National Press Club President Attacks and Smears The Gateway Pundit and Breitbart on CSPAN (VIDEO)

Guest post by Joe Hoft

On Friday the Head of the US National Press Club Slandered and Smeared The Gateway Pundit and Breitbart on CSPAN

CSPAN carried a panel discussion being held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC on Friday July 21, 2017.

This is how the CSIS describes itself on its website:

Established in Washington, D.C., over 50 years ago, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to providing strategic insights and policy solutions to help decisionmakers chart a course toward a better world.

In late 2015, Thomas J. Pritzker was named chairman of the CSIS Board of Trustees. Mr. Pritzker succeeded former U.S. senator Sam Nunn (D-GA), who chaired the CSIS Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2015. CSIS is led by John J. Hamre, who has served as president and chief executive officer since 2000.”

After conducting a quick investigation it is clear that the CSIS is nothing more than another far left globalist initiative masquerading as a think tank of some sort.

In this appalling segment on Friday the CSIS panel discussed the global influence of the press.  The segment was aired on CSPAN and CSPAN3.

The panel of five consisted of two reporters from the Al-Jazeera network.   Al-Jazeera is the Islamic government Qatar’s state sponsored, pro-Islamic, anti-Semitic and anti-American media outlet.  Qatar is considered by many – including President Trump and several Arab countries – as promoters of Islamic terrorism around the globe.

One of the panelists in this CSPAN segment was Jeff Ballou  who is a news editor at Al Jazeera Media Network. Jeff Ballou is also the 110th president of the National Press Club and a member since 1992.

Ballou dropped this bomb during the panel discussion as reported at CSPAN:

Breitbart is a perfect example of that. Gateway Pundit is a perfect example of that. These are organizations that don’t practice the (news) craft with fairness and balance and yet for political reasons the White House has allowed them to be credentialed in the briefing room. that should scare you…

…There’s a difference between conservative leaning in some respects, news organizations that still call balls and strikes. There’s worlds of difference between FOX News and Breitbart. let’s just put it out there. and you have… I would trust FOX News. I will not trust Breitbart because Breitbart has a history of doctoring video…

Thank God that some committees booted them away when they asked for credentials because we have to have standards about who’s doing the job. And the First Amendment is not, it’s not because the First Amendment.  It is not for the government to say you’re a legitimate news organization and you’re not. It really is the ultimate free marketplace of ideas. Self policing, I believe, is the way we will do this but to have a central repository for saying this is factual, this isn’t factual.

Here is the clip:

You just can’t make this up!

An Aljazeera reporter is the head of the National Press Club in Washington DC and he is bashing The Gateway Pundit and Breitbart about what constitutes real news?

Mr Ballou, is the Head of the National Press Club. 

Apparently, in the minds of liberals, Al-Jazeera is considered the unbiased adjudicator of what is truth in the US media and is able to slander the GWP and Breitbart with impunity?

As reported previously The Gateway Pundit attempted to obtain membership to the Senate Press gallery and was turned down by the far left committee members.  The Gateway Pundit found out about the decision 24 hours after the liberal activists leaked it to the press.

The Gateway Pundit will announce its next steps in the appeal process in the coming days.

Please know that The Gateway Pundit will continue to share the truth no matter who runs what National Press Club or Senate Press Gallery – period.


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