CNN’s Don Lemon learned the hard way not to generalize about cable news coverage.
If you were watching MSNBC last night you saw a lot of news about Hope Hicks.
If you were watching Fox News, you’d have seen less of it.
As he covered the story on CNN last night, Lemon said, “I was sitting in my office and was watching all the news channels– Trump TV or state-run TV, they’re not even reporting this,” Lemon said referring to Fox News. “So, Trump supporters, they don’t even know about these stories, it doesn’t even register, that’s the amazing thing.”
That caught the attention of Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts:
WE REPORTED IT MULTIPLE TIMES. I REPORTED IT ON NEIL CAVUTO'S SHOW – AND ON THE FIVE. AND AGAIN AT THE TOP OF THE 6PM SHOW. AND WE DID IT AT THE TOP OF THE 7PM SHOW. CLEARLY SOMEONE IS NOT WATCHING FOX, BUT SAYING THEY ARE. https://t.co/Jdci8XRezL
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) March 1, 2018
This afternoon, Lemon explained on Twitter:
FYI.. Last night, in an attempt to make a broader point about Fox News prime time I misspoke. I should have been more specific.
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) March 1, 2018
But even that didn’t sit well with Roberts who added, “Aaaaactually……..We had a report on Hick’s departure on Tucker’s show last night….which is in prime time…”