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Hillary Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, pushed a bizarre claim about Fox News during an interview with entertainment magazine Variety.
Appearing with her mother, Chelsea said that her family was “the reason that Fox News was created.” She argues that Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch saw it as an opportunity to attack the Clintons.
The Clintons have started their own media venture on Apple TV+ called “Gutsy.”
The interview said, “Your family was the first great target of Fox News’ approach.”
“We were the reason that Fox News was created,” Chelsea claims. “Because Rupert Murdoch recognized a great market opportunity.”
Chelsea has regularly attacked Fox News over the years. She once argued for censoring and banning Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson on Facebook.
Chelsea Clinton wants Facebook to ban Fox News host Tucker Carlson for his online engagement. pic.twitter.com/dGtVC6FOMK
— BallerAlert (@balleralert) April 15, 2021
“We were the reason that Fox News was created,” Chelsea Clinton says of her family. “Because Rupert Murdoch recognized a great market opportunity.” https://t.co/sFfOieG82G pic.twitter.com/SgBFNUXB7E
— Variety (@Variety) September 27, 2022
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The interviewer then asked the Clintons both to explain whether they felt their move into the media space — albeit a much smaller space than that occupied by Fox News — was an effort to fight back in some small way.
“Climate change illuminated where Fox News was willing to go and its destructive impact,” Chelsea responded first, saying that it was not solely Fox News, but multiple right-leaning outlets.
“I’m 42, and when I was in junior high, two-thirds of Americans knew human activity is partly responsible for climate change,” she said. “The right proved to themselves, ‘We can hit people with relentless misinformation and every night pipe into their homes to disbelieve scientists — what else could be possible?’ Today, with COVID, it’s the same playbook.”
“There’s an element to this which is quite frustrating, because they get away with it,” Hillary added then, arguing that progressive media had failed to do enough to fight back against right-leaning media.