Kurt Eichenwald, an extremely opinionated, anti-Trump “journalist” appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News channel show and hilarity ensued. Actually, it was a bizarre display of insanity. The huge three-ring binder of Tucker’s “falsehoods” is a nice touch, don’t you think?
Of course, this interview was overdue. Earlier this month, Tucker interviewed Newsweek’s political editor Matthew Cooper, and asked him not only about Mr. Eichenwald, but also their infamous “Madam President” issue. Cooper admitted that they outsourced the whole thing!
Transcript (bolds are mine [editor’s note-they are in the originally quoted material]):
TUCKER CARLSON: You’ve got this guy, Kurt Eichenwald, who works for you.
He tweeted out in September(link is to a post containing the related series of tweets — Ed.), this tweet. Its says: “I believe Trump was institutionalized in a mental hospital for a nervous breakdown (in 1990), which is why he won’t release medical records.”
No evidence of that at all. Newsweek wouldn’t answer any questions about why he did that, or back up his claim. And then they allowed him to keep covering the campaign. Why? That seems really nutty to me, making an allegation like that and not backing it up.
MATTHEW COOPER: Well, I can’t speak to that tweet. I don’t know about it.
Let me just say this, I mean, Kurt’s done some incredible reporting for Newsweek. So, you know, I’m 100 percent, you know, behind what he’s done in the magazine in terms of, you know, sussing through Donald Trump’s finances. He did a great cover a few weeks ago about how Trump’s organization had violated the Cuban embargo —
CARLSON: I mean I’m not saying everything he’s writing is wrong or anything or he’s a bad person or anything. But he’s such an anti-Trump advocate, and it’s so clear on his Twitter feed and in his pieces, you can’t pass him off as a reporter, can you?
COOPER: Well look, I think, I think his writing speaks for itself and people are going to have to judge it as it is. But I think for the stories, you know, leaving his tweets aside, I think, you know, judging from the stories in Newsweek —
CARLSON: Did he write this? (holds up the released and then pulled “Madam President” issue)
Eichenwald is such an “anti-Trump advocate,” using Carlson’s description, that, as Sam Dorman at NewsBusters noted on November 8, “Eichenwald launched a Twitterstorm of ‘top 129 findings from my investigation of Trump'” — all but one negative — on the day before Election Day.
Cooper’s “I know nothing (and I don’t care to know)” response when questioned about Eichenwald’s tweets is so obviously clueless and irresponsible that it makes one wonder how he can possibly stay in the job he currently holds.
Let me answer that for Newsbusters. JOURNALISM IS DEAD, at least as it was practiced at traditional outlets, if it ever was. If you know anyone to whom that isn’t obvious, please ask them to watch Mr. Cooper, an editor at a rag that calls itself a “news” magazine, express complete indifference to the obvious rabid partisanship of one of his “reporters.”
New media (blogs, podcasts and websites) are where journalism moved when it was evicted by the elites in the democrat party. Do you agree? Where do you get most of your news today?