The hosts of “Fox & Friends” slammed NBC Friday for having to issue a correction after the network claimed the federal government had tapped the phones of attorney Michael Cohen.
“Did you see this — it was an NBC News alert. The headline online was ‘Feds Tapped Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen’s Phones,'” host Steve Doocy said. “In other words, what that says is a judge approved listening to phone calls. A wiretap. It was such a big story. It was on all the channels where they were talking about it, until it was discovered that NBC got the story completely wrong.”
Host Brian Kilmeade said the media is neglecting the truth and “ratcheting up an attack” on Cohen to hurt President Donald Trump.
“They had to come out with this correction. NBC did. Earlier today NBC News — keep in mind four hours after they broke that original false story,” Ainsley Earhardt added. “Three officials now dispute that, saying the monitoring was limited to a log of calls, a pin register, not a wiretap of Cohen’s line. We will continue to report.”
“Obviously that was very embarrassing,” Doocy concluded.
NBC also issued a correction after the network got the March for Life numbers wrong in late March. Originally, NBC claimed 800,000 people had registered to vote at the event. They later put out a correction on Twitter stating 800,000 people were present, but did not sign up to vote.
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