Bozell: Media ‘Have No Right’ to Pass Judgement on Trump’s Language - ‘They Call Him Far Worse Things’

By Craig Millward | August 26, 2019 | 2:44pm EDT
MRC Pres. Brent Bozell

( Speaking on C-SPAN’s “After Words” on Saturday, Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell blasted media for “constantly savaging the president for the language he uses,” while “calling him every kind of despicable name you could hurl at the president of the United States.”

Discussing his new book, “Unmasked: Big Media's War Against Trump,” Bozell said hypocritical liberal media “have no right” to pass judgement on Donald Trump’s language:

“Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Isn’t it fascinating how the media are constantly savaging the president for the language he uses, while calling him a Nazi, while calling him a fascist, while calling him every kind of despicable name you could hurl at the president of the United States?

“This is - again this is one of the things that - the findings of the book, that all modicum of decency has been cast aside. But, not from Donald Trump to his opponents, but from his opponents to him. They call him far worse things.

“They are attempting to do far worse to him, than what they accuse him of doing to them. It’s telling, they have no right, none - you have a right, I have a right, these books have a right to pass judgment on Donald Trump’s language; the press doesn’t.”

Host Carrie Sheffield, National Editor, Accuracy in Media, asked Bozell to comment on Trump’s use of the word “dog” to characterize others:

“Well, the language in the tweet where he said - he called you - you begged for money like a dog. I found that to be interesting, because that’s a phrase that he had used to describe Omarosa. You know: ‘fired her like a dog.’ And he’s used this phrase against multiple people, men and women. Yet, somehow, when he uses it against a woman, he’s called a sexist. So, what’s your take, as someone who is conservative, you’ve talked about civility gentility, humility, when the president uses language like that? Do you think that the media is unfair in presenting the fact - is he truly sexist, racist the way they are presenting or is it more of an equal combatant and that side just isn’t presented?”

Bozell responded by noting an instance when a member of the press actually accused Trump of being a dog-hater because he uses the term:

“If I am speaking out of turn with him, I apologize. But, I do believe it was Brian Williams who filed a story asking if - I am not making this up - if Donald Trump was anti-dog. He actually did a story about that. Somebody did. Buy the book and you’ll read it. It’s in there.”


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