Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto seemed to delight in CNN’s recent clash with President-elect Trump, saying in a commentary on his show Thursday that it’s now a matter of the shoe being on the other foot.
“How does it feel when your feelings are hurt, when your reporters are singled out and you’re treated unfairly and unkindly? Even rudely?”
“What’s it like not to be liked? It’s not fun, is it?,” Cavuto said in reference to the Atlanta-based outlet’s recent treatment at the hands of the president-elect. “It’s not fun when you think you’re doing your job, but the guy you’re covering thinks you’re the piece of work. It’s insulting, isn’t it?”
“Presidential pile ons matter when you’re the subject, not so much, actually scratch that, not at all. When, let’s say Fox is the subject,” he continued — noting the eight-year beatdown Fox took at the hands of the Obama administration, “everyone chuckled.”
“You never came to our defense, so allow me to come to yours,” Cavuto nobly added. “You’re better than BuzzFeed, but the buzz is you’re getting fed to the wolves.”
“Isn’t it obnoxious and unfair how some celebrate your plight?”
“They say payback’s a bitch,” he said in closing. “If only you would take a moment to rewind the tape. See, the shoe is on the other foot, or am I confusing it with the one now kicking you in the ass? It’s hard to tell from where I sit.”
It should be noted that CNN anchor Jake Tapper has repeatedly come to Fox’s defense in the past.
Before joining CNN, Tapper served as White House correspondent for ABC, where he challenged the Obama administration’s assertion that Fox News is “not a news organization.”
Additionally, Tapper stood by Fox News correspondent James Rosen’s side after the Justice Department opened an investigation into his information gathering practices.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 13, 2017