President of Third-Place News Network: Fox Has Done 'Tremendous Damage' to America

NewsBusters | 3/10/2019 | Staff
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Matt Wilstein at the Daily Beast chronicled how CNN boss Jeff Zucker "unloaded" on Fox News in an interview at the trendy leftist South by Southwest Festival in Austin with Vanity Fair media writer Joe Pompeo. The latest topic was the Democrats refusing to let Fox News host a presidential debate.

“I think the consternation about this is a little misplaced,” he said. “They don’t have to give one to CNN, they don’t have to give one to NBC. They have no obligation to give one to Fox.” Calling Fox a “propaganda” outlet, Zucker said, “I think the question should be, is Fox state-run TV or is the White House state-run government by Fox TV?”

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As for Fox News’ response singling out its more legitimate news anchors, Zucker said, “They chose to work at Fox and they don’t get to hide behind the fact that they’re excellent journalists or anchors. The fact is they work at a place that has done tremendous damage to this country.”

Put aside for a second the attacks on Fox primetime hosts, who are offering facts that liberals hate, not just opinions. By Zucker Logic, By that logic, everyone at NBC News "chose" to work for the network that made Donald Trump a national TV star, and everyone at NBC News "chose" to work for a network that tolerated Matt Lauer's sexual abuse of employees. Does that sound fair?

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Zucker won't take any responsibility for making Donald Trump electable, not for his work with Trump on The Apprentice, and not for his huge gobs of live coverage in the primary campaign.

“I do not believe that CNN is the reason that Donald Trump got elected,” Zucker insisted. “I wish we had that much power—we don’t....

"I’m not going to apologize...
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