HuffPo reporter called out for ‘BS excuses’ when she had so much to say about Tucker boycott, but crickets on Mika.

When it comes to the liberal media, the hypocrisy keeps getting worse and worse.

Case in point is what proved to be a contentious exchange between Ryan Saavedra, a writer at the Daily Wire, and Huffington Post reporter Jenna Amatulli, who displayed a little too much enthusiasm to Saavedra’s liking when reporting on advertisers bailing on Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Asking if she was “a reporter or a left-wing activist,” Saavedra called Amatulli out for not tweeting about MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski using a homophobic slur last week.

At issue was a comment from Fox News host Tucker Carlson on his show last week while he was talking about the economics of immigration.

“We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poorer, and dirtier, and more divided,” Carlson said.

Carlson later clarified that he was referencing what is happening in Tijuana, Mexico, where the migrant caravan is hunkering down, and Fox News said in a statement it “cannot and will not allow voices like Tucker Carlson to be censored” by what the network characterized as “far left activist groups.”


As for Amatulli, her reaction to being called out by Saavedra for all but cheering about Carlson losing advertisers while not covering the Brzezinski controversy was to try to spin the story back on him, saying she was on vacation.

“Your brief investigation must not have been too thorough. I was on vacation last week and took a break from Twitter. Are you a reporter or an instigator?” she replied.

But acting like she was a victim here only stirred Saavedra’s inner journalist, as he delved a little further into Amatulli’s timeline.

After noting the dates of the competing remarks, he tweeted: “You have tweeted about Brzezinski 0 times & have tweeted about Carlson 11 times in the last week. You’re going to need a better excuse than ‘I was on vacation last week and took a break from Twitter.'”

The push back only prompted Amatulli, a reporter mind you, to double down on her claim that she was being picked on.


“I’ve been covering the fallout from Carlson’s remarks as of this week,” she replied. “You’re criticizing me for tweeting the stories I cover and not tweeting every single thing I don’t. Find someone else to pick on.”

Saavedra retweeted Amatulli’s tweet with his interpretation of what she was really saying.

“Stop calling me out for not covering the fallout from Mika Brzezinski’s homophobic remarks while I attack Fox News and come up with BS excuses,” he summarized.

But then, there’s no quelling liberal enthusiasm when it comes to attacking Fox News, as the Huffington Post reporter continued tweeting and retweeting a detailed list of short-sighted advertisers who pulled out on Carlson’s show.

(Under the guise of reporting, she also shared a list of the advertisers who did not pull out.)

Kudos to Saavedra, though, for making the effort to call them out for their hypocrisy, ensuring that they own it in a very public manner.


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