President Trump has had a very contentious relationship with the mainstream media, particularly left-wing pundits who work for major networks like NBC, CNN, ABC, and MSNBC. And it’s not hard to understand why when you look at how much air time they dedicate to destroying his presidency under the false guise of journalism.
Trump recently called out NBC News on Twitter, demanding they fire talking head Chuck Todd after his program recently acknowledged showing a shortened clip of Attorney General Bill Barr chatting about the DOJ’s decision to drop the criminal case against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, skewing the meaning of his remarks.
Here’s more from The Washington Examiner:
“Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd should be FIRED by ‘Concast’ (NBC) for this fraud. He knew exactly what he was doing. Public Airwaves = Fake News!” the president tweeted late Sunday night. He also tagged the Federal Communications Commission and its chairman, Ajit Pai.
On Sunday’s edition of Meet The Press, which Todd has hosted since 2014, the show aired a clip of Barr being asked in a CBS News interview about how history would remember the Justice Department moving to drop criminal charges against the president’s first national security adviser.
“Well, history is written by the winner. So it largely depends on who’s writing the history,” Barr said.
The clip ends there, but critics have pointed out that there was more said that clarifies that particular statement.
“But I think a fair history would say that it was a good decision because it upheld the rule of law. It helped, it upheld the standards of the Department of Justice, and it undid what was an injustice,” Barr continued.
Kerri Kupec, spokeswoman for the Department of Justice, joined Trump in criticizing NBC News and Chuck Todd for their deceptive editing of the clip.
Compare the two transcripts below. Not only did the AG make the case in the VERY answer Chuck says he didn’t, he also did so multiple times throughout the interview. pic.twitter.com/PR1ciceMmE
— Kerri Kupec DOJ (@KerriKupecDOJ) May 10, 2020
Meet the Press responded a little bit later:
You’re correct. Earlier today, we inadvertently and inaccurately cut short a video clip of an interview with AG Barr before offering commentary and analysis. The remaining clip included important remarks from the attorney general that we missed, and we regret the error.
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) May 10, 2020
The only reason this apology was issued is because they were caught with their hand in the cookie jar. They aren’t sorry for what they did, only that they got busted. Journalism in this day and age is truly a mess. Folks would rather be the propaganda arms for a particular party or agenda than to actually do their jobs to inform the American public and keep politicians and others in powerful positions in check.
Maybe one day true journalism will rise from the grave, because right now, there’s no signs of life.