CNN has accused President Donald Trump of making journalists unsafe and threatening the free press by attacking their network, but the network seemingly forgot when former president Barack Obama did the same thing to Fox News.
“You hear them running around about Obamacare because while good, affordable health care might seem like a fanged threat to the freedom of the American people on Fox News, it turns out it’s working pretty well in the real world,” he said on October 2, 2014.
Sounds pretty similar to “fake news.”
“Fox News, on a regular basis, it is a constant menu, they will find like, folks who make me mad,” Obama said on May 12, 2015.
On September 26, 2013, Obama mocked, “you’ve talked to somebody who said ‘well, I don’t know, I was watching Fox News and they said it’s horrible.'”
Obama accused Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly of being “unfair” to him in a sit-down interview in February of 2014.
Even more disturbing, The Washington Post reported in 2013 that the Obama administration was extensively spying on Fox News reporter James Rosen in 2010. They collected his phone records, tracked his movements, and seized some of his personal emails because of his reporting on leaked documents, a standard journalistic practice.
After he left the White House, Obama continued to condemn his “constant vilification” by Fox News and said he partly blamed the network for negating his legacy.