FOX News host Neil Cavuto responded to President Trump's criticism of the network in a monologue delivered Thursday. Cavuto said the president makes clear that "to fact check him is to be all but dead to him."
NEIL CAVUTO, FOX NEWS: I think the president watches FOX. I also think he's getting sick of FOX, which is weird because I think he gets pretty fair coverage on FOX.
But the president making clear to fact-check him is to be all but dead to him and his legion of supporters who let me know in no uncertain terms I am either with him totally or I am a Never-Trumper bully. There are no grays. No middle grounds. You are either all in or you’re just out. Loyal on everything or not to be trusted on anything.
First of all, Mr. President, we don’t work for you. I don’t work for you. My job is to cover you, not fawn over you or rip you, just cover you — call balls and strikes. Our job is to keep score, not settle scores. In my case, to report the economic numbers when they’re good and when they’re bad, both when the markets are soaring and when they’re tumbling, when trade talks are looking like they’re coming together and when they are looking like falling apart. It’s called being fair and balanced, Mr. President.
You’re entitled to your point of view, Mr. President. But you’re not entitled to your own set of facts.