Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer chastised Fox News for what he called its “cowardly” decision to air its regularly scheduled prime-time lineup and not offer gavel-to-gavel coverage of the House Jan. 6 committee’s highly anticipated hearing on the 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol. Shumer is upset that their foolish bias show with no rebuttal will not reach Fox viewers.
The New York Democrat told reporters that the network has an “obligation” to show the “true facts” as told by the Democratic-led special committee. “Few things obstruct the American people from hearing the truth more than Fox News’s cowardly decision not to broadcast the deceptive hearing,” he said. Fox News Channel’s primetime programs did not provide blanket coverage on its main channel but did provide updates on the hearing throughout the evening “as news warranted,” according to the network.
Fox News’ sister channel, Fox Business Network, carried special coverage of the hearing beginning at 8 p.m., and coverage of the hearing was offered across Fox broadcast affiliates. Fox News Digital did also stream the hearing.