AL.com’s John Archibald becomes the latest to lie about Steve Bannon telling the media to “keep its mouth shut”…

Archibald is AL.com’s most fair liberal, which is faint praise, but his latest column is lazy crap…

Buried in this garbage is this line…

Legitimate media is told to ‘keep its mouth shut” by a guy who came to power running a partisan blog. The press, Bannon now argues, is “the opposition party.”

It has been referenced a lot.

Problem?

It’s a lie.

“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while,” Mr. Bannon said in an interview on Wednesday.

“I want you to quote this,” Mr. Bannon added. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”

This entire thing is predicated on a lie. They don’t even follow the quote to the end of the sentence, let alone the thought.

Bannon is right, the media should listen to the people instead of lecturing the us about what they want.

Again

  • 32% say they have “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust
  • 14% of Republicans express trust, down from 32% last year
  • Confidence drops among younger and older Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ trust and confidence in the mass media “to report the news fully, accurately and fairly” has dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history, with 32% saying they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. This is down eight percentage points from last year.

Gallup began asking this question in 1972, and on a yearly basis since 1997. Over the history of the entire trend, Americans’ trust and confidence hit its highest point in 1976, at 72%, in the wake of widely lauded examples of investigative journalism regarding Vietnam and the Watergate scandal. After staying in the low to mid-50s through the late 1990s and into the early years of the new century, Americans’ trust in the media has fallen slowly and steadily. It has consistently been below a majority level since 2007.

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