Media Research Center President Brent Bozell appeared on Wednesday’s edition of Varney and Company, where he took the media to task for their reaction to President Trump’s State of the Union address. Among the hateful responses that Bozell highlighted were a comparison of the President to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels on MSNBC and nasty jabs from CNN anchors that Rush Limbaugh is a racist (he’s not).
Bozell also lamented the “obviously scripted” behavior of Speaker Pelosi, which included tearing up her copy of the speech: “I think when the President left, he was furious… He could see that disrespect had been shown. Not just to him, not just to the office of the Presidency. It was to the People’s House.”
To read a partial transcript of the segment, click "expand" below:
FBN's Varney and Company
10:51 - 10:55 a.m. EST
STUART VARNEY: I want you to take a look at the reaction from the media after the speech. Watch this…
...“Dark?” “Bizarre?” What is this man talking about?
BRENT BOZELL: Well, let’s keep going. On MSNBC, I think it was Chris Matthews who pretty much called him a Nazi, and said that it was “Goebbels” and “the big lie.” They also called him satan, and they said you were doing a deal with the devil. CNN called Rush a racist. So did ABC. Over at Hollywood, Sarah Silverman was calling Trump a “fear-mongering pig.” Cher wrote a tweet where she attacked him — I love this one — she attacked him, just blasted him, and among other things, called him illiterate. I looked at that tweet; I counted no less than ten grammatical errors in there.
VARNEY: Well done, well done. I’m glad you point these things out. You know, Brent, during last year’s State of the Union, Nancy Pelosi clapped, you know, the sarcastic clap. This year, she ripped up his speech. Look, we’re going to show it to you right now.
You can see it: going through four pages, ripping them up, quite methodically. Brent, I call that a theatrical tantrum and nothing more. What do you say?
BOZELL: I think the whole thing was, on her part. And it was all obviously scripted on her part. Shuffling papers the entire speech, that was meant to disrupt the camera. The facial expressions, shaking her head, smirking, grimacing, laughing at him. Meanwhile, you had those witches in the audience who were up and down there. All of the talking going on during the State of thee Union. The camera pans to them, and they’re standing up talking to each other, chit-chatting.
Let me tell you something. I think when the president left, he was furious. Absolutely furious. For over an hour he was trying to make an address to the American people, and I think he was watching all of this. He couldn’t see that woman behind him, but he could see everybody else in the audience. He could see the disrespect being shown. And not just to him, not just to the office of the Presidency. It’s to the People’s House.
VARNEY: Exactly, exactly. I think he won. Brent Bozell, everyone. Good man.