On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump once again railed against the media on Twitter, posting “The hatred and extreme bias of me by @CNN has clouded their thinking and made them unable to function,” he wrote. “But actually, as I have always said, this has been going on for a long time. Little Jeff Z has done a terrible job, his ratings suck, & AT&T should fire him to save credibility!”
The president’s latest rant gave Fox News media critic Howard Kurtz pause.
“The president of the United States should not be calling for the firing of two heads of private companies simply because he disagrees with and doesn’t like their media coverage of him,” Kurtz said. “It’s using the bully pulpit in a way that feels like a personal grudge, especially in the case of Jeff Zucker, who had been on leave after surgery for serious heart problems.”
“If President Obama had said, ‘Hey, Fox News, you should get rid of Roger Ailes, because I think their coverage of me is unfair, it would have been an explosion on the right.'”