A CNN panel discussing Donald Trump’s ongoing — and increasing — legal woes turned to Fox News’ coverage of the president, which seems to be turning against him.
Noting that afternoon anchor Shep Smith has turned up the heat on Trump even more so than usual, hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota pointed to a recent interview on the Fox host’s show that featured Fox legal analyst Andrew Napolitano, who has been unsparing in his analysis of possible indictments against Trump.
“The judge is a good guy and a good lawyer and a serious person and that’s Shep Smith’s show,” CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin offered. “But that is like the journalism zone of the Fox Network. That’s not prime time. Prime time is crazy night.”
“But [Napolitano] has been on other shows basically fact-checking the president,” CNN correspondent Nia-Malika Henderson protested. “Fact-checking Giuliani when Giuliani says this isn’t a crime, you know, in terms of the campaign finance violation — it’s fascinating.”
“We know the president keeps his channel locked on Fox News, sometimes he watches it on repeat, he obviously watches CNN, too,” she continued. “So to hear him consistently go against the talking points of this White House is fascinating to see that on Fox News.”
“Well, it is simply called ‘telling the truth,'” Toobin offered.
“I think this is the result of what started now almost ten days ago on that Friday with the court filing,” former White House spokesperson Joe Lockhart observed. “There are people like the judge, Andrew McCarthy is another big Fox person and he has now written an op-ed changing his tune and being critical of the president.”
“I think there are constitutional people who realize they are still going to want to be able to talk in the post-Trump era who are beginning to turn,” he continued. “It’s one of those things where it starts as a trickle and could turn into a landslide.”
“You know, at some point there’s going to be intense pressure for all of the people who have been defending him as more and more comes out to take another look at this. I think we saw that on Fox in the last couple days,” he added.
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