MRC’s Rich Noyes Hits the Media’s Iran ‘Double Standard,’ Negative Trump Coverage

NewsBusters | 5/10/2018 | Staff
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Joining Fox Business Network host Elizabeth MacDonald on the Wednesday edition of her new show The Evening Edit, the Media Research Center’s Research Director Rich Noyes spoke about the liberal media’s blatant “double standard” when it came to Iran deal coverage, trusting Barack Obama but not Donald Trump, and his latest study about negative network Trump coverage.

Noyes first laid out the provisions of the nuclear agreement that had been lost in the liberal media noise, such as “a sunset provision where Iran could do what it wanted after I think 2025,” not addressing Iran’s ballistic missiles, and their “bad actions...throughout the Middle East.”

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Concerning how the media portrayed the President’s decision vs. the reality, here’s what Noyes had to say:

The news media portrayed this America — or Trump reneging on an American promise. President Obama specifically made this a executive agreement. He did not get the Senate to ratify this as treaty, then it would have full force of an American agreement...You know, the only tack that they're using is this kind of guilt that, somehow, it’s a dangerous thing for Trump to assert his prerogatives when Obama was given the full rein of his prerogatives, you know, it's a double standard.

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MacDonald followed up on this split and Noyes responded by citing a CNN poll from the summer of 2015 that found “58 percent of the public was against this deal.”

He then continued:

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The public even today sees Iran as lying and cheating in this deal. The media message seems to be, well Iran is lying and cheating but this deal is better than nothing. And what the President is saying, Iran is lying and cheating, therefore this deal isn't worth anything and I think, you know, that’s a strong argument for him to have.

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