No longer a Fox News Network fan. Every since the network became DJT’s biggest cheerleader, often looking the other way when he lied, the station is pretty much kept in the OFF status at home. But I have to give Neil Cavuto kudos and high fives for the honesty in his response to Trump’s growing disenchantment with what used to be his go to network to get all his news. Excerpts follow.
CAVUTO: All right, well, I think the president watches Fox.
I also think he is getting sick of Fox, which is weird because I think he gets pretty fair coverage at Fox. But the president making clear to fact-check him is to be all but dead to him and his legion of supporters, who let me know in no uncertain terms I am either with him totally, or I am a never-Trumper fully.
There are no grays, no middle ground. You’re either all-in or you’re just out; loyal on everything or not to be trusted on anything.
CAVUTO: Which could explain the president himself this week bashing Fox News yet again, urging his supporters to stop watching the channel, to quote tweet: “Fox isn’t working for us anymore.”
Well, first of all, Mr. President, we don’t work for you. I don’t work for you. My job is to cover you, not fawn over you or rip you — just report on you, to call balls and strikes on you.
My job, Mr. President — our job — here is to keep the score. It’s not settle scores. Now, in my case, to report the economic numbers when they’re good and when they’re bad, when the markets are soaring and when they’re tumbling, when trade talks look like they’re coming together and when they look like they’re falling apart. It is called being fair and balanced, Mr. President.
Yet it is fair to say you’re not a fan when that balance includes stuff you don’t like to hear or facts you don’t like to have questioned.
CAVUTO: You’re only human. I get that. Who likes to be corrected? But you are the president. It comes with the job, just like checking what you say and do comes with my job.
After all, I’m not the one who said tariffs are a wonderful thing; you are.
Just like I’m not the one who said Mexico would pay for the wall; you did.
Just like I’m not the one who claimed that Russia didn’t meddle in the 2016 election; you did.
Now, I’m sorry you don’t like these facts being brought up, but they are not fake because I did. What would be fake is if I never did, if I ignored all the times you said you loved your old Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, until you didn’t, had no plans to dump your homeland security secretary, until you did, called Chinese President Xi Jinping an “enemy” just last week and a great leader this week.
Sometimes, you don’t even wait that long. Last week, you expressed an appetite for background checks, before arguing just hours later our background checks are already strong.
These aren’t fake items. They’re real items, and you really said them, just like you never paid to silence a porn star, until it turns out you did, never ordered your former White House counsel Don McGahn to fire Bob Mueller, until we learn you tried.
Fake is when it’s wrong, Mr. President, not when it’s unpleasant, just like it isn’t and wasn’t fake when you said the “Access Hollywood” tape wasn’t real, when it was, or that you inherited a depression from Barack Obama, when you didn’t, or that you ripped quantitative easing when he was president, but are furious the Federal Reserve isn’t doing the same for you now that you’re president.
Lets hope Fox News Network follows Cavuto’s lead and the entire crew at Fox lets DJT know they are no longer for sale.
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