Warren på et townhall-møte i Colombus, Ohio, fredag 10. mai. Foto: Maddie MacGarvey/Reuters/Scanpix
Demokratisk kandidat Elizabeth Warren erklærte krig mot Fox News onsdag. De samme mediene som har fordømte Trump for å kalle mediene fake news, hyllet Warren for sitt angrep på USAs største kabelstatsjon.
“Fox News is a hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists—it’s designed to turn us against each other, risking life and death consequences, to provide cover for the corruption that’s rotting our government and hollowing out our middle class,” Warren tweeted. “Fox News is welcome to come to my events just like any other outlet. But a Fox News town hall adds money to the hate-for-profit machine. To which I say: hard pass.”
She also attacked several specific Fox News hosts, including Tucker Carlson, founder of The Daily Caller, and Laura Ingraham, in an Instagram post reiterating her “hate-for-profit” line.
Å si at Fox News er en hat-kanal utløser ingen betenkeligheter hos New York Times og Washington Post.
“Fox News is getting a debate anyhow, just not the sort that it had courted,” Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple wrote of the news. “The debate concerns whether Fox News is, in fact, a news organization, or something far different.”
“Fox News has long been despised by much of the left, which considers it a propagandistic partisan machine,” Politico noted in its story, characterizing Warren’s move as far left, but offering no counter to her characterization of the network.
“Her denunciation was greeted with glee by some liberals who consider the network the equivalent of state television,” reported The New York Times, again offering no counter to the liberal characterization of Fox.
Medier som mener Trump er en trussel mot pressefriheten, er tause når det kommer til en kandidat som omtaler USAs største TV-kanal som en hatmaskin.
Their reception of Warren’s declaration of war on the network is markedly different from their reception of Trump’s war on The New York Times and CNN, which he has criticized for publishing “fake news” and referred to as “the enemy of the people.” These same outlets reacted with indignation to Trump’s criticisms, claiming he posed a threat to the free press and put the lives of journalists in danger. (RELATED: The List Of CNN’s Bungled Reporting Is A Sight To Behold)