Fox News anchor Bret Baier criticized Trump, saying the Jan. 6 hearings made him look “terrible.”

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  • Fox News’ Brett Baier said the Jan. 6 committee hearing made Trump “look terrible.”

  • Bayer, the network’s top political correspondent, has made no secret of his critical view of Trump.

  • The inflammatory words followed editorials from two other outlets owned by Rupert Murdoch.

Fox News’ Brett Baier said Sunday that the picture painted by the Jan. 6 committee made former President Donald Trump “look terrible.”

Baier, the network’s chief political anchor, spoke of the “media buzz” in response to Thursday’s session, which centered around 187 minutes of the capital riots, and Trump’s actions and communications during that time — including exposure to violence. Then be completely silent.

Byer, a long-time Trump critic, said: “Scheduling all those 187 minutes makes him look terrible, it really does.” Baier said the contrast between Trump’s inaction and former Vice President Mike Pence’s efforts to coordinate the administration was “very stark.”

“Hearing it and seeing it in that historical setting can be very powerful,” he said.

Baier said the hearings highlight criticism of former Trump supporters and members of his administration. Former Deputy National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger And Former Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Matthews — was particularly persuasive.

“All these people who have testified at one point or another that Trump wanted to win,” Bayer said. “They served under his leadership. They wanted him to succeed.”

Whether that changes the views of Republican voters is another matter, Bayer said.

“The allegations are that it is not balanced,” he was quoted as saying Constant criticism That the hearings are one-sided. (A congressional committee hearing is to be held. Generalize previously established results.and Republican leaders boycotted joining the committee.)

Baier also demanded more information about what Trump said about mobilizing the National Guard before the riots. If Trump did take such action, Baier said, “it kind of suppresses or diminishes the idea that he wanted this coup.”

The Washington Post, with access to some of those conversations, The report states that Trump never ordered the troops to be sent..

Baier’s criticism of Trump at the Rupert Murdoch-owned network is not unexpected, despite Fox’s staunch conservative leanings.

But they in no way reflect the mainstream view of the network. Tucker Carlson, the host of Fox’s most-watched opinion poll, invited former Trump strategist Steve Bannon to his show on Friday after Bannon was found guilty of contempt of Congress for failing to appear at hearings.

Bannon called for a “real” hearing.unfoundedly asserting that the currently assembled bipartisan committee is presenting “lies and misrepresentations.”

But last week’s hearings sparked scathing editorials from two more Murdoch properties, the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal.

“Trump has failed.” said the journal’s editorial board on Friday.

Trump’s silence on January 6 is sad. The New York Post editorial board said.

The two instances of outspoken condemnations by outlets that had been reluctant in the past were seen by some observers as a sign that Murdoch was moving further against Trump.

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