Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Media Could Play Positive Role

Speech delivered by Chairman Lamar Smith on the House floor on Janaury 4, 2017

The national liberal media continue to promote a divided America.  This is largely a result of their chosen candidate not winning the presidential election. Since 91% of the media’s coverage of President-Elect Trump was negative, it’s no surprise that they still see America in a negative light.

But the media could play a much more constructive role.  They could report the good news – that Americans are more confident about the future than they have been in 20 years.

They could report on President-Elect Trump’s ability to attract individuals of competence and experience to his administration. They could report on his fresh approach and new ideas for, yes, making America great again.

Let’s hope the media will put aside their bias and give the American people the facts untainted by personal animosity. If they do, our country will be better for it.