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Fox reporter knocks CNN's Don Lemon over claim 'state TV' avoided Hope Hicks story

Fox reporter knocks CNN's Don Lemon over claim 'state TV' avoided Hope Hicks story
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Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts on Thursday scolded CNN's Don Lemon after the anchor accused the rival network of not reporting on the resignation of top Trump aide Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksDocuments show Trump campaign ignored coronavirus guidelines at Duluth rally: report Trump aide won't get into whether Trump has done debate prep Trump seeks to change race with final debate MORE, which rocked Washington on Wednesday.
 
“I was sitting in my office and was watching all the news channels, right — Trump TV or state-run TV, they’re not even reporting this,” Lemon said Wednesday on his prime-time program, "CNN Tonight."
 
“So Trump supporters, they don’t even know about these stories. It doesn’t even register," he continued.
 
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"That’s the amazing thing. We cover all of these things every day. The White House is imploding behind [President TrumpDonald John TrumpObama slams Trump in Miami: 'Florida Man wouldn't even do this stuff' Trump makes his case in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin Pence's chief of staff tests positive for COVID-19 MORE], and he’s standing there going, ‘Nothing to see here.' "

Roberts, a national correspondent at CNN from 2006-2011 before jumping to Fox, shot back at his former co-worker Thursday morning.

"We reported it multiple times," Roberts wrote in all-caps. "I reported it on Neil Cavuto's show and on The Five. And again on the top of the 6 p.m. show. And we did it at the top of the 7 p.m. show. Clearly someone is not watching Fox, but saying they are."
In addition to the late afternoon and evening programs, Fox also covered the resignation in prime time on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," "Hannity," "The Ingraham Angle" and "Fox News at Night."
 
On Thursday, Lemon tweeted that he "misspoke" and "should have been more specific" while discussing Fox News's prime-time coverage.
Fox News and CNN have increased their attacks on each other since Trump took office last year, with cable news rival MSNBC remaining relatively untouched. 
 
The president has repeatedly referred to CNN as "fake news," while some CNN hosts, along with its president, Jeff Zucker, have characterized Fox News as "state-run TV."