President-elect Donald Trump might not have fired American media megastars yesterday, but he certainly told them they didn’t deserve their jobs in no uncertain terms.
Inviting a number of high-profile TV execs and anchors to an off-the-record meeting at Trump Tower, he took them all to task for their unethical behavior while covering him.
According to the New York Post, a source described the scene as being “like a f*cking firing squad… The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down.”
The president-elect called out CNN Chief Jeff Zucker directly, telling him, “I hate your network. Everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,” referenced an NBC female correspondent as being far less-than-impressive and also derided another female reporter who had cried when Hillary lost the election.
Several times, various attendees tried to take back the conversation, but the hour-long lecture was Trump’s to own. And own it – and them – he apparently did.
Whether that was classy or not is up for debate. But it wasn’t inaccurate or undeserved.
The media has been willfully working to destroy America for far too long. Back in 1931, there were self-righteous lunatics like The New York Times’ Walter Duranty, who praised the USSR, denying there was any famine while men, women and children starved to death by the droves.
Eighty-five years later, the American press is still turning a blind eye to societal travesties, aiding and abetting destruction and chaos and heartbreak with its biased coverage.
Networks like CBS, ABC, NBC and CNN flat-out lied about a string of criminals who died at the hands of cops, saying the deaths were racially motivated. As a result, we’ve had cities across the country erupt into chaos, with residents terrorized, businesses vandalized and lives endangered.
Meanwhile, American police have been murdered in retaliation. Three more – maybe four – were shot on Sunday after being directly targeted. One died.
Muslim atrocities involving beheadings and mass shootings are excused or glossed over while Christian bakeries and government workers are savaged in the press for merely refusing to support gay marriage.
And illegal immigrants are given a free pass to rape and murder and drive drunk at worst or, at best, suck America dry of funds and resources it already can’t support.
So yes, I’m very happy to hear that Trump took the media to task last night.
And really, what is it going to do about it? Write mean things about him in the press?