It’s been another embarrassing month for our nation’s press corps.
Just a few weeks ago, remember Steve Scully of C-SPAN, a prominent media figure who had been tapped to host the second presidential debate?
Well, apparently, he sent a tweet making clear that he was hostile to President Trump. Now, when the Trump supporters cried foul, Scully claimed that his account had been hacked. Now, immediately, the mainstream press rushed to his defense.
The Washington Post exalted fact-checker tweeting. “Come on, everyone. Everyone knows that Steve Scully is the calmest, most decent, and least partisan person in Washington, D.C.”
MSNBC Sam Stein added “the idea that Steve Scully is some sort of sleeper never Trump a partizan hack is among the most absurd campaign media stories. And there are a number of people pushing it who absolutely know better.”
The response from Joe Lockhart of CNN: “Fact if Steve Scully says he didn’t send it. You can take it to the bank. Period. Anyone who questions him or makes accusations is a damn liar.”
Well, this week we learned who the damn liar really was.
Now, Scully was not hacked. He did send the tweet. He had no business moderating a presidential debate. And C-SPAN has suspended him for lying about what happened. Now, the irony is that Scully, by the way, whom I have always personally liked, he’s never been anything but kind to me and nice to me. But he only got caught in this endeavor because he works for C-SPAN, which apparently still does care about whether its employees are being forthcoming, whether they’re lying.
If he had worked for a major outlook like CNN or NBC, they never even would have checked. And of course, he would have gotten away with the whole thing.
Well, you don’t believe me?
Three years ago, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper claimed that he, too, was hacked after posting a vicious anti-Trump tweet. There was no apology. CNN only offered up this laughable excuse. “Cooper’s assistant inadvertently left his phone unlocked and unattended at the gym early this morning, and someone took the phone and sent the tweet.”
Who could forget Joy Reid, lame excuse for all the nasty things she wrote on her blog years back. “I hired cybersecurity experts to see if somebody had manipulated my words or my former blog. And the reality is they have not been able to prove it. But here’s what I know. I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things.”
Over time, this type of behavior has convinced tens of millions of Americans that the mainstream press, most of the press is no longer interested in reporting the truth. Instead, it’s abandoned its traditional mission to become instead mere propagandists for the Democratic Party.
The above was adapted from the “Ingraham Angle Show” transcript. Click here to watch the full Friday show.