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.
President Trump announces he will nominate William Barr for US attorney general and Heather Nauert for US ambassador to the UN. pic.twitter.com/gxaDff0PTm
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) December 7, 2018
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.
Former White House press secretary Ari Fleisher called out Bump’s ridiculous drama in a tweet on Friday.
More than 26 reporters went into the Obama Administration. I guess that was fine with the press back then, but not now. https://t.co/cKrsvTe3HR
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) December 7, 2018
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.
A count by @BrentHBaker in March 2015 had it at 30: https://t.co/2jkx6OoFzz
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) December 7, 2018
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 not to U.N. AMBASSADOR! !!!
— Just this Guy (@GeorgeWillard9) December 7, 2018
Except Obama didn’t appoint any of them UN Ambassador.
— Jon Maas (@jondmaas) December 7, 2018
Ambassador to the UN, though?
— 2dachs (@2doxies1) December 7, 2018
There’s a difference between just being in the administration and being the United States’ UN Ambassador.
— Brad B. (@AFBaylorBear) December 7, 2018
But facts can be pesky little things.
Samantha Power. Former journalist.
— Jeff McCabe (@buzz4t) December 7, 2018
All things are permissible if you are a liberal.
— stephen parker (@sjboilers2) December 7, 2018
Fleisher’s remarks sparked heated debate as liberals defended their finger-pointing amid very obvious displays of “whataboutism.”
Yes, they were all from the same network. MSM News.
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) December 7, 2018
Another case of “do as I say, not as I do”.
— Yap-Trap Mike ?️ (@YapTrapMike) December 7, 2018
To be fair, most joined the administration without even leaving their positions. https://t.co/2iDmt18jAE
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) December 7, 2018
Fox News people are NOT journalists. They readily admit that. On air. Often. They’re propagandists and they lie. Big difference.
— LAH ??? (@_Lisah) December 7, 2018
Apparently 26 managed to do so.
— Mister (@sssandjules) December 7, 2018
Whataboutism is ensuring that the standards used by Democrats are allowed to be used by Republicans. Democrats doing it made it okay. New rules.
— Jim Minardi (@OpeImAwesome) December 7, 2018
Oh, how about pictures Ryan, would that work for ya? pic.twitter.com/6QKWz90Pf2
— Nellie Ohrrrrrgh ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Nellie_0hr) December 7, 2018
Do as I say and not as I do. The Democrat creed of conduct.
— Carol Taylor (@Causeygyrl) December 7, 2018
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