Like Russia start an invasion of UkraineFox News host Laura Ingraham on Wednesday night welcomed a call to her performance from former President Donald J. Trump, who blamed his own “weakness and incompetence” Biden’s authority on the military strike.
Tucker Carlson, Fox News’ highest-rated host, questioned why Americans hate Russian President Vladimir V. Putin during a segment on Tuesday night. On Wednesday, he labeled Ukraine as “a pure customer country of the United States Department of State.”
When Mr. Putin launched an attack against Ukraine, despite the diplomatic efforts of the United Nations and sanctions of the United States and other countriesComments from some of Fox News’ biggest stars contrasted with reports from the network’s own journalists.
Fox News has four reporters covering from Ukraine, with Steve Harrigan and Trey Yingst in Kyiv, and Mike Tobin and Lucas Tomlinson reporting from Lviv.
Jennifer Griffin, Fox News’ national security correspondent, said in a report Wednesday night that the Russian attack was “a full-blown invasion.”
“The way Putin describes Ukraine, he describes it as an existential threat to Russia. “This is part of his imagination. This is a man – if you look him in the eye you will see a man who has gone completely mad.”
Ms. Griffin’s report came during a breaking news hour ahead of Fox News’ usual 11 p.m. syndication, conservative views showing “Gutfeld!”
On February 21, Griffin railed against host Sean Hannity, who argued that President Biden was responsible for the conflict.
“Sean, how we got to this point is a long story, and it predates the Biden administration,” she said, adding, “It includes the blunders of every American president since the United States. disintegration of the Soviet state.”
Mr. Carlson took an isolationist approach before the invasion. On Tuesday night, he asserted that Democrats believe Americans have a “patriotic duty to hate Vladimir Putin,” but questioned why the Russian president had been vilified.
“It might be worth asking yourself, since it’s getting pretty serious: What is this really? Why do I hate Putin so much? ‘ said Mr. Carlson. He added, “Has he moved every middle-class job in my town to Russia?” He also argued that Ukraine is not a democracy.
“But Joe Biden likes Ukraine, so Putin is bad, war is good,” Mr. Carlson said.
On Wednesday night, Ms Ingraham met her guest, journalist Glenn Greenwald, to speak with Mr. Trump. She described a speech by President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine begging Putin not to invade as “a truly pathetic performance.”
Mr Trump said Mr Putin would be content with just taking over two separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine but carried out the invasion because “he sees weakness, incompetence and stupidity”. of the Biden administration.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/24/business/fox-news-russia-ukraine.html Fox News host lashed out at Russia’s attack on Ukraine