The folks at CNN are obsessed with Fox News.
Maybe it's the fancy set.
Could be the attractive hosts.
Perhaps it's FNC's dominance in the ratings.
Whatever it is, CNN is constantly harping on Fox News — Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy have made critiquing Fox a career.
So it comes as no surprise that this week host Don Lemon brought on Stelter and S.E. Cupp to complain about Fox News even being allowed to be in the White House press room.
"Why does Jen Psaki continue to call on Fox in the briefing room?" Lemon asked Cupp while praising the White House for being "very courteous and kind" toward FNC.
He went on to demand to know why Fox should even get to be in the same room as real reporters.
"If your network is promoting B.S. and lies about what is actually happening in the country and helping to inspire and incite an insurrection, why should they even be able to take part in a legitimate press briefing and legitimate journalism?" he asked.
Cupp, naturally, agreed with the hosts accusations.
"Yeah, it's so tough. There are reporters still at Fox — very few and very few getting air time and the last good one left the building," she said, referring to Chris Wallace's recent departure from Fox for a new gig at CNN.
"The problem with any good reporters left at Fox is that the prime time people contradict everything they say," she continued. "So you can report something like 'COVID is real' or 'the election wasn’t stolen,' but it’s just going to be contradicted in prime time. And that just makes you wonder what else are you being told as a Fox viewer that these people don’t even believe in?"
Lemon asked Stelter why the White House would "allow Fox to pretend in the briefing room like they're a real news organization?"
Stelter, of course, piled on in the anti-Fox rhetoric. He, too, was flummoxed that Fox was allowed in and indicated that the only reason to let the outlet that is throttling CNN in the ratings into the building for briefing is because historically speaking, the White House has always let in a wide swath of voices in come to briefings, even "cranks."
He went on so say that Fox "leans so far from reality that it's imperiled the country."
Lemon added, "It's obvious they don't care about the truth."
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