Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Wednesday night said he supports the White House’s decision to ban a CNN reporter from a press event for asking President Trump questions earlier that day.
His comments came shortly after Fox News President Jay Wallace said his network stands in “strong solidarity” with CNN.
“My question is, who the hell are you?” Dobbs said after reading CNN’s statement about the ban. “The president does insist on respect.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that the White House barred one of CNN’s reporters, Kaitlan Collins, from a press availability in the Rose Garden because she “shouted questions and refused to leave despite repeatedly being asked to do so” during President Trump’s meeting with EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker earlier that day.
“It’s about time there were consequences for disrespectful behavior in the White House,” Dobbs said.
CNN reported that Collins spoke at a normal volume as she asked Trump questions during a photo op with Juncker in the Oval Office. She asked questions about former lawyer Michael Cohen and Russian President Vladimir Putin, two of the biggest stories of the day.
CNN said in a statement that the White House’s actions were not “indicative of an open and free press.”
“Just because the White House is uncomfortable with a question regarding the news of day doesn’t mean the question isn’t relevant and shouldn’t be asked,” the network said. “This decision to bar a member of the press is retaliatory in nature and not indicative of an open and free press. We demand better.”
Fox News host Bret Baier earlier reiterated Fox News’s support for CNN following Collins’s ban.
“As a member of the White House press pool, Fox stands firmly with CNN on this issue of access,” Baier said on air.
Dobbs has assumed an adversarial stance against his Fox News colleagues before.
Last week, as Fox reporters called out President Trump for his conduct during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Dobbs said he thought the president “handled himself perfectly.”
“What would it have taken to satisfy the morons on those clips?” Dobbs asked.
Trump has faced intense bipartisan backlash since the Helsinki summit, during which he downplayed Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Obama’s Treatment of Conservative Reporters Just Came Back to HAUNT ‘Outraged’ CNN
The lying liberal media is in meltdown mode, over a CNN “reporter” being banned fro, a Rose Garden ceremony at The White House, for SCREAMING at President Trump during a previous photo op.
The fake news, is of course spinning this into a total hoax story, as if President Trump is “silencing the free press.”
Of course, these same people are conveniently forgetting Obama’s war on conservative media, and basically, his entire dis of media in general.
From 100 Percent Fed Up
The media went crazy yesterday after a CNN reporter was banned from a Rose Garden ceremony for previously screaming at President Trump during a photo op.
THE WHITE HOUSE RELEASED A STATEMENT:
Yes, that was until video and photos resurfaced of Obama tossing an activist and reporters from events…
What even more ironic is that Obama limited the media like no one else. Remember how people laughed at the comment he had made that this would be the most transparent presidency? It wasn’t at all! In fact many articles at the time discussing the media and Obama described how he shut them out: OBAMA, THE PUPPET MASTER
This reporter was removed “kicking and screaming”…
Here’s former President Obama having a reporter removed for interrupting him “in his house” the press claps wildly, even starts chanting Obama’s name while the reporter is being removed for yelling “NO MORE DEPORTATIONS”
#KaitlanCollins cc: @BretBaier
Here's former President Obama having a reporter removed for interrupting him "in his house" the press claps wildly, even starts chanting Obama's name while the reporter is being removed for yelling "NO MORE DEPORTATIONS" #KaitlanCollins cc: @BretBaier pic.twitter.com/FuAuTEmG1Y
— Rosie Perpetually Potentially Sensitive (@almostjingo) July 26, 2018
OBAMA BOOTS REPORTERS FROM CONSERVATIVE PAPERS:
Barack Obama’s campaign has booted from its airplane three reporters who work for newspapers that have endorsed John McCain.
The campaign says that a limited number of seats forced it to make the tough decision of which journalists would be permitted to follow the Democratic presidential candidate in the last four days of the campaign, but the papers are calling foul, claiming they were targeted for their editorial-page positions and kicked off while nonpolitical publications like Glamour and Jet magazines remained on board.
Eliminated from the plane’s traveling press were the Washington Times, the New York Post and the Dallas Morning News.
And then there’s this:
2015 Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo ejected from a State Department media briefing in Vienna and senior department officials threatened to call security on him, without him even saying a word.
The twitter stream goes on and on with examples of reporters being tossed from Obama press events…