Fox News still tows the president’s line, especially in its opinion content. But Fox called out President Trump’s “loaded language” in a headline about Trump’s equating the impeachment process with “lynching.”
The Fox headline reads: “Angry president invokes loaded language to blast Democrat-controlled impeachment process.”
Lynching means to be put to death, most often by hanging, by mob action without legal authority. Another definition is “premeditated extrajudicial killing by a group.”
For most of American history, lynching has been a blight on the Republic — as most US lynchings have been committed against African-Americans in the South.
Fox quoted Dem presidential hopeful Julian Castro and others who criticized Trump’s use of “lynching” to describe the impeachment. Castro tweeted: “It’s beyond shameful to use the word ‘lynching’ to describe being held accountable for your action.”