Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Billionaire political donor and activist Tom Steyer has accused Fox News of breaching its contract to air ads on the network calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment, according to a letter sent to the network by Steyer's legal team. ... The spot, part of an ad buy of more than $10 million by Steyer calling for the president's impeachment, slammed Trump for bringing the U.S. "to the brink of nuclear war" with North Korea and for potentially "obstructing justice" by firing former FBI Director James Comey in May as he conducted a federal probe into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives.

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Steyer directly rebuked the cancellation in a statement released Friday.

"Millions of Americans have raised their voices in opposition to Donald Trump," Steyer said. "If Fox News is siding with Trump and trying to silence us, they must be afraid of what we have to say. It shows no respect for democracy."

Steyer's ad for NeedToImpeach.Com:

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Fox "News". Not that they have news bureaus. But damn it, they have a desk!

#1 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-07 05:34 PM | Reply

Funny they didn't object to running Mike Huckabee's scree to impeach Obama. Do you think they could be less than impartial?

I wonder........

#2 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-11-07 05:47 PM | Reply

Just because some dimwit has $10 million to spend on something that isn't going to happen, doesn't mean that Fox has to show it.

#3 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-11-07 06:20 PM | Reply

doesn't mean that Fox has to show it.

#3 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-11-07 06:20 PM | Reply

You mean the Trump Network doesn't have to show it.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-07 07:25 PM | Reply

Poor "fox zombie" cookedfish.....it's been a tough day for our little alt-right rube.

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-11-07 08:44 PM | Reply

I hate Trump as much as anybody but are we at the stage where anyone with a boatload of cash can express their point of view on a news channel. Can the KKK buy an add on CBS? I hope not.

#6 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2017-11-07 09:09 PM | Reply

Some dofus spent years telling us that he had evidence that Obama wasn't American.
So yah, any bloated gasbag with money or influence can say any nonsense they want on TV. There is no truth test.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2017-11-07 09:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I hate Trump as much as anybody but are we at the stage where anyone with a boatload of cash can express their point of view on a news channel. Can the KKK buy an add on CBS? I hope not.

#6 | Posted by CrisisStills

Why not? The fossil fuel industry bought themselves an entire news channel, and a one of america's political parties. The Pharma industries buy ads so that networks wont scrutinize their products or business practices. Anybody with a boatload of cash can buy a senator, congressman, or president, and write their own laws.

If you have a problem with that, next time someone runs who wants to change campaign finance, vote for them.

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-07 09:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What snowflakes!

#9 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-11-07 10:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

If I read the article correctly (I'll admit, I'd been hitting the absinthe fairly hard last night) this is about breach of contract, which means Fox News took the money and THEN refused to air the advert. That makes it a pretty cut an dried issue of Fox being in the wrong, not "they don't have to air commercials they disagree with", and more "they have to do what they were paid to do."

#10 | Posted by RevDarko at 2017-11-08 07:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Fox News cited concerns over the response from their viewership in moving to cancel the ads last week."

Donny Doll Hands was quite upset. He made sure the president of Faux Noise heard about it. Faux appeased President Snowflake and now it will cost them money in court.

#11 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-08 02:17 PM | Reply

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