Federalist Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway joined Fox News’ “Media Buzz”on Sunday to explain why she’s unimpressed by the media’s hypocritical reaction to Donald Trump calling out NBC News’ Katy Tur by name at a rally.
“There’s a social contract in play, and the way we treat each other is part of that contract,” Hemingway said. “The media have done a lot to hurt that social contract. In recent years, destroying the life of a low-level Capitol Hill staffer because she had the audacity to criticize the Obama family, publishing the addresses of gun owners, hounding pizza shop owners because they have the wrong religious views, and UVA — we just saw what happened when they tried to destroy an entire institution, a fraternity, and administrators.”
“When people break that social contract, you do expect to see people start to boo back,” she said. “The sensitivity and defensiveness that we’re seeing among media people, when they’ve done so much to destroy civil discourse and to disparage the views of so many people, I’m not that impressed that we’re getting that upset by it.”