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‘Trump’s Monkey’: Fox News’s ‘Zero Backbone’ John Roberts Berated for Letting Trump Attack CNN



‘He Was Once a Real Reporter, Now He Aids and Abets a Propaganda Operation for a Living’

President Donald Trump on Friday refused to take a question from a CNN reporter on the grounds that the network was filled with “fake news.”

Trump then decided to call on a reporter from what he described as a “real network” — Fox News White House reporter John Roberts.

Instead of sticking up for his fellow journalists, Roberts continued to ask his question as though nothing had happened.

As Yahoo News’ Hunter Walker pointed out, this stands in stark contrast to how the rest of the media actually helped out Fox News in 2009 when the Obama White House tried to shut the network out of its press briefings.

“In 2009, when the Obama White House tried to shut out Fox News, the rest of the press corps stood with them,” he writes. “In 2018, when Trump refused to take questions from Acosta, called CNN “fake news,” Fox News helped him move the presser along without objection.”

Many other Twitter users jumped on Fox and Roberts for their unwillingness to stand up for other reporters — check out some of the reactions below.


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‘Not Appropriate for Our Air’: Fox News CEO Rejects Ad for Anti-Nazi Oscar Nominated Documentary



The CEO of Fox News personally intervened in a small ad buy, rejecting a 30-second spot promoting an Oscar-nominated anti-Nazi documentary film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news, Fox News’ Suzanne Scott said in an email the network would not run the ad because it was “not appropriate for our air.”

The film’s producers wanted to run the ad during Fox News’ “Hannity” show.

The documentary is, “A Night at the Garden.” THR reports the ad “recounts a 1939 Nazi rally in New York City, and a warning — ‘It Can Happen Here’ — to Hannity’s largely conservative viewers about the potential dangers of President Donald Trump’s brand of populism.”

The film’s director, Marshall Curry, says it “shines a light on a time when thousands of Americans fell under the spell of a demagogue who attacked the press and scapegoated minorities using the symbols of American patriotism.”

The documentary is short, just over seven minutes, and can be viewed online free.

Here’s the ad that Fox News rejected:


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Hope Hicks Gets FOX Job – And Mercilessly Mocked



White House Quick to Praise Move

Hope Hicks has landed a new job. The former Trump White House Communications Director had announced her retirement in February, one day after testifying before Congress she had lied for the president.

Hicks will go to work for FOX, as its Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, according to The Hill. FOX is the new company forged from assets remaining after the 21st Century Fox and Disney merger, and will include Fox Entertainment, Fox Sports, and of course, Fox News.

Hicks joining FOX is just more proof of the inexorable bond between the White House, Rupert Murdoch, and Fox News – and how much Fox News will have 24/7 access to the Trump administration. The president months ago hired former Fox News co-president Bill Shine as his Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications.

The White House was quick to praise the move:

And many were quick to mock Hicks:

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‘People Are Losing Their Minds’: Another Veteran Fox News Reporter Quits Over Biased Pro-Trump Propaganda



Another Fox News reporter has left the conservative network over its direction and vividly pro-Trump tone.

Adam Housley announced he was leaving Fox, which he joined in 2001, because the network’s focus on President Donald Trump and panel discussions had crowded out hard news reporting, reported Politico.

“He’s not doing the type of journalism he wants to be doing,” a former employee told the website. “And he is unhappy with the tone of the conversation of the channel.”

The Los Angeles-based Housley plans to move to San Fransisco to spend more time with his two young children and wife, Tamera Mowry-Housley, the actress and co-host of the daytime talk show “The Real.”

Housley’s discomfort with the pro-Trump tone at Fox News is widely shared among the network’s reporters, according to current and former employees.

“People are losing their minds,” one current Fox News personality told Politico.

Conor Powell stepped down as Jerusalem bureau reporter earlier this month over similar concerns, according to a person close to him.

Retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters quit working as a contributor for the network in March because he believed its pro-Trump “propaganda” was harmful to American democracy.

“Four decades ago, I took an oath as a newly commissioned officer,” Peters said in an email to colleagues. “I swore to ‘support and defend the Constitution,’ and that oath did not expire when I took off my uniform.”

“Today, I feel that Fox News is assaulting our constitutional order and the rule of law, while fostering corrosive and unjustified paranoia among viewers,” he added.

RELATED: Fox News Reporter Quits – Becomes Face of Journalists Angry Network Has Become Trump Propaganda Outlet

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