Fox guest falsely claims Trump didn't call peaceful NFL protesters sons of bitches

Fox guest falsely claims Trump didn't call peaceful NFL protesters sons of bitches

Trump's exact words were, "Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now'?"

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From the September 24 edition of Fox News' MediaBuzz:

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HOWARD KURTZ (HOST): The president is clearly tapping into resentment among a lot of sports fans and others toward these multi-million dollar athletes who they think should be playing instead of protesting. 

CHERYL CHUMLEY: Well, I just want to take a little bit of disagreement with what you said.

KURTZ: Please.

CHUMLEY: First off, I think it is fairly simple for journalists to look at this issue in a light that isn't covering it just from the day-to-day rapid reaction. First off, Trump didn't call anyone an S.O.B. He came out and said, “What if the coaches called these players S.O.B's?” And I think that --

KURTZ: A fine distinction I think.

CHUMLEY: It is a fine distinction, but it's the difference between truth and not truth. And I think as journalists, we are in the business of reporting truth as we see it down the line.

Previously:

Fox & Friends is sympathetic to neo-Nazis marching but outraged over sports players kneeling

CBS sportscaster calls out Trump's "vulgar, profane references" to peaceful NFL protesters

CNN's Ben Ferguson questions whether protesting NFL players "are even registered to vote"

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