Much has been made about the media coverage of the reported Obama administration spy scandal on the Trump campaign.
On Tuesday, a top Republican decided to give a CNN reporter a little lesson in how do his job.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) has called the media’s “biased coverage” of the story “embarrassing.”
Outside a Capitol Hill hearing room Tuesday, Nunes was asked by CNN congressional reporter Manu Raju, “Did the White House have any role in the memo, sir?”
Nunes immediately responded, “Democracy dies in darkness, my friend. Get to work.”
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“Democracy Dies in Darkness” is the slogan adopted by The Washington Post under its new owner, Jeff Bezos, who is the founder and CEO of Amazon.com and is now the richest man in the world:
Nunes declines to comment after GOP Conference meeting. I asked him if the WH had any role in his memo. His response: “Democracy dies in darkness, my friend. Get to work.”
No further comment
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 6, 2018
The Washington Post and The New York Times have both been criticized by a former Clinton administration insider who ridiculed them for editorializing in favor of suppressing House GOP Intelligence Committee memo.
Nunes says the media have, in his opinion, dropped the ball in looking into the spy scandal.
He told Fox News’ Sean Hannity earlier this week:
“I think the conflict that you're describing, which no one on the left seems to care about or the mainstream media, is that political dirt was used by the FBI, and they knew it was political dirt, to open a counterintelligence investigation into the other campaign.”
Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson of Sinclair Broadcasting said the media have been "so uncurious and begging” not to be told about the alleged constitutional violations by the FBI and Department of Justice.
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