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Fri Aug 30, 2019, 05:51 AM

Fox News anchor rips into Trump: 'We don't work for you'

Source: USA Today

WASHINGTON -- Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto chastised President Donald Trump on Thursday after the Trump tweeted that "Fox isn't working for us anymore" in a series of tweets in which he also said the network of "promoting the Democrats through their DNC Communications Director, spewing out whatever she wanted with zero pushback by anchor, @SandraSmithFox."

Over the past couple of weeks, Trump has increasingly blasted Fox News' coverage, being especially critical of anchor Shepard Smith and analyst Juan Williams, calling them “hopeless and clueless."

Cavuto began the segment by saying it’s “weird” that the president is getting “sick” of the network, because he believes Trump gets “pretty fair coverage at Fox.”

Cavuto curtly responded, “First of all, Mr. President, we don’t work for you. I don’t work for you. My job is to cover you, not fawn over you or rip you, just report on you. Call balls and strikes on you. My job, Mr. President, our job here, is to keep the scores, not settle scores.”

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/08/29/fox-news-anchor-neil-cavuto-donald-trump-we-dont-work-you/2158343001/

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Reply Fox News anchor rips into Trump: 'We don't work for you' (Original post)
brooklynite Aug 2019 OP
oldsoftie Aug 2019 #1
empedocles Aug 2019 #2
Clash City Rocker Aug 2019 #3
Lonestarblue Aug 2019 #9
oldsoftie Aug 2019 #27
sharedvalues Aug 2019 #4
sharedvalues Aug 2019 #5
Mike 03 Aug 2019 #16
sharedvalues Aug 2019 #33
Vinca Aug 2019 #6
vsrazdem Aug 2019 #14
Ferrets are Cool Aug 2019 #7
sharedvalues Aug 2019 #8
SunSeeker Aug 2019 #17
Roy Rolling Aug 2019 #10
oldsoftie Aug 2019 #26
bucolic_frolic Aug 2019 #11
BumRushDaShow Aug 2019 #12
dalton99a Aug 2019 #13
Paladin Aug 2019 #15
certainot Aug 2019 #19
certainot Aug 2019 #18
Paladin Aug 2019 #20
certainot Aug 2019 #22
CentralMass Aug 2019 #21
IdealsAndReal42 Aug 2019 #29
question everything Aug 2019 #23
geralmar Aug 2019 #24
oldsoftie Aug 2019 #25
Maxheader Aug 2019 #28
demosincebirth Aug 2019 #30
lanlady Aug 2019 #31
usaf-vet Aug 2019 #32
Name removed Aug 2019 #34

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 05:57 AM

1. Tune in tomorrow to see Neil read the hate mail he'll get for making that statement.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:04 AM

2. I have seen Cavuto post some of his emails. Was just for straight reporting in that incident.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:13 AM

3. "Doesn't entitle you to a free pass, just a free press"

Good line.

It’s encouraging that there are lines even Fox won’t cross. Or perhaps this is a sign that Trump’s actions and words are offending even the wealthy at this point, which would be even better. With any luck, Trump will double down on the attacks. There may still be hope for American democracy.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:42 AM

9. Fox has also lost ad revenue.

It’a amazing how things change when money starts going away. So far, I think ad revenue was down only 8% after Tucker Carlson’s ridiculous claims about white supremacy. Most people in this country do not want to see a race war, and perhaps Fox’s higher ups are thinking they need to pull back a bit. Hannity and other Trump sycophants will not, but it’s possible that at least some Fox viewers can see through their constant praise of a man they know is doing a poor job, especially in farm country where many are Fox viewers.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 12:08 PM

27. And when trump says "change the channel"; to WHAT??

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:19 AM

4. No! Trump works for Fox-- and Murdoch

“The Republican Party used to think Fox worked for them. Now they realize they work for Fox.”
- Paul Krugman

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:20 AM

5. Trump works for Fox

Found it!


