Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” the Daily Mail’s (UK) Piers Morgan, formerly of CNN, called out the media for what he described as an attempt to delegitimize President Donald Trump.
Morgan describe the effort underway as un-American and traced the origins of where it all began.
“Here’s what I think had happened,” he said. “The media in America — the mainstream media: print and cable and network news — they kind of collaborated in fueling the beast of Donald Trump. When he first ran, they started by saying he was a joke. Then they realized he was getting ratings. Then they gave him the airtime. They put him on the front pages. They kept fueling, fueling, fueling, they never imagined he might actually win. While he was fueling, he was out there running around America, galvanizing and resonating with the American people in middle America, way away from the two coasts. And then came the moment when the American media said we’ve got to kill this guy off. This is out of control. Rather like Dr. Frankenstein, it was too late.”
“The beast they helped create as they see it could not be killed off, and he won the presidency,” he continued. “What I don’t like about what is going on now is there is an absolutely frenzied and concerted attempt to delegitimize, sabotage and destroy the Trump presidency before it has even started. I think that is un-American. I don’t think it is a patriotic thing that they are doing. I think it is nakedly partisan. It is driven by The New York Times, who were completely in the tank for Hillary Clinton. And I think as journalists who work at CNN — CNN always tried to be I know your view about CNN but there are good people there. I think they have got to be careful, all of them. And I think they got to look at what they are doing here and ask themselves is this legitimate journalistic rigor or it is incredibly partisan, often nakedly abusive treatment of a new president. And I think it is bordering on the latter.”
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