In a wide-ranging interview with Rob Curtis of Recoil Magazine, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, President Trump’s former national security deputy advisor, discusses was the “fake news industrial complex” and the obsession over alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin’s Russia — an allegation that Gorka calls “pure fantasy.”
From Recoil’s Q&A with Gorka:
Whom do you trust for news these days?
SG: The media has changed. Read Andrew Breitbart’s seminal book Righteous Indignation; we are all producers of copy today. If you have a mobile phone you’re a citizen journalist. The problem today is the fake news industrial complex. When CNN, MSNBC, Politico, Huffington Post, New York Times, and Washington Post are so politically demented that they actually stated on election night that Hillary Clinton had a 90- to 96-percent chance of winning, you know something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
Too much of what we call mainstream today is all about a political agenda, sensationalism, and profits for corporate owners. Not too long ago media concerns lost money by design because they were performing a service. Now it’s your job to keep them straight, dear reader.
What about Russian interference in the U.S. election and the special counsel? Is this an important topic?
SG: Only for the Loony Left that’s been, ironically, in bed with Moscow since 1917. The Kremlin has been mucking around in democratic elections around the world since its inception. That’s not news. But the idea that the Trump campaign was in bed with Vlad is pure fantasy. It’s just yet another way for the losing candidate to ignore her own culpability for her abysmal performance.
What’s caused the erosion of trust in the media?
SG: Their transparently partisan behavior. When you accuse the president of being an anti-Semite when the man’s grandchildren are Orthodox Jews, the American people just switch off — and rightly so.
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