Michael Moore: Trump Attacks on Press Successful Because ‘Press Has Not Done the Job the People Expect It to Do’

Friday on MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore partially blamed the press for President-elect Donald Trump’s ability to score political points.

Moore told fill-in host Ari Melber much of it had to do with the presses struggles with the Iraq war and weapons of mass destruction.

“The reason it works — to get people to hate the press that is standing there is because the press has not done the job the people expect it to do,” Moore said. “We don’t have to go back all through my  life. Let’s just go back to the beginning of the Iraq war when The New York Times had a reporter who was writing stories that simply were not true about Saddam and weapons of mass destruction. And from that point on — then go on through the banking crisis where the media — many in the media don’t understand basic economics, or how the economic system runs.”

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