Newt Gingrich Goes Full Conspiracy Theorist: ‘The Elite Media Is Part of the Deep State’
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Former Speaker of the House and famed Clinton hater Newt Gingrich appeared on Hannity Wednesday night to talk about the evil liberal media and how they’re in cahoots with Washington’s VIPs.
“The elite media is part of the deep state,” Gingrich said. “The elite media group has survived by being in collusion with the senior bureaucracy, the city of Washington, the senior reporters, the senior bureaucrats, the senior lobbyists, they all hang out together, they all talk to each other, they all compare notes.”
Host Sean Hannity began to wax poetic about President Donald Trump’s accomplishments as laid out in the State of the Union and how the speech was well-received in polls conducted by CBS and CNN, and he wondered aloud why the media was not echoing the president’s optimism.
“The elite media in the United States is not neutral. They’re not referees,” Gingrich asserted. “They’re the offensive wing of the other team.”
“These are folks who are so deeply hostile to what Donald Trump is trying to accomplish that they are fully as much a part of the opposition as is Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer and that’s part of why you’re getting this unbelievably biased coverage,” he added.
To put the icing on the cake, he balked at the Congressional Black Caucus’ reluctance to show any enthusiasm over Trump’s claim that black unemployment is at its lowest point in history, as if there’s no possible reason for black congresspeople to be less than enthused with Donald Trump.
“If they’re not happy that their constituents have a job, if they’re not happy that the tax cuts really dramatically help their congressional districts, then who do they represent?” Gingrich asked.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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