Sometimes the “why” of a story is the entire story itself. This is one of those times. Fox News is running a piece on how the Manhattan D.A. is coordinating with the Secret Service on all the details of transporting and booking Donald Trump in the event of an indictment.
The news today is full of stories of Trump’s possible impending doom — or embarrassment, in any event, assuming that the man can be embarrassed.
NBC Boston is reporting that security measures are being considered in and around the Manhattan Criminal Court at 100 Centre Street in case Trump is actually indicted in the Stormy Daniels’ hush money case. “Friday’s developments come two days after Daniels’ attorneys said she met with prosecutors regarding the case and said she would testify. Cohen spent hours testifying before the grand jury over two days earlier this week. He emerged Wednesday from his second day of testimony saying he would continue to cooperate with prosecutors and provide them any information ‘that they need,'” NBC Boston’s report stated. So it would appear there is an indictment coming and here is Fox News’ take on it.
Fox News says the Manhattan DA is requesting a meeting with law enforcement to discuss the logistics of an indictment against Trump. Potential topics include handcuffing, transportation, fingerprinting, and processing. pic.twitter.com/qv8uoLoJcF
— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) March 17, 2023
Why is Fox News reporting on this? This is dead opposite of what they usually do with respect to Trump or any prominent GOPer for that matter. They seek to cover the Republicans’ tracks. So why this turnaround?
- The Trump cult will want to know what’s happening to Trump. Might as well give it to them on Fox News and get the ratings, right?
- Fox News has decided to get back in the Trump tent, in light of recent polls which have Trump trouncing DeSantis?
- Fox wants to get the emphasis off of their own legal problems and onto anything else?
- Fox knows this is going to be such a huge story that they can’t whitewash it, so they’re getting in front of it?
Fox News isn’t the only one with the story, no, not by a long shot. In the past five hours everybody has chimed in.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 17, 2023
I believe the conversations are taking place. That fact is being broadcast all over. But what is Fox’s angle? That’s what intrigues me. Whatever happens, I want to see how Fox News is handling it — and maybe that’s the idea. Maybe Rupert Murdoch has decided that this is going to be a major news story and by golly he’s going to be all over it.
You have to admit, if Fox News is on top of all the developments in this particular story, that is a story in and of itself. Maybe this is Murdoch’s way of getting into the limelight again.
Let’s see what Mother Tucker has on his show about this. Or Hannity. That will be very telling.