Top radio host Michael Savage on Friday defended President Donald Trump's war on the media, comparing many in American press to the "far left" and even the old Soviet Communist press.
Savage, one of the country's most influential radio hosts and the first major talk radio figure to back Trump's presidential bid, made his comments during a Newsmax TV interview to discuss his just released book "Trump's War: His Battle for America."
"What do we say about that hasn't been said hundred times? What do we need to know about the Wolf Blitzers and the Jake Tappers of the world, to be very specific?" Savage told Newsmax TV's Steve Malzberg.
"They work for the Democratic Party. They are part in parcel of Pravda or Izvestia," Savage continued, referring to the newspapers run by the Communist Party in Russia.
"They are the mouthpiece of the far left, pretending to be objective journalists. We all know that's never been so and more so … than ever before."
Already Savage's "Trump's War" has soared to become a #1 Amazon bestseller, and he noted the book's success is due largely to biased media coverage and attacks on President Trump. Trump was a frequent guest on Savage's radio show.
He cited the media's scanty coverage of a maniac's ax attack on seven people at a train station in Dusseldorf, Germany, on Thursday.
Authorities identified by the suspect as Fatmir H, a native of predominately-Muslim Kosovo.
"When you have an attack yesterday, in Germany, by an Islamist murderer with an axe, and in Germany they don't even call them a jihadi, they call him a deranged man … I mean, what are we going to do if we don't identify the enemy themselves. How can we ever win this war against radical Islam?" Savage said.
"If it doesn't fit the protocols of Pravda, it doesn't make it on to the television screen."
He added that conservative media outlets are gaining prominence.
"There's a big audience for us out there given the fact Donald Trump is now president. The other side is finally seeing that we actually are here. We're all not knuckle-dragging, throwbacks. Some of us actually know what's going on and we think the country needs to turn right in order to be saved," Savage told Malzberg.
"A bird needs two wings to fly and for years now, decades even, we've had a bird with the right wing tied behind his back and all he has a left wing and that bird's been going in circles. Well, now the right wing has been unshackled, the bird has two wings.
"I didn't say clip the left wing, just maybe some of the feathers of the left wing, let's stunt it a little bit. Let's take the left wing and stunt it and tie it partly to the body and let it flap around like a little piece of a wing so we can right the ship."
Trump has repeatedly lambasted the media as "the enemy of the people" and has warred with reporters for reporting what he calls "fake news."
Just two weeks ago Talkers magazine reported that Trump dined with Savage and his family at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.
Savage, a New York Times bestselling author, is heard by 10 million listeners a week on "The Michael Savage Show," which is syndicated across the U.S. in more than 300 markets.
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