“It bugs you when someone questions whether you’re fair, doesn’t it? Or cuts you to your journalist core, doesn’t it? It maters now when it’s about you, doesn’t it? Not so much when it’s about someone else.
“Presidential pile-ons matter when you’re the subject,” Cavuto said, “not so much, actually scratch that, not at all when, let’s say, Fox is the subject,” he said before playing a montage of Obama ridiculing the Fox News Channel, adding, “and everyone chuckled.
“Take it from me talking truth to power can be powerfully unsettling if that power sets its sights on you and attacks you, and humiliates you, and dismisses you, and ignores you.
“It didn’t matter so much when it wasn’t about you before, CNN — very different when it’s you being singled out now, CNN. The shabby treatment of your reporters not very nice now, is it?” Cavuto said.
“That’s life, I guess. Not fair, often, not balanced. And now you’re experiencing what we have been living. Now you’re the ones getting royally foxed, and the irony is I feel your pain.
“You never came to our defense, so allow me to come to yours. You’re better than BuzzFeed. But the buzz is you’re getting fed to the wolves. Isn’t it obnoxious and unfair how some celebrate your plight? Kind of feels like the way you celebrated ours, doesn’t it?
“They say payback’s a bitch. If only you would take a moment to rewind the tape and see the shoe is on the other foot. Or am I confusing it with the one now kicking you in the ass.
“You see it’s hard to tell from where I sit. Back then your silence was deafening,” Cavuto said.
“Very different now, isn’t it? And I suspect not much fun, is it? Weird.”