MRC’s Bozell Slams Media as ‘Useful Idiots’ for Coverage of 2016 Russian-Sponsored Anti-Trump Rally

RESTON, VA — Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement Monday responding to the media’s coverage of a 2016 post-election anti-Trump rally which was recently revealed to have been organized by Russians. 

On Friday, an indictment filing signed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller revealed Russians allegedly staged both pro-Trump and anti-Trump rallies with intent to sow discord in the United States. According to NewsBusters, CNN and MSNBC both heavily covered the November 12th anti-Trump event – celebrating the protest as “a love rally.”

MRC President Brent Bozell:

The liberal media have become predictable, “useful idiots” who rush to cover anything remotely anti-Trump. Sadly, they played right into the Russians hands – hook, line and sinker. The media have spent endless hours covering an alleged “collusion” between Russia and the Trump campaign. Now we find they had been touting a Russian-sponsored anti-Trump rally as a “unique” “love rally.” Both CNN and MSNBC gave hourly updates on the protest, all the while giving exposure to an event solely intended to sow discord in America. The national news media are truly a national embarrassment.

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