Fox News pushed Hillary Clinton's speech dozens of times – but cut away when she called GOP 'coup plotters'

Fox News pushed Hillary Clinton's speech dozens of times – but cut away when she called GOP 'coup plotters'
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Probably no one is more obsessed with Hillary Clinton than Fox News. During slow news cycles and big ones, if she breathes they are on it. This week was no exception.

The former 2016 Democratic presidential nominee spoke at the New York Democratic Convention Thursday afternoon, allowing Fox News to gin up its base with more than three dozen mentions of her throughout the day.

Clinton did not disappoint Democratic voters, but Fox News disappointed its viewers.

Despite the heavy handed hyping, Fox News viewers got to see little of the former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Senator's remarks, because Fox News cut away as soon as she accurately referred to Republicans as "coup plottters."

Journalist David Freedlander called the Fox News move "Incredible," and added: "Not just cut away but immediately start taking about Durham investigation and then Joe Biden’s 'weakness.'"

Here's what Fox News viewers were allowed to see just before the far right channel's directors pulled the plug:

Here's how Fox News interrupted Clinton's speech:

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