Fox News’ Howard Kurtz on Trump-CNN Flap: Jim Acosta Was ‘Trying to Hijack the Question’
Fox News’ Howard Kurtz today briefly addressed the media spat involving CNN’s Jim Acosta and his own colleague John Roberts.
You may remember a few days ago when President Donald Trump decided to call on Roberts while bashing Acosta and CNN as fake news, saying he would rather get a question from a “real” news network. Roberts was criticized for lacking any show of support, but he later put out a statement saying “fake news” attacks against any network are unfair.
“What’s gotten missed in a lot of the controversy here,” Kurtz said on MediaBuzz today, “is that he called on John Roberts. Jim Acosta was interrupting. He was trying to hijack the question, which he has done before with President Trump. This is not some scrum where they’re walking to the helicopters.”
He said the criticism of Roberts for not standing up for a fellow reporter was “off-base.”
This, of course, is what apparently led to the White House pulling John Bolton from State of the Union with Jake Tapper this morning. Over on ABC, Bolton himself sidestepped a question about the White House’s decision and only talked about his own relationship with the press.
Witness the “bad behavior” — a reporter trying to ask a question https://t.co/9UcXaJz5kH
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 15, 2018
Watch above, via Fox News.
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