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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared on Brian Stelter’s CNN show today to discuss his recent interview in which he blamed Fox News and the New York Post, both owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, for “a lot of the negativity and divisiveness we’re going through right now,” saying that the US would be “a more unified country” without News Corp.

In savaging News Corp, de Blasio got off a couple of rib-ticklers. First, he claimed that in contrast with the hated News Corp:

“CNN and the major networks do not harbor a daily, hourly political agenda.”

He then expressed nostalgia for the good old days, when liberals controlled all the major media outlets. He longed for:

“A world without News Corp. A world with the kind of reporting–both sides–and a real devotion to objectivity that was the norm up to the 1970s in this country.”

Note: we have to give Stelter some credit. He repeatedly suggested to de Blasio that his attack on Fox News and the NY post was analogous to President Trump’s criticisms of CNN. Stelter also twice said that “politicians make lousy media critics.” Stelter also suggested that de Blasio might be blasting News Corp because he harbors 2020 ambitions. Perhaps de Blasio will make this his campaign slogan: Make America Great Again: Outlaw Fox News!

De Blasio: Unlike Fox News and NY Post, CNN Doesn’t Have “Political Agenda”
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