Trump Tells Supporters Fox News “Isn’t Working For Us Anymore”

In the world of Donald Trump, complete and unwavering loyalty is not only expected but demanded.

When Fox News aired an interview with the communications director for the Democratic National Committee, he lashed out at the right-leaning network telling his 64 million followers to “start looking for a new News Outlet.”

“The New @FoxNews is letting millions of GREAT people down!” Trump wrote in a series of tweets. “We have to start looking for a new News Outlet. Fox isn’t working for us anymore!”

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1166711517536030720

From the Washington Post:

His tweets followed an interview of Xochitl Hinojosa, the communications director for the Democratic National Committee, in which she discussed next month’s Democratic presidential debate, among other things.

In his tweets, Trump said Hinojosa had been “spewing out whatever she wanted with zero pushback” from anchor Sandra Smith.

Trump also complained about commentators who appear regularly on Fox, including former DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile and left-leaning pundit Juan Williams, as well as anchor Shepard Smith, who has been critical of Trump at times.

Democrats have repeatedly accused Fox News of having far too sympathetic coverage of Trump and his administration, with some likening it to state-run television.

A Fox News spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump’s tweets.

Guy Benson, a Fox News contributor, clapped back on Twitter, writing, “We don’t work for you.”

(image via Flicker/WhiteHouse)

Students rally around fired gay teacher in Glendora, California

Ken Bencomo (R)

This makes my heart swell a bit 🙂

After the wedding of a popular teacher was made public, the private school he taught at fired him. Now present and former students are rallying to his defense and demanding he be reinstated.

More than 45,000 people have signed a petition launched by Ken Bencomo’s students, demanding that he be allowed to return to his job this fall. Bencomo has taught English at St. Lucy’s Priory High School in Glendora, Calif., for 17 years. On July 1, a local newspaper ran a front page article about marriage equality, featuring a photo of Bencomo and his husband.

Despite an outpouring of support by alumni, faculty, and current students, Bencomo swiftly was told by school administrators that his marriage violated the Catholic church’s teachings, so he had to be fired.

A press conference is planned for 9am tomorrow at the school to deliver the 45K signatures.

Brittany Littleton, an alum of the school and former student of Bencomo, had this to say about her reasons for coordinating the petition: “As a proud alum of St. Lucy’s, I am hurt and saddened by this
blatant discrimination against Mr. B. No one should be fired for
marrying the person they love. Along with current and former St. Lucy’s students, I look forward to
taking this message, along with 45,000 signatures, directly to my alma
mater. It’s the Christian thing to do.”

(via Advocate)