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Mark Levin on Hannity: ‘Why Do the Press Hate the American People?’

By Jonathan Mizrahi | August 3, 2018 | 1:29pm EDT

 

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host and TV host Mark Levin (left) and fellow nationally syndicated radio talk show host and TV host Sean Hannity (right) (Screenshot)

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host and Fox News television host Mark Levin joined fellow nationally syndicated radio talk show host  and host of Fox News’ Hannity Sean Hannity Thursday evening, Levin asking, “Why do the press hate the American people?”

 “Why do the press hate the American people?” asked Mark Levin. “Over 65 million people, give or take, voted for Donald Trump for president of the United States. I wrote this down. Various press outlets, reporters, hosts, or their guests have called, millions and millions of Americans, Nazi’s, racists, deranged, cultists, deplorables, and even worse. How do the press in this country justify calling tens of millions of people such outrageous names?”

Hannity and Levin’s remarks came in the wake of CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta tweeting about how he is “saddened by what just happened” in the White House press briefing with Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, suggesting that it was “shameful” that Sanders would not say “the press is not the enemy.”

See below for a transcript of Sean Hannity and Mark Levin’s comments:

Sean Hannity: “Let’s talk about Acosta, and how corrupt this news media is. And they’re a bunch of crybabies. ‘Oh, they’re calling us fake news. They’re incite—‘ That’s not violence. That’s called freedom of speech. It’s like, I guess they have freedom of the press to lie like they do.”

 

Mark Levin: I would say this. You know, a lot has been said about the president calling fake news the enemy of the people. I have a different take on this. Why do the press hate the American people?

“Over 65 million people, give or take, voted for Donald Trump for President of the United States. I wrote this down. Various press outlets, reporters, hosts, or their guests have called millions and millions of Americans, Nazi’s, racists, deranged, cultists, deplorables, and even worse. How do the press in this country justify calling tens of millions of people such outrageous names?

“And we conservatives have watched as the press have destroyed—they’re seeking to destroy Trump—Palin, Bork, Clarence Thomas, Ronald Reagan, the list goes on and on and on.

“The D.C. press corps today is the least professional press corps in my lifetime. They think that they’re job is to make it impossible for the president to function, to sabotage him, and to advance the cause of the ideologues, to advance the cause of a rogue prosecutor by the name of Mueller.

“And so the press really needs to, to be circumspect, take a look itself. It won’t. As long as they keep putting clowns like Jim Acosta out there, who is a drama queen of sorts, and who like to report on themselves and talk about themselves, as long as its impossible to tell a late-night comedian from Jake Tapper and Jake Tapper from the porn star and all the rest of it, this is going to be the reaction of the American people.”

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