Ancors and commentators on CNN and Fox News are tearing each other over coverage of the ten suspicious packages with tube bombs addressed to prominent critics of President Trump. Such a package, which was found Wednesday morning in the CNN office in New York, forced the network into a unique position not only to report the news, but also to focus on it. (Federal investigators are still searching for the source of the devices and there is no evidence that this was politically motivated.)
In its coverage, CNN, whose president, Jeff Zucker, condemned Trumps' continued attacks on the media "criticized Trump's statements and White House officials, including press spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, for the news about the pipe bombs. Trump and Sanders publicly condemned the bombs, but they were both quick to sue the "mainstream media" for exacerbating the country's already-divisive climate.
Fox News – a network that is known for its coverage of Trump and its coverage of the news differently than other outlets – adopted a similar stance. On Wednesday, hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham had voiced criticism from Democrats and the media.
"The President condemned these acts and was immediately reprimanded by the Democratic Party for not condemning the deeds enough," Carlson said on his show.
Hannity accused "the media, the left, the Democrats" of his show of trying to "achieve cheap political points and a political victory over it."
"The fingers that showed Trump all day on the other nets, which I found disgusting, continued through the night," Ingraham said during "The Ingraham Angle."
CNN's Chris Cuomo held on Thursday not back and unleashed fierce accusations by Fox moderators, Sanders, and the president himself.
"The president said what he said last night about what he would do to do things better, that was not a damn thing," said Cuomo, referring to Trump's speech at a Wisconsin Wednesday meeting, "In fact, soon after the bombs were discovered and grown every hour since then, with his Fox Proxies, Mouthpieces and Patties, you all began to reinforce the rhetoric."  However, Cuomo pointed out that despite all his talks, Trump still said "not a word about" or "any of the intended goals, which in addition to his own network also include the former n Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden and others.
While continuing to criticize the President for taking "no responsibility" and blaming the media, Cuomo turned to Fox. 19659011] "They sit on the couch and they listen and they nod," Cuomo said after playing a clip of "Fox & Friends". "Not here."
Trump, he said, "is surrounded by those who nod and echo his hypocrisy," add those who do the dance of twisted facts and the wrong step-narrative that I would call the Foxtrot, "particularly emphasizing" Fox
Cuomo also referenced a now-deleted tweet from Fox business moderator Lou Dobbs, who wrote "Fake News – Fake Bombs," which could potentially benefit from much faking? "
In his broadcast on Thursday, Dobbs beat CNN back because he blamed Trump and said, "It's stunning for me."
Back at CNN, Cuomo continued. With clips from Carlson, Hannity and Ingraham, whom he collectively referred to as the "Trump Trinity", Cuomo pointed out that Carlson's Wednesday show did not even label CNN as one of the bombing targets, only the network labeled "News Channel" text that appeared on the screen.
"Are we really in this place?" Asked Cuomo incredulously. "And to think I was encouraged by her reporting yesterday and her conciliatory tone." Fake courtesy, I suppose. "
He continued," If it had been you who was attacked by a bomber in a barely concealed attempt "God forbid, I hope you and your families are safe."
Cuomo then accused Fox News of "turning a blind eye to the media they claim to be attacked ".
"I just do not get it," he said. Do you need that already? "
During each Thursday segment, the Fox News presenters did not give in, but played all versions of the same clips as CNN and MSNBC. They shouted links between Trump's language and the attacks and loudly condemned the implication that the president was to blame
"So it went on all day, with maximum self-righteousness," Carlson said about the coverage.  Hannity condemned the attempted attacks and called the series bomber a "monster," but then he said, "The sad Part of the story are those who want to politicize it. "
In Ingraham's show, the hostess began as expected and voted" some media organizations "for something she called" despicable finger pointing. "" It's irresponsible and it It is unheard of that these people even hint that these insidious acts were provoked by our Commander-in-Chief, "said I. ngraham. "And the media is wondering why the American people are showing less and less respect for them."