Fox News issued a statement saying “we stand in strong solidarity with CNN for the right to full access for our journalists as part of a free and unfettered press.”
Collins wasn’t just in the room with Trump and Juncker on behalf of CNN. She was the pool reporter on behalf of all the TV networks. This assignment, sometimes known as pool duty, rotates from TV network to network each day.
As NBC’s Kasie Hunt tweeted, “These were questions from the TV pool reporter, which means this is effectively an action taken against all the TV journalists covering the White House.”
Hunt’s NBC colleague Hallie Jackson added: “I stand firmly with her, and would have done exactly the same thing in her shoes.”