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Kurtz: The POTUS war on Jeff Zucker, Andy lack, Carl Bernstein
‘MediaBuzz’ host Howard Kurtz weighs in on President Trump the dismissal of Jeff Zucker calls for a movement, Kurtz says that the line crosses.
I said that since Donald Trump got in the campaign, that he has every right to hit back in the media, that he thinks covers him unfairly.
I said, after every controversial story and every attack, while the President is the language occasionally, to hard, relentless negative reporting is fair game for his counter punching approach.
But the President crossed the border yesterday, he should have not exceeded, and in the call for the heads of the two major networks that will be dismissed.
I knew that if I said that on Fox, I would be heavily criticized by some trump supporters. But I have to be consistent.
The President of the United States, with his bully pulpit to demand the dismissal of managers, simply because he did not like their reporting in the media of him, unprecedented and worrisome.
And if the President had urged Obama, Fox News, fire, Roger Ailes, had a blast on the right side.
At the same time, CNN, in all, it was a great goal with an erroneous story that it refuses to clarify or correct. The story, said Michael Cohen is willing to tell the prosecutors that the President knew in advance of the Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer. Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, tells me that he will confirm the statement, when he spoke on CNN, off the record, calls the bill is wrong.
Trump has a special grudge against sugar, because they worked together on his “apprentice” days, when sugar NBC.
The President took to Twitter to accuse CNN of “hate and extreme bias” against him, and then slammed CNN President Jeff Zucker, by the network’s new parent company:
“Little Jeff Z has a terrible job, sucking his reviews, and AT&T should save him to fire credibility!”
CNN hit back hard: “Make no mistake, Mr President, CNN is lying. We report the news. And we report if people lie. CNN is on in our reporting and our reporters.”
One of those reporters on the hotly contested Michael Cohen’s story, Jim Sciutto, political officer in the Obama administration. Another Carl Bernstein, the former Watergate sleuth, who has constantly hammered Trump as a CNN commentator.
Amber called Trump a “authoritarian,” said his term of office, the “worse than Watergate”, and that “this is the biggest journalistic challenge of the modern time, a report for a malignant presidency.”
I know Carl, and I respect him, but that’s not the words, the Outdo of a non-biased reporter when it comes to.
During the tweet storm, Trump of amber and called it “sloppy” and “a man who lives in the past and thinks like a spoiled fool, the story after the story.”
Amber replied, “I have spent my life as a journalist the truth brings to light, through the administrations of the two parties. No taunt slimming my commitment to this task.”
The President also went hard after Andy lack, the NBC News President.
“The good news is that Andy is in the absence of(y) above to be discharged(?) for incompetence, and much worse,” he tweeted. This is just a baseless rumor. NBC has made no comment.
And then there was this on NBC: “If Lester Holt fudging got my Band in Russia, they were injured, badly.”
There is no credible presumption that the NBC anchor engaged to edit the misleading of his interview with Trump in the past year. That was two days after the dismissal of Jim Comey, when Trump stunned the world by saying that he canned the FBI Director, “regardless of the recommendation” and brought the Russia investigation. NBC, the entire 13-minute interview posted online.
Again, there is no shortage of shoddy, hyped or inaccurate journalism, the President and Trump are calling for. He does not help his case to say if he unfounded charges or uses his megaphone that the media Manager should be fired, because he does not like your company’s cover.
Howard Kurtz is a Fox News analyst and host of “MediaBuzz” (Sundays 11 p.m.). He is the author of “media madness: Donald Trump, the press, and The war for the truth.” You can follow him at @Howard Kurtz. Click here for more information on Howard Kurtz.