Fox News Drags the GOP into the Barrel

Sandra Wade
3 min readApr 26

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis said in 1913, “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.” It sure has been sunny the past week!

Remember the Mueller investigation, how the phrase “time in the barrel” became popular? I thought of it as I watched the breaking news revealed last night by MSNBC that Ted Cruz was caught ON TAPE explaining a plot to overthrow our democracy to Fox News pundit Maria Bartiromo. The release of this tape, related to the Dominion lawsuit that Fox just settled for nearly $800 million, was probably provided by Abby Grossberg, the former Bartiromo/Tucker Carlson producer who’s suing Fox over the abuse she suffered in their sexist, misogynistic, antisemitic hellhole of a workplace.

Sure looks like it’s Fox News’ time in the barrel, and they’re taking the GOP down with them. And I couldn’t be happier.

Here’s the thing about the Cruz tape. The first Cruz/Bartiromo tape released proved that he knew there was no voter fraud in 2020. But here he is in this most recent tape, discussing using a fake “commission” allegedly to “investigate” claims that were already disproven in multiple courtrooms and by multiple audits, in order to overturn the election for Trump.

There sure were a lot of Republicans seemingly coordinating the insurrection with Fox News. It raises the question: did Fox give election deniers like Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani a platform, despite knowing they were full of shit (as Dominion evidence proved), specifically to intentionally incite them to riot and overturn the election?

Sandra Wade

Actor, filmmaker, writer and sexy cat lady. I write about politics cuz I CARE. Currently in POST production: