In his first interview in a long time, Donald Trump did a 30 minute, over the phone interview with the hosts of the Fox and Friends show. He took control of the interview, ranting on various topics and allowing the hosts to get in few questions and comments.
An article written by a reporter from Fox, known to favor Trump, the writer opens his article by stating it was “just like the good old days” when Trump would speak whatever was on his mind. The article recognizes a few of the problems in his interview, such as his admittance that Cohen represented him in the Stormy Daniels case, citing some of his comments were cited by federal prosecutors as justification for the FBI raid on Cohen’s home. The writer of the article was ultimately on the side of Trump, supporting his attack on the DOJ and “their failure to prosecute Comey”. The writer also stated that he wished Trump did more interviews as “they provide insight into his thinking and his temperament.” He ended his story by remarking that the most fundamental takeaway from the interview is,”The president is ticked off at a whole lot of folks.”
An article covering the interview by NBC focused on the self-incrimination that Trump’s interview gave in the Stormy Daniels case and highlights how his words run contradictory to his past statements about the case. The article has quotes from Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing Ms. Daniels in the lawsuit, that express his intent to use Trumps statements in his case against Cohen and “expects federal prosecutors to do the same.” The article gives details about the case, such as the $130,000 hush money Cohen paid Daniels, the pseudonym that Trump used in the non-disclosure agreement, which he himself never signed, making it invalid. The article also mentions potential future negotiations between Trump and Mueller’s respective teams.
The differences are clear: Fox’s article expressed support for the president as well as insulated him and his claims while doing just enough probing of his controversial statements to appear unbiased in the eyes of the public, while NBC’s article focused heavily on how he took over the interview and his controversial statements served as a foil to his innocence in the Stormy Daniels case, providing much context for how it affects the case.
Fox Article: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/04/27/fuming-on-fox-trump-slams-doj-comey-democrats-media-in-morning-marathon.html
NBC Article: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-confirms-cohen-represented-him-crazy-stormy-daniels-deal-during-n869241
(This comparison was posted on May 1, 2018, contrary to what the WordPress feed says)