On Wednesday, the panelists of Outnumbered on Fox News ripped CNN’s Anderson Cooper and other members of the media for their behavior in the wake of the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Fox Business host Kennedy first singled out Cooper for rolling his eyes at Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday’s Anderson Cooper 360.
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“He rolled his eyes so hard, he actually sprained his face,” Kennedy said, which prompted the laughter of the other participants.
Harris Faulkner bluntly replied that the CNN host was “disrespectful.” Kennedy agreed: “It is disrespectful.”
Meghan McCain chimed in and pointed out MSNBC’s hostile treatment of White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders earlier in the day.
“Did you see what Sarah Huckabee was going through this morning? My God!” McCain cried. “She was on Morning Joe, and they were saying, you’re outright lying. That poor girl…the disrespect towards her!”
She continued, “You may not agree with this. You may think this is a little controversial. I myself have some questions. But you have to have respect for the surrogates who are representing our president and our White House. And when you do this, Anderson Cooper and Morning Joe, you make us all look bad.”
Faulkner added, “I just don’t think it’s a good look for Anderson as a journalist to be rolling his eyes at anybody, but let alone a woman.”
Abby Huntman then turned to Republican strategist David Avella and wondered if this kind of behavior would have happened under President Barack Obama:
“People in this industry… have lost total respect for the office of the presidency. When you have the spokespeople on their shows — they feel like they have the right to treat them this way.”
Avella replied by emphasizing that “many of these men and women are the ones, all through the campaign, saying Donald Trump can’t get elected. And they’re going to spend every day saying, see, I told you! See why you shouldn’t have elected him? And that’s what you see in coverage like this.”
You can watch the exchange in the video above, via Fox News.
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