McConnell Defends Media: ‘Most News is Not Fake’


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is now apparently in the business of defending the media. Perhaps because they gave him a break when Trump came down on him for dragging his feet? They love a good victim story.

He says that most news the media puts out is true and not fake. I guess forgot about CNN and Washington Post.

McConnell said, “My view is that most news is not fake, but I do try to look at a variety of sources,” he answered when asked what news sources he reads amid “accusations and counteraccusations about fake news.”

The Hill reports:

The Senate GOP leader added that he gets synopses that round up what’s being reported every morning.

“I try not to fall in love with any particular source,” he said.

McConnell didn’t mention, and wasn’t asked about, the president’s frequent criticism of the media.

But his comments — made during a Q&A with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin — highlight one of the divisions between tight-lipped GOP senator and Trump’s yearslong feud with the press.

Trump earlier Monday had praised evangelical Christian leader Jerry Falwell Jr. for defending Trump’s response to violence earlier this month at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., while criticizing the “fake news media.”

I must say, dear McConnell, if you are reading this….stop whining and get something productive done already!

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