This woman. Do we even have words to describe someone like her? How has she been in office for so long? All we’ve got to say is she leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
And the press! If a Republican calls them out, they let everyone know. But Pelosi, she gets a pass? They just take it if it comes from a Democrat apparently.
By T. Becket Adams
Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s, D-Calif., attack on the press this weekend has provoked little outrage from reporters, which is curious considering the industry’s near-obsession with anti-media messages coming from the White House.
The House minority leader accused the press of acting as an accomplice in Russia’s reported undermining of the 2016 presidential election.
This is no small accusation.
“I do think, with all due respect in the world for the press, that the press could have done a better job [highlighting Russia’s alleged meddling in the election],” Pelosi told CNN’s Jake Tapper.
Russian hackers broke into the private email accounts of Democratic National Committee staffers and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. The hacking group WikiLeaks published the electronic communications in installments during the presidential election, which were then covered by the nation’s largest newsrooms.
Pelosi said this weekend that journalists were wrong to report on the content of the stolen emails. She also said reporters were wrong to ignore that Russian hackers were responsible for the leaks (nearly every story published during the election was careful to note that the emails had reportedly come from Russian sources).
“[I]nstead of printing every email that came out, and saying this comes to you from Vladimir Putin, they were, hah, hah, hah, John Podesta said this or that,” the House minority leader griped this weekend.
Reporting on the leaked emails was worse than just wasted time, Pelosi continued. It actually benefited Russia’s attempts to interfere in the election, meaning reporters acted as accomplices, she added.