The liberal media thinks people find their relentless anti-Trump jabs amusing but don’t realize the joke’s on them.
That’s what economist Ben Stein told CNN’s Ana Cabrera. Stein, a former speechwriter for Richard Nixon, is not a Trump supporter, but said the vicious media attacks against the president are stupid and over-the-top.
Stein said he almost vomited while watching “The Daily Show’s” Muslim comedian Hasan Minhaj take cheap shots at Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
“I thought what Mr. Minhaj said was sickening,” Stein said. “Frankly, I felt like vomiting, and I couldn’t watch it for very long. I think it’s stunning to belittle and attack and mock a president at such a base and villainous level, and to describe him as a Soviet agent and ‘liar-in-chief,’ especially to the media.”
Stein said President Trump has played the media like a violin, but they’re too blinded by their arrogance and hatred to see that. “The media is a joke in this situation,” Stein said. “He has played the media fantastically well.”
Stein added: “The media is not his enemy. He has cleverly made the media his main ally, and the media is laughing as if they think they’re somebody great and holy and neutral and above it all. But they’re not above it all.”
Ben Stein said Trump has exposed the media for the left-wing propaganda machines they’ve been for decades, and knocked them off their high horses. This is probably why 94% of the public say they do NOT trust the media. Stein noted:
[The media] are a sharp instrument of the left in this country, but Trump has managed to turn it on its head and make them the bad guys out there in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and places he was never expected to win. They’re laughing, but they should be laughing at themselves, not laughing at him. I am not a big fan of Trump. But even Nixon was not held up to the same level of ridicule, mockery, and vicious attacks than Trump is. They just don’t give the guy a break.
In February, Stein bashed CNN and other media for their relentless biased attacks against Trump, and said he was glad the president decided to skip the White House Correspondents Dinner. Stein also scoffed at the media because despite their best efforts, they still have been unable to take Trump down or unearth any real scandals.
“Every day you pick up the New York Times. And every day they’re slamming, slamming, slamming him,” Stein said. “I’m a great fan of CNN. But 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.”
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