(NationalSentinel) White House aide and former executive editor of Breitbart Stephen Bannon has a message for the establishment media: Shut up.
As reported by the Washington Examiner, Bannon has described the so-called ‘mainstream’ media as the “opposition party,” a reference to their liberal bias and bent towards supporting all Democrats all the time.
Speaking to the New York Times, Bannon also tore into those who covered Trump’s campaign day-to-day, calling them “outright activists” who supported former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign.
“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for awhile,” Bannon said. “I want you to quote this. … 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.”
“The mainstream media has not fired or terminated anyone associated with following our campaign,” Bannon said. “Look at the Twitter feeds of those people: They were outright activists of the Clinton campaign.”
“That’s why you have no power,” Bannon added. “You were humiliated.”
Continuing, he noted the media’s inaccuracy regarding its pre-determined outcome of the Nov. 8 election.
“The elite media got it dead wrong, 100 percent dead wrong,” Bannon said , calling it “a humiliating defeat that they will never wash away, that will always be there.”
He then lit into the media over its attempt to attack White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for criticizing how it characterized President Donald J. Trump’s first actions in power.
“Are you kidding me?” Bannon said when asked if he worried that Spicer had lost credibility with members of the media. “We think that’s a badge of honor. ‘Questioning his integrity’ — are you kidding me? The media has zero integrity, zero intelligence, and no hard work.”
“You’re the opposition party,” Bannon added. “Not the Democratic Party. You’re the opposition party. The media’s the opposition party.”