CNN Cuts Away From Speaker McCarthy's First Weekly Presser as He Blasts Media Hypocrisy

McCarthy blasts media bias in first weekly Speaker press conference. Credit: MRC/CNN

In this episode of As the Tables Turn…

What a difference a new Speaker of the House makes. Newly-elected Speaker Kevin McCarthy used his first weekly press conference on Thursday to eviscerate the hypocritical “mainstream” media, while blistering serial-lying Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.) and scandal-riddled Rep. Eric Swalwell (Calif.) in the process. How bad was it? CNN — The Most Trusted Name in News™ — cut to regular programming.


After taking several questions about embattled New York Republican Rep. George Santos, who faces calls from both parties to resign after he was caught in multiple lies, McCarthy turned the tables on reporters, asking why they refused to ask similar questions about embattled Democrat lawmakers.

The festivities began with a question about McCarthy’s decision to remove Swalwell and Schiff from the House Intelligence Committee, and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which he promised to do, months before his election as Speaker.

“You said you’re going to let Democrats appoint their own members to the committee, but you’ve also indicated you’re not going to let —” a reporter began. Game on. McCarthy cut her off:

I was very clear early on. Let me phrase something very direct to you. If you got the briefing I got from the FBI, you wouldn’t have Swalwell on any committee. And you’re going to tell me other Democrats couldn’t fill that slot? He cannot get a security clearance in the private sector — so would you like to give him a government clearance?


Crickets, as McCarthy quickly pivoted to his left to face other reporters:

You asked me questions about Santos. Did you ask the questions about Swalwell? Not only was he getting a clearance; he was inside an Intel Committee. He had more information than the majority of all the members. Did you ever raise that issue?

Again, crickets. The Speaker continued:

No, but you should have. You’re going to tell me there’s 200 other Democrats that couldn’t fill that slot? But they kept him on it? The only way that they even knew it came forward was when they went to nominate him to the Intel Committee — and then the FBI came and told the leadership then, ‘He’s got a problem.’ And they kept him on. That jeopardized all of us.

And Schiffty?

Adam Schiff openly lied to the American public—

CNN then cut away and began “analyzing” the Speaker’s comments.


Reality must really bite for CNN these days.

The Bottom Line

Yep, the tables have been turned on CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, and a host of other liberal media lapdogs. And in this case, we see The Most Trusted Name in News™ cut away from legitimate news — solely because the story playing out before their horrified eyes was true — and their lapdog media brethren were to blame.


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