MRC’s Dan Gainor: Coverage of Fired Attorney Part of Media’s Trump ‘Tantrum’

March 15th, 2017 9:35 AM

Replacing appointed attorneys from previous administrations is not unusual for a new president, but didn’t stop the liberal media from attacking President Donald Trump for it.

MRC Vice President of Business and Culture Dan Gainor said the coverage of fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is “just part of the national media tantrum” about anything Trump does.

“If you look at it, The Washington Post plays it up on the front page as the lead story on Sunday,” Gainor said on March 13. He was on Fox Business Network’s Intelligence Report with Trish Regan to discuss the coverage.

Gainor also criticized Politico for using the word “replace” when Obama had attorneys removed but then used the word “oust” when Trump did the same thing. He said the media is “trying to paint this as an extreme thing. We are supposed to get upset about the release of an attorney that honestly, no one outside the media cares about.”

“This is political” Gainor argued. “He [Preet Bharara] is either going to run for office or wants a nice job someplace.”

“The media want to depict it as everything is somehow nefarious,” Gainor said. “They can’t decide whether Trump is some sort of guy who reacts everyday just by what he watches on TV or he’s Steve Bannon’s puppet. So, they just tell you it is both things simultaneously, even though they are mutually exclusive.”