Prior to joining CBS News, Major Garrett was a reporter for FOX News who covered the Obama White House. This past week, as the media was focusing on Jim Acosta of CNN, Garrett had an important reminder for everyone. The Obama White House was terrible to FOX News.
The Hill reports:
CBS correspondent says ‘it should be noted’ that the Obama White House ‘demonized’ Fox News daily
CBS News White House correspondent Major Garrett on Friday said that it “should be noted” that the Obama administration attempted to “demonize” Fox News regularly.
“There was never an effort to shut me out of the briefing room,” Garrett told Hill.TV’s Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti on “Rising,” referring to the Trump White House revoking press credentials from CNN reporter Jim Acosta.
Garrett worked as a White House correspondent at Fox News during the Obama administration.
“The [Obama] White House said it was at war with Fox News. I was its most visible editorial representative on the White House grounds as a senior White House correspondent,” he continued.
“The White House would always pull me aside and say ‘well, really, Major, we’re not at war with you,’ and I said ‘stop talking to me like that because when you’re at war with my network you by definition are questioning and assailing my journalistic credibility and the work I do here every day,’ ” he said. ” ‘So don’t tell me it’s not about me, it is about me.’ “
Isn’t it interesting how CNN and other liberal outlets have glossed over this fact in recent days?