Fox News Insider, January 30, 2017:
National security expert Dr. Sebastian Gorka said mainstream media criticism of President Trump’s executive order barring immigration from several Middle Eastern nations is a product of their personal ideologies.
“They’re just the chattering classes,” Gorka said, “It’s all about ideology and not national security.”
Gorka said many in the media have refused to acknowledge that, despite calling the order a “Muslim ban”, key countries like Saudi Arabia and Indonesia are not listed.
He called left-wing pundits in the media the “Ben Rhodes echo-box”, a reference to former President Obama’s advisor who once told the New York Times he created an ideological “echo chamber” in the press to the president’s benefit.
“This is where facts are optional for the liberal media, Sean,” Gorka said.
Over the past 16 years, several dozen people have been convicted of terrorist acts who were immigrants or in the country on refugee status, Gorka said.