Fox News anchor John Roberts questioned Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s pointed attack on the press on Election Day.
Lake tore into the media writ large during a press gaggle Tuesday after a journalist asked her if she’d serve a full term if elected amid speculation of loftier political goals in 2024.
“I’m going to be your worst fricking nightmare for eight years, and we will reform the media as well,” Lake said.
“We are going to make you guys into journalists again, so get ready. It’s gonna be a fun eight years; I can’t wait to be working with you.”
Roberts, a White House reporter at Fox during former president Trump’s time in office, took issue with Lake’s criticism of the media.
“I’m not quite sure what she was getting at there because the ripe the history of a free press — the rich history of a free press in this country is something we have embraced for many, many hundreds of years,” Roberts said during the network’s show “America Reports.”
“So I’m not quite sure how a politician goes about reforming the media.”
Lake, like Trump, has made media criticism a key piece of her political identity, sparring with anchor Bret Baier in June after he pressed her about her stance on drag queens and the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election.
I always thought “freedom of the press” was actually the freedom to publish the truth and all of the facts without retribution by the government. Nowadays, “freedom of the press” seems to be the freedom to publish a mix of lies and half truths without the need to be held accountable. Both parties do this, and most media does this. Sad. Very sad!
Two veteran broadcasters were fired from CNN because they had only one source for their story, and that source turned out to be wrong. Old–school journalism requires multiple credible sources for every set of facts, as well as objectivity from those reporting the news. We don’t have enough of that and we need to return to that reasonable standard. I agree with Kari Lake that something is missing from journalism and it is accuracy and objectivity. As consumers of media, we miss what’s missing.
Freedom of the press has become more about tayloring whatever is said or reportedly said to the reporter ( employers) to their own opinion of what said is meant. The way you repair the lack of objectivity in reporters is to give them nothing to report. Make them look up facts that can’t be denied instead of spoon feeding them statements they can spin to their own purposes.
I agree with the three comments above. I had learned a long time ago that most of the so-called journalist and news reporters are actually very well connected to the left. I don’t use the term liberals because I don’t know if there’s any real liberals left today. However, we must make sure that when everything‘s reported that is fact based, not talking points from whichever administration happens to be in control.
Fox News is the best, ever! I love Fox News all around! But, there were few faults, to which were retracted and apologies immediately sent. Nevertheless, Fox News is not and never was, Fake News.. the others are!
We need Kari Lake to win and kick some journalists butts. We need to see TRUTH not Liberal lies
We have all seen fake news, some are too woke to realize it is fake. Wake up America woke ess is destroying our country.