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Fox News misses mark by country mile, stands with CNN, propagandist Jim Acosta — Fans speak out

On Wednesday, Fox News said it supports efforts to restore press credentials to CNN propagandist Jim Acosta, despite his constant childish grandstanding, heckling and his boorish behavior with a White House intern simply trying to do her job.  In short, Fox News overlooked his unprofessional behavior and in doing so, missed the proverbial mark by a country mile.

“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.

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Fox News added:

The White House Correspondents’ Association – of which Fox News is a member – issued a statement in support of CNN’s decision to take legal action.

“We continue to urge the administration to reverse course and fully reinstate CNN’s correspondent,” WHCA President Olivier Knox said. “The President of the United States should not be in the business of arbitrarily picking the men and women who cover him.”

However, several prominent media members – such as Pulitzer Prize-winning Watergate journalist Bob Woodward – have criticized CNN over the lawsuit.

Of course, CNN, the cable outlet once dubbed the “least-trusted” name in network news, thanked Fox News:

Funny, we don’t recall CNN standing up for Fox News when Obama constantly attacked the network…

Others weren’t so happy to hear the news:

https://twitter.com/freedom_moates/status/1062746304839868416

If it is a “right,” then I want mine, like, NOW!

https://twitter.com/Josh_Manning/status/1062774159862726656

A post at Raw Story said Fox News fans weren’t happy — at all.

https://twitter.com/BeachGal4eva24/status/1062736264900894720

You won’t get that with Acosta in the building…

https://twitter.com/TheresaKudia/status/1062744572739100672

https://twitter.com/krassenstein/status/1062752022355529728

Of course, this has nothing to do with any alleged animosity between Trump and the idea of a free press.  It’s the end result of one man — and one network — that has engaged in a media jihad against the Trump administration.  Unfortunately, the so-called “mainstream media,” known here as the “Democrat-media complex,” refuses to acknowledge that because it doesn’t fit the leftist narrative.

https://twitter.com/YanksFanInMA/status/1062775422235148289

Bingo.

For those who may still be confused what’s at the root of this, here’s video as posted by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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