Fox News contributor: Jim Acosta's conduct makes him "an enemy to the American people"

Fox News contributor: Jim Acosta's conduct makes him "an enemy to the American people"

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From the August 3 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co.:

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STUART VARNEY (HOST): Tammy Bruce, Independent Women's Voice president is with us. I think the man was totally out of bounds.

TAMMY BRUCE (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): Well look, part of -- I agree. Part of being, if you want to look at this as being the enemy of the people, is when the press, which is a fundamental part of our democracy and freedom, does not do its job. And you saw that played out right there. Jim Acosta once again made himself the story. He made his own job the story. It was an attack on a woman who's just trying to impart information to the press about what the White House is doing in a very volatile world. And yet for that fellow, it was about him, and then he became an infant and stomped out of the room when he didn't get his way. That is what makes you effectively in a larger, broader sense, an enemy to the American people. Because what did he -- did he ask any questions about the nature of what's happening in Europe? About the economy here in America? About what's going on with China and with North Korea? About American crime, and about MS-13? No, it was about Jim Acosta, and that is his failure.

VARNEY: And at that press briefing, there were top of the line people who are looking after America's security.

BRUCE: That's right.

VARNEY: They appeared. There were no questions, from Acosta at least, there were no questions to them about some real substance there.

BRUCE: Right.

VARNEY: Oh, no, it had to be about him and the media.

BRUCE: They have abandoned their charge. They have abandoned their job, which is important to this republic, for the American people to get actual information that affects their lives. And whether or not Jim Acosta is happy is not of our concern. We do not care if he is upset, if somebody appreciates him. We want information. And that particular network is failing because they do not provide it. This network survives and does well because Americans of all stripes know they're going to get the information they need to live their day and to know what tomorrow will look like. That's our job.

Previously:

After Trump supporters harassed Jim Acosta, Sean Spicer says Acosta deserved it

Lou Dobbs criticizes Jim Acosta as “triggered” and “delicate” after Trump supporters harassed him at rally

Sean Hannity celebrates harassment of CNN's Jim Acosta at Trump rally: "They're screaming at you for a reason"

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