Fox News’ Ed Henry Goes Off After Statement from Mueller Office: ‘Critics of the President Should Wake Up’
Fox News’ Ed Henry went on a tear against the media tonight after Robert Mueller‘s office put out a statement disputing BuzzFeed’s report about President Donald Trump telling Michael Cohen to lie.
Mueller spokesman Peter Carr said tonight, “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate.”
BuzzFeed is standing by its reporting.
Henry noted to Tucker Carlson tonight what a rarity it is to hear from Mueller’s office, before bringing up how much coverage there was in the past 24 hours about this report.
“As a reporter, I’m getting kind of angry about this,” he said.
At one point he told Carlson the press should push back when Trump attacks “fake news,” but that things like this only give him fodder:
“The critics of the president should wake up, because the fact of the matter is when you keep producing fake news––and it’s not just BuzzFeed and this story. My broader point is CNN and everyone else, who––when you wake up this morning the president’s about to be impeached, if true, of course, they had that little caveat––that’s just as bad as the original story, because you’re supposed to have credibility. I just simply think that people hanging it on this ‘if true’ business, the more fake news you create, the more fodder you’re giving that man there, the Commander-in-Chief, to say, ‘You know what? You are fake news.’ And like I said, I’m trying to be fair and honest, fair and balanced as we say here, and say that when the president says that, sometimes that’s not fair. Sometimes it is, folks. Because there are a whole bunch of people who are creating fake news. And the more you do it, the more the president’s going to say it and you know what? The less credibility, as you said, many in the mainstream media are going to have.”
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