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Both Fox News Channel and “On the Record” host Greta Van Susteren came under fire for the special “Meet the Trumps” presentation Thursday night, in which family members of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee were interviewed.
But Van Susteren offered the same special under the same format to Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Critics of the hour-long special claimed that the host didn’t ask tough enough questions.
A glimpse of what state media will look like after Glorious Leader Trump is victorious. https://t.co/5viCwg9OBg
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) May 26, 2016
This special feels like something you’d see on state-run television somewhere.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) May 26, 2016
Out of curiosity, who thinks @Greta‘s intro and outro theme music will be the new national anthem if Trump wins the presidency?
— Tré Goins-Phillips (@tregp) May 26, 2016
This is real. This is a real thing being broadcast on Fox News right now. pic.twitter.com/0E0tcedvX5
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) May 26, 2016
How Greta’s hour-long Trump infomercial begins: pic.twitter.com/xKgMYdhg4V
— Brendan Karet (@SpideyScouting) May 26, 2016
Possibly feeling the sting of her critics, Van Susteren offered this insight, and her fans came to her support:
We offered same special to Clinton and Sanders campaign that we are doing now w/ @realDonaldTrump but no reply
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) May 26, 2016
— Trish✝ (@psbaloans4u) May 26, 2016
— Harry Aldridge (@aldridge_harry) May 26, 2016
— Pam Hembree (@rockinsam1) May 27, 2016
— Rcjovanovic (@purehell1) May 26, 2016
Fox News moderators were criticized for asking questions that were too tough; now the network is under fire for asking questions that weren’t tough enough? Sometimes you just can’t win.
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