GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy flipped the script on major media reporters on Wednesday by challenging the to defend the media’s many documented hoaxes.
“Curious, just by show of hands: Who here is willing to admit that the Trump Russia collusion hoax was indeed incorrectly reported by the mainstream media? Is there anybody here able to admit that that was incorrect reporting?” Vivek said.
“It wouldn’t be really appropriate for us to answer,” a reporter objected.
“Why not? Why would that be inappropriate?” he asked.
“I think it would be inappropriate,” the reporter protested.
“What’s inappropriate is lying to the public,” Vivek responded.
“We’re doing our job. Asking you questions,” a reporter said.
“Was the public lied to or did the media report on the set of facts that were provided?” another report queried.
“So that’s a fair question,” Vivek said. “I actually think that the public was lied to long after the media systematically still understood that this was the product of the Steele dossier. The Steele dossier was a piece of Russian disinformation provided by the Hillary Clinton campaign that was served up to the federal government as a basis for issuing a FISA warrant to then potentially infiltrate a member of the opposition party. If this was Bush and Cheney doing it to John Kerry, this would’ve been the stuff of scandal, impeachment and worse.”
“And yet I think it was an intentional lie that the media said that that account, which we now know to be true, was actually the Russian disinformation,” he continued.
“I would be charitable in my interpretation of that if it were just one instance,” he went on. “Let me give an easier one, just by show of hands. Does anybody believe the media’s reporting about the origin of COVID-19 ran flatly in face of the facts that you have a Wuhan Institute of Virology that was now the likely origin of the COVID-19 pandemic? You all said that it wasn’t for a long time. By show of hands, was the Wuhan lab, the likely origin of the COVID-19 pandemic, everybody, media or not?”
“So you have reported the same media that has reported that the COVID-19 pandemic did not originate in a lab in Wuhan is willing to even say, unwilling to admit today…”
“Report came out in 2023,” a reporter objected.
“It was known that there was a Wuhan Institute of Virology where they were conducting gain of function research, the very city, which was the origin of a global pandemic,” he responded. “And yet the media’s explanation was that somehow it could have been any source other than actually having started in a lab. I just think that that’s systematically unacceptable.”
“The Hunter Biden laptop, is the Hunter Biden laptop story as reported by the New York Post, which was shut down, had the Twitter account locked, for anybody who is even sharing the story of the Hunter Biden laptop, found on the eve of the last election, the media reported that it was Russian disinformation on the eve of that election,” Vivek carried on. “Does anyone here agree that the Hunter Biden laptop story, as reported by the New York Post, was indeed accurately reported and was not Russian disinformation, but was in fact, a factually owned laptop of Hunter Biden? I mean, you got to, man, your paper reported it. Does everybody else seriously not believe that?”
“I believe that Hunter Biden suing Rudy Giuliani over the laptop, so I don’t think that’s,” a reporter protested.
“So you think that it actually was the product of Russian disinformation as was reported by the media that was the basis for suppressing this at the time over the Hunter Biden case?” he asked.
“I’m not sure why we’re talking about that,” a reporter complained.
“Because it was election interference on the eve of the last election,” Vivek shot back. “And I think there’s the same kind of election interference happening this time around. And I think it’s happening, the early waves of it, with respect to the treatment of a candidacy.”
“I think that that is likely to be a major problem heading into the next year unless we’re able to open and openly and transparently acknowledge the mistakes of the past,” he explained. “Without acknowledging the mistakes of the past, I think we are destined for an even more dangerous future. And I do not want to see a repeat of what happened in the 12 to 15 months leading up to January of 2021. I don’t want to see that in this country. And I worry we’re on a path to far worse than that. Until we have accountability, 360 degrees, for the mistakes that were made in that leadup, and the Hunter Biden laptop story and its suppression.”
Vivek then explained why so many Americans are frustrated with the lying and the propaganda in the major news media.
“I do believe was a key part of the leadup to that,” Vivek went on. “I think the suppression of the origin of Covid and the origin of the pandemic was a key part of the leadup to what happened in January of 2021. I think that the systematic suppression of speech in this country, even about debating the lockdowns was a key part of what culminated in January 6th, 2021. And as somebody who’s looking to lead this country and hopefully, dare I say, reunite this country, I think it is critical. It is vital to the future of this country that we not repeat those same mistakes. And yet that’s exactly what I’m seeing, play out in slow motion, hiding in plain sight.”
“So it’s my concern for this country that leads me to run for us President,” he added. “It’s my concern for this country that causes me to raise what aren’t some ancient issues to be swept under the rug. I think that history is relevant to what’s happening today.”
A masterclass in holding the media accountable for its lies and propaganda. Vivek Ramaswamy may not be a frontrunner for president, but he is clearly demonstrating a presidential grasp of the problems facing America.