Fox's Howard Kurtz: Women in media criticize Ivanka Trump because they feel "a personal resentment" toward her
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From the June 21 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom:
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BILL HEMMER (CO-HOST): So Ivanka Trump under fire on this family separation crisis even though she lobbied her father to change the policy. Some media outlets are still criticizing the president's daughter and Howard Kurtz has a look at all that. Fox News media analyst and host of Media Buzz with me now. Howie, how are you doing, what have you found, what have you heard, what have you read about this?
HOWARD KURTZ (FOX NEWS MEDIA ANALYST): What I'm seeing is a pattern here of liberal pundits led by MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, beating up on Ivanka Trump for not going public and criticizing her father. CNN had a piece, "Ivanka's deafening silence." Except we now know that she was not just pressing her father publicly, she was bringing him pictures of the kids at the border saying we have to do something about this, contributing to changing his mind, and in other words, as she chose to engage in private persuasion rather than public virtue signaling. My sources say that reflects her style of preferring to trying to get some action as opposed to just joining the Washington blab.
HEMMER: So let me just read one of your lines. "This has become the go-to move especially for female pundits on the left." What's that about?
KURTZ: There's a personal resentment that many of them have. They think that Ivanka Trump, who was not a political operative before, is more socially moderate or liberal and secretly agrees with them. And, therefore, they expect every time one of these controversies come up for her to go public and rip her father. They'll never be happy unless she does that.