Chairman of the House Intel Committee Devin Nunes (R-California) believes fair media in the US “no longer exists” and that 90 percent of it is “far left” – even calling the media “part of the Democratic Party’s network.”
Nunes made the comments during a lengthy interview on the Fox News Channel Sunday show Life, Liberty & Levin with conservative host Mark Levin. “The media in this country is dead,” he said. “It no longer exists and the American people need to understand this.”
Nunes made the criticism when Levin asked him about the media’s coverage of a controversial GOP memo written by Nunes and published last month. It contained accusations of bias against President Donald Trump within the FBI and raised doubts about the Democrats’ favored narrative of “collusion” between Trump and Russia.
The memo focused on an FBI surveillance warrant obtained in 2016 to monitor Trump foreign policy advisor Carter Page. In the memo, Nunes claimed that the FBI relied on information contained in the hotly disputed ‘Steele dossier’ – a document paid for partly by Hillary Clinton’s campaign – to obtain the warrant.
Nunes went on to say that the “liberal owners” of the media demand coverage sympathetic to the Democrats. He berated media organisations for being “totally reliant on getting clicks, and playing to their base and to their owners to support what their owners want.”