Emmer Slams Mainstream Media in New Column: ‘Lower Approval Rating Than President It Loves to Smear’


Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN-06) pummeled the mainstream media in a column published Tuesday, criticizing the corporate press for parroting propaganda issued by the Chinese Communist Party.

“If you have followed American politics over the past four years, you likely picked up on the hatred Democrats harbor for President Donald Trump. Perhaps the best example of this hatred is liberal darling Bill Maher’s comments from 2018 when he said he was hoping for a crashing economy because it was the only way to defeat President Trump in 2020. This perverse thinking perfectly exemplifies the mindset of the modern-day Democratic Party, and unfortunately, Americans are forced to witness this irrational hatred on a daily basis,” Emmer wrote in an op-ed for Roll Call.

According to Emmer, who chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee, if President Trump “says the sky is up, the Democrats will say it is down.”

“This irrational hatred is a very dangerous game to play during the COVID-19 pandemic that has paralyzed our country and shattered our economy,” Emmer continued. “The Democrats who are now criticizing the president for not taking this pandemic seriously are the same ones who called him ‘un-American’ in January for cutting off travel from countries engulfed by the virus.”

He then turned his attention to the “liberal press corps,” which in his estimation is “all too happy to provide a platform for the hate-filled left to spew anything they want, so long as it is to the detriment of President Trump.”

“During this health crisis, the liberal media has reported on propaganda being issued by the Chinese Communist Party with far less scrutiny than on President Trump’s daily briefings,” said Emmer.

He pointed to the media’s blind trust in the official coronavirus death toll put out by the Chinese Communist Party as just one example.

“Democrats throw their tantrum, and the liberal media parrots it. Rinse. Liberal media reports talking points from Beijing, and Democrats cite them as fact. Repeat,” said Emmer. “It should come as no wonder that, thanks to the liberal media, the media as a whole has a lower approval rating than the president it loves to smear, and it is the least trustworthy of the country’s major institutions regarding their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Minnesota congressman concluded his column by declaring that America has “a historic opportunity to get our country back on track in the next few months.”

“We simply can’t afford Nancy Pelosi and congressional Democrats derailing our efforts to appease their socialist foot soldiers,” he said. “As America looks to rebuild as quickly as possible, hopefully the Democrats and their allies in the liberal press will finally put their bias aside and report the facts.”

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Anthony Gockowski is managing editor of The Minnesota Sun and The Ohio Star. Follow Anthony on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].
Background Photo “Tom Emmer’s Op-ed” by Roll Call.







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