Gutfeld: Media Bias Exposed on Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting
In his monologue on "The Five" tonight, Greg Gutfeld said the coverage of the infamous tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton shows the media's bias.
He pointed to recently released emails that show exchanges between Justice Department officials and journalists from multiple outlets, including The New York Times and the Washington Post, regarding potential coverage of the June 27, 2016 meeting.
The Washington Post’s Matt Zapotosky wrote to a DOJ official that he was hoping to put the story "to rest" by answering a few more questions about how the meeting came about.
And New York Times reporter Mark Landler wrote that he was "pressed into service" to write about the questions being raised by the meeting.
"Now, this isn't mind-blowing at all. They did the story anyway," Gutfeld said. "But it gives you a peek into the mindset of people who don't just write the stories, but shape the agenda."
He explained that some in the media try to persuade viewers by diminishing some stories - like Benghazi and the IRS scandal - and playing up others - like Russia.
"They aren't just presenters of news, but curators, manipulating the significance of a story by controlling its exposure," Gutfeld said.
"Fact is, everyone played down the tarmac story in order to help Hillary. The good news? Didn't work."
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