If Ben Rhodes were smart, he‚Äôd keep his hot takes to himself. But he‚Äôs not smart. That‚Äôs why when Donald Trump complained about ‚ÄúFake News Networks‚ÄĚ 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!
‚ÄĒ 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
‚ÄĒ Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) October 5, 2017
Oh no? Well, gosh, Ben. You could‚Äôve fooled us!
NOPE! But they can spy on them, right Ben?
‚ÄĒ 99%Swamp=100%Fed Up (@bloodless_coup) October 5, 2017
Hey, didn't you work for the president who spied on the press?
‚ÄĒ Michael J. Moon (@Moondizog) October 5, 2017
Didn't you guys actually spy on reporters?
‚ÄĒ Micah Hixon (@mhixon0001) October 5, 2017
You worked for an administration that spied on journalists.
‚ÄĒ Dawn Marie ??? (@DawnMarieSaid) October 5, 2017
Your administration spied on and persecuted journalists.
‚ÄĒ Nicholas Virzi (@nicholasvirzi) October 5, 2017
‚ÄĒ Educat√©dHillbilly‚ĄĘ (@RobProvince) October 5, 2017
‚ÄĒ Steve (@steevice) October 5, 2017
Forget about James Rosen so quickly?
‚ÄĒ Julie Weathers (@Julie_Weathers) October 5, 2017
James Rosen ring a bell ???
‚ÄĒ Proud Republican (@TonyK2221) October 5, 2017
James Rosen @brhodes , remember him? We remember.
‚ÄĒ ResistanceisFewtile (@burlyg8r) October 5, 2017
Remember when you and Obama spied on Jim Rosen at Fox News? Good times‚Ä¶
‚ÄĒ Mike Feller (@MikeFeller1) October 5, 2017
@realDonaldTrump James Rosen, of Fox News, during Obama's presidency‚Ä¶duh.
‚ÄĒ Kim Kucera (@kimberly_kucera) October 5, 2017
I guess you forgot about FNC James Rosen being investigated?
‚ÄĒ Bryan Kowalik (@mrmrsbk) October 5, 2017
Says the folks who investigated/spied on Fox News' James Rosen.
‚ÄĒ Cluster Fox 23 ?? (@ClusterFox23) October 5, 2017
Paging Mr. Rosen, Mr. James Rosen to the nearest courtesy phone for an important message.
‚ÄĒ D-fusit (@DFusit) October 5, 2017
?¬†Surely you heard water cooler talk of Obama and his DOJ spying on @JamesRosenTV? Neither is acceptable!
‚ÄĒ 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.
‚ÄĒ Trisha (@Trisha121288) October 5, 2017
‚ÄĒ 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?
‚ÄĒ 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!!!!!
‚ÄĒ Darla Sansbury (@DarlaSansbury) October 5, 2017
‚ÄĒ Jude Sheerin (@judesheerin) October 5, 2017
(Rosen himself retweeted that last one.)
James Rosen? Sharyl Attkisson? What did Obama do to them?
‚ÄĒ Kenneth Cromwell (@KWCromwell) October 5, 2017
Didn‚Äôt your administration spy on James Rosen and Sharyl Attkinson
‚ÄĒ HNS (@ShannonHeid) October 5, 2017
My god the hypocrisy ask sheryl Atkinson how she feels about your statement
‚ÄĒ Carrie (@carrie1525) October 5, 2017
But you spied on reporters you despicable deceitful grub.
‚ÄĒ Roger (@rogergumley) October 5, 2017
You and your boss Obama literally went after journalists for not revealing sources, etc. You are a hypocrite.
‚ÄĒ pigpen (@pigthepen) October 5, 2017
Wait, Didn't your "Boss" do just that? You have selective memory. Extremely selective.
‚ÄĒ JamieVullo (@JamieVullo) October 5, 2017
You filthy hypocrites literally spied on journalists! You really think people are stupid.
‚ÄĒ Jenn Imperato (@jennayy1685) October 5, 2017
‚ÄĒ James Hardy (@JSteevenh) October 5, 2017