“Fox & Friends” slammed other media outlets on Tuesday for devoting little time to the news that the House GOP investigation found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
On Monday, the House Intelligence Committee announced it would be ending its investigation into Russian election meddling after finding no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
But apparently, the nightly news didn't want to talk about it, at least according to the hosts of the Fox News show.
“It's just sad,” Steve Doocy said. “It's called a news channel, do the news!”
As Brian Kilmeade tallied up the time devoted to the breaking news, the hosts weren't too happy about the results. From the nightly programs of ABC, CBS, and NBC combined, Kilmeade said that less than a minute of airtime was focused on the House investigation's findings.
“How many times have you tuned in to one of the big nightly newscasts and they've talked about Russia, Russia, Russia,” Doocy asked. “Trump was in bed with the Russians about this and that. Many, many times. And yet when the news breaks that the Republicans on the House Intel committee have found there was no collusion, less than one minute on the Big Three. Which is extraordinary.”
The hosts discussed the findings of the House investigation, which found that Russian groups did interfere in the 2016 presidential election but said that the meddling wasn't designed to benefit Trump and that no collusion was found in either the Trump or Clinton campaigns.
Kilmeade acknowledged that the news was discussed on MSNBC during Rachel Maddow's interview with Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, but Doocy wasn't satisfied.
The Fox hosts spent the rest of the segment slamming the networks over what they chose to cover instead of the Russia investigation news, including lottery winners and March Madness.