The Daily Caller’s Senior White House correspondent Shelby Talcott joined CNN’s Brian Stelter and author Garrett M. Graff to discuss the media’s coverage of the January 6 hearings Sunday.
Though the conversation was focused on Fox News and whether the media outlet is lying about the capitol riots and events of January 6, Talcott noted that “I can’t speak for Fox News specifically, but being from a conservative leaning news outlet, I would say the angle from conservative media, at least where I work at the Daily Caller, is that working class voters in these swing states are struggling with a whole slew of problems.”
Talcott went on to list examples of these problems as, “high inflation, gas prices, grocery bills, getting baby formula, so how do these hearings help with those issues?” Neither Stelter nor Graff had a response to Talcott’s question, but Graff did argue that Americans can be concerned about those issues and the capitol riots.
“So it’s not that conservative media is trying to run cover for Trump, it’s just that with everything going on with America today, it’s hard for the media — in conservative media’s view — to sit there and try to force a big chunk of the country to care about this issue more than issues that they’re actually experiencing and being affected by day-to-day,” Talcott concluded in a clip shared on Twitter.
Consumer prices reached the highest rates in four decades on Friday, with the Consumer Price Index climbing 8.6% in the last year. When polled, a majority of Americans from all backgrounds note that the economy is the biggest issue they’re facing.
Stelter asked if Graff could “buy” Talcott’s response, to which he said, “I don’t.” (RELATED: Pelosi Says Biden Polls Poorly Because Americans Simply Don’t Know How Good He’s Been) Our very own […]
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