Trump Strategist Steve Bannon Says Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’
Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s chief White House strategist, laced into the American press during an interview on Wednesday evening, arguing that news organizations had been “humiliated” by an election outcome few anticipated, and repeatedly describing the media as “the opposition party” of the current administration. News organizations ⸻ “humiliated” by election outcome; therefore, being laced as the “opposition party.”
“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while,” Mr. Bannon said during a telephone call.
“I want you to quote this,” Mr. Bannon added. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”
Along with Bannon’s call for the press to shut up and just listen, I must say that I am one of those journalists who support him. Moreover, I would ask the public at large to give credibility to what Mr. Bannon is saying by asking each one of you too when either listening or watching to the press try and make a mental note of who, what, where, when, and how.
In additional coverage of this media mess, one would think that the editors of various categories would be a bit more selective. In the last ten years, the press has been distinguished as the mainstream media, the blog corps, and/or anything else to shut up the regular press; you know the people who document with evidence and sources what they are saying.
Having read this story in addition to some other personal non-coverages here goes. At a moment of high tension between the news media and the administration, with skirmishes over the size of Mr. Trump’s inaugural crowd and the president’s false claims that millions of illegal votes by undocumented immigrants swayed the popular vote against him.
What on earth does the press have stating anything about numbers of people? Now, I don’t mind saying but there has been so much scuttlebutt about winning the election to nothing but nastiness from every environmental group meaning the pipeline news as well as I believe the entire voting apparatus should be examined. Why? For good measure. President Trump’s daughter openly admitted that she was registered in two states as well as many members of congress. But hey, deceased people?