Lou Dobbs contradicts his own network, calls CNN suit against the White House "frivolous" and "a publicity stunt"

Lou Dobbs contradicts his own network, calls CNN suit against the White House "frivolous" and "a publicity stunt"

Dobbs: "I just don't think anyone should take it very seriously ... This is a publicity stunt on the part of CNN"

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From the November 15th edition of Fox Business News' Lou Dobbs Tonight:

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LOU DOBBS (HOST): The president, I don't think in any way acted on this in a timely fashion, and certainly not in a hurried fashion. He's put up with this nonsense -- he -- since he was standing there before them in the White House press room.

DAVID BOSSIE: For almost two years.

DOBBS: I mean it's just amazing how he has been patient with those people. He puts up with more nonsense -- and honestly, I think it's an affront to the president, on the part of the White House press corps.

BOSSIE: It is, and Lou, let's just get to the facts of this for a second, and that is that there is no breach of the First Amendment of CNN. CNN has fifty, fifty, fifty hard passes.

DOBBS: Oh, everybody knows that, David. By the way that's just lawyer stuff, that's not the facts of the thing.

BOSSIE: Of course!

DOBBS: That's just, they were -- it's cheaper than buying ads. They pay for a few two-bit lawyers to run a suit against the president, the White House.

BOSSIE: It's exactly right, but the CNN has fifty hard passes. Fifty. More than anybody else, so they have the ability to have people there covering this president and asking questions.

DOBBS: They want more people in White House than the president has. That's when they will be happy.

BOSSIE: That's exactly right. So look, this is going to end in court and we're going to see exactly what a federal judge believes but I think that this White House has put forth an argument that says, that they have not breached this First Amendment of Jim Acosta or CNN.

DOBBS: Yeah. I just don't think anyone should take it very seriously. I mean, this is a --

BOSSIE: I certainly don’t.

DOBBS: if ever there were a frivolous lawsuit, this is it.

BOSSIE: Exactly.

DOBBS: And all of the folks who are joining into this thing, I mean, they know what it is. This is a publicity stunt on the part of CNN and they're getting all of this airtime, most especially, as you and I talk about it tonight.

Related:

CNN: Fox News and other outlets join CNN fight over press access to White House

Previously:

Fox News president says his network "supports CNN," but Fox News personalities have been attacking CNN and Jim Acosta on air

40+ times the Trump administration specifically targeted Jim Acosta and CNN​

NRATV host Dan Bongino used doctored Infowars video of Jim Acosta in White House press briefing​

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