VIDEO: Mainstream Media Goes BALLISTIC When Trump BLASTS CNN For Being “Fake News” – Where’s The Outrage When Obama Did It To Fox?
The mainstream media was caught way off-guard and has been expressing their outrage towards Trump after his comment to CNN reporter Jim Acosta, calling CNN "fake news." It seems they couldn't handle Donald Trump standing up to them and calling them out for what they are. However, we didn't see this type of reaction the many times that Obama did the same thing to Fox over the past few years.
The mainstream media was outraged after Donald Trump refused to play ball and would not take a questions from CNN's Jim Acosta.
"Don’t be rude," Trump told Acosta, after Acosta rudely tried to interrupt and force his question in. "No, I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news."
Trump bashed the news network after they ran a story about a 35-page report with allegations that Trump was blackmailed by the Russians with no evidence or facts supporting it.
The extremely reactionary and defensive response given by the mainstream media was no surprise for people trying to do damage control, but it is interesting that this same reaction was not heard during the many times that Obama attacked Fox News.
Back in 2010 Obama said that Fox News promotes a viewpoint that is destructive to the future of our country. "I think Fox is part of that tradition — it is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view, explained Obama in an interview with Rolling Stone.
"It’s a point of view that I disagree with. It’s a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world. But as an economic enterprise, it’s been wildly successful. And I suspect that if you ask Mr. Murdoch what his number-one concern is, it’s that Fox is very successful."
Then again in 2013 Obama attacked Fox News regarding their coverage of the affordable care act.
"If you've talked to somebody who said, 'Well, I don't know, I was watching Fox News and they said this is horrible,' you can say, 'you know what? Don't take my word for it! Go on the website."
Then, in 2014, he tried to blame Fox News for people's disapproval of the Obamacare act, again.
"There’s a reason fewer are running against Obamacare, because while good, affordable health care might still be a fanged threat to freedom on Fox News, it’s working pretty well in the real world."
Later, in 2016 he whined that Fox News was responsible for "vilifying" him.
"I think I should point out in terms of both my confidence that I could win in ’08, but also the fact that I was lucky and maybe a little bit naive," Obama told the Atlantic in an interview. "In 2008 I was never subjected to the kind of concentrated vilification of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, the whole conservative-media ecosystem, and so as a consequence, even for my first two years as a senator I was polling at 70 percent."
"And obviously almost immediately after I was elected, it was deployed in full force. And it had an impact in terms of how a large portion of white voters would see me."
"You understand that if people are angry that somehow the government is failing, then they are going to look to the guy who represents government," Obama carried on. "And that applies, by the way, even to some of the folks who are now Trump supporters. They’re responding to a fictional character named Barack Obama who they see on Fox News or who they hear about through Rush Limbaugh."
Finally, Obama came after Fox News again to try to put the blame on Fox for the Democrats losing the election.
Where was the outrage during any of these times? Nowhere to be found. This is perfectly in line with the typical hypocrisy that we've come to expect from the left, but especially the liberal media.
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Source: The Daily Caller