Ivanka Trump’s perfidious use of her private email to conduct government business, in clear violation of the law, is an awful lot like Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, but you wouldn’t know it by watching Fox News, which once again, solidified its credentials as a propaganda network.
The point was brought home by Stephen Colbert in a cold open for his show last night (Nov. 20).
The minute-long bit contrasted Fox’s coverage of Clinton’s email imbroglio with Trump’s misuse of private email. But, guess what, there is no comparison! Because Fox is ignoring the Ivanka scandal.
Fox News’s most notorious propagandists, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Jeanne Pirro, who called for Clinton’s indictment almost nightly, haven’t bothered to report on Ivanka.
President Trump is also dismissing the latest scandal, claiming she only sent emails for a limited time, which turned out to be another lie. In contrast, he repeatedly attacked Clinton during the 2016 campaign and dubbed her “Crooked Hillary” for using a personal email account as secretary of state.
Ivanka, however, sent “hundreds of emails” last year to White House aides, cabinet officials and her assistants from a personal account, many of them in violation of federal records rules, The Washington Post reported, citing people familiar with a White House examination of her correspondence.
Ivanka has a government job. She’s officially a senior adviser to the president.
The public interest watchdog group, American Oversight, sued the government for an accounting of emails sent by cabinet officials, White House aides and assistants, under the The Presidential Records Act. The measure requires the preservation of all official White House communications and records.
Check out the video below for Colbert’s take. It’s hilarious. And, while you’re at it, check out his opening monologue.