2018-08-04 23:03:47 UTC
Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer, who is very much a part of the media himself, told
a White House staffer to go on offense against the media on Friday.
On Fridays Americas Newsroom, Hemmerwho is supposed to be one of Fox News
objective, non-ideological voicesand co-anchor Sandra Smith interviewed White
House aide Mercedes Schlapp about the fight between White House Press Secretary
Sarah Sanders and CNNs Jim Acosta.
Acosta had walked out of the White House press briefing on Thursday when Sanders
refused to say the media is not the enemy of the people.
Schlapp stood by Sanders.
You know, fake news is dangerous, she said. We know for a fact that many of
these so-called news reporters, okay, that go out there have a complete disdain
for President Trump.
Schlapp continued by saying that 90 percent of the media coverage for Trump
has been negative, and ranted about how the liberal media pushes out fake news,
both of which are very vague, false statements.
Hemmer reacted very sympathetically, encouraging Schlapp to be even more
combative with reporters.
I dont think you should be defensive about this, you need to go on offense,
he said. What the hell?
Hemmer concluded the interview with a comment he wouldnt have made if he was a
real journalist: are you tired of winning?
It might not surprise you to learn that Hemmer has reportedly been floated as a
possible successor to Sanders as White House press secretary. The segment proved
once again that Fox News is only interested in impressing Trump by throwing all
other normal journaliststhose who are actually doing their jobs to keep the
president accountableunder the bus.