Schumer: Fox News Is ‘Deliberately Biased’ and ‘Leaves out Most of the Major Facts’

Schumer: Fox News Is ‘Deliberately Biased’ and ‘Leaves out Most of the Major Facts’ By Susan Jones for CNS News

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow he thinks the House impeachment managers, particularly Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), are doing “just an incredible, incredible job” in capturing the attention of Republicans, who “get snippets from Fox News.”

CNN and MSNBC are all in for Trump’s impeachment, finding fault with everything Trump says and does. On Thursday, for example, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” revelled in polls indicating that impeachment is working against Donald Trump.)

Yet Schumer blasted the cable network that advertises itself as “fair and balanced” and is known to give Trump credit occasionally.

Appearing on Maddow’s set Wednesday night, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes asked Schumer if there was any truth to (liberal) media reports that “a notable number of senators” are not in their seats for long stretches of time at the impeachment trial. “And I just wonder if you feel that the body is living up to the moment on both sides of the aisle, that there’s a level of attentiveness and seriousness that you’d like to see.

“No,” Schumer said, shooting down the reports Hayes mentioned:

I’ve rarely seen more than ten members out of their seats at a given time, and we’ve had all members there for most of the time. The attentiveness that most impresses me is the one I mentioned before, that I think might have the greatest impact, that a lot of our Republican colleagues who have never heard the whole story, have never heard a narrative and have gotten so much of their news from Fox News, which is so deliberately biased and leaves out most of the major facts, is really indicative.

So, no, I think the room is a very, very positive thing, and I was amazed. I look around and a lot of times admittedly the Republicans are sitting in their seats and they’re to talk each other, or they’re not looking, they don’t want to look at it. When Schiff had his last 45 minutes, they were all glued to him, and that says something, I hope and think.

Schumer made two points about Schiff’s “tour de force” speech on Wednesday:

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