Fox News co-host Greg Gutfeld praised President Donald Trump for putting a “scar across the face of media” following his confrontation with CNN’s Jim Acosta.
Gutfeld tore into the media, targeting CNN for its anti-Trump bias, during Tuesday’s “The Five” as the co-hosts discussed how Trump scolded Acosta during a press conference in India.
(Source: Fox News)
“CNN’s ratings are in steep decline,” Gutfeld said. “I believe they’ve lost the trust of the American people by becoming the Weekly World News for Trump derangement.”
The president fired back at the narrative that Russia is trying to help his reelection bid, scolding Acosta during the press conference after the CNN reporter basically called him a liar and questioned if he would pledge not to accept “foreign interference.”
“First of all, I want no help from any country, and I haven’t been given help from any country,” Trump said before tearing into Acosta and his network.
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“Let me tell you about your record, your record is so bad you ought to be ashamed of yourself,” he said as Acosta defended CNN’s “record on delivering the truth” as being better than Trump’s. “You have the worst record in the history of broadcasting.”
Gutfeld told his co-hosts that he was going to “rant” about the media during “The Five” segment.
“This is an epiphany,” he said. “We have watched the fourth estate shattered after 2016 … embarrassment after embarrassment. We have been living decades in this sealed narrative of cultivated stories that help make money for these corporatist companies.”
He pointed to the many controversies that have unfolded since Trump took office, including the Russia investigation, the dramatic demise of attorney Michael Avenatti, and the contentious confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“It is the fact it all happened in a concentrated time all in succession. It used to be isolated … but in the last four years, we have seen so many of them and I’m beginning to wonder if it’s because they were more of them or because we have become so red-pilled that now we finally see them for what they are and now we question anything that we didn’t question before,” Gutfeld said.
He used the reports on the coronavirus outbreak as an example of how the mainstream media is no longer blindly trusted by the American public.
“We question are we getting the right stuff about coronavirus? Are we getting the real story?” he asked. “I think that is super healthy that now we do not trust this, and one of Trump’s big achievements is that he put a scar across the face of media that will never go away, and everybody can see that scar for the rest of their lives and I think it’s super important.”
Co-host Jesse Watters suggested that the “fake news scandals” are unfolding in a “condensed period of time” because of the desperation of the media.
“They have to manufacture this to get Trump out of office as fast as possible and because it’s a 24-hour news cycle now, they have to keep generating rating after rating,” he said, bringing up the ridiculous obsession over what the president would eat while he was visiting India.
Co-host Katie Pavlich noted that Russia only cares “that we are fighting with each other and Americans are at each other’s throats and that’s exactly what they’ve been successful at doing for the past three years.”
“We are so concerned about Russian meddling, why do we stop getting them so much credit for something they’re not in control of,” she said.
Liberal co-host Juan Williams finally jumped in to argue that Hillary Clinton was right in her warnings about Russian interference.
“Before you distort it, Hillary Clinton says you have to be careful about what you read on the Internet and misinformation. That is the truth,” he said, opening the door for his colleagues to pile on his slanted narrative. “Russia interfered in 2016 and everybody who has investigated from the top levels of government to people who are online say the bots and the Russians continue to interfere.”
He argued that Trump “uses the internet just like the Russians,” prompting Waters to say, “stop talking. You are killing yourself, Juan.”
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