Texas Rep. Lamar Smith is an influential House chairman and longtime press critic, and he has opened a campaign to call out the “mainstream media” for what he thinks it is.
He has conducted recent surveys on the extremely biased media coverage of President Trump from now and all the way back to the 2016 campaign.
From the Washington Examiner
“The media and Democrats are so close in association and so close in their philosophical views that we might as well use one word to describe both, and that’s ‘Mediacrats,'” said Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, founder of the House Media Fairness Caucus.
Smith, chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, has often been on the receiving end of the media’s anti-conservative bias, but he said the attacks on Trump have led him to urge colleagues to stop referring to the “mainstream” media.
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In an interview, he cited the media’s ills: 91 percent of Trump campaign coverage was negative, 96 percent of media campaign contributions went to Democrat Hillary Clinton, and 55 percent of the public is weary of the anti-Trump tone in coverage.
“It’s the most biased media I’ve seen in my lifetime,” Smith said.