Fox's Harris Faulkner attacks the media for abandoning their "responsibility to ask the tough questions" of Barack Obama
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From the July 19 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered Overtime:
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DAVID BURSTEIN (FOUNDER, RUN FOR AMERICA): And I think news organizations -- if you look at the ad sales and the ratings -- have a lot to thank the president for at the end of the day.
HARRIS FAULKNER (HOST): He's right about that -- when the president tells us that, right?
BURSTEIN: That is true, that is absolutely true.
FAULKNER: He is right about that.
BURSTEIN: There is a principle in this country that I think is more important than any of that, which is about the respect of the free press. And I think this president has continually --
FAULKNER: Can I cut in for a second there? Because respect has to come with responsibility too. And what did we find out about the press corps and the Obama administration? That [former Deputy National Security Adviser] Ben Rhodes was looking around for maybe some friendly people among the press. And I'm not saying that it isn't within his right to do that, but there was a love affair for a while that was going on. There's responsibility to ask the tough questions too.