On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Monday, host Sean Hannity blasted the liberal media stating that the American people don’t need them anymore because “We know you’re biased.”
“No, we don’t need you,” said Sean Hannity. “We know you’re biased. We know CNN colluded and gave questions to Hillary. We know that CNN sought questions from the DNC for Trump. We know that NBC was in the tank for Hillary, the New York Times, Politico, ABC, everybody. What’s the point anymore? Journalism died. Let’s just accept it.”
Below is a transcript of Hannity’s comments:
“You know, isn’t it a little bit disturbing that nobody in the media, they didn’t seem to care one bit when Obama was reaching out to the murdering, dictator in Cuba – the thieving, murdering, now dead dictator in Cuba – Fidel Castro. They didn’t seem to care a whole hell of a lot when he paid a ransom to the Iranians and the mullahs in Iran and negotiated a deal with them at the time that they were chanting ‘Death to America’ and ‘Death to Israel,’ and burning American flags and burning Israeli flags. That didn’t seem to bother them, but picking up a phone call from the president of Taiwan?
“I’m just telling you, they are doubling down on stupid. This is beyond stupid.
“That’s all that George Stephanopoulos, he was always in the Clinton camp, let’s be honest. Donates to the Clinton foundation, worked for Bill Clinton. How this guy ever got that job is beyond me. And they claim he’s an objective journalist. He’s not.
“Just like, Chuck Todd is an idiot, and just like, CNN is in the tank. Actually had people over at CNN this weekend suggesting that the media needs to start calling Trump an authoritarian strongman. Is that going to be the official CNN position on the new president-elect? Call him an authoritarian and a strongman? And they went on to call him a liar, and I’m like, I called out this very same pipsqueak for not calling Hillary a liar.
“Listen, I’m all for it. CNN, you keep going down this road. Just keep going down the road because it’s going to, look, it’s going to, you’ve eliminated all sense of objectivity. Now the people are hip to who you are.
“You know, Dick Cheney, I’ve gotta give … I’ve always loved Dick Cheney. Dick Cheney just doesn’t give a flying rip about anything in relation to the media, because he understands them. He knows that they’re a bunch of liars. He knows that they’re invested in a political agenda.
“Anyway, he’s become a, probably the most prominent member of the former Bush administration. He went out and supported Donald Trump, saying he admires the way the President-elect has rendered the elite media irrelevant.
“This is kind of echoing thoughts that I’ve been saying. I’ve been out there saying, ‘They don’t need a White House press office and press conferences every day anymore.’ This dog and phony, pony show that they have every day. Who cares about answering questions from news organizations that colluded with the Clintons? You can’t say that’s anything other than fake news, which has now become their obsession.
“Anyway, Trump said, I think Trump is taking very, very seriously the job he’s gotten, staffing the administration. And I think one of the reasons people get so concerned about the tweets is it’s his way of going around the press. He doesn’t have to rely upon them. This is the modern era, modern technology. He’s at a point where we don’t need you guys anymore.
“That has been my comment. Why does CNN deserve a seat in the White House press office, or NBC, Chuck Todd? ‘Well, you always rely on the go-to talking point about there’s media bias.’ Well, you are biased, and getting lectures.
“I saw a comment from Dan Rather, Dan Rather. The guy that made up the story about then, George W. Bush the president, in an effort to help defeat him.
“He’s now saying ‘We need to have a vigorous media.’
“No, we don’t need you; we know you’re biased. We know CNN colluded and gave questions to Hillary. We know that CNN sought questions from the DNC for Trump. We know that NBC was in the tank for Hillary, the New York Times, Politico, ABC, everybody. What’s the point anymore? Journalism died. Let’s just accept it. We can have a ceremony. We can make a memorial and say, ‘Journalism once lived in the United States. It doesn’t anymore – objective journalism.’ There is [sic] some good journalists, but not a whole lot of them.”