WaPo reporter troubled by ‘Foxification’ of Trump admin, Ari Fleischer swoops in with Obama reality check

The liberal media once again showed its true colors in reporting on President Donald Trump’s staff changes at the White House.

Trump confirmed the rumors of changes within his administration on Friday, saying that he had nominated William P. Barr as his next attorney general and State Department spokeswoman, Heather Nauert as United Nations ambassador.

But The Washington Post’s Phillip Bump seemed to be stuck on the decision to nominate Nauert, a former Fox News host, for the UN position that will be vacated at the end of the year by outgoing Nikki Haley. Bump noted the “interplay between the administration and the network” in a piece published Friday entitled, “The Foxification of the Trump White House, visualized.”

Bump detailed the connection, noting Nauert as the latest in a line of other Fox links including Trump’s former communications director, Hope Hicks, who moved on to become the chief communications officer of Fox, as well as Bill Shine, the Fox News executive who now serves as White House communications director.

But Bump contends that this “interplay” is so much bigger than the latest names in the news.

In fact, the writer lays out the case about a whopping twelve people who are part of the “Fox-Trump ecosystem.” He even provided a chart.

(Image: Philip Bump/The Washington Post)


Former White House press secretary Ari Fleisher called out Bump’s ridiculous drama in a tweet on Friday.

Fleisher, who served under former President George W. Bush, from January 2001 to July 2003, noted that more than two dozen reporters went on to serve in the Obama administration with not so much as a raised eyebrown from the hypocritical press.

In fact, that number could be even higher.

Of course, liberals were quick to argue with Fleisher that regardless of the number – way more than 12 – of media personalities who ended up on the Obama bus, none was ever nominated to an esteemed position as Nauert in the UN ambassador role.

But facts can be pesky little things.

Fleisher’s remarks sparked heated debate as liberals defended their finger-pointing amid very obvious displays of “whataboutism.”


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