By Duncan Smith

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has been in and around Washington, D.C. for decades.

He knows better than most Americans what a snake’s den it is.

But we get the impression that he really believes life in D.C. has changed a lot in the Donald Trump era, and almost universally for the worse.

Take the corporate-owned Washington media, for instance.

They’ve always skewed Left, but in the Trump era, the media have collectively lost their minds.

They not only challenge the president in unprecedented ways during press conferences. They say and print despicable things about him — things they would never have said about any previous president.

And William Barr sees this.

In fact, he made plain what he thinks about today’s disgustingly dishonest ‘mainstream’ Washington media in an interview with Townhall that was published Friday.

“They’re basically a collection of liars,” Barr said, according to Townhall. “Most of the mainstream media. They’re a collection of liars and they know exactly what they’re doing. A perfect example of that were the riots.”

“Right on the street it was clear as day what was going on, anyone observing it, reporters observing it, it could not have escaped their attention that this was orchestrated violence by a hardened group of street fighting radicals and they kept on excluding from their coverage all the video of this and reporting otherwise and they were doing that for partisan reasons, and they were lying to the American people,” he said. “It wasn’t until they were caught red-handed after essentially weeks of this lie that they even started feeling less timid.”

The media’s behavior is “destructive to our Republic,” he continued (and when was the last time you heard a Democrat Leftist refer to our country, properly, as ‘a Republic’?).

“The press has dropped, in my view – and I’m talking about the national mainstream media – has dropped any pretense of professional objectivity and are political actors, highly partisan who try to shape what they’re reporting to achieve a political purpose and support a political narrative that has nothing to do with the truth,” he added.

“They’re very mendacious about it. It’s very destructive to our Republic; it’s very destructive to the Democratic system to have that, especially being so monolithic. It’s contributing to a lot of the intensity and partisanship.”

Of course, it is, and that’s the point — and of course, Barr knows that, too.

That said, “I think there are a handful of reporters in the mainstream media that still have journalistic integrity, and there are some, but the overwhelming majority don’t have it anymore,” Barr said. “The people who do cover the department do understand some of the issues.”

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