'Retraining the press how to be journalists': Kari Lake on her progress with hostile media

Arizona GOP nominee for governor says the mainstream media's questions are often "dripping with an agenda and a narrative."

Updated: October 21, 2022 - 11:28am

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Arizona GOP gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake says that her campaign has been retraining the press on how to be journalists.

"Every interview I do, I record, and we bring a camera along and we bring a microphone, and we catch the reporters asking the question," Kari Lake said on the Thursday edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "Usually when they ask a question, it's loaded, it is biased, and you can hear it's dripping with an agenda and a narrative." 

Lake has a track record of firing back at the mainstream media's biased questions. Outlets like CNN and others have called her an election denier and she has responded by pointing out the hypocrisy of those questions since numerous Democrats have questioned the legitimacy of elections and were never questioned about it in the same way.

"I'm recording those reporters, or propagandists, and then we get home and we put that out on the internet," Lake explained. "We put it out on our social media, and we turn the tables on them so people can see just how biased they really are."

Lake recalled a recent press conference where she said that reporters apparently got the message and didn't ask any dumb questions. 

"Just two nights ago, we held a press gaggle with so many media from across the world and nobody asked a biased, stupid or loaded question with a narrative push," Lake stated. "It was really beautiful. I think we're actually retraining the press how to be journalists here in this campaign."

Lake said that she is seeing a lot of Latino voters come to the Republican side with her upcoming gubernatorial race in Arizona.

"We're seeing people from all walks of life," Lake stated. "A third of Arizona is Latino. My husband and children are Latino. And that is a voting base that is coming over to the conservative movement and the Republican Party, because they are for what we are for. They are for safe and secure neighborhoods. They are for the ability to work and grow a business. They want their children to be properly educated, not indoctrinated."