You know you’re skating on thin ice when your biased attacks have anti-Trumpers defending the president.
Economist and former Nixon speechwriter Ben Stein told CNN shill Brianna Keilar that “I’m not surprised and I’m not disappointed” that President Trump will skip the White House Correspondents Dinner.
“I don’t blame him for not wanting to go and be a punching bag in person,” Stein said.
Stein — a vocal Trump critic and frequent CNN guest — is disgusted by the nonstop, over-the-top attacks against Trump by mainstream media. He’s shocked that the press is constantly scouring for imaginary scandals just to undermine the president.
“Every day you pick up the New York Times. Everyday they’re slamming, slamming, slamming him. I’m a great fan of CNN. I watch it quite faithfully every day. CNN is slamming him, slamming him, slamming him.
Every day they are looking for a scandal. They are turning the woods upside down looking for a scandal — and they still haven’t found any real scandals. They are hoping to do what they did to Nixon a long time ago. I don’t blame him for being furious at them.”
Ben Stein joins a growing chorus of Trump critics and supporters who have trashed the mainstream media for their relentless attacks against the president.
There has been a disturbing spike in instances where “objective journalists” publish fake news stories about Trump that later get debunked.
For instance, Time magazine reporter Zeke Miller falsely reported that Trump had removed the bust of Martin Luther King Jr. from the Oval Office. That was a total lie.
A week later, leftist media pushed a bogus report that Trump had flickered the White House lights on and off to signal to Fox News that he was watching them that morning. That was fake news.
Ben Stein said past political leaders also expressed disdain for the liberal press spewing leftist propaganda masquerading as “news.”
Former Vice President Spiro Agnew said the media consider themselves “unelected aristocracy” when they’re actually “an effete corps of impudent snobs” who are dumping all over mainstream America.
CNN’s Brianna Keilar repeatedly tried to goad Ben Stein into attacking President Trump, but Stein didn’t fall for the bait. “I don’t blame him for wanting to fire back,” Stein said.
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