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Levin: If Exposing Media Is Only Thing Trump Does, He Will Have Been a Successful President

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | August 24, 2017 | 4:14 PM EDT

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin (Flickr Photo/Gage Skidmore)

On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Wednesday, host Mark Levin lambasted the media and praised Donald Trump, saying if exposing the media is the only thing Trump does, he will have been a successful president.

“I honestly believe if this is the only thing President Trump succeeds in doing he will have been a successful president – that is, exposing the media,” said Mark Levin. “For decade, after decade, after decade, and now it’s worse than ever, the media have fraudulently presented themselves to the American people – to you – as some kind of objective nonpartisan entity just reporting the news. Now they’re all out of the closet, and it’s not very pretty.”

Levin’s comments came after President Trump called out the “fake news” media at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona.

Below is a transcript of Levin’s remarks from his Wednesday show:

“I honestly believe if this is the only thing President Trump succeeds in doing he will have been a successful president – that is, exposing the media. For decade, after decade, after decade, and now it’s worse than ever, the media have fraudulently presented themselves to the American people – to you – as some kind of objective nonpartisan entity just reporting the news. Now they’re all out of the closet, and it’s not very pretty.

“You know, they say we need to have a national conversation about race. We’ve been having a national conversation about race since at least the Civil War and before.

“We never have a national conversation about the behavior and the partisanship of the media. It’s time that we have a national conversation about the behavior and partisanship of the media, and I think Donald Trump has rightly triggered this.

“I don’t mean a debate about the First Amendment and freedom of the press. There’s no question about that. I’m an Originalist. It’s the left that keeps trying to destroy the Constitution, not us, not me. But an honest to goodness discussion in this country about the media.

“The vast majority of the media are corporate entities. They’re for profit entities, and then, of course, you have government media like PBS and NPR, which we shouldn’t even have. There’s no need for PBS and NPR. You want to listen to liberals who are monotonous, who are monotone, then, you know, let them compete in the commercial world. There’s no need for government radio and government TV, and the good parts of either can be sold off to commercial enterprises.

“But that said, the vast majority in media in this country, certainly national media, are corporate entities, and apparently they’re the only corporate entities that can not be scrutinized. I’m not talking about scrutinized by government, by the customers, the consumers – you and me.

“It is time to have a national discussion in this country about the behavior and the partisanship of the media. The behavior and the partisanship, quite frankly, are outrageous. The evidence is everywhere. That’s the good thing about the media. They write, and they talk. So, by writing and talking, we get to read what they say and hear what they say, right?

“Now, when we come back, I want you to hear some of it. And I think we need to have a discussion about Anna Navaro, who is a complete moron; I think we have to have a discussion about Don Lemon, who’s another complete moron; and Joe Scarborough – he’s not only a complete moron, he looks like the banjo player in Deliverance, as I’ve said many times – Eugene Robinson, George Stephanopoulos and all the rest of the morons.

“Yes, it’s time for a national discussion about the media.”


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