Veteran news anchor Tom Brokaw sharply criticized Fox News Thursday, saying the channel was on a “jihad” to protect President Trump and undermine U.S. institutions.
“Fox News, after Shepard Smith in the late afternoon is on a Jihad right now,” he said on the set of “Morning Joe.” “The whole assault is on the institutions. Newt Gingrich, looking into the camera and saying the FBI is a corrupt organization, right three months earlier he had said Bob Mueller is one of the great distinguished public servants that we have.”
“We’re at war here and it’s going to be sorted out in the final analysis,” he added.
Honorable mention for Smith is related to his reporting on the fake controversy ginned up by Fox News opinion hosts surrounding Hillary Clinton and the sale Uranium to Russia while she was Secretary of State. Smith’s reporting notably contradicted many of the network firebrands who are on the air after him.
“He watches Fox News because it reinforces what he believes,” said Brokaw just moments after Trump tweeted his esteem for the channel’s popular morning show “Fox & Friends.”
Was @foxandfriends just named the most influential show in news? You deserve it – three great people! The many Fake News Hate Shows should study your formula for success!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2017
A Fox News spokesperson did not immediately respond to comment from TheWrap.