On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Thursday, host Mark Levin expressed frustration with the media following the release of the inspector general’s report yesterday, saying “the media are condemned in this report.”
“The media are condemned in this report,” stated Mark Levin. “Nobody’s saying it. It needs to be said. The media are condemned by implication in this report. There’s simply no question about it.”
Mark Levin’s comments came after the Office of the Inspector General released its report yesterday concerning, as the title of the report reads, the “[v]arious [a]ctions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice in [a]dvance of the 2016 [e]lection.”
Below is a transcript of Mark Levin’s remarks on his show Thursday:
“Now, what else have we learned from this? We have learned that the American media, as a whole – there’s some exceptions, but I’m talking about the rule, and it is a significant rule – are mostly whores for the left.
“The reason why so many in the American media didn’t report on the FBI is because they were colluding with the FBI. Which reporters? We don’t know. Which media outlets? Which reporters and which media outlets gave gifts to FBI agents for information? Which ones? Why is that a secret? Was it CNN, individuals at CNN? Was it MSNBC, individuals at MSNBC? Was it Meet the Press? Was it Good Morning America? Was it the Today Show? What was it? Who were they? Was it the Morning Schmo and the soon-to-be Mrs. Schmo? Inquiring minds want to know.
“This isn’t a matter of being disappointed, as the current FBI director said. He was very monotone. He talked about all the great things the FBI is doing. You don’t need to convince patriots that the FBI is doing great things. We know that. We’re the ones who defend the FBI. These people have sought to destroy the FBI, to turn it into something it’s never supposed to be: a political weapon, and a political weapon that goes one way – against republicans, specifically against Trump.
“So now we have a special counsel investigating, what? It starts with Comey, right? Comey said he leaked to his law professor friend, who then leaked to The New York Times because he wanted a special counsel to investigate Trump.
“Look at the absurdity of this. It’s Kafka-esque.
“So the major perpetrator of the abuses in the FBI, under whom there was collusion, obstruction, insubordination, lawlessness, absolute lawlessness – he gets to trigger the appointment of a special counsel, Rod Rosenstein, appoints a special counsel to investigate non-crimes, to investigate matters he can’t even identify with any specificity. Which crimes? Which individuals? Incredible.
“James Comey, who knew about the application of the FISA warrant, James Comey, who knew about the dossier, says he never asked who funded it, he just assumed it was Democrats. Well isn’t that amazing? James Comey, who had to know there was a spy in the Trump campaign ranks.
“And, you see, ladies and gentlemen, this is why you cannot trust the media. This is why the media are worse than fake; they hate America. So many of them do. I don’t care what Wolf Blitzer says. If they loved America they wouldn’t conduct themselves this way. They’d call it straight, and they’d write it straight. But they don’t.
“The media are condemned in this report. Nobody’s saying it. It needs to be said. The media are condemned by implication in this report. There’s simply no question about it.
“And as I say, this is why, when you listen to CNN and MSNBC, or individuals from The New York Times or The Washington Post, or these Sunday shows with them, this is why they all sound the same because they’re all doing the same thing. And they share an ideology. They absolutely do.
“So when trump calls this professor a spy, you notice how they attacked him so viciously in the media. ‘What do you mean a spy? You have no evidence of, you have no proof of that [indiscernable].’
“Anybody who dares to stand up and be counted, and question what’s taking place and defend the president in this regard, is attacked as a kook.”