Fox’s Howard Kurtz Sets Fire to Trump’s Claim Lester Holt ‘Fudged’ Interview: ‘Absolutely Not’ Credible
Fox News today casually destroyed President Donald Trump‘s tweeted claim that NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt was caught “fudging” his interview with the president regarding the firing of James Comey.
In the above clip, Fox News media analyst and host of MediaBuzz Howard Kurtz says there is no evidence that any fudging happened, and that Trump’s claim is not credible.
Anchor Jon Scott asked Kurtz point blank about it. “What’s this business about fudging the Russia tape? Is there any evidence that the interview with Lester Holt that the president did was somehow doctored?”
“Absolutely not,” said Kurtz. “You showed part of it earlier with John Roberts. This was an interview last year two days after the president fired Jim Comey at the F.B.I. And he gave an explanation and set off a firestorm saying it was, in his mind, related to the Russia investigation. There is no credible allegation that NBC, or Andy Lack, or Lester Holt edited the interview in a misleading way.”
“And by the way NBC posted the whole thing online, so people can look at it,” said Kurtz. “The president is also referring to rumors, and that’s all they are at this point, that Comcast might decide to drop Andy Lack, just as he’s saying that AT&T should drop Jeff Zucker.”
Kurtz referred back to an earlier segment on Fox News with John Roberts. Here is that clip.
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Not only is John Roberts wryly smiling over Trump’s accusation, you can hear in the background co-host Sandra Smith laughing out loud about it.
There is “absolutely not” any evidence that Trump’s tweet is correct, the accusation is not “credible”, and apparently the idea that Trump is right on this is literally laughable. That’s how Fox News reacted to and reported on Donald Trump’s Tweet about about Lester Holt and the NBC interview.
Watch the clips above, courtesy of Fox News.
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