While John Stewart says that the media should stop talking Donald Trump’s comments personally, that is exactly what Fox News host Martha MacCallum is doing.
MacCallum, host of the network’s prime-time show “The Story with Martha MacCallum,” said she took it “personally” when the president applied blanket labels to the news media.
“When he points at the press in the back of the room and calls them the enemy of the people, that is wrong,” MacCallum said in a Women Rule podcast interview earlier this fall. “And it exacerbates the situation.”
When asked her perspective on the president’s calling the media “fake news,” the host added: “I find it disturbing. I think it’s a mistake.”
MacCallum, who’s leading the network’s midterm elections coverage, also noted, however, that “there have been mistakes on all sides of this equation.”
“Often the media doesn’t cut him a break,” she said. “I think they, many times, don’t give him credit for anything. … I think it makes some members of the media unfair to him, and I think it makes him unfair in his broad strokes about fake news.”