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Mark Levin: News Going After Barr’s 4-Page Summary ‘Utterly Illogical,’ ‘Destroying Itself’

Craig Millward
By Craig Millward | May 2, 2019 | 4:04 PM EDT

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host, TV host, author and American lawyer Mark Levin (Screenshot)

On his nationally syndicated radio talk show “The Mark Levin Show” Wednesday, host Mark Levin criticized the media for going after Attorney General William Barr’s four-page Summary of the Mueller Report, calling the news media “utterly illogical” and further suggesting that the “news is destroying itself.”

“There’s some on the news side of these various cable networks who are very appalled by the Bill Barr letter,” Mark Levin said “And they’re condemning those who are not news people but have more honesty and integrity, because they don’t pretend to be news people, as pushing a political agenda because they say, ‘What is the big deal with the Barr letter?’ ‘Well there is a big deal, you know.’ ‘Well, what is it?’

“There’s nothing in there that’s dishonest,” Levin continued. “Utterly illogical, the so-called news side of the news. They make no sense whatsoever. The full report has been released with ten percent redactions, mostly in volume one. Everything’s been laid out. Nobody’s hidden anything. Nobody’s spun anything, except, of course, the people who wrote the report and the so-called news side of these news platforms. The news is destroying itself. And they become ever more obnoxious as they go down the tubes. And they don’t even realize it.”

Mark Levin’s comments came after The Washington Post reported on Tuesday night that on March 27, Special Counsel Robert Mueller wrote a letter to Barr objecting to the lack of “context” in Barr's memo, released on March 24. Mueller wanted Barr to release more of the report, including its introductions and executive summaries.

In his written opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Barr said, according to CNSNews.com, he “determined that it was in the public interest for the Department to announce the investigation’s bottom-line conclusions,” and not release the report in “piecemeal fashion.”

Below is a transcript of Levin’s remarks: 

“There’s some on the news side of these various cable networks who are very appalled by the Bill Barr letter. And they’re condemning those who are not news people but have more honesty and integrity, because they don’t pretend to be news people, as pushing a political agenda because they say, ‘What is the big deal with the Barr letter?’ ‘Well there is a big deal, you know.’ ‘Well, what is it?

“There’s nothing in there that’s dishonest. Utterly illogical, the so-called news side of the news. They make no sense whatsoever. The full report has been released with ten percent redactions, mostly in volume one. Everything’s been laid out. Nobody’s hidden anything. Nobody’s spun anything, except, of course, the people who wrote the report and the so-called news side of these news platforms. And they’re very thin-skinned. The news is destroying itself. And they become ever more obnoxious as they go down the tubes. And they don’t even realize it.

“And it is the opinion side of these networks, it’s not just Fox but the rest of them, that carries the news side. Because at least the opinion side, and it’s the same with talk radio, it’s the same with conservative websites and so forth, they’re honest. They’re transparent about who they are. We’re conservatives. We have an opinion. We support the president, or when we disagree with the president we’ll say so and so forth and so on. 

“And what’s fascinating about all this, as it turns out, the opinion side has been more correct about the news than the so-called newsrooms and journalists for the last two years. And yet they continue in their own arrogance. There was no collusion, so they move immediately to Volume II. You can see it all over cable TV, this so-called news side. There they are, obsessed with Volume II, and because Volume II doesn't even deliver what they want, an obstruction charge, now they attack Barr and his letter. And they hold up Mueller’s letter – ‘Look, the Mueller letter. Look, look at the Mueller letter. Mueller, Mueller, Mueller.’ 

“But the people are too smart for these so-called journalists and news rooms. They’ve had enough. They’ve had enough. That’s why they’re attracted to, for instance, the Prime Time lineup at Fox. That’s why they’re attracted to that lineup. They’re not— They’re not attracted to newsrooms – I mean across the platform – newsrooms, whatever the platform, that continue to deceive them.”

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