'You are dead to me': Fox News fans freak out after network backs CNN in lawsuit against Trump White House
Fox News fans are not happy that their favorite network is filing an amicus brief on behalf of CNN’s Jim Acosta, who had his White House press pass revoked by the Trump administration last week.
“Fox News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter’s press credential,” Fox News President Jay Wallace said on Tuesday. “Secret Service passes for White House journalists should never be weaponized.”
After Fox News media critic Howard Kurtz tweeted out Wallace’s announcement that his network would be supporting Acosta’s challenge to his press pass getting revoked, he was met with heavy criticism from several of his followers, who saw Fox’s decision to show solidarity with CNN as a clear betrayal of President Donald Trump.
Check out some of the reactions below.
@HowardKurtz First Tell me where the first amd guarantees you access to anyone and anywhere? If I was… https://t.co/nsUyjx63LF— Steve (@Steve)1542210775.0
@HowardKurtz FOX=CNN— berg (@berg)1542210620.0
@HowardKurtz The time has come to find a new voice for Republicans. FOX news has lost its focus. If I want to hear… https://t.co/YQFbu5NhqK— Jordan Dee (@Jordan Dee)1542211976.0
@HowardKurtz If the Supreme Court decides Trump must accept Acosta I hope he closes down all press briefings. Famou… https://t.co/BlPpCCTP92— sidney sealine (@sidney sealine)1542211684.0
@HowardKurtz @BretBaier ...Wow and CNN was so supportive of FOX when bh0 attacked Rosen Fox has joined the swamp !!!— cyrus killgore (@cyrus killgore)1542210829.0
@HowardKurtz @FoxNews should never defend such a rude and disruptive man. He is free to speak & write anything he… https://t.co/iZXgynAO56— Luann Meador Keller 🇺🇸 (@Luann Meador Keller 🇺🇸)1542212280.0
@HowardKurtz @BretBaier So it’s true. CNN controls the programming at Fox!!!— Jason DeWitt (@Jason DeWitt)1542212044.0