As per the norm, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany took to the podium for the daily press briefing and was prepared for the routine games the press corps often plays by letting them know she was not there to indulge them in any way.
There were many highlight-reel moments from today’s briefing, but perhaps the best one came at the end when McEnany roasted the media for how they covered the two big Hunter Biden stories that broke in October and December as well as the story that broke earlier this month about Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell’s
extensive connections with a Chinese national.
McEnany noted Swalwell was one of the “lead instigators” of the Russian/Trump collusion hoax, which the media routinely amplified even though no evidence existed. She also pointed out that though the media eagerly gave Swalwell all the airtime he wanted to spout his baseless claims about Trump during the run-up to the left’s impeachment glory days, they were suddenly mostly quiet when Swalwell was implicated in the Chinese spy scandal.
She went on to talk about how the media tried to portray the explosive NY Post story that came out in October about Hunter Biden as a “Russian disinformation” campaign, only to have egg on their faces when Hunter Biden himself admitted this month that he was indeed under investigation by the feds.
“Good for those who covered what was a story all along and not Russian disinformation,” McEnany stated as she prepared to exit the room.
This apparently CNN performance journalist Jim Acosta, who called out to McEnany as she left the podium and asked “”Isn’t it hypocritical of you to accuse others of disinformation when you spread it everyday?”
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 15, 2020
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) December 15, 2020
Reporter calls out Kayleigh McEnany: ‘Isn’t it hypocritical to accuse others of misinformation when you spread it every day?’ pic.twitter.com/h8zr4d5RtT
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) December 15, 2020
The irony here cannot be overstated. Here we have McEnany correctly pointing out in so many words how the media ran its own disinformation campaign by either refusing to run stories that painted Democrats in unflattering lights, one of them by characterizing it as a Russian disinformation campaign, and then you have Acosta – who works for the network who blatantly ran interference on the Hunter Biden story by actively planning to suppress it prior to the election, accusing her of spreading disinformation.
You really can’t make this up.