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Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:06 PM

Hey, Fox News: Go home, you're drunk -- it's time to admit that the Trump party's over

Trump's limp coup is falling apart, but right-wing media and certain GOP politicians don't know when to cut bait

AMANDA MARCOTTE
NOVEMBER 6, 2020 7:02PM (UTC)

Most still-rational Americans, watching Donald Trump's atrocity of a press conference on Thursday night, had two simultaneous reactions: Wow, that man really is the worst living American, and also, yeah, this is all over except for the paperwork.

It was an odd mix of emotions. There was the disgust of watching the actual president of the actual United States demand that legal votes be thrown out insinuating that millions of American voters were somehow fakes. But there was also the relief of seeing Trump's facade of bravado collapsing, exposing the loser that was always hiding behind that wall of bluster. Even many Trump voters knew, at that moment, that it was over. Trump's attempted coup is collapsing under the weight of his own incompetence and laziness.

We are now at the portion of the right-wing cycle of failure where the supporters of the corrupt and failed Republican president slink away and pretend that they were never that into him in the first place. (See: Nixon, Richard M., and Bush, George W.) But for whatever reason, a decent number of rats are clinging fiercely to the side of the sinking ship, insisting, as the water starts lapping against their skinny tails, that Captain Bleach-Injector can still somehow save himself.

Thursday night, a frantic Sean Hannity was on Fox News, baselessly claiming that Philadelphia election officials counting Pennsylvania ballots are "violating the law" and suggesting, apparently not as a joke, "a do-over in that state." On his radio show, Hannity begged for state-appointed electors who'll vote for Trump, defying the actual voters of Pennsylvania. (State GOP leaders have declined.)

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https://www.salon.com/2020/11/06/hey-fox-news-go-home-youre-drunk--its-time-to-admit-that-the-trump-partys-over/

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:08 PM

1. "(State GOP leaders have declined.)"

As a resident of PA, I find that somewhat surprising.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:15 PM

2. Hannity needs to crawl back under a rock and STFU.

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:34 PM

9. THANK YOU

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:19 PM

3. I wish my cable package didn't include FOX. To remove it would

require I subscribe to channels individually which costs considerably more. I want to FIRE Fox!

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Response to rainin (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:22 PM

4. It's not on my list of "favorite channels" and I have a parental block on fox & fox business,

just in case. No chance I even see it. It still aggravates me, too, though.

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Response to rainin (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:28 PM

6. Ailes paid cable companies to put them on the air

Created a demand. Itís a staple now. Patriotic graphics and T&A sells.

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Response to rainin (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:40 PM

11. I'm lucky to get a-la-carte streaming cable here.

I only got to pick 10 cable channels for $25, but I barely watch most networks anyway. The local channels, the C-SPAN channels and others are included for free.

Then I got HBO Max, Showtime, Starz, and TMC for a total of 21 premium channels at a cost of $15.

Total cost of $40 per month.

Edit: I didn't waste a pick on Fox News, of course.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:26 PM

5. And call one of those auto-Ubers...maybe it will crash on the way home.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:30 PM

7. faux & fiends won't be the same without dawn

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:32 PM

8. Hannity begged for state-appointed electors...

... who'll vote for Trump, defying the actual voters of Pennsylvania.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:34 PM

10. I don't think that's how it works. In Michigan, electors are chosen by the state party of the

candidate that won and I think it's the same in Pennsylvania.

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