Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz said on Thursday that The New York Times looked “foolish” publishing a report insinuating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was AWOL.
On Tuesday, NYT criticized Pompeo for being “thousand of miles away” in Pyongyang, North Korea while President Trump was announcing his decision to leave the Iran Deal. It turns out Pompeo was both setting the future meeting between Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and negotiating the release of three American hostages. (RELATED: Trump Gets In Dig At The New York Times As He Welcomes Hostages Home)
“The New York Times looks, I believe the technical term is foolish,” Kurtz slammed, “and was trying to paint a narrative that, like Rex Tillerson, Mike Pompeo was out of the loop when it came to the withdrawal from the Iran Deal.”
“But the story says that he’s on a trip to North Korea!” Kurtz continued. “It isn’t like he’s AWOL or at the beach — the story says he’s in North Korea. So even if he didn’t come back with the three hostages… the story, I think, didn’t make much sense.”