CNN: How Can Fox News Boss Live With Himself While Poisoning Society?
During Sunday’s so-called “Reliable Sources” on CNN, the network’s engrained hatred for their far more popular competitor boiled over as senior media reporter Oliver Darcy seemed to lose his wits, lashing out at Fox News boss Lachlan Murdoch and accusing him of injecting poison into society. Some have suggested Darcy was asserting that Fox News was the enemy of the people.
Darcy’s hate-filled attack, was teed up by his boss and host Brian Stelter, who celebrated how the White House wasn’t doing interviews and insisted it meant there would be fewer lies floating around:
You know what’s interesting, the White House declined all these interview requests today. They declined CNN and all the broadcast networks. No White House aides are out on television defending Trump. Unfortunately, that means—actually, in a good way, that means there’s less disinformation. There’s less misinformation being spread to the public today, because the White House declined to give interviews.
“Although, a lot of what we saw last week was a lot of these talking points really fall apart when they entered the real world. Whereas, they still are allowed to thrive on Fox,” Darcy sneered. “And I actually kind of wonder, Lachlan Murdoch, you know, the head of Fox, how does he really look at himself in the mirror every morning knowing that that poison is his contribution to society?”
Suggesting he was being ‘honest’ in his skepticism, Darcy added: “I can’t understand how he does it.”
But as Grabien Media founder Tom Elliott pointed out on Twitter, “The ‘poison’ Darcy’s referencing is reporting on Democratic efforts in 2016 to get Trump dirt from Ukraine (a topic many media outlets have covered).”
Stelter, the media dung sweeper that calls Fox News “state-run media” and allows his guests to falsely claim President Trump has killed more people than Hitler, Stalin, and Mao combined and lets them curse out Fox News, offered up no push back; telling his underling, “That’s pretty strong, Oliver.”
“I wonder if we have to go back to real basic points, including quoting the U.S. Constitution,” Stelter opined, referencing how he explained the definition of treason on his show because Trump used it to refer to the so-called whistleblower. Meanwhile, CNN and the rest of the liberal media found Trump guilty of treason last year. Treason is punishable by the death penalty, by the way.
Shortly before that, Stelter was whining that the media needed to step up their game to defend former Vice President Joe Biden from Trump:
I notice another word that, I think, sometimes being misused is “unsubstantiated.” We say things like, “uh, the President doesn’t have evidence for his claims about Biden.” What we really mean is he’s promoting a conspiracy theory based on a bunch of lies that are dredged up on the web. And I wonder, Oliver, if news outlets are meeting the moment well enough if we’re just saying, “he’s saying this without evidence.” You know, those kind of cheat words.
Seemingly calling for indoctrination, Darcy demanded that media outlets “need[ed] to drill in their audience that this stuff is untethered from reality.”
“That this stuff comes from the internet fever swamps and the President repeats it, and that does not make it an unsubstantiated allegation necessarily. It means it’s just a distorted – it’s really poison, is the best way to describe it,” Darcy decried.
As New York Post columnist Karol Markowicz asked Stelter on Twitter, “Is this an attack on free press or not, @brianstelter? Certainly sounds like ‘enemy of the people’ rhetoric that you find so deeply concerning.”
Someone should really tell Darcy that the “internet fever swamps” was where the liberal media picked up their slander of Covington high school student Nick Sandmann when they sprinted to falsely call him a racist. CNN was still in the middle of dealing with a lawsuit stemming from their coverage of that story.