Fox & Friends hosts are entirely stunned by the purpose of industry regulations after digging deeper into the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment and the role that the Trump administration had in the disaster. John Iadarola and Jessica Burbank break it down on The Damage Report.
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After East Palestine train derailment, Fox News discovers the purpose of industry regulations after years of vilifying them – https://www.mediamatters.org/fox-friends/after-east-palestine-train-derailment-fox-news-discovers-purpose-industry-regulations
“Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade acknowledged on Thursday that federal regulations may be necessary to protect people and the environment, a rare admission on a network that has pushed for mass deregulation for decades. Kilmeade, who co-hosts Fox & Friends, made the comments while discussing the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment and its aftermath.
“I knew nothing about these derailment numbers,” Kilmeade said. “I’m stunned by it – that we have thousands of derailments all the time and how costly it is, and how they’re not kept up and maybe the regulation needs to be there.”
Fox News has long vilified federal regulations as governmental overreach, and needless red tape that eats into corporate profits. In 2011, the network launched Regulation Nation, a series that would “expose how excessive laws are drowning American businesses.” The series was the brainchild of then-Fox News President Roger Ailes, who said at the time that bureaucrats “draw up regulations to try to ruin your life.”
That same year, Fox News also waged a full-on war against the Environmental Protection Agency, and continues to argue against environmental regulations, including in its so-called straight news programs.”
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