It’s long been established that Fox News’ bread and butter relies on the ability of their programs to create narratives which they religiously repeat ad nauseam week after week across different platforms. As a result, they continue to satisfy their dying older white conservative viewership who enjoy listening to well-crafted, simple minded, easy to repeat right-wing talking points.
For months, Fox News has created a particular narrative surrounding the FBI probe into Democratic primary front-runner Hillary Clinton’s email server. The vast majority of hosts and pundits on the network continue to insinuate and outright insist that Clinton will be indicted and go to jail.
However, Geraldo Rivera doesn’t seem to want to drink that flavor of Kool-aid. Rivera maintains the position that his colleagues are over-hyping the story and that Republicans who say that Clinton is going to jail are engaged in “wishful thinking.”
Rivera said that he was “baffled” that his colleagues at Fox maintained that Clinton would be “behind bars” soon — and said that they were guilty of “wishful thinking.”
“There is not one scintilla of evidence — there is zero evidence — that a grand jury exists in the Hillary Clinton email ‘scandalette,’ I call it,” Rivera said.
“I submit that Republicans that waste their energy, hoping against hope that something bad will happen to Hillary because of these emails, are misguided,” he added.
Outnumbered co-host Andrea Tantaros argued that Clinton “should be in prison,” but that there would be no indictment because the Obama administration was covering for her.
Tantaros fails to mention that certain elements within the FBI have “leaked” information about Clinton’s case to the media for months to damage her candidacy. But as always, why let pesky facts get in the way of a good money making narrative?
Here’s the video.
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