Critics Call Out Fox’s Ainsley Earhart For Saying News Should Be Reported the Way Trump Wants: ‘N-U-T-S’


Fox & Friends‘ Ainsley Earhart got panned by critics on Thursday for gobbling up President Donald Trump‘s defense of his anti-media rhetoric without any kind of pushback.

The Fox News morning show covered Trump’s interview with Axios — in which he justified calling the press the “enemy of the people” because “it’s my only form of fighting back.”

Rather than making a note of how Trump’s rhetoric connects to the recent bomb threats to CNN and the president’s various critics, Earhart suggested that if the media doesn’t want to be attacked anymore, they should report on the president exactly as he demands to be covered.

“He’s saying if you don’t want to be called the enemy, then get the story right, be accurate and report the story the way I want it reported,” Earhardt said.

“I think that’s a good point,” Brian Kilmeade concurred.

Earhardt taking Trump’s side is hardly surprising by now, even though several of her Fox News colleagues have spoken against Trump’s regular attacks on the media. Even Fox & Friends itself came down on the president for his constant references to the press as “enemy of the state.”

But Earhart’s comment was a bridge too far for many media observers. Here is a sampling of the reaction:

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