Fox News fans are not happy that their favorite network is filing an amicus brief on behalf of CNN’s Jim Acosta, who had his White House press pass revoked by the Trump administration last week.
“Fox News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter’s press credential,” Fox News President Jay Wallace said on Tuesday. “Secret Service passes for White House journalists should never be weaponized.”
After Fox News media critic Howard Kurtz tweeted out Wallace’s announcement that his network would be supporting Acosta’s challenge to his press pass getting revoked, he was met with heavy criticism from several of his followers, who saw Fox’s decision to show solidarity with CNN as a clear betrayal of President Donald Trump.
Check out some of the reactions below.
First Tell me where the first amd guarantees you access to anyone and anywhere?
If I was @realDonaldTrump @PressSec I would solve the problem by NOT holding any press briefings! Kinda of takes the poor media (FYI that isn't needed anymore) out of the POOR LITTLE OLD ME coverage!
— Steve (@MACHTink) November 14, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
— berger (@Berger960) November 14, 2018
Fox is moving more liberal because the owners liberal sons are running it now. I’m starting to watch one America news more
— Ellen Tracy (@BeachGal4eva24) November 14, 2018
Done with Fox –ADVERTISEMENT
— Candice Anderson (@andicanderson) November 14, 2018
The time has come to find a new voice for Republicans. FOX news has lost its focus. If I want to hear CNN, I know where to find them, and the rest of the left-wing liberal biased media. Say it ain’t so, FOX.
— Jordan Dee (@bjordandee) November 14, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
If the Supreme Court decides Trump must accept Acosta I hope he closes down all press briefings. Famous quote Andrew Jackson… The Supreme Court has made their decision let them enforce it
— sidney sealine (@sidneysealine) November 14, 2018
…Wow and CNN was so supportive of FOX when bh0 attacked Rosen
Fox has joined the swamp !!!
— cyrus killgore (@asowsear1) November 14, 2018
@FoxNews should never defend such a rude and disruptive man. He is free to speak & write anything he wants. We deserve orderly & respectful White House BriefingsADVERTISEMENT
— Luann Meador Keller (@LuannKeller) November 14, 2018
So it’s true. CNN controls the programming at Fox!!!
— Jason DeWitt (@j1xcalibur) November 14, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
OAN here I come! Buh Bye Foxlecia! 👋👋👋
— MAGA Covfefe Trumplican (@JamesTSparksII1) November 14, 2018
.@FoxNews you are dead to me
— Theresa Kudia ❌❌ PROUD NATIONALIST (@TheresaKudia) November 14, 2018