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REPORT: Fox News Hosts Criticized, Mocked Trump During Advertiser Meeting
dailycaller.com ^ | Justin Caruso October 14, 2019 8:44 AM ET

Posted on 10/14/2019 10:55:14 AM PDT by Red Badger

A new report about the relationship between President Donald Trump and Fox News alleges that hosts Chris Wallace and Martha MacCallum criticized and mocked Trump during a closed-door meeting last month.

Fox News hosts Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, and Martha MacCallum attended an event in Manhattan to assure advertisers that “Trump doesn’t own” them, according to a piece published Sunday in the New York Times.

The Times report continues:

“‘Contrary to the opinion of some people, he’s not our boss,’ Ms. MacCallum said, marveling at Mr. Trump’s criticism of Fox News for airing interviews with Democratic presidential candidates. ‘It is kind of shocking to hear that he really — that’s the way he thinks about how we should cover the election.’

Mr. Wallace joked about the president’s tendency to compare him unfavorably to his father, the ’60 Minutes’ legend Mike Wallace, who died in 2012. ‘He often likes to say about me, ‘You know, I was covered by Mike Wallace, I liked him much more,’” Mr. Wallace told the advertisers. ‘To which my reaction is always: One of us has a daddy problem, and it’s not me.'”

This report comes as another rift has apparently taken place between Trump and the network.

The president reportedly has a good relationship with the weeknight opinion hosts such as Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham, but he has repeatedly taken issue with some of the daytime news hosts for what he sees as unfair coverage or criticism.

A Fox News correspondent works before President Donald Trump’s arrival at a press conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General on September 25, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Earlier in October, clashes between Trump and Fox ensued after the network released a poll that showed 51 percent of Americans want Trump impeached and removed from office.

(RELATED: Fox News ‘Terminates’ Trey Gowdy)

Trump responded by saying that Fox News pollsters “suck” and that Fox is “much different than it used to be in the good old days.”

The Trump 2020 campaign also said that the poll belonged in the “garbage” due to its alleged oversampling of Democrats.


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FOX is dead to me...................

1 posted on 10/14/2019 10:55:14 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

CNN and Fox News being exposed today from opposite ends of the spectrum.


2 posted on 10/14/2019 10:57:25 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Red Badger

Dead to me as well.


3 posted on 10/14/2019 10:57:34 AM PDT by TTFlyer
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To: Red Badger

Trump mocks people, what’s sauce for the goose...


4 posted on 10/14/2019 10:58:06 AM PDT by FewsOrange
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To: AU72

FOX is no surprise, really. The Murdoch boys ain’t their father...................


5 posted on 10/14/2019 10:58:34 AM PDT by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain...................)
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To: Red Badger

Meanwhile, Biden is giving the MSM direct orders about what questions to ask and what to focus on.


6 posted on 10/14/2019 10:59:04 AM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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To: Red Badger

I’ve always liked Martha. Too bad.


7 posted on 10/14/2019 10:59:08 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: FewsOrange

I detect a NeverTrumper.


8 posted on 10/14/2019 10:59:37 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Red Badger

Fox News hosts Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, and Martha MacCallum
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All show their disdain for the President and his supporters on a daily basis, this should not surprise anyone.

Other than primetime and morning Fox News is indistinguishable from any other outlet of the Ministry of Propaganda.


9 posted on 10/14/2019 10:59:44 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: FewsOrange

Never Trumper, eh


10 posted on 10/14/2019 11:02:55 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Red Badger

Fox is unreliable since they allow liars to talk so much.


11 posted on 10/14/2019 11:03:37 AM PDT by CodeToad ( Hating on Trump is hating on me and Americans!)
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To: Red Badger

Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, and Martha MacCallum have always been Trump haters so this is not new. The network was celebrating when Obama won in 2008, celebrated in 2012 when Obama won, and looked like a deer in a headlight when Trump won in 2016


12 posted on 10/14/2019 11:04:25 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: FewsOrange

I understand Romney is running.


13 posted on 10/14/2019 11:06:06 AM PDT by JonPreston
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To: Red Badger

“Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, and Martha MacCallum”

I had my suspicions about Martha though I rarely watch her. This just confirms it.


14 posted on 10/14/2019 11:08:54 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer
Swamp Rats...................😐😡
15 posted on 10/14/2019 11:09:51 AM PDT by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain...................)
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To: Red Badger

If that’s all they said then that is not really a mocking......
However, Wallace is an inside Washington guy....total swamp creature.....
Martha is just embarrassing to watch....she has a difficult time drawing logical answers from simple facts.....
Overall Fox is good, don’t agree with them all the time but they’re the best we got....Have any doubts, watch CNN for 5 minutes...you’ll puke.....


16 posted on 10/14/2019 11:10:02 AM PDT by nevergore (I have a terrible rash on my covfefe....)
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To: Red Badger

If you’ve see who’s running the joint, this ain’t news.


17 posted on 10/14/2019 11:11:19 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: Red Badger

It’s not exactly a secret that all 3 are anti-Trumpers.


19 posted on 10/14/2019 11:14:01 AM PDT by Conserv ( b)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

You are correct, she has always been a Trump hater. She has to be a leading candidate to replace Shep Smith


20 posted on 10/14/2019 11:14:14 AM PDT by centurion316
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