On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Dailymail.com Editor-at-Large and former CNN host Piers Morgan, who won “Celebrity Apprentice” back when President Donald Trump was host argued that some in the mainstream media “were in the tank for Hillary Clinton. Their candidate didn’t win, and now they are utterly determined to bring the Trump presidency crashing down.” And both sides should show each other more respect.
Morgan also stated that liberals are “behaving exactly the same way that they warned us all that Donald Trump and his supporters would behave, if, and when, as they assumed, he lost.”
Morgan said he was a “little” shocked at details about CNN released by WikiLeaks. He added that Trump feels “that a lot of people in the mainstream media, for want of a better phrase, are absolutely determined to bring him down. And I think he’s got a point. I think some of them absolutely are. And they were in the tank for Hillary Clinton. Their candidate didn’t win, and now they are utterly determined to bring the Trump presidency crashing down. So, you have a war between the media and the White House. The likes of which I’ve certainly never seen before, and it’s pretty dangerous all around.”
Morgan added,, “[T]he vast majority of people who work at CNN, particularly the anchors, do have great integrity. … But I definitely think there were people that lower down the food chain, perhaps, who didn’t have such scruples, and were absolutely, I think, determined that Trump wouldn’t win.”
He continued that Trump “was, for about four or five months, the only gig in town. CNN and all the other networks were racing to get him as much air time as he could possibly give him. This, of course, fueled the monster. And then when the moment came when they thought, ‘Oh God, hang on, he might actually win,’ they — rather like Dr. Frankenstein, they thought, ‘We’ve got to kill him off.’ But by then, Trump, the nominee was gone. He was off and racing around America, and he became unstoppable And I noticed in the last few months of that campaign, it got more and more virulent. Papers like the New York Times, frankly, I thought, were a complete disgrace. They weren’t even pretending to be anything but in the tank for Hillary Clinton. And I found that, as a journalist, pretty obscene to watch, actually. So, for the New York Times and others now to be saying, ‘Oh, poor us. You know, we’re the innocent parties here. Donald Trump is annihilating the media, and breaking down the First Amendment and so on.’ it’s pretty rich, I think, given the way that they themselves conducted themselves, as the supposed paper of record.”
He added that there was “fault on both sides” and Trump and the media should both show each other more respect.
Morgan also stated that after elections are held, people have to accept it, and “stop the squealing,” and that both the UK and US are seeing “one of the great hissy fits of modern political times.”
He further stated, “I’m a bit more left than right…I’m absolutely not a traditional conservative. But I am appalled by the behavior of so many liberals right now. I just think it’s so alien to the concept of being a liberal. They bang on about democracy. They bang on about tolerance, about fairness, and yet they’re behaving exactly the same way that they warned us all that Donald Trump and his supporters would behave, if, and when, as they assumed, he lost.”
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