President Trump has had it with the mainstream fake news hacks. In a interview for CBS’s “60 minutes,” veteran liberal apologist Lesley Stahl got a dose of her own medicine.
After about 45 minutes of hostile, opinionated, and loaded questions, the President left the interview. He figured he had given the ankle-biting piranhas at CBS as much as he could. He told Lesley and the crew that he believed they had enough material, knowing that the more he said, the more his responses would be edited and distorted.
Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff characterized Stahl’s performance as more an “opinion journalist,” not a “real reporter.” White House sources described Stahl’s interview as “extremely hostile.” She began with “get ready for some tough questions.”
Liberals reported that President Trump stormed out of the interview. In actuality, he left after giving Stahl as much time as he had. As a president of the largest economy in the world and while running a presidential campaign the President’s time is extremely limited. He must pick and choose what he gives his time too and after he realized Stahl wasn’t going to be fair, he left. He also scrapped a planned “walk and talk” with the President and Vice President Pence.
Actually, Lesley and the CBS crowd were scooped by President Trump. His tweeted on Wednesday, “I am pleased to inform you that, for the sake of accuracy in reporting, I am considering posting my interview…PRIOR TO AIRTIME…so that everybody can get a glimpse of what a FAKE and BIASED interview is all about.”
He then followed up that tweet by releasing 38 minutes of the interview on his Facebook page. You can watch it in its entirety here.
We only need to follow the President’s advice and “compare this electoral intrusion with the recent interviews of Sleepy Joe Biden.”
Take the previous opposing week’s townhall appearances of both candidates, for example, where the President had to endure the screechy Savannah Guthrie while Joe Biden was floated softball questions by former Bill Clinton hatchet man, George Stephanopoulos.
Savannah constantly interrupted, gritted her teeth and argued with the President. She took up one-third of the preliminary debate time to discuss her pet peeves and discuss what she didn’t like about the President. She even tried to help some of the questioners.
To the President’s credit, he kept his temper and beat Savannah like a drum. Savannah’s contentiousness, constant arguing may have been a response to the heat NBC took for accommodating a President they hate with the white-hot heat of a million suns.
Joe Biden, on the other network, was practically served cocoa and cookies by Democrat operative Stephanopoulos. George was gentle, polite, and asked leading questions that saved more than a few of Joe’s brain cells—and, significantly, the question of whether he was “the Big Guy” mentioned in Hunter’s emails and whether or not he took money from China, Ukraine or any foreign government in exchange for political favors was never brought up.
Lesley also took a major hit when she was called out for not wearing a mask at the White House. Stahl showed up in a photo without a mask immediately after the interview. Press Secretary Karoline Leavitt observed, “This is moments after she criticized me for not wearing a mask while working at my desk. Rules for thee but not for me, Lesley?”
So, once again, the President remains a cunning and effective foe to a hapless and transparently biased press. CBS news hacks had their heads handed to them by a plain-spoken master of negotiation and controlling the discussion.
What the folks at NBC and CNN don’t want to discuss is the Hunter Biden poisoned emails that could blow his dad’s candidacy out of the water or the fact that Hunter’s emails prove President Trump’s impeachment was a total sham. In the short term, we can expect friendly press hacks to keep the Biden zombie candidacy afloat.