Fox News blasted for protection of Capitol police officer memorial

Sean Hannity hands over to Laura Ingraham at the end of his show on Fox News on 2 February 2021 (Fox News)
Sean Hannity arms over to Laura Ingraham on the finish of his present on Fox News on 2 February 2021 (Fox News)

Fox News has come below fireplace for not carrying dwell protection of the memorial to slain Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick when it was broadcast by different networks.

Mr Sicknick died from accidents sustained through the storming of Congress by pro-Trump rioters on 6 January in an try to overturn the outcomes of the 2020 election.

At 9.30pm on Tuesday night time his casket was dropped at the rotunda of the Capitol to lie in honour. The ceremony was attended by president Joe Biden and lawmakers from each chambers of Congress.

CNN, CSpan, and MSNBC all carried rolling dwell protection as respect was paid to the officer who gave his life defending Congress because the violent mob attacked the constructing.

On Fox News although the protection was extra sporadic, occurring through the common weeknight line-up of Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham’s opinion reveals.

Both presenters acknowledged proceedings on the Capitol and mentioned the circumstances that led to Mr Sicknick’s demise within the handover between their reveals.

Mr Hannity additionally known as for a 9/11 Commission-style report and Ms Ingraham joined him in providing condolences to the household of Officer Sicknick.

Ms Ingraham additionally confirmed footage of the Bidens arriving on the ceremony throughout her present and later within the night, anchor Shannon Bream spoke about Officer Sicknick displaying footage of his casket’s arrival on the Capitol.

However, the majority of the 2 primetime broadcasts was devoted variously to Dr Anthony Fauci, LeBron James, and media criticism.

Comments on Twitter had been extremely crucial of the choice to not air dwell protection given the community’s alleged “pro-police” stance.

“Fox News doesn’t care about cops,” learn one Tweet by director and actor Aisha Tyler. “They only care about their own wild-eyed conspiracist narrative.”

Political commentator Brian Tyler Cohen wrote: “I wonder why “pro-police” Fox News almost utterly ignored Officer Sicknick’s memorial service on the Capitol. Might it have *one thing* to do with the truth that they repeated Trump’s Big Lie that impressed the revolt nearly 800 TIMES and are complicit in his demise?”

Others described the “striking contrast” with the opposite networks and known as the choice “disgraceful”.

Mr Sicknick will probably be laid to relaxation at Arlington National Cemetery.

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