Appearing on the Fox Business Network to discuss his new book, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell on Tuesday explained the conclusion of Unmasked: Big Media's War Against Trump: “You put it together and you see the most militant, weaponized assault on a U.S. President in the history of the republic.”
Talking to host Stuart Varney, Bozell said the findings even surprised him: “When my colleague Tim Graham and I sat down and put together the research and looked at the story line, I must tell you it is extraordinary.”
He added, “It is far more than we thought was happening.” You can find Unmasked: Big Media's War Against Trump at any major bookstore or purchase it online here. For more on the contents of the book, go here.
Bozell also discussed the vitriolic, over-the-top media reaction to Trump’s visit to Britain. He contrasted:
Look, President Obama, Bill Clinton, he was involved in the IRA, in Israel and so many other international conflicts and situations. He was praised for that. But Donald Trump going to Britain trying to offer a solution that will be helpful to Britain, the Washington Post says they attack him for interfering.
A transcript of the segment is below. Click “expand” to read more.
Varney and Co.
11:37 AM ET
STUART VARNEY: I want to get back to day two of the President's visit to Britain. I am an American citizen. Got it? I'm proud to see our president visiting my place of birth. But the media, they don't see it that way. Look at this. From the Washington Post, editorial board, no less. Quote, “Trump's visit to Britain will be remembered as a low moment for a special relationship.” Low moment, are you kidding me?
ASHLEY WEBSTER: What was the low moment? What was that?
VARNEY: Stop it. Don't get me started. Let’s bring in Brent Bozell, founder of the Media Research Center, who will give us exactly what I want. Trump's visit and the media coverage of it, in my opinion, has been vicious. What say you?
BRENT BOZELL: They are playing right into the far left's hands. They set up these demonstrations because they know that outlets like CNN are going to give it worldwide publicity. That's exactly what's happening. I read that piece, Stuart. And they actually chastised Theresa May for not disinviting the President to England. Can you imagine what would have been the international explosion had she disinvited him?
So it was stupid on that level. But then if you look at the dignified nature of the ceremonies yesterday. He's the third president in American history to be given the state visit. I mean, I thought it was rather extraordinary, what we saw.
VARNEY: Wait a second. Think what he is offering the Brits. Think what he is offering Europe. He's offering a way out of their Brexit mess. He will give the Brits, he calls it a phenomenal trade deal, which is exactly what they want. They are going to disinvite him because the left has contempt for him? That is ridiculous.
BOZELL: For that, the Washington Post accuses him of interfering with elections. You are so right. He is trying to make Britain understand how favorable this will be because of what the possibilities with the United States, which wouldn't otherwise exist. Look, President Obama, Bill Clinton, he was involved in the IRA, in Israel and so many other international conflicts and situations. He was praised for that. But Donald Trump going to Britain trying to offer a solution that will be helpful to Britain, the Washington Post says they attack him for interfering.
VARNEY: I do want to tell our viewers, though, you've got a new book out. I think it's out today. It's what we have been talking about. It's called Unmasked, Big Media's War Against Trump. Can you give me 20 seconds on what it's all about other than what's in the title?
BOZELL: Sure. Sure. You know, you and I have spoken about this for — since Trump came on the scene. I thought I knew everything. When my colleague Tim Graham and I sat down and put together the research and looked at the story line, I must tell you it is extraordinary. It is far more than we thought was happening. You put it together and you see the most militant, weaponized assault on a U.S. President in the history of the republic. People who are concerned about this issue should read it. There, a plug!
VARNEY: I shall read it. I want a free copy delivered to me. No, no, no. I will buy this thing. I will enhance your bank account somehow or other. Brent Bozell, good man. See you again real soon. Thanks very much.