Laura Ingraham Calls Time Mag Honoring Slain and Imprisoned Journalists ‘Transparently Self-Serving’


Fox News host Laura Ingraham attacked the media after Time chose slain and imprisoned journalists for the magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year covers, calling the move “transparently self-serving.”

“Guardians of the fallacy — that’s the focus of tonight’s angle,” Ingraham began on her show tonight. “The political media establishment, they’ve been at war, a Cold War really with Donald Trump for more than three years now. From the outset, he represented everything they hate, not just his America first policies but his brash take no prisoners style that threatened to crash their exclusive club.”

“But as the Mueller probe and its new New York offshoot come to a head, the media feel well-positioned to recast their image from #fakenews to galaxy saving superheroes like Batman or Aquaman,” she continued. “They decided to try a franchise reboot. The first comes courtesy of Time magazine’s Person of the Year.”

The host then played a clip of Time‘s Edward Felsenthal explaining they “chose to highlight four individuals and one group who have taken great risks in pursuit of greater truths.”

“I only caught the last part of what he said when I first saw this. I thought, ‘Wow, they are giving it to China’s persecuted Christians. That’s amazing,'” Ingraham said, in her signature dry, mocking tone.

“We love objective journalists and the targeting of journalists just because they’re doing their jobs is despicable. But also, isn’t there something kind of transparently self-serving about journalists giving awards to other journalists?”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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