Taxpayer-funded PBS and NPR detest Fox Information like all leftists do, and each promoted ex-CNN host Brian Stelter’s second Fox-bashing ebook Community of Lies. On Thursday, PBS NewsHour anchor Amna Nawaz ran Stelter by way of his regular speaking factors about Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch, however concluded with the Massive Image, as reporters panic about how their protection of Donald Trump will not stop his re-election:
PBS promotes Brian Stelter’s final anti-Trump/anti-Fox Information ebook: “I believe your section earlier this week about autocratic conduct, concerning the language Trump is utilizing is actually vital. We have to see that every one throughout the American media, together with within the right-wing media.” pic.twitter.com/nOtPNi6uwE
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) November 19, 2023
AMNA NAWAZ: While you step again and have a look at how we right this moment, journalists right this moment are masking this election, do you are feeling like now we have realized classes from the previous?
BRIAN STELTER: Properly, I believe your section earlier this week about autocratic conduct, concerning the language Trump is utilizing is actually vital. We have to see that every one throughout the American media, together with within the right-wing media.
And that is the place I doubt we’re truly going to see the trustworthy conversations that must be had concerning the impression of Trump’s rhetoric and his guarantees a couple of second time period. However let’s take the non-FOX media for a second. Sure, we’d like fact-checking. We’d like extra of that. However we additionally want history-checking. We’d like reality-checking.
That is larger than simply info at this level. That is about two totally different realities which might be colliding, one that’s far more tied to fact and the truth, after which this different story that Trump is promoting about revenge, about grievance, about retribution.
Stelter thinks there’s somebody on the market who hasn’t heard their incessant Trump warnings: “I want to see the protection amped up fairly a bit on that entrance so as to assist people who find themselves not information junkies. I really feel like I do know what is going on on, however most individuals are tuned out proper now concerning the 2024 election. It is time to tune in.”
On Tuesday’s Recent Air speak present on NPR, Stelter blabbed for greater than a half-hour on the identical factors. Host Terry Gross mocked Tucker Carlson’s exit: “Properly, if Lachlan is concentrated on promoting, I imply, Tucker Carlson’s extremism value the community some huge cash. Numerous the sponsors pulled out. They needed to depend on My Pillow (laughter) for – as a major sponsor.”
Versus NPR, the place we’re the involuntary sponsors. It continued:
GROSS: you simply talked about how Tucker Carlson moved to Maine and Florida after an try and invade his residence. And numerous the issues he mentioned on the air led to assaults on different folks, individuals who he thought-about villains. Their lives have been at stake. Their households’ lives have been threatened. However when it occurred to him, he obtained out of city.
STELTER: That is proper, he had the sources to up and go away. I do assume the protest at his residence [in D.C.] that evening was an enormous deal. I additionally assume he did exaggerate some parts of it. The police report doesn’t match up together with his model of occasions, but it surely did rattle him to have protesters at his door.
And look, I get it. It is one factor for Tucker to ship me a dozen donuts as a prank, as as he did sooner or later. It is one other factor when a right-wing activist reveals up in your basement, as occurred to me in New York Metropolis sooner or later — reveals up in your basement with a digicam and a microphone, pestering you with questions on some loopy conspiracy idea.
It is humorous generally that NPR folks ask what Fox Information reveals are like, as if they’ve by no means seen it for a minute of their lives:
GROSS: So Jesse Watters changed Tucker Carlson on the air. What’s his present like? How does it examine to Tucker’s present?
STELTER: I might say Watters is extra of a mainline Republican. He is not part of the so-called new proper the best way that Carlson is. He is not as isolationist, for instance, in terms of U.S. international coverage towards Ukraine. So in some methods, Watters is just a little bit extra of a – I hate to make use of the phrase mainstream as a result of I believe it is not an acceptable phrase for the Republican Celebration in 2023, however he’s considerably extra mainstream than Carlson was. That mentioned, Watters has by no means met a conspiracy idea that he did not like. He routinely assails Democrats because the enemy. He barely even refers to Biden by his final title. In fact, he prefers Joe – proper? – as an insult. So you have got that form of — what I believe is a really extremist posture that is now simply baked in and assumed to be the norm all throughout Fox.
How is it “very extremist” to mock Joe Biden and “routinely assail Democrats because the enemy”? If that is true, then aren’t all of the leftist networks “very extremist” mocking Trump and routinely assailing Republicans as very harmful?