Rebecca Mansour, Breitbart
A series of public spats between Fox News personalities has revealed the extent to which the coverage and handling of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has created an atmosphere of bitterness and back-biting at the cable news network.
The network’s relationship with Trump has been strained ever since primetime host Megyn Kelly launched an opening salvo at the New York billionaire during the Fox News Republican primary debate last August, which provoked a counter-offensive from the candidate that grew into a protracted feud with the network at large.
In an interview with Charlie Rose last week, Kelly renewed her sentiments that her colleague Bill O’Reilly should have done more to defend her in his interview with Trump when the GOP candidate continued disparaging her.
Kelly first aired this criticism in an interview with More Magazine last month, saying, “I do wish that O’Reilly had defended me more in his interview with Trump. I would have defended him more.”
But disagreements about the handling of Trump at Fox isn’t confined to just Kelly and O’Reilly. On Sunday night, The Five co-host Greg Gutfeld took aim at his colleagues Greta Van Susteren and Sean Hannity, mocking them for their perceived kid-glove treatment of Trump.
Gutfeld took to Twitter to ridicule Van Susteren’s Sunday night town hall with the GOP frontrunner.