Despite the sycophancy of certain evening opinion hosts, Fox News Channel has demonstrated some level of journalistic integrity throughout its hard-news division.
When anchor Neil Cavuto heard White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany accuse Democrats of “welcoming fraud” and “welcoming illegal voting” during a news conference after Democratic nominee Joe Biden was named president-elect, he abruptly interjected with some important context for the network’s viewers.
“Whoa, whoa, whoa,” he said. “I just think we have to be very clear: she’s charging the other side as welcoming fraud and illegal voting, unless she has more details to back that up, I can’t in good countenance continue to show you this.”
He went on to note that, if the lame-duck Trump administration presented any evidence of its claims, he would resume broadcast of McEnany’s remarks.
“But that’s an explosive charge to make, that the other side is effectively rigging and cheating,” Cavuto concluded. “If she does bring proof of that of course we’ll take you back; so far she has started saying, right at the outset, welcoming fraud, welcoming illegal voting. Not so fast.”