Many supporters of President Donald Trump suspected for years that a bulk of the mainstream media worked overtime to suppress positive news about the president while also burying anything negative about his opponents, most recently news about former Vice President Joe Biden and his family.
According to Breitbart, during a recent Fox News interview with host Maria Bartiromo, the president doubled down on his attack on the media, claiming that during his time in office, “freedom of the press” quickly morphed into “suppression by the press.”
The president first hit on the most recent and blatant example of coordinated press suppression, which occurred in the lead-up to the 2020 election and involved the bombshell scandal surrounding Hunter Biden’s alleged influence-peddling operation abroad, where he raked in millions in foreign money by selling access to his then-vice presidential father.
In a normal news world, the story would have quickly made the rounds in the media and possibly would have become the political scandal of the decade, to say the least. But the mainstream media, in what appears to many as an effort to protect Biden from potentially campaign-ending news coverage, suppressed the story in a noticeable way.
“[T]he media doesn’t want to talk about it. They know how fraudulent this is. It’s no different than Hunter. It’s no different than Hunter. They don’t want to talk about Hunter, so they totally closed it off, big tech and the media, other than The New York Post, as you remember, which took a lot of heat. It was terminated. It was terminated from, I guess, Twitter, maybe Facebook,” Trump told Bartiromo.
As Trump later pointed out to the Fox News host, if half the country — or more — isn’t aware of a potential scandal, then in practical terms, there really isn’t a scandal. It’s like the philosophical thought experiment that questions whether or not a tree makes a sound if it falls in the forest if nobody is around to hear it.
“But it’s a situation, the likes of which — we don’t have freedom of the press in this country. We have suppression by the press. They suppress. You can’t have a scandal if nobody reports about it. This is the greatest fraud in the history of our country, from an electoral standpoint,” Trump added.
Sadly, the president is right on the money. We thought the press was one-sided when former President Barack Obama was in office, but little did we know at the time what lengths they would go to in order to essentially assist in removing a president from office.