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Bill Kristol: Parts of Fox News Have Gone Down 'Ridiculous' Path

Bill Kristol: Parts of Fox News Have Gone Down 'Ridiculous' Path

William Kristol leads a discussion on PayPal co-founder and former CEO Peter Thiel's National Review article, 'The End of the Future,' at the National Press Club October 3, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 15 May 2017 04:58 PM

In a Mediaite podcast, Weekly Standard editor and former Fox News contributor Bill Kristol called the news network “ridiculous” for its fawning coverage of President Donald Trump and other conservatives.

Kristol, who doesn’t think Trump is performing competently as president, agreed with Mediaite host John Ziegler that conservative commentators, including some of those on Fox, are being hypocritical by supporting Trump decisions that they would have attacked Barack Obama or other Democrats for making.

“It’s ridiculous, honestly, and depressing,” Kristol told Mediaite. “I mean Fox, parts of Fox have just gone down a ridiculous path.”

Kristol said it was painful to watch his friend and former Weekly Standard writer Tucker Carlson “beating up some 20-year-old college liberal because he said something stupid.” Carlson recently took over the 8 p.m. time slot after Bill O’Reilly was fired from Fox News over sexual harassment claims.

Kristol also referenced Charlie Sykes’ New York Times opinion piece on Sunday, which attacked Fox News’ tendency to defend Trump no matter what he does.

“The fact that the left is wrong doesn’t mean Trump is right,” Kristol said.

Kristol particularly singled out Carlson and Sean Hannity’s shows for becoming "ridiculous," while praising Bret Baier’s “Special Report” for having a better grip on the news.

Ziegler and Kristol also discussed the way conservative radio and television shows seem to get pushed further and further into hyper-partisanship to try and garner higher ratings.

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In a Mediaite podcast, Weekly Standard editor and former Fox News contributor Bill Kristol called the news network “ridiculous” for its fawning coverage of President Donald Trump and other conservatives.
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