CNN’s Don Lemon asked colleague Brian Stelter why Fox News is even allowed in the White House briefing as if “they’re a real news organization”:
CNN’s @donlemon: "Why does Jen Psaki continue to call on Fox in the briefing room?”
"Why should they be able to take part in a legitimate press briefing and legitimate journalism?"
"Why did they even allow Fox to pretend in the briefing room they’re a real news organization?" pic.twitter.com/HEf06pesIT
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) December 14, 2021
What a clown. And we’ll point out that Peter Doocy is filling the exact same role as Jim Acosta did for the Trump administration, meaning both administrations embraced the adversarial questions to get their own spin on the news of the day:
This is so rich coming from “news anchor” Don Lemon who is just as opinion as Tucker or Maddow — but his network refuses to be honest about it.
After 4 years of Acosta performances nobody gets to try and play this card. https://t.co/QYhm3rGKtT
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) December 14, 2021
Look in the mirror, Don:
CNN threw a gigantic hissy fit when the Trump WH revoked the press credentials of @Acosta for a few days on the ground that he is a liar. They acted as if he were getting the Assange treatment.
Now Don Lemon is explicitly advocating Fox be banned completely from WH Briefings. https://t.co/cNoPT8hvET
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) December 14, 2021
It’s “beyond laughable”:
CNN’s primary WH correspondent for half a decade was Jim Acosta. That same briefing room has consistent activists like Yamiche Alcindor. The idea that they can throw shade at anyone else, much less demand FNC not be allowed to participate, is beyond laughable. https://t.co/rBkpUFv4YQ
— AG (@AGHamilton29) December 14, 2021
And maybe CNN’s ratings would increase if they didn’t talk about Fox News EVERY NIGHT:
What would CNN talk about if Fox News didn’t exist? https://t.co/1qpFp4Ipom
— The H2 (@TheH2) December 14, 2021
And we’ve noticed how hard they’re leaning into this for some strange reason. . .
Boy they've really ramped this up after Chris Cuomo fired for sexual harassment and his producer arrested by the FBI for sexual abuse of minors. https://t.co/RbA1vbGvRi
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) December 14, 2021
But, more importantly, what’s going on, Brian?
Stelter looks like he's taking a poop.
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) December 14, 2021
Others have noticed, too:
Why do they all look constipated?
— e-beth (@ebeth360) December 14, 2021