Wednesday night on CNN host Don Lemon accused "state-run" 'Trump TV' FOX News of not covering the Hope Hicks resignation, leaving their audience of "Trump supporters" unaware of the "imploding" White House. However, FOX News did cover the Hicks resignation numerous on every show beginning when the news broke in the 4pm ET hour. (UPDATE: Don Lemon has said he "misspoke." See tweet at bottom.)
FOX News White House correspondent John Roberts broke the news on the 4pm ET hour of Your World with host Neil Cavuto:
The Five topped the 5pm hour of their show with a breaking news banner of Hicks' resignation and had Roberts on to discuss:
Roberts and Chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported on the 6pm hour of Special Report:
The Special Report panel discussed:
David Bossie discussed with The Story host Martha MacCallum during the 7pm hour:
Tucker Carlson talked about the news on the 8pm hour of his FOX News Channel show:
Anthony Scaramucci shared his reaction on the 9pm hour of Hannity:
FOX News' John Roberts tweeted Thursday: "WE REPORTED IT MULTIPLE TIMES. I REPORTED IT ON NEIL CAVUTO'S SHOW - AND ON THE FIVE. AND AGAIN AT THE TOP OF THE 6PM SHOW. AND WE DID IT AT THE TOP OF THE 7PM SHOW. CLEARLY SOMEONE IS NOT WATCHING FOX, BUT SAYING THEY ARE."
WE REPORTED IT MULTIPLE TIMES. I REPORTED IT ON NEIL CAVUTO'S SHOW - AND ON THE FIVE. AND AGAIN AT THE TOP OF THE 6PM SHOW. AND WE DID IT AT THE TOP OF THE 7PM SHOW. CLEARLY SOMEONE IS NOT WATCHING FOX, BUT SAYING THEY ARE. https://t.co/Jdci8XRezL— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) March 1, 2018
Eagle eye cable news watcher Johnny Dollar searched FOX News' video archives and found several clips of the network discussing Hope Hicks' resignation beginning from Cavuto's show on Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Here's what he found:
There are many video clips to choose from:pic.twitter.com/WOXGKlQiw0— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) March 1, 2018
UPDATE @2:03PM: CNN's Don Lemon has tweeted he "misspoke."
FYI.. Last night, in an attempt to make a broader point about Fox News prime time I misspoke. I should have been more specific.— Don Lemon (@donlemon) March 1, 2018