Fox News is facing a backlash after announcing they will not provide continuous live news coverage of the January 6 hearings this week.
The hearings, set to air Thursday at 8 pm EST, are expected to be covered live primetime by ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC but not Fox News.
On Monday, Fox News Media released a statement saying they will provide coverage of the January 6th hearings "as news warrants" during their primetime slot which reaches an average of 1.52 million viewers according to Statista.
The network will produce live coverage of the hearings on their lesser-watched channel, Fox Business, anchored by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum beginning at 8 pm EST. It will also be live-streamed on Fox Nation and FoxNews.com, without authentication.
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After Tucker Carlson Tonight, Hannity, and The Ingraham Angle, chief legal correspondent Shannon Bream is slated to analyze the hearings with Baier and MacCallum from 11 pm through 1 am.
Following the announcement, Fox News faced backlash from people lawmakers, political commentators, and the public.
On Twitter, Hillary Clinton called out Fox News saying, "Fox News won't air the January 6 hearings because they prefer their sedition made fresh on-site."
\u201cFox News won't air the January 6 hearings because they prefer their sedition made fresh on-site.\u201d
\u201cFox News ran 1,098 primetime segments on Benghazi from the day of the attack until the committee hearings, which they carried live for more than 7 hours.\n\nToday they announced they won\u2019t cover the hearings on the January 6th insurrection.\u201d
\u201cFox \u201cNews\u201d will NOT be showing the televised Jan. 6 committee hearings \u2014 the latest proof that Fox is NOT a news organization. \n\nWho agrees that Fox propagandists who pose as \u201creporters\u201d should be BARRED from White House press briefings? \u270b\u201d
While covering the January 6 insurrection in the past, Tucker Carlson has downplayed the severity of it even releasing a three-part documentary called Patriot Purge which portrayed the January 6 insurrection as a false flag.
Thursday's hearing is the first of six that will occur over the course of the summer. It will be led by the House select committee which has been investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol since July 2021, interviewing over 1,000 people, and gathering evidence to detail what happened January 6, 2021.
Each hearing will have a theme and use testimony from witnesses.
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