Daily Wire editor Ben Shapiro said media outlets expressing outrage over former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contact with a Russian envoy is akin to "a used car salesman trying to hawk an old Chevy."

Shapiro slammed such reporting, including from the New York Times' Tom Friedman who compared President Trump's election to Pearl Harbor.

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"Some advice for the media: If you want to be taken seriously, stop setting your hair on fire and running into plate-glass windows," he said.

Shapiro called former CBS anchor Dan Rather the "godfather of modern media fake news" after hearing of his comparison of Flynn's actions to the Watergate affair.

The press should know what happened and what was said in those conversations before "freaking out", Shapiro warned.

They're jumping on every rake "within a three-radius," he said.

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