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CNN Claims Fox News Did Not Cover Hicks Resignation

CNN primetime TV personality and show host Don Lemon claimed [1] that CNN’s main competitor, Fox News, did not cover the resignation of White House communications manager Hope Hicks as much as CNN did.

However, Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts fired back and pointed out that Fox News covered the news every hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. after the news broke.

The Hill [2] and The Washington Post [3] first reported this inaccuracy.

Lemon later apologized through social media, posting the following statement [4]:

“FYI.. Last night, in an attempt to make a broader point about Fox News prime time I misspoke. I should have been more specific.”