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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is on FIRE!
When Fox News' Chris Wallace criticized her behavior of questioning the press, McEnany was quick to fire back.
Appearing on Fox and Friends, McEnany defended herself by saying that "journalists are not above being questioned."
That is exactly correct!
Are journalists fairly and objectively covering a story?
Is the journalist trying to push a political agenda or political narrative?
Is a news network prioritizing its ratings over publishing the truth?
These are all questions that discerning viewers and voters have the right to ask!
Just because someone in the media reports something, it doesn't mean that it is infallable truth. Journalists are humans too, which means that they have errors and biases just like the rest of us.
View the fiery exchange below:
The spat between Wallace and McEnany appeared to begin when Wallace suggested that the White House press secretary questioned the religious beliefs of the press.
It is also being reported that Wallace doesn't appreciate McEnany's combative style.
According to The Daily Caller:
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany fired back at “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace over his criticism of her confrontational style.
Wallace said during his Sunday morning show that McEnany had been lecturing the White House press corps on what questions they should have been asking, adding that it would not have gone well had she done that while he and Sam Donaldson had been covering the White House.
McEnany stood her ground during a Tuesday morning “Fox & Friends” appearance, saying that the press was “not above being questioned.”Host Brian Kilmeade mentioned McEnany’s Friday briefing, saying that Wallace in particular had been angry about some of her comments, suggesting that she had also questioned the religious beliefs of members of the press.
“No I never questioned the religious beliefs of the press,” McEnany responded. “Many of our journalists are great men and women of faith and differing faiths, whether it be the Jewish, Christian faith, the Muslim faith. What I was saying is, I was asked 11 questions as to why churches would be allowed to reopen. It was a bit peculiar to be asked these 11 questions in a row and for the onus and the focus solely to be on why churches are essential, I’ve never been asked why a liquor store was essential so I was merely pointing that out.”
McEnany went on to point out that she fields hundreds of questions on a daily basis.
Also, context matters.
McEnany's comments clearly occured when the conversation was about the ability of churches to safely reopen across the country.
Perhaps "journalists" are unhappy that someone is joining President Trump in holding their feet to the fire.
The media has appeared to become an extension of the Democratic party.
It is not unfair or unethical to question their motives and "spin" in covering stories, including Trump's pronouncement that churches and houses of worship are essential.
President Trump is a once-in-a-lifetime politician.
A true Mr. Smith-Goes-To-Washington-story.
Just like members of the establishment, it appears that many in the media are uncomfortable with President Trump's willingness to shake up the status quo...
But... that's exactly why he got elected!
And that's why members of his administration, including Press Secretary McEnany, are also making history.
Yahoo confirms that Wallace was upset with McEnany, suggesting that her defense of General Flynn might've pushed him over the edge:
Chris Wallace was back to challenging the Trump administration on “Fox News Sunday” this week, criticizing Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany for impugning the faith of reporters who questioned the president’s push to reopen places of worship.
On Friday, Trump threatened to “override” the authority of governors if they did not reopen religious buildings that have been closed in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19. When reporters told McEnany that the president had no legal authority to do so, she responded by saying she found it “interesting to be in a room that desperately wants to seem to see these churches and houses of worship stay closed.”
McEnany then told the White House press corps what questions they should be asking, specifically, about Mike Flynn.
This is 100 percent true!
Fake news isn't simply about the media distorting or flat-out lying about the facts.
Rather, fake news is also defined by what they choose to cover... and what they choose NOT to cover.
Rather than covering the explosive evidence that General Flynn was set-up by the FBI and members of the Obama administration, the media seemed intent on sweeping it under the rug.
Instead, they attempted to manufacture controversy over Trump declaring churches and houses of worship "essential."
McEnany was right to call out the media!