If you’re a Twitchy regular and wondering where you know the name Julia Ioffe, it’s probably from December 2016 when she tweeted, after reading that Ivanka Trump would be using the office space reserved for the first lady:
Either Trump is fucking his daughter or he’s shirking nepotism laws. Which is worse?
Ioffe deleted the tweet and has since moved on to The Atlantic (they obviously weren’t bothered), and it was from that position Monday that she tried to explain to CNN’s Brian Stelter that there are two sides to the media: biased, conservative outlets like Fox News, and everyone else just doing their jobs.
"On one side we have a very politically motivated media — Fox, Breibart, infowars, etc. — that are pushing a dishonest narrative, frankly… And on the other side we're trying to be like, "Well, we're not on any side, here are the details." — @juliaioffe. https://t.co/nShAV1SCP9
— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) February 4, 2018
“We’re not on any side, here are the details.” Isn’t that what conservatives have all but begged for for decades now? Just give us the details without bias?
Since Ioffe is with The Atlantic now, let’s review just two recent Twitchy posts. One showed Atlantic senior editor David Frum telling (who else) Brian Stelter that “mistakes are precisely the reason that people should trust the media … it’s the process of bringing truth to light.”
The second, from today, was a piece arguing that to save the GOP, Republicans have to vote a straight Democratic ticket.
But sure, there are two sides, and the conservative one is the only one with a political bias.
— Eli Sowry (@UnrealElijah) February 5, 2018
???I. Can’t. Stop. Laughing. ??? https://t.co/FJJCHc5bcN
— TxConservative?? (@MarjWitherspoon) February 5, 2018
ROFLMAO!!! OMG, you cannot be serious! HOW was this said with a straight face?! ??? https://t.co/WU25C3XOY5
— Jenn (@JennJacques) February 5, 2018
I….you….never mind. https://t.co/urT1d5V6Ri
— Jesse Kelly® (@JesseKellyDC) February 5, 2018
Pull the other one. https://t.co/wHVC6vATqC
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) February 5, 2018
You have GOT to be kidding dude! https://t.co/sYk0fTaknj
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) February 5, 2018
Today in media comedy https://t.co/ja8VZxHZYj
— ☠Problematic AF™☠Super Bowl LII Edition (@EF517_V2) February 5, 2018
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) February 5, 2018
The person who made an incest joke about Trump and his daughter isn't on any side, everyone. https://t.co/6GHzGbEKZ1
— BT (@back_ttys) February 5, 2018
— Carmine-Russian Spy (@CarmineSiccero) February 5, 2018
— J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) February 5, 2018
The lack of self awareness it takes to believe this is staggering. https://t.co/7wRsZkHR83
— John (@johninUT) February 5, 2018
LOL! Here I fixed it:
"On one side we have a very politically motivated media — CNN, MSNBC, NYT, etc. — that are pushing a dishonest narrative, frankly… And on the other side we're trying to be like, "Well, we're not on any side, here are the details." https://t.co/XrDMdUvr54
— Chris ?? (@Cb10n) February 5, 2018
Talk about political theatre, my goodness NOT POLITICAL? The NYT , CNN, MSM & The Atlantic are the epicenter of the entire BS circle! @juliaioffe & @brianstelter you are a joke. FYI, I am one of those People who LEFT the Dem party. https://t.co/4MoUgmveMj
— ?⚖️American Dreamer? (@6ftmommy) February 5, 2018
Both sides are pushing a narrative, dumbass. The left is worse because they never offer a counterbalance of opinions. https://t.co/haCrscb1qX
— Kal-el, The Man of Super (@MrZimpy) February 5, 2018
Hey, CNN is always happy to turn to a Republican like Ana Navarro to give the other side of the story. And whatever might be on The Washington Post’s front page, readers can always turn to conservative blogger Jennifer Rubin for balance, right?
I'm pretty tired of people talking about how awesome they are. If you have to tell everyone, you're probably not. And, in this case, you're definitely not. https://t.co/Ab2zJJ5bq1
— Mo Mo (@molratty) February 5, 2018
Oh holy hell. ?
Side note: Why does @brianstelter always look like a head-tilting puppy struggling to understand something he's confronted with for the first time?
(Rhetorical. I know why.) https://t.co/6fbuG0UoI6
— ARGLE BARGLE BLAH BLAH BLAH (@corrcomm) February 5, 2018