“Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt told viewers, “people — many Republicans thought it was disrespectful and obnoxious,” referring to “60 Minutes” veteran journalist Leslie Stahl asking actually questions of the President of the United States, and expecting actual answers.
“Many people thought it made him look better because he did answer everything correctly,” she claimed, albeit falsely. “But she gave a tough interview, and when you’re a journalist, you want to ask tough, fair questions. Many people had a problem, though, with the fact that she was interrupting him a good bit.”
Stahl interrupted Trump when he lied. Good journalists are supposed to do that (cc: Chuck Todd, who should take notes.)
“Hats off to President Trump, who will go up against any journalist, even the ones who aren’t in favor of him, and answer all the questions,” Earhardt said, falsely.
Fox's Varney praises Trump responding to Lesley Stahl Qs as "a remarkable contrast between this president and any president in my lifetime."
Ainsley Earhardt adds, "Hats off to President Trump, who will go up against any journalist, even the ones who aren't in favor of him." pic.twitter.com/r7RPp421kX
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) October 15, 2018
Trump, since he admitted to NBC News’ Lester Holt that he fired Comey to end the Russia investigation, has all but never given an interview to any outlet that is not pro-Trump.
“It’s been a while since we’ve seen Trump’s rhetoric challenged in any significant way in a television interview,” The Washington Post’s Philip Bump said in an analysis of some of the questions asked and answers Trump gave during the interview.
Earhardt doubled down on Twitter, where there are actual people with reality-based opinion, unlike her fellow Fox News sycophants.
She tweeted that Trump was “peppered endlessly” with questions from Lesley Stahl during the “60 Minutes” interview.
Earhardt apparently was surprised – and dismayed – when the internet did not fall in line with her spin.
She deleted the tweet after being mocked – take a look at some of the responses:
What kind of monsters ask QUESTIONS in an INTERVIEW??? pic.twitter.com/2BxekirLxU
— Lincoln Michel (@TheLincoln) October 15, 2018
Let me tell you, if I knew it was going to go on for an hour, I’d have never agreed to do 60 Minutes
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) October 15, 2018
Not to mention they were INCREDIBLY hard hitting like asking who is the "they" when he says "they say"?https://t.co/XtDM5G1LnU
— Jim (@staxringold) October 15, 2018
PEPPERED ENDLESSLY WITH QUESTIONS https://t.co/NsuQyxigvB
— darth™ (@darth) October 15, 2018