We're six months into the Biden administration, and the liberal media is still obsessing over new books full of titillating tales from anonymous sources about President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Mark Levin's newest bestseller — provocatively titled "American Marxism" — is too counterrevolutionary for these journalists to take seriously.
CNN's Brian Stelter touted two new anti-Trump books that were No. 3 and No. 4 on Amazon. But "in a display of our fractured state of the union, two Fox hosts" were beating them. "Mark Levin is at #1 and Jesse Watters is at #2. The difference, of course, is that Levin and Watters don't do any reporting. They just b—— and moan about others' reporting."
Does anyone believe Stelter has actually read these books?
On the day of Levin's book release, Stelter tweeted "Politics dominating the top of the Amazon best sellers page right now: Mark Levin's new screed at #1."
I have read large chunks of Stelter's anti-Fox News book "Hoax." That's a "screed." That's indisputably "b——ing and moaning about others' reporting."
Stelter spends all day criticizing Fox News as a blight on America and can't handle anyone saying the liberal networks are a blight on America, that they hate America, that they want to reshape our country into a socialist utopia. Is the media Marxist? They would say no, they're "saving democracy." But they see no enemies to their left. There is no dangerous extreme.
As Levin told Media Research Center President Brent Bozell in a book interview: "Where in the media do they oppose critical race theory, other than Fox and talk radio and some of the other cable channels? The vast majority of the media promote it, they lie for it, they celebrate it, they bring the radicals on TV to lie about it." Theorists such as Ibram X. Kendi and Robin DiAngelo, who declare all whites inherently racist until they confess their support for a "racial reckoning," have been repeatedly celebrated in the "mainstream news" broadcasts. There is no debate allowed.
Levin points out how Chuck Todd proudly announced he would host a "Meet the Press" show on climate change that excluded any critics of dramatic energy reduction and regulation, to "break the political paralysis over it." Todd can't accept a climate debate, but he can give two supportive interviews to Antifa theorist and author Mark Bray in 2017. Antifa is explicitly violent and anti-capitalist, but Todd can give that a platform.
Organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement, such as Patrisse Cullors, have explicitly announced that they are well-educated Marxist theorists, and yet National Public Radio implied right-wingers calling them Marxist "amplify often baseless anti-BLM messages." BLM organizers are warmly welcomed and promoted as heroic figures on liberal networks.
The "news" media has also pressured the social media giants into suppressing conservative content. Levin shares the Media Research Center's list of the top 10 cases of Big Tech censorship in 2020. That begins with the New York Post's bombshells from Hunter Biden's laptop, which Twitter and Facebook suppressed. These companies worked to get Joe Biden elected, and Biden, like the media, can't condemn anything Marxist. See White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki slink away from condemning Cuba's communist dictators while Cuban protesters waved the American flag in the streets.
Censors such as Stelter advocate for Fox News to be dropped by cable companies, as if conservatism is "poison." So, Levin is calling on Americans to support conservative media on television, in newspapers, and on the internet, because the Old Media has demonstrated "speech, debate, and challenges to Marxist-centric ideas are not tolerated." We won't have a democracy unless American Marxism faces a forceful rebuttal.
Tim Graham is director of media analysis at the Media Research Center and executive editor of the blog NewsBusters.org.