Feel good video: MSM reporter called out for bias short circuits
A Newsweek reporter who claims objectivity despite having published a series of liberal tirades via Twitter just got skewered by Fox’s Tucker Carlson.
Newsweek editor and Vanity Fair contributor Kurt Eichenwald has been a leading MSM voice behind claims that Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Moscow during the 2016 election.
He also claimed via Twitter, without providing any proof whatsoever, that Trump spent a portion of the 1990s locked in a mental institution.
Carlson asked him to explain, asking: “Do you believe that you are practicing journalism?”
The video is worth a watch.
But if you can’t sit through the entire thing, Eichenwald never answers whether he believes he’s practicing journalism and doesn’t provide proof of his claim about Trump’s institutionalization.
“Unlike on your world, reality is not always able to give you a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer,” he said.
Eichenwald spends most of the interview avoiding the questions and attempting to turn the conversation around to accuse Carlson of being a fake news pusher. He even at one point holds up a prop he brought along, a binder marked “Tucker Carlson Falsehoods.”
It’s also worth noting that both of Eichenwald’s employers came under fire during the election season for a bias toward Clinton in coverage.
This is what’s wrong with the nation’s media establishment.