Fox News support for CNN journalist could mark the start of a subtle shift in the phoney war
As Donald Trump pointed straight at CNN’s Jim Acosta “You are fake news!”, the president refused to allow any further questions from the channel. The exchange left even the most seasoned journalists apparently boggling with disbelief. “Never seen anything like that, ever,” tweeted Mike Barbaro from the New York Times. This exchange took place on 11 January 2017, at Trump’s pre-inauguration press conference.
Ten days ago, after a battering for the Republicans in the midterm elections, the scene between Acosta and Trump was re-enacted, almost to the word. This time, in the grander setting of the White House, there was the added drama of a struggle for the microphone as a member of staff tried to remove it from Acosta’s hand. Again, the press had never seen anything like it. “This is something I’ve never seen since I started covering the White House in 1996,” tweeted New York Times correspondent Peter Baker. We are all seemingly careering around a Möbius strip of disbelief at the entirely predictable.
It is surprising that more press credentials have not been revoked in the past two years
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