Network hosts are more interested in investigating the Clinton campaign.
A Washington Post report detailing allegations that Moore had sexually abused a 14-year-old girl in Alabama when he was in his early 30s was a leading story Thursday across cable news networks such as MSNBC, CNN and the BBC.
On the other hand, Fox’s top prime-time news shows, Hannity and Tucker Carlson Tonight, were more interested in the spat between former DNC Chair Donna Brazile and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Carlson barely mentioned the allegations against Moore, and Sean Hannity tried to play down the story. Hannity went as far as to suggest that the women in the story were lying about their interaction with Moore:
“Do people do it for money, do they do it for political reasons? Is it more common than people would think?” Hannity asked a legal analyst on his show.
Before Hannity, Tucker Carlson spent most of his hour-long show ranting about the addictive dangers of social media and urging the Trump administration to investigate Clinton’s campaign for allegedly manipulating the Democratic National Committee.
As Mediaite points out, Carlson only mentioned the allegations against Moore at the very end of his show, for a total of 46 seconds. This is all he said:
Quite a bit of political drama in Alabama tonight. The Washington Post claims that Republican candidate Judge Roy Moore is running for Senate to replace Jeff Sessions. They said he tried to initiate relationships with teens several years ago. The 32-year-old kissed and fondled a 14-year-old girl at his home. More than a dozen Republican senators in Washington have said that Read More Here