MRC’s Tim Graham: Media’s ‘Hatred and Loathing’ Much More Obvious Now

NewsBusters | 6/7/2019 | Staff
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The Media Research Center’s Tim Graham on Friday declared that “hatred and the loathing and the disgust” is a lot easier to spot from journalists these days. Appearing on Fox and Friends to promote Unmasked: Big Media's War Against Trump, Graham called for journalists to simply do their jobs: “We want reporters to tell us what happened today. What did politicians say today? And I would even like them to say what politicians said in public instead of always what they said behind the scenes.”

He added, “What's a lot easier to pick out today is the hatred and the loathing and the disgust. They seem to lead with that instead of leading with the facts.”

Graham - Unmasked - Brent - Bozell - Bookstore

Graham co-authored Unmasked with Brent Bozell and you can find it at any major bookstore or online. For more on what’s in the book, go here.

[Thanks to MRC intern Aiden Jackson for the transcript.]

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Fox and Friends

6/7/19

AINSLEY EARHARDT: We have heard the President call out fake news before. And now many Americans are saying made-up news is a critical issue that needs to be stopped.

BRIAN - KILMEADE - Pew - Research - Survey

BRIAN KILMEADE: A Pew Research survey finds that Americans think made-up news is so bad it's an even bigger problem than violent crime and terrorism.

EARHARDT: Here to react is Tim Graham. He's the executive editor of NewsBusters and director at the Media Research Center and co-author of Unmasked Big Media's War Against Trump. Good morning to you, Tim.

TIM - GRAHAM - Morning

TIM GRAHAM: Good morning.

EARHARDT: So why is this so dangerous? Why is fake news -- you say it's extremely dangerous, why?

GRAHAM - Information - Quality - Information - Thing

GRAHAM: We need good information. We should all be seeking high quality information and that's a hard thing to do...
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