On Friday, CNN’s “Inside Politics” anchor John King blasted Fox News’ morning show “Fox and Friends” as “state TV,” mocking the network as a North Korea-style pro-Trump echo chamber and accusing morning co-host Ainsley Earhardt of lobbing softball questions at the President Donald Trump.
The Hill said that King was leading a round table discussion about Friday’s “Fox and Friends” segment in which Trump claimed he was using the idea of “tapes” of his meetings with ousted FBI Director James Comey as “smart way to make sure [Comey] stayed honest in his hearings.”
“Let’s set aside the tough, probing questions on state TV there,” King quipped. “We haven’t actually heard the president’s entire story, have we?”
ABC’s White House correspondent Jonathan Karl also hammered Fox News as “state TV” in a tweet on Friday, displaying a link to Fox’s coverage of the White House’s decision to limit press briefings and only allow cameras at select events.
State TV? https://t.co/mQsSZz2fyV# p #5_9 # ad skipped = true #
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) June 23, 2017# p #6_9 # ad skipped = true #
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