Newt Gingrich stood by an early report that he advised President Donald Trump to exclude CNN from the White House briefing room, describing them as “propaganda network.”
Appearing on Fox News, Gingrich explained his position to host Martha McCallum, who asked for clarification.
“When Harvard reports that a network is 93 percent negative, they are not a news network,” he said. “They are an attack network.”
Not that Trump needs the reminder, opting to mock the devastated CNN studio after Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff lost the special election in Georgia.
Nonetheless, the former speaker was just getting warmed up in his critique.
“These people find excuses, talking points to attack Donald Trump all day, every day,” Gingrich said. “The new president of France kicked two networks out because he said they were propaganda networks. I regard CNN as a propaganda network.”
He reiterated that the Trump administration should cut CNN out of the loop altogether.
“Explain to me why, if you look at a reporter who you know 9 times out of 10 is going to be negative, why would you allow them to ask a question?” Gingrich asked. “What good does it possibly serve the president?”
McCallum did push back on Gingrich’s assertions, in the name of journalism, saying: “All the important questions need to be asked. And there needs to be transparency in the White House, and they need to answer questions.”
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- Biden White House slammed for ‘petty blacklisting’ of some reporters from Christmas party invites - December 7, 2022
- Artists defend themselves after being booted from Miami Art Basel over breast ‘milking’ stunt - December 7, 2022
- Hawley insists immigration reform won’t happen, but some GOP are working with Dems - December 7, 2022
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.