Viewers remember CNN’s John King as the guy who opened Republican presidential debate asking about Gingrich’s ex-wife!
In its latest rampage, CNN reportedly trashed Fox News for not steping up in its anti-Trump aenda.
According to a Washington Examiner report:
“You’re not going to find a defense here of President Donald Trump‘s lackeys on the commentary side of Fox News. Between Sean Hannity, Eric Bolling and the crew of Fox and Friends, it’s a race to the bottom to see who can be America’s 45th president most faithful servant.
That said, CNN‘s John King might not be the best guy to take shots at anyone for their handling of presidential politics.
“There’s another network [Trump] doesn’t criticize, where when they interview him they ask him, ‘Sir, we’re confused, are you excellent or are you extraordinary?'” King said Monday during a broader discussion regarding the president’s ongoing feud with the press.
This comes after a separate segment in which King referred to Fox as “state TV.”
This is rich. King, you may remember, once famously led off a 2012 GOP presidential debate by questioning Newt Gingrich about a rumor alleging the former House Speaker once pitched his ex-wife on having an open marriage. The question was inappropriate, it had nothing to do with any policy proposal offered by the candidates, and it was an obvious bit of sensationalism done in service of the network’s ratings. Gingrich, for his part, called the question out for what it was and gave King a dressing-down in the process.
What King did is obviously different from news commentators like Hannity’s cozy-ing up to the White House, but it’s just a different flavor of gross and inappropriate.