Fox News anchor Brit Hume recently commented on the media’s biased coverage of Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech.
Hume opined that this could be a turning point for Trump while pointing out the blatant lies and misinformation reported by the media about the speech.
According to Fox News:
The New York Times called the speech “dark and divisive,” reporting that it cast Trump’s “struggling effort to win a second term as a battle against a ‘new far-left fascism’ seeking to wipe out the nation’s values and history.”
The Washington Post reported that Trump “delivered a dark speech ahead of Independence Day in which he sought to exploit the nation’s racial and social divisions.” A quick search of the term “dark and divisive” on Twitter shows that liberal pundits ranging from CNN’s Brian Stelter to NBC News’ Claire McCaskill used the same adjectives to describe Trump’s speech.
“I don’t think that the public is on the side of these editorial writers and people like Tammy Duckworth,” Hume said on Monday. “I think the public would like to see America’s tradition and heroes and history defended.”
“And some of the news coverage of the speech, with opinions expressed in the story, is every bit nearly as strong at least, as those on the editorial pages, was something I don’t think I have ever quite seen before,” he continued.
Hume was taken aback by the media’s opinion barrage on the event. Noting: “I have rarely seen such biased and misleading coverage and such extravagant opinion reaction to this than I saw this weekend.”