How Fox News Pushed a ‘Bipartisan Acquittal’ Impeachment Narrative That Completely Fell Apart

Bipartisan? Yes. Acquittal? Not so much.

In the days leading up to the final Senate impeachment vote of President Donald Trump, Fox News viewers were repeatedly led to believe that Trump’s eventual acquittal would include one, two, or even more Democratic senators joining the Republicans.

This outcome, the network’s audience was told time and again across morning shows, in news reports, and during primetime talk shows, resulted from articles of impeachment that were weak and misguided and Democratic arguments that were riddled with conspiracy theories and alleged falsehoods. Not only would Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff and the other House impeachment managers fail to convince a single Republican to vote for removal, Fox viewers were told, the pro-impeachment case wouldn’t even
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