In his sick pussy-grabbing mind ‘The Messiah of the Jews’ says Fox News belongs to him. Trump is the Satan-Paul of our time. With glee he usurps all the Presidents that came before him. They didn’t need to own the soul of a newspaper that was dedicated to them, that was working – for them!
I and my newspaper have been demonized. Deputy Dan relays a message from Rena saying she is not after my newspaper. Fuck her!
Alley Valkyrie and friends weaponized advocacy for the homeless in order to get me after I refused to remove articles about them. Fuck them!
My daughter called me a parasite and said I was crazy. But not once did she call me when I got 40 radiation treatments for cancer. Fuck her! She is not a healer!
Then there are my evil neighbors. Fuck them!
I have provided a service to my country with every blog I posted. One Trump devotee said his Boss Man never lied to the American People. Not since Stalin have we seen such a world leader. Trump says Fox is no longer working for his evangelical base. Fuck him – and them!
Not for nothing was Donald Trump inducted into the WWE wrestling hall of fame in 2013. The man knows how to stage a fake fight—like his current brawl with the Fox News Channel. On Wednesday, he mounted a three–tweet attack on Rupert Murdoch’s channel. He savaged it for covering the Democrats, for hiring Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, for keeping Juan Williams and Shep Smith on the payroll, and he invited its viewers to stop watching his once-favorite channel.
This tantrum followed a similar surge of fury from Trump in March, when he denounced Fox’s weekend anchors, asking whether they had been trained by CNN.
Happy to play the fall guy in the match, Fox anchors pushed back on this latest iteration of Trump’s bogus “Fox is being mean to me” storyline. Three minutes after Trump’s first Wednesday tweet, anchor emeritus Brit Hume charged onto Twitter to throw the president in a headlock. “Fox News isn’t supposed to work for you,” Hume wrote.
Then Trump escalated the feud on Thursday in a half-hour interview with Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade on his Fox News Radio show. “I’m not happy with Fox,” Trump griped, criticizing Fox’s polls as “phony.”
Trump’s protest prompted Fox host Neil Cavuto to retaliate by throwing a televised flying forearm at the president’s face. Cavuto reiterated Hume’s point that Fox doesn’t work for Trump. “My job, Mr. President, our job here is to keep the score, not settle scores,” Cavuto insisted, uttering the channel’s “fair and balanced” slogan like a mantra.
How angry at Fox can Trump genuinely be? Trump told Kilmeade that he appreciates the broadcasts of his longtime champions, the opinion triumvirate of Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, who host popular night-time shows on Fox. They’re so close to Trump they’re practically unpaid advisers to his presidency. Trump also gets unalloyed tenderness and obsequious respect from the Fox & Friends crew when he phones in. Lou Dobbs of Fox’s sister network, Fox Business Network, does the same. Dobbs has formed a “mind meld” with Trump on immigration, China and more, according to a Washington Post profile. Trump returns Dobbs’ love, calling the anchor “The Great Lou Dobbs
FOX News host Neil Cavuto responded to President Trump’s criticism of the network in a monologue delivered Thursday. Cavuto said the president makes clear that “to fact check him is to be all but dead to him.”
NEIL CAVUTO, FOX NEWS: I think the president watches FOX. I also think he’s getting sick of FOX, which is weird because I think he gets pretty fair coverage on 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 bully. There are no grays. No middle grounds. You are either all in or you’re just out. Loyal on everything or not to be trusted on anything.
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 cover you — call balls and strikes. Our job is to keep score, not settle scores. In my case, to report the economic numbers when they’re good and when they’re bad, both when the markets are soaring and when they’re tumbling, when trade talks are looking like they’re coming together and when they are looking like falling apart. It’s called being fair and balanced, Mr. President.
You’re entitled to your point of view, Mr. President. But you’re not entitled to your own set of facts.
President Trump has made more than 12,000 false or misleading claims in fewer than 1,000 days as president. Some of his top allies would like you to know that, in each and every one of these cases, the president didn’t intend to deceive.
And this is supposed to make everyone feel better.
Trump campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany was the latest to be so bold as to argue that Trump has never lied. Appearing on CNN with Chris Cuomo on Wednesday night, Cuomo repeatedly pressed her on this point. And she confirmed multiple times that Trump has never lied.
“No, I don’t think the president has lied,” she said twice.
It’s not the first time a Trump ally has said this, but it’s perhaps the most direct denial.
Generally, when they’ve been asked this question, they’ll dance around it a little bit.
Just this week, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham told The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi much the same thing as McEnany. But she said: “I don’t think they’re lies. … I think the president communicates in a way that some people, especially the media, aren’t necessarily comfortable with. A lot of times they take him so literally. I know people will roll their eyes if I say he was just kidding or was speaking in hypotheticals, but sometimes he is.”