‘The View’ co-host: Media under Trump must function as ‘jealous guardians of our democracy’
On Thursday, journalist and The View panelist Sunny Hostin went off on Donald Trump and his ongoing war against the media.
Referring to the president-elect’s bizarre outburst at Wednesday’s press conference at which Trump attacked CNN’s Jim Acosta, Hostin said, “We’re going to see this happening again and again and again with journalists.”
“We’ve seen it happen,” said co-host Whoopie Goldberg.
“Watergate followed, so you’d better be careful,” said Joy Behar.
“I think what journalists need to do when that happens again,” Hostin said, “and Jim Acosta doesn’t get his question, that very next reporter must ask Jim’s question. And that way, Donald Trump knows that we are united as journalists. And journalists, we are now — and I think we all know this — on the front lines and we must be jealous guardians of our democracy. We must do that.”
Co-host Sara Haines pointed out that the next media outlet Trump called on was Breitbart.com.
“So they’re probably not going to do Jim Acosta’s question,” Haines said.
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