Trump urges lone major media defender to not go wobbly

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2019

In a now-famous warning from 1990 following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher told U.S. President George H.W. Bush: “Remember George, this is no time to go wobbly.”

Fox News hosts Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson

In a series of tweets on March 17, President Trump warned Fox News against going wobbly amid efforts by the “Fake News Media” to silence the network’s conservative hosts.

The children of Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch now exercise more control over the enterprise that demonstrated there was free market support for news and commentary serving the nation’s more conservative citizens.

Related: Free Press showdown: Soros-funded group seeks to silence Tucker Carlson, March 13, 2019

The president tweeted: “Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro. The Radical Left Democrats, working closely with their beloved partner, the Fake News Media, is using every trick in the book to SILENCE a majority of our Country. They have all out campaigns against @FoxNews hosts who are doing too well. Fox …..

….must stay strong and fight back with vigor. Stop working soooo hard on being politically correct, which will only bring you down, and continue to fight for our Country. The losers all want what you have, don’t give it to them. Be strong & prosper, be weak & die! Stay true….

….to the people that got you there. Keep fighting for Tucker, and fight hard for @JudgeJeanine. Your competitors are jealous – they all want what you’ve got – NUMBER ONE. Don’t hand it to them on a silver platter. They can’t beat you, you can only beat yourselves!”

Trump specifically named Jeanine Pirro, host of “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” Fox condemned Pirro for comments she recently made amid the controversy surrounding Rep. Ilhan Omar. Pirro’s Fox News show did not air on March 16.

“We’re not commenting on internal scheduling matters,” a Fox News spokesperson told The Hill of Pirro’s show being pre-empted.

Several advertisers pulled their ads from Pirro’s show last week.

Tucker Carlson, host of Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight”, also lost advertisers after a leftist blog resurfaced comments he made during appearances on a radio show between 2006 and 2011.

Fox News was the No. 1 rated network in all of basic cable in 2018.

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