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RNC Slams ‘Low-Life Journalists’

GOP fundraising appeal highlights historic anti-Trump bias in the media

“Low-life journalists” are attacking Donald Trump every day, according to a new fundraising letter from the Republican National Committee.

Highlighting the historic bias of the mainstream media against Trump and capitalizing on journalists’ record-low approval ratings with the public, the letter reads: “Low-life journalists are attacking us every day. You know the liberal media is distorting Donald Trump and all our candidates’ words.”

“You know the liberal media is distorting Donald Trump and all our candidates’ words.”

The letter was sent to a Florida woman who had pledged money to the RNC. Reince Priebus, RNC chair, clearly thinks the media interference with the GOP’s message could fuel contributions from Republican donors.

“We need to educate voters on our plan to get Americans back to work, get our trade deals back in our favor, and finally fix our borders,” the letter reads.

The attack on the media comes as the press continues to obsess about Trump’s nearly twenty year-old comments in relation to Alicia Machado, the Miss Universe from 1997.

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Meanwhile, it’s as if Clinton email scandal had never happened.

According to the Media Research Center, which tracks left-wing bias on television news, the morning news shows and evening broadcasts of the three major broadcast networks have not spent a second on a crucial Sept. 23 revelation about Clinton’s email scandal.

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The FBI confirmed it gave immunity to longtime Clinton confidante Cheryl Mills during its investigation of the home-brew server that Clinton had set up in the basement of her suburban New York home to bypass the government system. The decision has drawn criticism because Mills at one time acted as Clinton’s lawyer and because she was one of five Clinton aides who received immunity for a case that ended without a single prosecution.

But ABC, CBS, and NBC could not spare even a second of broadcast airtime to report the story.

LifeZette previously reported that those same networks had plenty of time to report that Trump had called former Miss Universe Alicia Machado “Miss Piggy” over her weight and “Miss Housekeeping” in 1996 after she had won the contest.

The networks combined had spent 19 minutes and 40 seconds on the story as of Thursday since Clinton first alluded to the alleged comments at the presidential debate on Monday.

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