Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway joined “Fox and Friends” Thursday morning to break down the media’s most mortifying moments of 2016. The media’s worst moment this past year was when they ignored the true factors driving the election and instead spent months predicting that Hillary Clinton would win the election by a “landslide,” Hemingway said.
“This was the entire election: months of the media shouting at us that Hillary Clinton was going to win, and in that cacophony of voices they never listened to what American people actually had to say,” she said. “It was a huge embarrassment to the media.”
Hemingway said Samantha Bee’s assertion that white people ruined America by voting for Trump and the media’s vigorous praise for Fidel Castro proves the media has bought what the Left is selling.
“This was the year the media really seemed to buy into this hard-left idea that white people are responsible for all of the world’s problems, and when you group together and disparage two-thirds of the population, it’s more than a little racist,” she said.
“Western media has largely adopted communist propaganda to explain Fidel Castro and his treatment of the people rather than tens of thousands of eyewitness accounts about how Fidel Castro is a homicidal tyrant, and that is really unforgivable,” she said.
The news media also wasn’t doing their jobs when many outlets pretended the Orlando terror attack wasn’t terrorism and instead decided to push for more gun control.
“ISIS is committing terror attacks on U.S. soil and the media is treating it as some referendum on the Second Amendment,” she said. “That’s fake news.”
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