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Fox News’ Kurtz on Trump Attacking CNN, NBC Chiefs: Imagine If Obama Went After Ailes Like That

Fox News’ Howard Kurtz said today it seems like President Donald Trump may have crossed a line with his latest attack against CNN’s Jeff Zucker and NBC’s Andy Lack.

In two tweets recently, Trump went after both networks––CNN for the Lanny Davis report controversy, NBC for the President’s weird accusation that Lester Holt was “caught fudging my tape on Russia.”

“Donald has every right to to hit back at what he sees as unfair media coverage, including, perhaps especially, this flawed CNN story,” Kurtz said, “but does the President of the United States go too far calling for two executives at private companies to be fired because he doesn’t like the media coverage?”

The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway said there’s certainly issues both networks are facing, but agreed it’s not appropriate for Trump to weigh in.

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner chief congressional correspondent, noted the back-and-forth sparring between Trump and the press that’s “devolved to a boxing match.”

Kurtz then noted, “If President Obama, who took lots of shots at Fox News, had said, ‘Hey, Fox News, you ought to get rid of Roger Ailes because I think the coverage is so unfair,’ what would have been the reaction on the right?”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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