CNN’s Wolf Blitzer must have been very intrigued by what former President Barack Obama had to say about the press while appearing at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday.
During his speech, Obama took a veiled jab at President Trump when he suggested that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris understand “that a free press isn’t the ‘enemy’ but the way we hold officials accountable.” President Trump often calls the press “the enemy of the people” because of their constant negative narrative and attacks against him.
Wolf Blitzer posted the quote by Obama on Twitter and declared it to be one of the most “important” lines delivered that didn’t get much attention.
“It didn’t get much attention the other night but this line from former President @BarackObama’s convention speech was important: ‘A free press isn’t the “enemy” but the way we hold officials accountable,'” Blitzer tweeted.
In response, Fox senior political analyst Brit Hume leveled Blitzer as he explained his take on what is the sole duty of the free press.
“Actually, no. The press is a source of information for the public,” Hume replied.
“It’s the public’s job to hold officials accountable. Journalists, of course, like the way Obama put it because it makes them seem more important,” he added. See Below
Brit Hume Responds To Wolf Blitzer
Actually, no. The press is a source of information for the public. It’s the public’s job to hold officials accountable. Journalists, of course, like the way Obama put it because it makes them seem more important. https://t.co/hF5KB2DUaL
— Brit Hume (@brithume) August 21, 2020