In an interview with conservative talk show host Michael Medved, one of President Trump’s top aides said the administration had no intentions of pulling back in their criticism of the mainstream media. Sebastian Gorka, the deputy assistant to the president, told Medved that they would keep using terms like “fake news” to describe CNN and others until the media begins taking responsibility for the trash they report.
“There is a monumental desire on behalf of the majority of the media – not just the pollsters – the majority of the media to attack a duly elected President in the second week of his term,” Gorka said. “That’s how unhealthy the situation is and until the media understands how wrong that attitude is, and how it hurts their credibility, we are going to continue to say, ‘fake news.'”
Later in the interview, a caller took issue with the White House media strategy. “Every time you call everything fake news,” they said, “it just turns everyone except your hardcore fans off. Not everything’s fake news.”
But Gorka didn’t back down.
“You know, I would beg to differ,” Gorka said. “Every single organ that generates these kinds of stories comes from the same clique of media organs that predicted that Hillary would win and that Brexit wouldn’t occur. I know what fake news is. And it’s coming from those organizations. It’s time that you yourself understood that as well.”
We can debate whether comments like “all negative polls are fake news” are helpful to the cause, but it’s high time we had a Republican president willing to throw back the curtain on the media’s blatant leftist agenda. Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and others have been carrying this flag for many years, but now it’s right out there in the media’s face.
Will the liberal media universe change their ways to adapt to this new atmosphere? All signs point to no. Instead, they’re doubling down and giving it back to this president just as viciously as ever. That backfired (big league) in the election, but hey, maybe it will prove fruitful now that Trump is the leader of the free world.
Or…maybe the majority of Americans will finally wake up and realize how many lies they’ve been fed from these left-wing corporations.