Lara Trump Says Mainstream Media Bias ‘Detrimental to Country’

A high-ranking member of the Republican National Committee recently blasted mainstream media and expressed her concern about the bias they have and the fake news that they spread.

During a Wednesday interview with Newsmax, Lara Trump, the co-chair of the RNC, spoke about mainstream media as a whole but also zeroed in on the perceived bias that’s present in the reporting for NPR.

As she explained:

“The problem with NPR, with all the left-leaning media, is that people actually believe this stuff, and it is very detrimental to our country. And you see that evidence every single day.

“Yes, if you want to look at a family, and I’ll say a man in Donald Trump, who has had nothing but misinformation and disinformation, as they like to say, on the other side of the aisle thrown at him every single day. I mean, there’s never been anyone in history, I don’t think, who has taken as much incoming as Donald Trump.

“And yet, every day, it feels like we are vindicated in so many spaces because, at some point, the truth ultimately comes out.”

News coverage from NPR has come under scrutiny recently, specifically on some controversial issues including allegations that Donald Trump colluded with Russia in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, the Hunter Biden laptop story leading up to the 2020 presidential election and where COVID-19 originated.

One of the NPR’s Business Desk senior editors, Uri Berliner, acknowledged the shortcomings of his company in those topics, admitting that the station doesn’t have a diversity of viewpoints present in the newsroom, which ultimately leads to groupthink.

Trump commented on this specifically when she said:

“This stuff is really scary. … People are starting to wake up because you can only lie to people for so long. You can only tell people for so long things are going great, [and] your life is going well when people know full well something is off.

“Something isn’t right and when the rubber meets the road, and it really impacts people day to day in their everyday life, they do start to wake up.”

Media bias is a major issue, as Trump explained, as it can lead to some very hostile environments. In restrictive countries such as China and Russia, the media is run by the state, for instance.

As she said in her Newsmax interview:

“This is the game they play, and everyone should pay attention because it is not hyperbole to compare what’s going on in this country right now to countries like Russia, like China, with state-run news. That is what you get whenever you have a stranglehold on the mass media and what people are receiving in terms of information, and you’re not giving them real information. You’re giving them a slanted viewpoint.”

The RNC has been very committed to combatting bias in the media. While she admitted that Republicans are probably never “going to get a fair shake from these people,” she said they are working to “go around them.”