Trump's Biggest Fox News Boosters Suddenly Stop Railing Against 'Deep State' Intelligence - 2020-01-03
Since Trump's election, an inescapably common refrain of the president and his biggest boosters in conservative media has been to rail against the "deep state." The Russian election interference probe, they've repeatedly said, was nothing more than a coup or disinformation campaign perpetrated by the anti-Trump intelligence community.
Over the past 24 hours, however, incessant Fox griping over "deep state" suddenly went quiet, replaced by sober pleas that—when it comes to the info allegedly justifying Trump's ordered airstrike killing Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani—the U.S. intelligence community's findings should be heeded and taken seriously as unimpeachably correct information.
Immediately after the Pentagon confirmed U.S. responsibility for the strike, claiming it "was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans," Fox News host Sean Hannity—perhaps the most well-known "deep state" critic in media—heaped praise upon the intelligence community.