Now that he’s written a book critical of President Donald Trump, Fox News has done a 180-degree turn when it comes to former National Security Adviser John Bolton, even going so far as to suggest that he’s a “tool for the left.”
Among those condemning Bolton on Monday were Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Lou Dobbs, all of whom used to be staunch Bolton supporters, often inviting him on their shows to opine on foreign policy matters.
The attacks began with Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, who said Bolton has “has been reduced to a tool for the radical Dims and the deep state.”
Lou Dobbs: “John Bolton himself has been reduced to a tool for the radical Dims and the Deep State” pic.twitter.com/84AORpfWUg
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) January 28, 2020
Then Carlson, on his 8:00 p.m. show, suggested that Bolton has always been “a snake,” remarking:
“Republicans in Washington tonight seem shocked to discover that John Bolton has turned and betrayed his former boss, President Trump. But they shouldn’t be shocked. That’s who John Bolton is. That’s who John Bolton has always been. That’s what John Bolton does.”
John Bolton has always been a snake
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) January 28, 2020
Sean Hannity decided that he’d try a two-fer and smear both Bolton and the New York Times, which reported on what’s in Bolton’s upcoming book:
“Now they’re acting like this is a big bombshell, Bolton’s book. Okay. The problem is, it’s a New York Times story. How often did this New York Times get things wrong?”
And then there was Laura Ingraham, who was too lazy to think up anything original, panning Bolton’s claims as a “red herring” and then showing a photo of Bolton and a red herring. Must have been too hard to actually put any thought into the segment:
Much like their political savior, Donald Trump, the folks at Fox can’t get far enough away from John Bolton after years of nearly squeezing the life out him with their verbal hugs.
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