Media’s New Obsession: ‘Fox Guarding The Hen House’ [VIDEO]

Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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CNN and MSNBC are all using the “fox guarding the hen house” metaphor to describe Trump’s recent suggestion that the US partner with Russia on cyber security.

Trump first raised the idea in a tweet on Sunday, writing that he and Putin “discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit” during their first face-to-face meeting at the G20 summit.

The plan was pretty much universally critiqued by the left and the right, and Trump walked back the idea later that evening.

That didn’t stop MSNBC and CNN from using the same tired “fox guarding the hen house” metaphor for the plan for several days.

“The idea that we would work with the culprit, the people who are our adversary…is the fox guarding the hen house,” said one MSNBC guest.

“Some of the metaphors that are being used, but I’ll give you another one–it’s akin to saying to the fox, ‘you’re in charge of the hen house,'” James Gagliano stated on CNN.


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