‘A Coup in America?’ Liberals, Media Freak Over Fox News Chyron in Kellyanne Conway Interview About Mueller Investigation

Liberals and the media are freaking out after the Fox News Channel ran a chyron posing the question “A Coup in America?” during an interview with Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President, during Saturday night’s Watters’ World. The segment with Conway was about revelations of anti-Trump bias in the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in to President Donald Trump and alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.

Fox triggered liberals by tweeting a screen grab of Conway’s appearance on Watters World with the offending chyron and this message, “.@KellyannePolls: “The fix was in against @realDonaldTrump from the beginning, and they were pro-Hillary… They can’t possibly be seen as objective or transparent or even-handed or fair.” @WattersWorld”

Kevin Baron, Executive Editor of Defense One, hysterically reacted, “Coup?! I cover wars. Militaries. Actual coups. Where citizens violently rise up and kill each other for power over each other. This is alarmingly irresponsible language, even for Fox. Inflammatory. Baseless. Dangerous.”

Americablog editor John Aravosis, “Pizzagate, as silly as it was, led to violence. Imagine what the gun-nuts will do with the Fox Mothership telling them there’s a coup d’etat under way, and with republicans in congress and Trump’s own White House backing them up. Republicans are playing a very dangerous game.”


Trip Gabriel, New York Times, “Suggesting there is a ‘coup’ afoot – an illegal military action against a head of state – is extreme even for hyperbolic Fox.”

Evan McMullin, failed 2016 independent presidential candidate against Trump, ““A coup in America?” This is incredibly irresponsible rhetoric. It’s no surprise that the same network that still denies Russian interference for Trump, also uses this kind of language to describe law enforcement efforts to uphold the law and our sovereignty.”

Jon Favreau, former speechwriter for President Barack Obama went after Watters, “This pathetic piece of shit just accused the men and women of the FBI of staging a coup against the President.”


Steven Greenhouse, former NY Times reporter, “Wow. Fox News says Trump is threatened by a COUP. If Trump is indicted or impeached for obstruction of justice, collusion with Russia or some type of financial fraud, that’s not a coup, that’s called THE RULE OF LAW. Fox News is recklessly sabotaging the rule of law.”

CNN’s Brian Stelter was on the case, “The banner for this Fox segment asks “A COUP IN AMERICA?”

Video of Jesse Watters’ pre-taped interview with Conway shows neither one used the word ‘coup’ during the interview, however Watters used the phrase, “Coup in America” during his introduction to Conway. Conway did not disavow that characterization even though she acknowledged hearing the intro.

Watters: “So the investigation in to Donald Trump’s campaign has been crooked from the jump. But the scary part is we may now have proof the investigation was weaponized to destroy his presidency for partisan political purposes. And to disenfranchise millions of American voters. Now, if that’s true, we have a coup on our hands in America. And Congress must force the FBI and the individuals involved to come clean on what counter-espionage agents meant by, “insurance policy” to “protect the country” from Donald Trump’s presidency.” Watters then cut to video of Trump speaking about the new revelations of bias on Friday and then introduced Conway.


Fox also tweeted video of the Conway interview.

More reactions are sure to follow.

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Kristinn Taylor has contributed to The Gateway Pundit for over ten years. Mr. Taylor previously wrote for Breitbart, worked for Judicial Watch and was co-leader of the D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com. He studied journalism in high school, visited the Newseum and once met David Brinkley.

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