On Thursday night’s“The Kudlow Report” on CNBC, conservative commentator Ann Coulter called the media a “threat to democracy” and ripped what she claimed is the blatant hypocrisy of most mainstream outlets.
Host Larry Kudlow focused on the conversation on the Thursday hearing at the Senate Committee on Armed Services, where senators peppered top military officials with questions about the deadly Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya.
“I mean, you really wonder if Democrats would win any elections if we had an honest media in this country,” Coulter said. “As Pat Caddell says, the media is becoming a threat to democracy. The things that they went crazy over when Bush was president — I mean, remember that video at the White House Correspondents’ [Association] dinner? …. He had a little video — I don’t know, like the dog looking for weapons of mass destruction under the White House furniture. … You would think someone died.
“Well, here in this case under Obama, four people did die,” Coulter said, referring to the embassy attack, “and this is coming out five months after it happened, four months after the election? What is with our media?”
The “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama” author also agreed with Kudlow’s observation that President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were nowhere to be found the night that U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens died.
“This is a major story,” Coulter added. “Americans were dying. I mean, on a few news outlets you would hear about this before the election, that there was time to get helicopters there, to get fighter planes there, to have saved some of these Americans, and we get the cock-and-bull story about some American made video ramping up a spontaneous demonstration, and now we find out that the president and the secretary of state were AWOL.”