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Ben Stein Says Media Shouldn't Be Surprised How Trump Reacts To Them

President Donald Trump has expressed much frustration with the mainstream media, and even failed to show up at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. They’ve lamented that the president lashes out at them, complains about them on twitter, and calls their reports ‘fake’. As members of the media grumble about the way the president treats them, one lawyer and economist wonders what they expected, because Trump is right.

Ben Stein, lawyer, economist, actor and political commentator, said the media shouldn't be surprised at how the president treats them considering how they've been treating him. He tells CNN host Ana Cabrera that journalists have no one to blame but themselves for the way Trump responds to them.

"Even Nixon was not held up to the same level of ridicule, mockery, and vicious attack than Trump is, and I want to tell you something — I am not a big fan of Trump," said Stein, who was a speechwriter for Richard Nixon. "They just don’t give the guy a break."

"By the way, I think he’s totally right about the ‘fake news.’ So much of what is attacked about him is fake news,” Stein added.

Stein uses the president's so-called 'Muslim ban' as an example of 'fake news' reporting. "That wasn't an anti-Muslim ban — that was a ban [...] on people from seven countries out of 100 and some countries in the world that are predominantly Muslim.... The press made it up as if he's the leader of the Ku Klux Klan. He is no such thing — he's trying to defend America. And his ban was a very short brief pause to expedite vetting."

Stein tells Cabrera that 'the press should be laughing at themselves, not laughing at him.'

Cabrera clearly didn't get the joke, and it’s unlikely any left-leaning journalists will. The fact remains, though, that journalists chucked their integrity and objectivity out the window when they started deciding to run a biased narrative to make the president look bad. They have no one to blame but themselves for being called out on it.

Source: IJR
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