Success truly is the best revenge.
And the flailing New York Times made it all too easy for the folks over at Fox News Channel.
It’s no secret that President Trump is a big fan and often tweets about FNC’s morning show “FOX & Friends.” This apparently gets under the skin of New York Times’ James Poniewozik who ran a lowbrow hit piece to slam the show for its friendly relationship with the president.
While trying to get his point across, Poniewozik inadvertently doled out a compliment by calling “FOX & Friends” the most powerful TV show in America” due to Trump’s admiration.
Instead of getting mad, FNC got even by purchasing ads in the New Yorks Times featuring its own accidental compliment.
A Fox News source told BizPac Review that the advertisement was in direct response to the article which poked fun at FOX & Friends, the number one-rated morning show on cable news, for being “an interactive magic mirror” for the president.
But the ribbing didn’t end there. As can be expected, President Trump caught wind of FNC’s clever dig and took a jab at the NY Times himself:
Ouch! That had to hurt.
You can watch the hilarious segment from FOX & Friends below:
“This program, the program you are watching, is, according to The New York Times, the most powerful TV show in America,” host Steve Doocy said as he held up the ad.
Co-host Ainsley Earhardt gave the show’s viewers all the credit.
“You know why, Steve? Because we have the best viewers. You guys are so awesome,” she said. “Thank you for waking up for us.”
Long-time host Brian Kilmeade joked that it must have been tough for the Times to admit the success of the show before stating the ad was also featured in the New York Post.
Well played, FNC.
Turns out, President Trump isn’t the only skillful counterpuncher in town.
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