Trump's latest invocation of "fake news" put Murdoch's media empire on two continents in the position of having to tell their readers and viewers that the president's characterization of one of their sister outlets was, as the British like to say, bollocks. I don't take questions from CNN.
Former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay took a blistering shot at CNN on Friday, calling President Donald Trump's refusal to call on a reporter from the cable news network in London "a great moment". Meanwhile, he frequently praises the right-leaning Fox and willingly takes interviews with Fox & Friends.
His comments came during a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May.
'Well, we're a real network too, Mr. President, ' he complained. And as today's session with May was breaking up, Acosta shouted, "Mr. President, will you ask Putin to stay out of US elections?"
Still, Trump's insistence on painting the media as "the enemy of the American people" isn't likely to let up any time soon. "Given that the president took a question from a CNN reporter in his North Atlantic Treaty Organisation news conference just a day earlier, maybe he was letting off steam today rather than expressing an official stance toward a news organization's ability to report, but saying a news organization isn't real doesn't change the facts and won't stop us from doing our jobs".
Roberts then began putting his question to the president through the microphone provided to him as the reporter granted a question by the president. She's as honest as the day is long.
Later, as Trump looked across a crowd of journalists with raised hands, deciding who to call on next, Acosta made loudly demanded a chance to participate in the press conference as compensation for the president's attack on his employer's honor. I also used to work at CNN. "There are some fine journalists who work there and risk their lives to report on stories around the world". "To issue a blanket condemnation of the network as "fake news" is also unfair".
In a statement, the Sun said it stood by its reporting.
Although the Sun has been criticized for its journalism in the past, Cooper said, "Trump's explanation that comments in the interview were "fake news" was greeted with derision by British journalists".
Acosta continued the argument: 'Well, sir, if you're going to call us fake news you should take a question'.
"I said very good things about her".
"See, that's such dishonest reporting", Trump fired back.