Tammy Bruce: Maddow's 'Bizarre' Niger Theory Is Damaging to the Media's Credibility
In a segment last week, Maddow argued that Trump’s addition of Chad in his latest travel ban prompted the country to remove its troops from Niger, leading to an increase in extremist attacks and further endangering U.S. soldiers.
On "Fox & Friends First" this morning, Tammy Bruce pointed out that even liberal media outlets like The Huffington Post have called out Maddow for her theory.
She explained that the "bizarre" and factually incorrect segment endangers not only Maddow's credibility, but also that of the media in general.
As Lt. Col. Michael Waltz (Ret.) pointed out this morning, Chad was helping fight Boko Haram in southeastern Niger and the northern part of Nigeria, which is hundreds of miles away from western Niger, where the deadly ambush occurred.
"It's not even about theory or opinion," Bruce said. "It's the literal dynamic of where our troops were, on the other side of the country. The Chadian troops were on the other side, 800 miles away."
She said this kind of "reporting" is what makes the American people question the legitimacy of the mainstream media.
"They really want to cover the president, but if you cover the news, it's mostly good news," Bruce said. "As a result, you get into a position where you have to actually make something up or do this weird conspiracy in order to give an audience what they want. And that's not helping the medium at all."
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