Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Newt Gingrich Dismisses WaPo as a ‘Serious’ Source

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Newt Gingrich dismissed the legitimacy of The Washington Post, calling out liberal media bias and declaring the paper not “serious,” reports Newsbusters.

Appearing on CBS This Morning, Monday, Norah O’Donnell mentioned Donald Trump’s tendency to hammer at critics. She derided, “Does it matter that he hits back with lies?”

Highlighting what she presumably sees as an unimpeachable source, the co-host chided, “The Washington Post today and Glenn Kessler, who has kept track of this, now [say] the President has surpassed 10,000 false or misleading claims since becoming president.”

This prompted the former Speaker of the House to retort: “I find it hard to take anything the Washington Post writes seriously.” A discussion of media bias isn’t common on CBS and O’Donnell reacted with disbelief: “Oh, come on!”

Gingrich doubled down: “They hate Trump. They hate Trump every day. Their coverage is stunningly biased.”

On December 12, 2013, Politifact awarded Barack Obama the “Lie of the Year” award for his constant claim that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it.” According to a Nexis search (for the month of December 2013), CBS didn’t mention Obama being tagged as a liar.

Apparently some liars are worse than others, concludes Newsbusters.

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