In the age of "fake news" and Russian propaganda, journalistic integrity has taken some pretty heavy blows, many coming from the direction of the Fox News channel. The network, which has a been accused of everything from irresponsible reporting to outright lying, has developed a bit of reputation for outlandish opinions and a loose adherence to the truth. It seems one guest, however, may have gone too far.
After Jackson suggested that there may have been a plot within the FBI to assassinate Donald Trump, Faulkner tried to help him reframe his assertion as a ridiculous hypothetical, but Jackson doubled down.
Fox News spox says that Kevin Jackson's comments yesterday on "Outnumbered," when he seemingly suggested a possible FBI assassination attempt on Trump, have been "addressed" with him.— Jeremy Barr (@jeremymbarr) December 20, 2017
Yeah, they addressed it by saying ‘Good job. When can you come on again?'— Howard Rothman (@Howard_Rothman) December 20, 2017
What, with a promise of more airtime and more money...?— Intolerantcentrist (@Intolerantcentr) December 20, 2017
“Kevin, no waffling next time. You must *commit* to the propaganda if you want to remain on this network."— WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot (@ZeroFoxToGive) December 20, 2017