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FNC Fires Scapegoat Chris Stirewalt — and Their VP for News ‘Retires’

Posted on | January 19, 2021 | Comments Off on FNC Fires Scapegoat Chris Stirewalt — and Their VP for News ‘Retires’

You’ve got to hand it to Trump — he’s like Obi-Wan Kenobi. Strike him down, and he becomes more powerful than ever. We all remember the catastrophic moment on Election Night, when Chris Stirewalt called Arizona for Biden, and Bret Baier was like, “WTF, Fat Boy?”

Bret Baier: “But Chris, we haven’t called Texas yet. Why haven’t we called Texas?”
Chris Stirewalt: “Because it’s too close to call.”

That was what poker players would call a “tell.” When all the votes were counted (and I don’t mean to say that these numbers are entirely legit), the official tallies for Arizona and Texas looked like this:

Arizona …. 3.4 million total votes …… margin 10,457 (0.3%)
Texas …… 11.3 million total votes …. margin 631,221 (5.6%)

You see what I’m saying? Trump won Texas by nearly 6% — a margin of more than 600,000 votes — but Texas was “too close to call,” according to Chris Stirewalt who, at the same time, claimed to know that Biden would win Arizona, where the margin proved to be microscopic.

So now Chris Stirewalt has been “laid off” by Fox in a “restructuring” of their staff — did you see me roll my eyes at that? Meanwhile, the vice-president in charge of the news division at Fox has decided now is a good time to “retire” (my eyes just rolled completely out of my head).

Don’t look now, but Ace of Spades is dancing like the Ewoks in the final scene of Return of the Jedi. Shizzle done got fo’ real, bro.

UPDATE: Not to take pleasure in the misfortune of others, but Emerald Robinson just called Stirewalt “the Liz Cheney of Chuck Todds” and that there’s funny, I don’t care who you are.



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