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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:35 AM

16. Good stuff! Thanks for posting this nt

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #16)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 05:55 PM

33. Thx

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:21 AM

6. Saw that and I'm still prying my jaw off the floor.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:59 AM

14. You and me both. Shocked.

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:21 AM

7. Cavuto, you are a LIAR

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:30 AM

8. +1

Liar employed by Murdoch, whose job depends on him lying to white people to get them to vote for tax cuts for billionaires.

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 09:05 AM

17. Perfect summation. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:48 AM

10. I remember Cavuto

I think he started as a financial analyst on CNBC, then moved to Fox as a seasoned pro when Fox News opened the doors on Fox Business News.

Financial reporting is not straight propaganda, just how they think the propaganda makes people money—so it’s a little more tame.

But Cavuto has been a shill all along, and only now that it’s costing the company money does he care. Before, when Hannity would kiss Trump’s ass nightly, he was silent.

He isn’t principled, he’s needs money.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 12:06 PM

26. Actually Cavuto has called out trump many times from the very beginning.

And its not opinion, its fact. Thats why trump gets pissed
I see him often. My main contractor has fox on ALL the time. I have many hours under my belt & I've seen Cavuto be critical on many occasions. As you say, its financial based, so hes never gotten into any of trumps other BS.

And boy do trumps followers HATE him for doing it. He reads the emails regularly. And they all sound like FOOLS

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:54 AM

11. Don't read their lips

Fox News is hedging its bets on Trump's downfall. Now that it actually is possible, they are denying they shilled all along so they can protect their franchise in a more moderate or even progressive political climate.

This shift is all about business for them. And if Trump surges, watch how their sea changes.

It may even be they are moderating to attract more viewers so they can move hard right at election time and change more minds.

Too cynical? Please.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:23 AM

12. "My job is to cover you, not fawn over you"

Yet you do fawn anyway Cavuto.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:54 AM

13. Bullshit. It's fake drama



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:03 AM

15. Own it, Fox.

You were a primary creator of this monster---no walking away from it now.

And, hey, Cavuto: Be sure to let Hannity know that it's not his job to fawn over trump. Get back to us with his reaction, OK?

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Response to Paladin (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 09:42 AM

19. talk radio

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 09:41 AM

18. it was never about fox. fox helped but limbaugh and sons were always the real key to

how this happened

fox has to pretend to be 'fair and balanced' and not 'too' racist - it was just the visual icing on the lie turd pie of talk radio and a lot easier for putin to influence

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Response to certainot (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 09:49 AM

20. Talk radio put a high-capacity magazine in.

Fox pulled the trigger, over and over.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #20)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 10:27 AM

22. good analogy- rw radio's great for loading lies and alternate reality

the only major medium capable of constant national and locally coordinated unchallenged repetition

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 09:51 AM

21. Neil Cavuto always impressed me as being a major @$$hole and an integral part of Rupert Murdoch's

propaganda machine that has done great harm to this country. They cleared the path for a Trump presidency.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #21)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 12:24 PM

29. And now they pretend to regret.

Pretend only

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:21 AM

23. What took you so long?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:58 AM

25. EVERYONE needs to watch that full video. Its the best i've seen point blank.

There is NOTHING a trumper can say about it. Without being a hypocrite anyway.
THAT is an epic takedown.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 12:20 PM

28. Aaw stumpy?


Lose your best friend didja? How about info wars...They'd lurv to have the master of conspiracy theories show up and go 1 on 1 with alex...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 02:44 PM

30. WoW! I thought they did.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 03:32 PM

31. Is Fox seeing the writing on the wall?

The Fox audience depends on an older conservative demographic. That'll sustain you for a while but if you can't rope in younger viewers, you're toast.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 05:00 PM

32. "First of all, Mr. Cavuto, as far as the majority of Americans see it you don't work for the truth.

Nice try but for years you have been working to distort the true by covering up for Trump and his band of grifters.

If you think you are only calling balls and strikes you are as delusional as Trump.

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