Wolf Blitzer, S.E. Cupp Rip Fox’s Ainsley Earhardt: She Wants Us to Cover Trump Like They Do in ‘Dictatorships’
CNN’s S.E. Cupp did not appreciate Ainsley Earhardt‘s suggestion that the media should cover President Donald Trump exactly as he wants.
Earhardt has drawn criticism over a remark on Fox & Friends Thursday in which she defend Trump’s anti-media rhetoric by saying, “If you don’t want to be called the ‘enemy,’ then get the story right, be accurate and report the story the way [Trump wants] it reported.”
Cupp said she was “gobsmacked” by the comment, and that Earhardt’s suggestion was “a total dissembling of the job of the media.”
“It is so disturbing,” Cupp said. “We are here to be a check on power. We are not his press shop. We are not his spokesperson, we are not his marketing team. We in the press are here to fact check and to be a check on power. It is not our job to be liked. It is especially not our job to be liked by the president.”
The normally reserved Wolf Blitzer agreed — calling Earhardt’s remarks “stunning,” and saying “that’s what happens in totalitarian regimes and dictatorships.”
Cupp invoked the murder of Jamal Khashoggi to second Blitzer’s point, and she called on Fox News personalities to take more caution.
“I really wish my friends and colleagues at Fox would take more care in their words,” said Cupp. “They have the president’s ears. That’s clear. What they say matters and they are journalists, or should be.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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