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Media in total uproar after Steve Bannon suggests it ‘keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while’

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The chief strategist to President Donald Trump just drew the battle lines in the war between the administration and the mainstream media and they aren’t happy about it.

In an interview with the New York Times, Steve Bannon referred to the media as the “opposition party.”

“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while,” he told the Times.

“I want you to quote this,” Bannon said. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”

He added that he believes the “elite media” were “outright activists of the Clinton campaign.”

Predictably the media was not happy with his remark, particularly CNN’s Jake Tapper who actually proved Bannon’s point about the media by only reporting one part of his quote.

“A reminder that the president’s top aide just told The New York Times that the press ‘should keep its mouth shut,’” he said with a laugh before responding, “Uh, no.”

But while Tapper got roasted on social media for selectively editing Bannon’ quote, he wasn’t the only one who focused on Bannon’s quote out of context.

But not everyone agreed.

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Carmine Sabia

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