Bret Baier’s missing courage

According to “Hoax,” a book on Fox News by CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter, Baier and Wallace expressed concerns in a lunch with Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott in 2018 over opinion-side anchors Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro, who had appeared onstage at a Trump rally.

A lot of good that did: Hannity and Pirro continued shilling for Trump right through the 2020 election and beyond. Both of them pushed the “big lie” on Fox News airwaves — and as a result, they are both cited in monster lawsuits from voting-technology companies seeking damages from Fox News airing allegations of voter fraud in that contest.

So ask yourselves, Bret Baier and Chris Wallace: What good came of that 2018 lunch with Scott? And what good came of the “concerns” that you expressed about Carlson’s “Patriot Purge?” That series remains on Fox Nation, and its front man remains on Fox News every night at 8 p.m., standing behind the fantasies corroding the country he claims to love so much.