Newsweek’s deputy opinion editor, Batya Ungar-Sargon, was on CNN’s Reliable Sources with host Brian Stelter to discuss her book Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy.
Short clips of my interview with @bungarsargon have been making the Twitter rounds. So here's the entire segment. She began by saying "it's very brave to have me on," so I asked why… pic.twitter.com/1nxX1Cb1fl
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 8, 2021
The interview didn’t go quite the way Stelter would have wanted it to go. Ungar-Sargon was polite but firm in her answers, and the points she wanted to highlight. She responded to his questions by clearly emphasising how the media have fuelled the growth of the woke culture. She tells Stelter:
It is woke to be saying that merit-based education is white supremacy.
Regarding The New York Times:
Again and again, personnel decisions being made to suit the very, very woke pressures of online mobs that were oftentimes created by their own employees.
It is not that some people want to have their say, it’s that they literally have imported these highly, highly, specialised radical academic ideas, and if you don’t hue to these very radical specific ideas you get thrown out, essentially. We are not talking about debate here, we are talking about the silencing of debate.
On the elections in Virginia, last week:
It is such a self-own to tell people who are worried about the economy, that, that is white supremacy.