Fox Makes Kansas Special Election About What's The Matter With Democrats

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Fox News had to acknowledge that the special election in Kansas Tuesday night – in which Democrat James Thompson came within striking distance of winning a deep red Congressional seat – was not good news for Republicans. But the “fair and balanced” network handled it with typical aplomb – by using it as an excuse to attack Democrats.

On today’s Outnumbered, Geraldo Rivera minced no words as he called the race a “referendum on Donald Trump.” Rivera argued that if Trump had not bombed Syria, Thompson would have done even better.

But rather than dwell on why a “Berniecrat,” as cohost Meghan McCain called Thompson, lost by only about five points in a district Trump won by 27 points, Rivera quickly moved on to attacking the Democratic Party.

RIVERA: I have nothing but contempt for the Democratic Party. They are dysfunctional, they can’t get their act together, they don’t know who they are, they’re barely a political party at all, it seems.

As he spoke, Fox producers helped drive the anti-Democratic message home: “KS DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE APPEARS TO BLAME HIS OWN PARTY FOR HIS LOSS” and “WHETHER DEMOCRATS FAILED THEIR FIRST BIG TEST SINCE HILLARY CLINTON’S ELECTION LOSS” blared across the lower third.

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