Federalist Publisher Ben Domenech said Wednesday Republican politicians need to get used to a hostile press in the post-Trump era as legacy outlets have shifted from mere bias to blatant hard-left activism.
“It’s moved well beyond bias,” Domenech said on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier.” “We now are witnessing a situation where people are behaving in an incredibly irresponsible manner against the politicians they view as being really on the opposite side.”
Domenech emphasized the recent experience of Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who became a target of CBS’s flagship political program “60 Minutes” earlier this month where leftist activists masquerading as objective journalists manipulated interviews to fit their preconceived narrative. The network omitted key transcripts of DeSantis’s response to a CBS reporter at a press conference while refusing an interview with the Democrat mayor of Palm Beach County, who offered insight to correct their reporting before the show went to air.
“This is the kind of thing that Republican politicians should get used to,” Domenech said. “It is the new reality and it’s not going away.”