‘It Was Fair’ Mike Cernovich Pronounces 60 Minutes Interview ‘Good Journalism’
Right wing media was abuzz this weekend after learning that Michael Cernovich would appear on 60 Minutes to discuss his website Danger and Play and fake news. The final result, Sunday, was a tense exchange between the liberal bête noire, and interviewer Scott Pelley.
Despite the tension, Cernovich said the interview was “fair” and even declared the segment “good journalism.”
“It was fair. They took their shots at me while giving me a chance to respond,” he said in a statement to Mediaite. “I have no issues with it at all. It was good journalism.”
During the interview, Pelley laced into Cernovich over his coverage of Hillary Clinton’s health, specifically calling out a story he published titled “Hillary Clinton has Parkinson’s Disease, Physician Confirms.”
Pelley: You don’t think that’s misleading?
You believe it’s true today?
Oh, absolutely…She had a seizure and froze up walking into her motorcade that day.
Well, she had pneumonia. I mean…
How do you know? Who told you that?
Well, the campaign told us that.
Why would you trust the campaign?
The point is you didn’t talk to anybody who’d ever examined Hillary Clinton.
I don’t take anything Hillary Clinton is going to say at all as true. I’m not going to take her on her word. The media says we’re not going to take Donald Trump on his word. And that’s why we are in these different universes.
As Mediate’s Joe DePaolo previously reported, Cernovich is no stranger to controversy:
Even before the Clinton post, the prominent Trump supporter had been a highly controversial figure. Cernovich was a self-proclaimed champion of the “Gamergate” movement, which targeted progressive women in the video game industry. He also Tweeted in 2012 “Have you guys ever tried “raping” a girl without using force? Try it. It’s basically impossible. Date rape does not exist.” (The tweet has since been deleted, but was captured here.) He also told The New Yorker “My first marriage was ruined by feminist indoctrination.”
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