CNN's Acosta Accuses Fox News of Pushing Propaganda like 'North Korean State TV'
The CNN anchor said hots had been called out on their 'betrayal'
CNN's Jim Acosta has accused Fox News hosts Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Brian Kilmeade of behaving like propaganda-pushing North Korean state television.
The CNN anchor said hots had been called out on their "betrayal" for their remarks relating to the Capitol riots on January 6.
The news comes after January 6 committee vice-chair Liz Cheney read out the text messages former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows received during the Capitol riots.
Earlier this month, Cheney said it was clear some members of the press told Meadows to get then-President Donald Trump to stop the rioting.
Acosta noted the different attitudes text showed compared to what the Fox News hosts had been saying on their show.
Acosta said: "Fox News hosts Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity, they have been caught red-handed.
"They have been acting like North Korean state television, lying to their viewers about what happened that day."
"Covering up the deeds of a wannabe dictator, blaming Antifa sympathizers for January 6, and downplaying the violence in the days that followed."
"Guys, you have been busted on your b***sh**, on your betrayal."
He then played clips of Ingraham, Kilmeade, and Hannity defending Trump and his supporters.
In an Ingraham clip from January 6, she said:
"An overwhelming majority of them, more than 99 percent, had to be, were peaceful.
"But because of a small contingent of loons, these patriots have been unfairly maligned."
The clip from January 11 showed the Fox News host saying:
"Donald Trump was not saying go take the Capitol; he was going to go protest at the Capitol.
"He wasn't saying take the bike racks and throw them."
Hannity's clip from January 11 said:
"Trump supporters everywhere are now getting blamed for what happened at the Capitol."
"The vast majority of people protesting did so peacefully."
Acosta concluded that the hosts were lying.
The text messages, read by Cheney, allowed the committee to conclude Meadows was aware of the danger.
The committee made the decision to recommend he face contempt charges.
"Mr. Meadows received numerous text messages which he has produced without any privilege claim, imploring that Mr. Trump take the specific action we all knew his duty required.
"These text messages leave no doubt that the White House knew exactly what was happening here at the Capitol. Members of Congress, the press, and others wrote to Mark Meadows as the attack was under the way."
She continued by reading out the text messages and said:
"'Mark, the President needs to tell people in the Capitol to go home. This is hurting all of us; he is destroying his legacy' Laura Ingraham wrote.
"'Please get him on TV, destroying everything you have accomplished,' Brian Kilmeade wrote.
"'Can he make a statement? Ask people to leave the Capitol.'"