Opinion | How Fox News and Republican officials devised one Biden smear

Opinion by Dana Milbank: How Fox News and Republican officials devised one Biden smear

1/22/2022 10:03:00 AM

Opinion by Dana Milbank: How Fox News and Republican officials devised one Biden smear

The president never called concerned parents “domestic terrorists.” But don't tell that to Fox News.

Florida’s lieutenant governor, Jeanette Nuñez, on Fox News last Sunday.“I’m glad that the Biden administration labeled us domestic terrorists, because that was a wake-up moment for a lot of parents,” commentator Matt Walshsaidon the channel last week.

“Parents who are complaining about the schools are being branded as extremists, or even domestic terrorists,” host Laura Ingraham inveighed. “Merrick Garland gets involved, Justice Department gets involved.”AdvertisementStory continues below advertisement

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Um. Did you guys write this piece of lies. MITCH MCCONNELL HAS BLOCKED EVERYTHING. Let’s talk about the Russia hoax…. Milbank your opinion is meaningless ONLY because you all pushed RussianCollusion along with nytimes and ABC CBSNews NBCNews cnn MSNBC you have zero leg to stand on ZERO! You wasted this country’s time energy with a lie that you knew was a lie! So who care about FoxNews

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contributed Florida’s lieutenant governor, Jeanette Nuñez, on Fox News last Sunday. “I’m glad that the Biden administration labeled us domestic terrorists, because that was a wake-up moment for a lot of parents,” commentator Matt Walsh said on the channel last week. “Parents who are complaining about the schools are being branded as extremists, or even domestic terrorists,” host Laura Ingraham inveighed. “Merrick Garland gets involved, Justice Department gets involved.” Advertisement Story continues below advertisement “The Biden administration … has said that they are considering parents who speak out regarding education issues for their children to be domestic terrorists,” proclaimed Elise Stefanik, the No. 3 House GOP leader, on Fox News. There’s just one wee problem with the whole Biden-says-parents-are-terrorists claim, reported dozens of times on Fox News airwaves and echoed at each link down the Republican media food chain: It’s horse excrement. Biden never said it. Attorney General Merrick Garland never said it. No senior (nor even junior) official in the Biden administration has ever been shown to have said it. Yet Fox News presents it as unchallenged fact, week after week. (In response to my request, a Fox News spokeswoman provided me no instance of a Biden official calling parents domestic terrorists.) Follow