11/4/16, Hume's on camera guest, a North Carolina broadcaster, is theoretically there to provide a service to the audience, ie to relate his on-the-ground knowledge of a key "swing state" 4 days before final election day. The clip begins with the guest speaking about North Carolina ballot access as it pertains to independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin.
Evan McMullin is a textbook Establishment Republican, Goldman Sachs alum, running as a NeverTrump Republican. After leaving CIA employment in 2011, "McMullin transitioned to
the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs." Fascinating how some people "transition" from the CIA to Goldman Sachs, then to the Beltway: "In 2013, McMullin joined the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as a
senior advisor and later became the chief policy director of the House
Republican Conference." McMullin's home state is Utah and he's a Mormon.
North Carolina has early voting, many in the state have already voted, but many haven't. It's
also one of very few states that could decide the election. What's so
wrong with letting Americans be informed about the North Carolina ballot
and that a NeverTrump Republican failed to qualify for it?
North Carolina tv broadcaster (first name Bob) begins speaking:
"You can write in Evan McMullin the independent, they won't then count it.
They'll throw it in a stack called "others," it will never be attached
to his name. People are beginning to learn this, and I think there are
some people who are like well, I just don't like either, I'm not going
At this moment 12 seconds in, Brit Hume is seen gesturing and angrily whispering to his staff, "Wrap him, wrap him."
The guest may or may not be aware of what Hume is doing, but he continues talking as Hume does his "Wrap him" routine:
(North Carolina guest, continuing):
"...for either one, it's going to be interesting to see who benefits
from them. I would say in the long run it's going to be Donald Trump. The Governor's
race very quickly, you were asking about that. That one could be even
closer than the presidential race. [Hume is heard saying "Oh, my
goodness"] I think McCrory's [North Carolina Republican Governor running
for re-election] made a late surge lately with his work on the flooding
as well as finally touting the economic record he's had here over the
last four years which has been strong. I think he may pull it out as
well. And, by the way, that's the one Democrats really want, if you ask
them in their heart of hearts, it's not Hillary Clinton. If they really
had to pick one, they want the Governor's seat."
Hume: "All right, Bob, thanks very much. Today a jury..."
11/4/16, "Fox News- Brit Hume "Wrap Him" "Wrap Him""
Commenter on You Tube page notes: Evidence, if ever needed, proving Trump is right about the media:
"SpringIsBACK2 hours ago
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Caught on Fox News audio and video: NeverTrump Brit Hume panics as his North Carolina guest mentions that NeverTrump candidate Evan McMullin isn't on North Carolina ballot. Outraged and wanting to silence the guest, but unaware camera was rolling, Hume gestures and tells his staff 'Wrap, Wrap' while the guest is still talking-Nov. 4, 2016
Posted by susan at 2:55 AM