Cramer calls mainstream media "pathetic"
Pat Sweeney | Dec 6, 2018 AT 11:19 am
North Dakota Senator-elect Kevin Cramer is taking the national media to task, following coverage of President Trump’s behavior at Wednesday’s funeral for former President George H.W. Bush in Washington.
Among other things, Trump was criticized for not reciting the Apostles’ Creed.
“Our national mainstream media is pathetic,” Cramer said. “They’ve taken what is a First Amendment right that’s embedded in our Constitution… and they don’t see it as a privilege anymore to cover presidents and national politicians.”
Cramer added, “They’ve taken the right of a free press and turned it into a license to be obnoxious and it’s sickening. I hope at some point that some of our media friends, including several in North Dakota, take it upon themselves to do a little self-reflection of this First Amendment right that they abuse, in my view, and come to police themselves a little bit better.”
Cramer also said of the media, “Their relevance is diminishing with their own integrity.”
The Republican Congressman made his comments on KNOX’s Jarrod Thomas program.