Harris Faulkner tears up Marie Harf after complaining that Fox isn't focusing sufficient on pandemic deaths
Fox news anchor Harris Faulkner chastised Democratic strategist Marie Harf after the liberal expert tried on the talk show "Outnumbered" for failing to bring the COVID death toll up to a level she considered acceptable.
Harf began defending the Democrats, who were dealing with suffocating, draconian and unconstitutional lockdown orders to fight the pandemic.
In their view, the virus death toll is justified to justify these edicts.
"Yeah, I mean, we're on the show for 43 minutes and we haven't mentioned the 3,000 Americans who died yesterday more than we did on September 11th and for a while every day we're going to have so many American deaths," he said Democratic strategist said.
Faulkner did not respond kindly to the idea that her show was not sympathetic enough in its coverage of the pandemic.
“I can only say quickly because I have a feeling, Marie, that you took a shot there and maybe felt that it was necessary, but if you don't believe our hearts are big enough to be around people to mourn that we lost during this pandemic, what exactly are you trying to say? "Faulkner shot back." That is insulting and not true. It is not true! "
The Fox host then told Harf to "keep your judgment in a place where you know you can review because you can't see my heart."
Two things here: First, the only reason Harf is excited about the death rate from COVID is that, in her eyes, it reflects poorly on President Donald Trump. She can use it as a political topic of conversation.
How do we know? Well number two, deaths aren't all Harf would lead them to believe. If it did, she would want the show to review the number of abortions on a daily basis. And we're pretty sure the liberal expert won't mind in the near future.
Fox News' Harris Faulkner blows Marie Harf in the air after noticing that they played most of the show without mentioning the record-breaking death toll.
"That's offensive and it's not true … you can't see my heart and trust me when I tell you it hurts all of us!" pic.twitter.com/hSS4YjEQwN
– Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) December 10, 2020
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Harris Faulkner and Marie Harf try again
Faulkner and Harf have a bit of history, with the former usually defeating the latter in the exchanges.
In a dustup last month, Harf tried to shame President Trump for failing to answer questions from the media.
"Why doesn't Donald Trump take questions?" she asked with no hint of self-esteem. "He's the one hiding in the basement now. He hasn't asked reporters questions since election week. Why doesn't he answer questions?"
Faulkner, whose network could not get President-elect Joe Biden even with friendly hosts to accept reasonable interview requests, and whose network was consistently shunned by the Obama administration, essentially urged Harf to sit down and shut up.
"Our news team has been in touch with Joe Biden's office on a daily basis for the past few years!" Faulkner shot back. "Please take a seat – take several seats – on!"
Harris Faulkner urges Marie Harf to take a seat during the exchange on Trump. Trump refuses to answer questions https://t.co/nNWHc2OsgG
– Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 25, 2020
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Trouble at Fox News
Faulkner has remained a ray of hope for Fox, who has been besieged by Conservatives for her election coverage and for reporting fraud complaints from the President and his supporters.
She had a bit of hiccups and drew on fire in September after her show cut off Newt Gingrich while he tried to target left-wing billionaire George Soros.
This is one of the strangest exchanges I've ever seen on TV. @newtgingrich aptly points out that George Soros put an unprecedented amount of money into DA races across the country to vote for radicals and Fox News basically told him to shut up. WTF? pic.twitter.com/IxwcLG2gOH
– Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) September 16, 2020
Faulkner later offered some kind of apology along with an explanation.
“Are we discussing with fire here? Yes! But we also have to give each other the space to express ourselves, ”explained Faulkner. "We don't censor on this show."
Day 2 of #Sorosgate @FoxNews #GeorgeSoros sorry tour: @HARRISFAULKNER clumsily says @OutnumberedFNC was not censored and @newtgingrich was simply interrupted. Then can't explain why @MelissaAFrancis protected #GeorgeSoros by stopping Newt's comments criticizing him! pic.twitter.com/iBIlcIAueW
– Jonathan T Gilliam (@JGilliam_SEAL) September 17, 2020
At least she showed some introspection. Contrasted with this humble political hack on the same network.
Chris Wallace repeatedly corrects HHS Secretary Alex Azar when he referred to Joe Biden as "Vice President".
"He's the President-Elect, sir. He's the President-Elect … First of all, it's President-Elect Joe Biden, Secretary Azar." Pic.twitter.com/lc5bOQ6zAl
– Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) December 6, 2020
Fox News has been king of cable news for some time, but its behavior is creating rifts in viewership, as revealed by Newsmax TV, which achieved an historic, first-ever ratings win over the network.