Last summer, Fox News brought host Will Cain over from ESPN. He is the host of Fox & Friends Weekends and also makes regular appearances on the weekday show.
Cain’s takes can lean even farther to the right than those of his Fox co-hosts. He has been a passionate defender of Donald Trump’s election fight despite the lack of electoral fraud evidence.
And on Tuesday morning, Cain decided to defend the insurrectionists who recently stormed the US Capitol. The host’s main issue was that the media is referring to the demonstrators as terrorists.
The Fox host began, “I’ve been concerned for some time that there has been this inflation of inflammatory language. In other words, we’ve been told that the events of January 6th started out as chaotic, it formed into riotous. Then insurrection, then sedition, then terrorism.”
Cain played a clip of the Washington Posts Eugene Robinson. “There are millions of Americans,” said Robinson. “Almost all white, almost all Republicans who somehow need to be deprogrammed. It’s as if they are members of a cult. The Trumpist cult, and have to be reprogrammed.”
“You keep raising the bar of the description of what happened on January 6,” Cain said. “You keep expanding the pool of people you are talking about until you are talking about Trump supporters, and then you can respond with Orwellian language like deprogramming them. We are getting into a very scary authoritarian place quickly.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of the Fox News network:
Fox host complains about adjectives used for the Capitol rioters: "I've been concerned for quite some time that there's been this inflation of inflammatory language. … If you continually push the bar out, what you do is allow any manner of response." (Yes, he says "Orwellian.") pic.twitter.com/qxMdeCLWOY
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) January 19, 2021
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