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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Fox News' Neil Cavuto defended his colleague Chris Wallace from an attack from President Donald Trump, telling Trump that it's not the job of journalists to praise him.




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Cavuto stressed to Trump that journalists "are not entitled to praise you but we are obligated to question you, and to be fair to you. Even if it risks inviting your wrath. You are free to rage. All we are free to do is report and let the viewers decide."

Through in Fox tag line to boot. Smart, Neil. Very smart.

#1 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-11-18 06:43 PM | Reply

For context:

President Donald Trump unloaded on Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace for his combative interview with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise. Wallace challenged Scalise during the interview for "very badly" mischaracterizing witness testimony and saying at one point, in response to Scalise dismissing "Schiff's witnesses," that "these are people who worked in the Trump Administration."

The president took to Twitter this afternoon to rage against Wallace, derisively contrasting him with his father Mike Wallace and calling him "nasty & obnoxious."


#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-11-18 06:44 PM | Reply


I watched that interview.

Rep Scalise's responses to simple questions were, at best, defensive and evasive. At worst, downright deceitful.

If Pres Trump had a real complaint about anything of that interview, it should have been about Rep Scalise's lame answers.

On the other hand, perhaps lame answers are the only way Republicans can try to defend Pres Trump nowadays.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-11-18 07:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Chris Wallace is a rare breed of modern journalists who will challenge any politician regardless of party affiliation.

Jake Tapper is another who fits this category.

#4 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-11-18 07:20 PM | Reply

Finally even Faux News is catching on.

Welcome to the club, Neal, even if you're three years too late.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2019-11-18 10:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"telling Trump that it's not the job of journalists to praise him."

It has been bidness as usual for most of Fox News for years... maybe Trump just hadn't gotten memo, if there is one.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-19 05:07 PM | Reply

I hope these cracks means the dam is about to break.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-11-19 07:02 PM | Reply

Neil Cavuto said Trump "doesn't distinguish" between "fake news" and stories he doesn't like.

No kidding. This is what every honest person has known, and has been saying, since the first time Trump began using the term "fake news." But liars gonna lie. The king of scapegoating always has someone to blame.

#8 | Posted by cbob at 2019-11-20 03:41 PM | Reply

Watched a few minutes of Fixed News this morning to see how they were reacting. Judge Andrew Napolitano was patiently trying to tell Steven the Dooky that the evidence was overwhelming and Trump and the GOP were in deep doo doo but The Dooky wasn't having any of it and couldn't seem to understand or get past his own rottenness. I was very impressed and amazed with Judge Andrew for trying to speak the truth on Fox news!

But, apparently, Steven the Dooky's stink is so strong it has made him deaf, dumb and blond.


#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-11-21 11:55 AM | Reply

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