In a move that surprises almost no one, the Fox News Channel is saddling-up with CNN and their rather arrogant ex-White House reporter, Jim Acosta.
Fox News reporter Jim Flood cites Fox News President Jay Wallace as officially throwing the network’s power, influence and reputation behind the network that Ted Turner built.
As reported, Wallace isn’t just making public his own personal support for CNN and Acosta in their long running feud with President Trump, Wallace plans of filing an amicus (Latin for “friend of”) briefing in U.S. District Court on behalf of the entire Fox News Chanel.
“Fox News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter’s press credential. We intend to file an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court. Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized. While we don’t condone the growing antagonistic tone by both the president and the press at recent media avails, we do support a free press, access and open exchanges for the American people,” Fox News President Jay Wallace said in a statement.
Wow… “weaponized”? Really? Looks like CNN doesn’t have the market cornered on hyperbole (Greek for “bullshit”).
But in all fairness, Flood did cite the White House response to the CNN federal lawsuit to get Acosta’s “hard pass” re-issued after his famous hands-on episode with a White House intern;
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued a scathing statement, calling the move “more grandstanding from CNN” and pointing out that the network has other reporters who are still allowed to enter the White House.
As conservative pundit Don Surber correctly opined;
Fox News joins the rest of the crew. The Associated Press, Bloomberg News, First Look Media, Gannett, the National Press Club, NBC News, the New York Times, Politico, the Press Freedom Defense Fund, EW Scripps, and the Washington Post are all filing briefs supporting CNN.
In doing so, they approve of Acosta’s grandstanding at press conferences.
That is because they hate President Trump because they hate conservatives. Oh sure, Fox News has Tucker Carlson and the rest of the yakkers on because it needs conservative viewers. But the management there hates conservatives.