Fox News just did President Trump a HUGE favor. For people who categorize Fox News as “conservatives” think again.
Reporter John Roberts drove that point home during a recent presser. Despite a mountain of evidence where Donald Trump disavowed white supremacists and racism of any kind, Roberts decided to press the issue.
Here’s the tense exchange. pic.twitter.com/r2bFAqpY1Q
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How many ways could the White House press secretary answer this question? Social media exploded on Roberts. So much so, he blew up on camera.
Here’s how Yahoo reported the story:
Fox News reporter John Roberts on Thursday became visibly frustrated with the White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s responses to questions on why President Donald Trump had not condemned white supremacist groups.
“Stop deflecting. Stop blaming the media. I’m tired of it,” Roberts, Fox News’ chief White House correspondent, said in an impassioned reaction to Thursday’s press briefing.
“The press secretary would not, in a definitive and unambiguous and non-deflecting way, say that the president condemns white supremacism in all its forms and any group that espouses it,” Roberts told the Fox host Melissa Francis.
He mentioned that several prominent Republicans in Congress had urged Trump to “correct” his recent statements on the matter.
“For all of you on Twitter who are hammering me for asking that question, I don’t care!” Roberts said. “Because it’s a question that needs to be asked, and clearly the president’s Republican colleagues a mile away from here are looking for an answer for it too.”
Holy Mother of CNN can you actually name your sources, John Roberts?
Roberts confirmed what many people express daily. Fox News is no longer “fair and balanced”. The network has shifted hard left, except for the evening crew. And they can’t save the network.
I’ve mentioned a few times that Fox News is “dead man walking”. Their future died with Roger Ailes. Despite Rogers age, the man could look into the future. If he were alive, he would adjust to the new model.
Having visited many new networks coming on board, I can safely say that Fox News won’t know what hit them in two years. As a former management consultant focused on risk, I feel confident saying that Fox News has no idea how to position their model for the future. They are as the saying goes, “Fat, dumb, and happy”.
The company “reacts” to news, and has an obvious policy of “stay ahead of the losers”. CNN fell from grace years ago, and they too have no idea of how to recover. It’s because these media behemoths are so busy inbreeding, they have no original ideas. And the management teams wouldn’t recognize talent if it bit them in the crotch.
As for Roberts’ tirade, let’s see what happens. Will “white privilege” prevail and John Roberts get to keep his job? Will Roberts’ obvious “mansplaining” of the President’s press secretary be accepted by the mostly female management team at Fox Snooze?
Expect an update soon.