Stephen Cohen is a professor and expert on Russia. He has also worked in media. During a recent appearance on the Tucker Carlson show, he said that the media’s anti-Trump bias is unlike anything he has ever seen.
Here’s a transcript from News Busters:
TUCKER CARLSON: So I’m reading the Washington Post today, which is the Jeff Bezos publication. And right on the front page, there’s a piece about Russia. And the subhead says here, “Hacking Democracy,” as if it is a known and universally accepted fact that our democracy was, quote, “hacked.”
Do we know that?
STEPHEN COHEN: We do not. It’s been alleged. Originally it was said that 17 intelligence agencies made that finding. Turned out it was a few people in a couple intelligence agencies.
If you read on in the Washington Post story in the first paragraph, they go back to this claim that it’s the consensus of intelligence agencies. So it’s simply not true.
I have to say that in addition to being a professor, for a long time I was also a paid consultant of a major American television network. I admire mainstream media. I learned a lot. But I have never seen media malpractice like this before in my life.
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He is right. No one has ever seen anything like this.