Mark Levin: Corporate Media Wants To "Fundamentally Transform" The American Citizen, Society

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Mark Levin, the author of 'Unfreedom Of The Press,' explains why he believes the current corporate-owned mass media is not the free press because they are "destroying a free press." Levin said we talked about impeachment not because we want to but because the media wants to remove President Trump from office.

"Notice I don't call them the free press, because they do not even understand what a free press is supposed to be or the history of the press, because they're destroying a free press," Levin said Wednesday night.





"What is the purpose of freedom of the press? Why is it in the First Amendment? it is not in the First Amendment because of CNN or MSNBC, or the corporate ownership, or any specific so-called journalists. It is in there for the American people. Why do we have freedom of the press? We have freedom of the press to expand freedom of speech," Levin said.

"The point of news and newsrooms is to give us the information through which we can make decisions about our families, our lives, our government, our country so that we can be informed," he said. "The best place to find it right now is local TV news. You're not going to find it in the vast majority of news operations at the national level."

"The president of the United States is their target right now, but overall it is the American people," Levin explained. "The difference between the patriot press was they wanted to fundamentally transform government. The press today wants to fundamentally protect it. They are the praetorian guard of big government."

"Today the press wants to fundamentally transform, not government, but the American citizen, but the civil society. That's the difference between the patriot press and the press today," Levin declared.

MARK LEVIN: Well, you know, Sean, I will tell you why I wrote this book because the media will not self-police, there is no circumspection, there is no reconsideration, there is no shame. And there are really no standards left. So it is up to we the people to take a look at the media since the media won't look at themselves. That wasn't always the case.

I wrote down a few things here, problems with most of the mass media today. Notice I don't call them the free press, because they do not even understand what a free press is supposed to be or the history of the press, because they're destroying a free press. They commingle news and opinion, pseudo-events. They manufacture events, we spent three days talking about the word nasty. How preposterous. They push propaganda for the progressive ideology.

AOC is famous, not because she is smart, not because she's profound, not because she has accomplished anything, but because they want to promote her and her agenda. Social activism, climate change, is there any individual at CNN or MSNBC in the newsrooms who do not push climate change? There is no diversity of intellectual thought in these newsrooms. None. They have abandoned the pursuit of objectivity for social activism, progressivism, and the Democratic party agenda. And they promote that agenda day in and day out, in fact, they lead it.

The reason we talk about impeachment today is not because the president committed any impeachable offenses, it is because the media and the Democratic party want to remove him.

The reason we spent two and a half years talking about collusion with Russia, a manufactured story, a pseudo-fake event as the president calls it. Not because there was any evidence, but because this is what the media was pushing, day in and day out. They are not defending the right on the First Amendment of freedom of the press.

"What is the purpose of freedom of the press? Why is it in the First Amendment? it is not in the First Amendment because of CNN or MSNBC, or the corporate ownership, or any specific so-called journalists. It is in there for the American people. Why do we have freedom of the press? We have freedom of the press to expand freedom of speech. Among the American people. The point of news and newsrooms is to give us the information through which we can make decisions about our families, our lives, our government, our country so that we can be informed. The best place to find it right now is local TV news. You're not going to find it in the vast majority of news operations at the national level...

They are as much opinion as the rest of us. The difference is we are transparent. We tell people who we are. We don't pretend to be something that we're not. These people who are reporters today, not all of them, there are some exceptions, but unfortunately the general rule, they don't understand the history of freedom of the press. They don't even understand the value of freedom of the press. Most of them are narcissistic. Most of them draw attention to themselves. Want to draw attention to themselves. I can go down the list. [CNN's Jim] Acosta. That's not news. That's not serving the American people. That is not freedom of the press.

So the point that I want to make to you is this, the president of the United States is their target right now, but overall it is the American people. The difference between the patriot press was they wanted to fundamentally transform government. The press today wants to fundamentally protect it. They are the praetorian guard of big government. And if you or somebody from the outside and you want to challenge it, you're somebody from the outside and you want to limit it, cut it, rearrange it, you're the enemy of the press. They like to talk about the president saying that they're the enemy of the people. The press has its own enemies.

Today the press wants to fundamentally transform, not government, but the American citizen, but the civil society. That's the difference between the patriot press and the press today. It's a disaster.

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