If Ben Rhodes were smart, he’d keep his hot takes to himself. But he’s not smart. That’s why when Donald Trump complained about “Fake News Networks” on Twitter:
Why Isn't the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2017
Ben responded like this:
Because in democracies, authoritarian leaders can't compel Congress to investigate media outlets for reporting the news. https://t.co/ob9ZRhWcbc
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) October 5, 2017
Oh no? Well, gosh, Ben. You could’ve fooled us!
NOPE! But they can spy on them, right Ben?
— 99%Swamp=100%Fed Up (@bloodless_coup) October 5, 2017
Hey, didn't you work for the president who spied on the press?
— Michael J. Moon (@Moondizog) October 5, 2017
Didn't you guys actually spy on reporters?
— Micah Hixon (@mhixon0001) October 5, 2017
You worked for an administration that spied on journalists.
— Dawn Marie ??? (@DawnMarieSaid) October 5, 2017
Your administration spied on and persecuted journalists.
— Nicholas Virzi (@nicholasvirzi) October 5, 2017
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) October 5, 2017
— Steve (@steevice) October 5, 2017
Forget about James Rosen so quickly?
— Julie Weathers (@Julie_Weathers) October 5, 2017
James Rosen ring a bell ???
— Proud Republican (@TonyK2221) October 5, 2017
James Rosen @brhodes , remember him? We remember.
— ResistanceisFewtile (@burlyg8r) October 5, 2017
Remember when you and Obama spied on Jim Rosen at Fox News? Good times…
— Mike Feller (@MikeFeller1) October 5, 2017
@realDonaldTrump James Rosen, of Fox News, during Obama's presidency…duh.
— Kim Kucera (@kimberly_kucera) October 5, 2017
I guess you forgot about FNC James Rosen being investigated?
— Bryan Kowalik (@mrmrsbk) October 5, 2017
Says the folks who investigated/spied on Fox News' James Rosen.
— Cluster Fox 23 ?? (@ClusterFox23) October 5, 2017
Paging Mr. Rosen, Mr. James Rosen to the nearest courtesy phone for an important message.
— D-fusit (@DFusit) October 5, 2017
? Surely you heard water cooler talk of Obama and his DOJ spying on @JamesRosenTV? Neither is acceptable!
— AMERICAN MOM ?? (@GOPAmericanMom) October 5, 2017
But they can violate James Rosen's constitutional rights like a boss and that's cool. Your hypocrisy sir knows no bounds.
— Trisha (@Trisha121288) October 5, 2017
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) October 5, 2017
James Rosen ring a bell, Leaky @brhodes? What about using the IRS, State Department, FBI, etc., for partisan political witch hunts?
— Jonathan Goldstein (@TeamAmericaMOFO) October 5, 2017
Your boss, and I bet you damn sure knew it, was wiretapping media. Can I spell @JamesRosenTV AND his PARENTS for you? His parents!!!!!
— Darla Sansbury (@DarlaSansbury) October 5, 2017
— Jude Sheerin (@judesheerin) October 5, 2017
(Rosen himself retweeted that last one.)
James Rosen? Sharyl Attkisson? What did Obama do to them?
— Kenneth Cromwell (@KWCromwell) October 5, 2017
Didn’t your administration spy on James Rosen and Sharyl Attkinson
— HNS (@ShannonHeid) October 5, 2017
My god the hypocrisy ask sheryl Atkinson how she feels about your statement
— Carrie (@carrie1525) October 5, 2017
But you spied on reporters you despicable deceitful grub.
— Roger (@rogergumley) October 5, 2017
You and your boss Obama literally went after journalists for not revealing sources, etc. You are a hypocrite.
— pigpen (@pigthepen) October 5, 2017
Wait, Didn't your "Boss" do just that? You have selective memory. Extremely selective.
— JamieVullo (@JamieVullo) October 5, 2017
You filthy hypocrites literally spied on journalists! You really think people are stupid.
— Jenn Imperato (@jennayy1685) October 5, 2017
— James Hardy (@JSteevenh) October 5, 2017