Even Fox News Is Defending CNN And Its Journalists Against Trump
Fox News seems to be one of the few television news networks that Donald Trump appears to like and it therefore has a pretty unique standing.
But following the President-elect's raucous press conference on Wednesday, in which he shouted at CNN reporter Jim Acosta and labelled him 'fake news', even journalists working for the CNN's biggest competitor have called out the billionaire for his behaviour.
Fox anchor Shephard Smith closed the edition of his daily news show by reflecting on Trump's behaviour in his first press conference in six months, and stood up for Acosta and CNN's reporting.
You can watch the press conference here...
Smith said: "Neither [CNN] nor any other journalists should be subjected to belittling and delegitimizing by the president-elect of the United States."
Shep Smith delivered this monologue at the end of his Fox show: No journalist "should be subjected to belittling...by the president-elect" pic.twitter.com/JLmWnBhHFA
- Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) January 11, 2017
Trump accused the network of being 'fake news' for reporting on a memo alleging that Russia possesses compromising information on Trump and that his campaign members had irregular contact with Russian officials.
Unlike BuzzFeed, which leaked the dossier, CNN did not include any of the allegations within the memo in its report, as it could not verify them.
After the press conference, CNN posted a statement which read: "We are fully confident in our reporting. It represents the core of what the First Amendment protects, informing the people of the inner workings of their government."
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