Trump Takes Fox News To Woodshed Over Town Hall With Pete Buttigieg; Check Out Brit Hume’s Response

President Trump was none too happy with Fox News for hosting a town hall event with his new nemesis, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is running for president in 2020.

In fact, Trump made some critical comments toward the networking saying they are, “moving more and more to the losing (wrong) side” and forgetting “the people who got them there” by putting on the event.

The event was hosted by Fox News’ Chris Wallace and held in Claremont, New Hampshire. As was the case with Fox’s Bernie Sanders town hall, much of the audience responded enthusiastically to the South Bend mayor, at one point giving him a standing ovation, as noted by Mediaite. And, as was the case with the Sanders event, Trump was not happy about Fox offering the Democrat a positive platform on the network. Trump was particularly critical of Wallace.

“Hard to believe that @FoxNews is wasting airtime on Mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace likes to call him,” Trump wrote in a pair of tweets Sunday night. “Fox is moving more and more to the losing (wrong) side in covering the Dems. They got dumped from the Democrats boring debates, and they just want in. They forgot the people who got them there. Chris Wallace said, ‘I actually think, whether you like his opinions or not, that Mayor Pete has a lot of substance…fascinating biography.’ Gee, he never speaks well of me — I like [his father] Mike Wallace better…and Alfred E. Newman will never be President!”

In response to Trump’s criticism of the network, Fox News Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume offered some praise for Buttigieg and faulted Trump for not taking enough questions from the press. “Say this for Buttigieg. He’s willing to be questioned by Chris Wallace, something you’ve barely done since you’ve been president,” said Hume. “Oh, and covering candidates of both parties is part of the job of a news channel.”

Well, in all fairness, Hume is exactly right. It’s the job of a news network to be impartial and present both sides of the issues, which means they need to challenge both Democrats and Republicans so the public can get a feel for what the candidates really believe.

Do we not regularly hammer on CNN for not presenting both sides of an issue? How then can we be angry at Fox News for doing the very thing we want to see liberal news networks do?

Being fair and balanced means providing an opportunity for both sides to be heard. That’s precisely what good media with journalistic standards of integrity are supposed to do.

One of the problems with Trump is that he tends to slam anyone who dares to disagree with him, including the media. Many times the slams against the mainstream left-wing media are well warranted, but this doesn’t mean he’s above being challenged. He should be held accountable for the things he says and does like every other politician.

Fox News has a duty and responsibility to be objective. As does CNN and MSNBC. Only difference here is that CNN and MSNBC fail to do this, while Fox News is succeeding.

News outlets are not supposed to be cheering sections for the current commander-in-chief. If that’s what Trump is expecting or demanding, he’s dead wrong.

This just goes to show that as good of a leader as Trump has proven to be, he’s just like the rest of us and has his flaws.

Source: Daily Wire

Michael Stanley is a professional writer with 10 years of experience who has previously written for Young Conservatives, Allen West, and many others.
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