox, along with ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC, had been covering House managers outlining their case against Trump live for nearly five hours Wednesday. While sometimes dry and methodical, the presentation reached an emotional…