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A liberal guest got shut down by Fox News host Harris Faulkner as she tried to defend that the coverage of President Joe Biden’s Covid diagnosis has been completely fair and balanced as compared to when former President Donald Trump had the flu-like illness.
Conservative guest Cassie Smedile mentioned on Friday’s segment of “The Faulkner Focus” that it was really difficult to watch people who still “wedged President Trump into their coverage” and people were “so intent to make this a divisive issue when it doesn’t have to be that way.”
Leftie Laura Fink argued that ” the critique came from the right, so that, the divisiveness, started there,” and claimed, “it would be really hard to argue that they’re being easy on Biden because the critique of Biden is day in and day out. So it’s really, it is difficult to argue that somehow the media are going easy on him.”
“This was a much more deadly disease,” Fink continued in her diatribe, claiming the right was fully to blame. “We didn’t have vaccines. And the White House, the Trump White House, was putting out conflicting information. You know, when did he get diagnosed with the virus? What treatments were, was he receiving? What was his condition as after he went to Walter Reed?”
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Faulkner wasn’t haven’t any of it as she shot back at Fink, “And you don’t think that’s happening now?”
“The White House itself was putting out conflicting statements which, you know, generates mistrust,” Fink responded.
“You don’t think that’s what’s happening now?” Faulkner reiterated. “It happened to Dr. Jha yesterday. It happened to Karine Jean-Pierre yesterday as she stood at the lectern in the White House. Look, there should be contact tracing around the president of the United States. Maybe they don’t have the resources to do it for millions of people who keep contracting this, this virus. But you got to do it around the man at the top. And so to be kind of shoved off by the doctor at the podium yesterday with, ‘oh, what do you want within minutes?’ I mean, that’s ridiculous. And they are conflicted…”
Fink interrupted curtly, “Did you talk about this with Trump? Because I don’t think you did. If you were concerned about contact tracing, I don’t remember it being talked about.”
Faulker recalled incredulously that it didn’t need to be talked about because the information was provided upfront.
“They gave it to us,” she said. “We knew who was in the Rose Garden. They told us what those answers were. They told us who was being tested at the time. Don’t you remember? Like, my simple question is…”
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Fink selectively disagreed with the Fox News host.
“I don’t remember seeing that,” the liberal with an oversized yellow rose on her bust said. “But what I do say is this. What I do say is this. It’s interesting that the concern is now and not then. And to me, I think if you’re going to criticize, you’ve got to criticize both sides. And again, wanna talk about divisive…”
By this point, Faulkner had enough and as she handed the spotlight to her conservative guest Smedile she said, “Then let’s do that. I’m going to give Cassie the last word.”
“I think there was plenty of information being given,” Smedile said, offering accolades for Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed.”
“And let me say this,” Fink said, trying to weasel in one last word.
“Nope! Gotta move on!” Faulkner said dismissively as she moved on with the show.
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