Is the Media on a Mission to Discredit Trump?
Washington Times deputy opinion editor Kelly Riddell joined Brian Kilmeade on "Fox & Friends" this morning to explain why she thinks the mainstream media is on a crusade against President-elect Donald Trump.
She pointed to CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour, who recently said that she's concerned about the fate of journalism during a Trump presidency.
“I have covered enough of my colleagues who have ended up, as I put it, in cages in kangaroo courts, in places like Cairo or in Moscow, on trial for being inciters or sympathizers or associates or out and out flat out terrorists. So I feel I have to stand up for my own tribe in the United States," Amanpour told NPR.
Riddell said that Amanpour should cut down on the "hyperbole" and instead ask herself why Americans' trust in journalism is at an all-time low.
She pointed out that a recent Gallup poll found that seven in ten Americans mistrust the media, arguing that the biased coverage by Amanpour and other journalists is directly to blame.
Riddell noted that Amanpour was one of the most outspoken defenders of Hillary Clinton after the Democratic nominee appeared to faint after a 9/11 memorial event.
"She basically went on CNN the next day and blamed it on sexism ... and said that this is just an example of an overqualified woman trying a hundred times harder than an underqualified man," Riddell said. "Now that sums up exactly how she felt about this presidential race."
"She was probably crying the night that Donald Trump won the election."
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