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Farron: Trump Advisor Kellyanne Conway appeared on the Sunday talk shows this past weekend to tell FOX News’ Chris Wallace exactly what she thinks of the Corporate Media’ Coverage of Donald Trump. Take a look.
Wallace: Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon, went much further. “The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while”, but Bannon wasn’t finished. “The media has zero integrity, zero intelligence and no hard work. You’re the opposition party, not the Democratic Party. You’re the opposition party.”
Kellyanne, do you understand how offensive that is?
Conway: I understand how offensive it was to never be taken seriously that Donald Trump would be elected President. On great days we were ignored, on most days we were mocked.
Wallace: A lot of us reported on it fairly. That’s a different issue.
Conway: No, no, no, it is the issue because it extends into this presidency. Chris, you can’t put a piece of tissue paper between the way Donald Trump was covered as the Republican candidate, the Republican nominee, the President Elect and the President. It’s all the same. There’s no question that when you look at the contributions made by the media, money contributions, they went to Hillary Clinton. We have all the headlines. People should be embarrassed. Not one network person has been let go, not one silly political analyst in pundit who talked smack all day long about Donald Trump has been let go. They’re on panels every Sunday. They’re on cable news every day. Who is the first editorial writer, where’s the first blogger that will be let go that embarrassed his or her outlets? We know all their names. I’m too polite to call them out by name, but they know who they are.
Farron: Now Kellyanne Conway is obviously trying to out Bannon Steve Bannon who just last week said that the media is the opposition party. Kellyanne Conway obviously clearly believes that, but she thinks we should go a step further than when Bannon suggested that the media should keep their mouth shut. She actually wants people to lose their jobs if they report negative things about Donald Trump. According to Conway’s appearance on FOX News this past Sunday, Donald Trump got far more negative coverage than anyone else in the campaign. What are we going to do? Donald Trump was treated so poorly by the media. It was just disgusting.
You know what, she’s right because remember all those times when the media was talking about Donald Trump in those Benghazi hearings and Donald Trump and his private email servers, and then Donald Trump, maybe he’s too sick to be President, or Donald Trump being a socialist, or Donald Trump being … Oh, no, those were the Democrats who were attacked by the Corporate Media at every given turn. Donald Trump, yeah he got negative coverage because he did and said stupid things.
When audio is leaked that has your candidate talking, bragging about grabbing women by their genitals, yeah you’re going to get some negative press coverage about that. Sorry, that’s the way the world works, Kellyanne. You can’t just go and fire people for this. Didn’t your candidate run saying that he was going to bring jobs back to America, and here you are literally telling us you want to kill jobs, you want to make people be unemployed? That’s not how it works. You may not like the media, but that’s because you’re an idiot. When you say stupid things, when your boss does something stupid or racist, or irresponsible or illegal, it is the job of the American Press to report about it. I’m sorry that that offends you, but you know what, the truth isn’t always pretty. As it stands right now we’re not seeing media outlets report lies about your candidate except maybe FOX News, the guy you were talking to. Other than that people are just reporting what’s happening.
I’m sorry that your boss is so concerned about his crowd size and feels the need to lie about it. We have pictures, pictures don’t lie. I’m sorry that your boss I guess ordered a Photoshop of his hand so that it looked bigger when he was patting President Obama on the back. The Getty images picture of that released clearly shows that there was manipulation of the official photo that the White House released. I’m sorry that you hate the truth so much, Kellyanne, but that doesn’t mean that reporters need to be fired. All it means is that more reporters need to be hired in order to keep up with the constant bullshit that is coming from you and your boss. Right now there’s simply not enough people, there’s not enough hours in the day to talk about all of the horrible things that we have seen from the Trump Administration in just their first two weeks in office.
Let’s not fire members of the media. Let’s go on a hiring spree. Let’s show Kellyanne Conway just how oppositional the media can truly be when you turn us into the enemy.