March 8, 2019
During a scathing takedown of CNN for justifying the Democratic National Committee’s ban on allowing Fox News to host a Democratic debate, Fox News host Tucker Carlson reminded viewers Thursday night of why his colleagues were the bigger people. And The Hill’s media reporter, Joe Concha recalled why CNN wasn’t the most trustworthy when it came to holding debates.
Carlson kicked off his program with a rundown of how Fox News had stood on principle in defense of the First Amendment and the press by sticking up for CNN against the Trump administration’s overreaches.
“Last summer, CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins was barred from the White House event after she asked questions the administration thought were too aggressive,” he explained. “Executives here at Fox didn’t hesitate. They loudly came to Kaitlan Collins’s defense. So did Special Report anchor Bret Baier, so did this show.”
He then recalled how Fox News even stood in the defense of insufferable CNN chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta:
Then the White House briefly banned CNN correspondent Jim Acosta. Jim Acosta is not a great person. He’s awful. Ask anyone who knows him. Still, Fox News stuck to principle. Even awful people ought to be allowed to cover the White House. Fox immediately filed an amicus brief supporting Jim Acosta’s return to the White House press pool. Acosta got his credentials back.
“We defend speech, even when it’s unpopular, even when the person speaking has attacked us personally. Free expression is bigger than any one person or any organization. It is the very heart of this country, it’s the foundation of all other freedoms. We really believe that,” Carlson declared.
This article was posted: Friday, March 8, 2019 at 8:41 am