Former White House communications director under George W. Bush Nicolle Wallace, who is now an MSNBC anchor, took a potshot at Fox News when she said that President Obama didn’t have a network distorting the truth for him like President Trump does.
Wallace made her remarks after reading a tweet from former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul who served under Obama from 2012-2014 who said he was distressed after watching Sean Hannity’s Fox News program that the outspokenly pro-Donald Trump host would make the same “whataboutism argument” that Putin’s propaganda channels make.
Caught @seanhannity at the gym tonight. Didn’t know he was taking about American alleged interference in other countries’ elections as an excuse for Russia violating our sovereignty. That’s exactly the whataboutism argument Putin’s tv channels make. Exactly.
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) February 20, 2018
“So, you know, I guess one of the differences between any stipulated lack of fulsomeness in the Obama-era response was it didn’t have a network distorting the truth for it. Donald Trump does,” Wallace said taking a potshot at rival network Fox News.
Wallace must have forgotten just how staunchly some of her current and former MSNBC colleagues — Al Sharpton, Chris Matthews, Joy Reid, and Ed Schultz, to name a few — defended Obama at every turn during his term in office.