MRC’s Rich Noyes: Media Would Have Freaked If Bush Had an Informant in Obama Campaign

The Media Research Center’s Rich Noyes on Wednesday appeared on the Fox Business Network to showcase the hypocrisy of journalists in reacting to a secret informant within the 2016 Trump campaign. Talking to host Neil Cavuto, Noyes explained: “These new stories about an informant talking to Trump people and reporting back to the FBI what they said, that would have been a big story if it had happened to the Obama team under say, a Republican administration, the Bush administration.” 

Noyes added of possible abuses against Trump during the campaign: “We've had 1400, 1500 minutes of coverage speculating about what the Trump campaign might have done wrong vis-a-vis Russia in 2016. There has been very, very little coverage from the mainstream media.” 

 

 

A partial transcript of the segment is below: 

Cavuto: Coast to Coast
5/23/18
12:31

NEIL CAVUTO: I want to get the read from Axios media reporter Sara Fischer, Media Research Center, uh, expert Rich Noyes joining us. Sorry guys, I lost my place. 

...

 13:33

CAVUTO: Rich, there is another issue that has come up here, that whether he will get fair treatment in all of this. You know a lot of people point out if this were Barack Obama and there were indications that there were plants or the government and prior administration spying on his campaign all hell would break loose. Is that your sense? 

RICH NOYES: Well I think that's right. I mean, we've had like, you know, 1400, 1500 minutes of coverage speculating about what the Trump campaign might have done wrong vis-a-vis Russia in 2016. There has been very, very little coverage from the mainstream media. It only happens when the President himself gets involved, what was going on. Were there excesses, were there problems on the investigation side in 2016? 

Was the Obama administration pushing the envelope too far? These new stories about an informant talking to Trump people and reporting back to the FBI what they said, that would have been a big story if it had happened to the Obama team under say, a Republican administration, the Bush administration.

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[On North Korea] 

CAVUTO: Is that your sense, Rich? How will that be played in the media if that is the case? 

NOYES: Well, the media has gone back and forth on Korea. They have been suggesting that the president was too much of a cheerleader, already sort of willing to give away the store looking for a Nobel peace prize. Now they're suggesting he is throwing cold water on it and trying to sort of kill it before anything is happening to it. I think media are overreacting, the correct advice would be to wait see what happens. Report it as it happens. Don't speculate on what will happen.


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