Former House Speaker Newt Ginrich rushed to President Donald Trump’s defense this week when he called out the mainstream media for the way they treat the president.
“I am personally offended by the American news media,” Gingrich said. “I think it is destructive and disgusting. It is a danger to the country right now.”
Gingrich suggested that Trump abolish the current version of the press briefings and replace them with a new version where the American people get to ask the questions.
“Just say to the American people, ‘you get to choose,’” Gingrich said. He added that the closure would send a message “that the media is a corrupt institution and (Trump) is tired of being harassed by people whose only interest is making him look bad.”
Near the end of the interview he said the press “are nuts” and that reporters shouldn’t be able to print any stories that they don’t want to attach their name to.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Gingrich’s remarks echo what he wrote in an op-ed for Fox News earlier this week, when he declared that “the President does not owe anything to the Washington press corps and the left-wing hypocrites who dominate today’s news media.”
“Since Watergate, the news media has acquired a steadily more arrogant attitude and has moved further and further to the left,” Gingrich wrote. “Today, they are adversarial opponents of conservatives — especially the Trump administration.
“I learned the hard way as speaker of the House that I could not regularly meet with reporters on camera,” he recalled. “It set up an arena for gotcha questions. Reporters gained imaginary points for finding stupid, narrow, often irrelevant things to argue over. Instead of being an opportunity for a genuine public dialogue, the daily on-camera briefings became a bloody battleground — totally to my disadvantage. Within a few weeks, we were forced to stop.”
What he is saying is absolutely true. The current media is so biased and aggressive towards the president and they make no effort to even try and hide that fact.
It is time that we hold the media accountable and punish for doing so little to accurately report the news.
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