Now Fox hosts are on record trying to shame Jim Accosta even after a court ordered his Hard Pass to be reinstated.
Press Secretary Sanders went so far as to say that "the court made clear that there is no absolute First Amendment right to access the White House". Again, she lies. The court made no such statement.
Sean Hannity, ever a rabid Trump supporter, said “He is a far-left grandstanding, sycophant left-winger capitalizing on his blatant anti-Trump bias." Change left to right, and remove "anti-", and that sentence would for more accurately apply to Hannity.
In fact, they try to tie the silencing of Alex Jones for hate-filled talk on social media to CNN, because CNN did an investigation into Alex Jones and his website Infowars.
Laura Ingram calls Accosta doing his job a “disgraceful performance”, and frequent Fox guests Diamond & Silk called the CNN reporter “the enemy of the people.”
The interesting thing here is that they are slating Accosta (and CNN in general) for doing their job of reporting on the President and his administration.
I just don't understand why *anyone* would listen to and believe these Fox hosts' view on this (or frankly any) topic at this point.
We WANT a free press to be able to report on the President because we pay for his service though our tax money. He represents the US to the rest of the world, we SHOULD have a say in how the President performs his job.
I'm beginning to believe that the Fox News hosts aren't just willfully ignorant...they're actively trying to undermine American Democracy.
If trump wants reporters (and all the rest of us) to respect the Presidency in general or the White House specifically, trump should try it first. No more "that's a stupid question" to reporters. No more being rude in general. When asked a question, even if it's uncomfortable, answer the fucking question.
Show the world how respectful you can be, trump, and maybe they'll try it back to you. Continue being a jerk, and there'll be a *lot* more lawsuits trying to teach you the error of your ways.