Fox & Friends invited author and national talk-show host Mark Levin on Sunday to discuss the budding effort by House Democrats to impeach President Trump. Levin ripped the media repeatedly, and protested the idea that the Democrats are going to try and remove the president from office by using an anonymous "whistleblower" who didn't even have first-hand access to the events that are allegedly impeachable.
Levin told Ed Henry, "You know, Ed, I've been watching you and a lot of reporters, and you haven't once asked for the identity of the so-called whistleblower. Why is that?" Henry said "I want to know the identity." Levin harped on how anonymous this accuser is:
MARK LEVIN: I'm an American citizen. If this C.I.A. operative is going to be the guy that brings down my president, I want to know all about him. I want to know what kind of dogs they have, how many marriages they've had, if they have a DUI, I want to know if they're a partisan, I want to know everything, like they do with everybody else, the media.
I want to know, this guy should be cross-examined -- what kind of a situation is this? We're going to bring down a president of the United States and the Democrats are telling us we can't identify this guy 'cause his life might be in danger? And then everybody swings around his memo like it's the Bible. I have a lot of questions about his memo! I don't need press people interpreting it for me. I can read it myself! I want to question this person about his memo.
Levin also protested the sudden, suspicious change in the rules that whistleblowers don't have to have their information first-hand.
Levin took exception to the idea that no one should be "digging dirt" on the Bidens, and wondered why the media is turning their behavior in Ukraine into a Trump scandal. "My question is why is Joe Biden above the law? Why is his son above the law? Where is Hunter Biden today? Where is the media? Don't they want to know? Don't they want to know if the leading contender for the Democrat nomination is a crook and if his son is a crook?"
Henry pressed on Levin with the usual morally intimidating question: "Are you okay with a president asking his counterpart -- this is a simple yes or no -- to dig up dirt on former vice president Joe Biden and his son?" Many reporters using this line of questioning find nothing unseemly about President Obama and his government trying to spy on the Trump campaign in 2016. They don't talk about it.
LEVIN: If you guys in the media would do your damn job and ask Joe Biden and Hunter Biden what the hell's going on, maybe the president wouldn't have to raise the issue. Why is the president having to raise the issue? And, by the way, he didn't raise it the way you said it. He said this has been raised, it was raised in the New York Times, it's been raised by Peter Schweitzer and so forth, and nobody wants to look into it .
PETE HEGSETH: Don't they have to raise the issue precisely because of the book you wrote that's over your left shoulder Unfreedom of the Press? I mean, the press is entirely ununinterested on the other side and instead bringing everything they can on speculation. We don't know anything.
LEVIN: Pete, let me tell you what the press has done. They lied about a quid pro quo. They lied about the president raising this eight times [in his phone call to the president of Ukraine]. They've lied about the president asking for a favor trying to tie it to Joe Biden when he was talking about the 2016 election. The American people detest the media, not because they oppose freedom of the press, but because they love freedom of the press. The media have taken sides here and what I'm saying is this is an utterly corrupt political, partisan process. And it's about time we had some real reporters who would try to get to the bottom of this.