WASHINGTON - Harvey Levin has raised concerns over an email he said TMZ received from the Washington Post regarding their coverage of President Donald Trump.
During an interview with FOX 5’s Jim Lokay and Sarah Simmons, Levin said TMZ received the email back in January. Levin questioned some of the wording he said the Washington Post used in the email.
He read the email aloud on FOX 5:
“I wonder if it would be possible to speak to Harvey Levin about TMZ’s coverage of Donald Trump. It has been interesting and against the grain, more positive than the rest of the mainstream media it seems to me, also surprising.”
Levin told FOX 5 the use of “against the grain” struck a chord with him.
“What does that mean? What is against the grain? Does that mean everybody’s got to report on Donald Trump the exact same way, and if they don’t, you're either our friend or our enemy,” Levin questioned.
Levin, who is outspoken about the need for free speech, said he worries the media and people’s use of social media to silence others.
“What’s happening in this society, the left and the right will bully you, they will try to silence you, they will try to bludgeon you and try to kill you if you don’t have the same point of view that they have,” Levin said. “It’s this pack mentality, and what’s happening are people are becoming afraid to express themselves or say anything that is outside of what they consider the right thing to say or do. I think that kind of intimidation is ruining this country on both sides.”
FOX 5 reached out to the Washington Post, which declined to comment.
In the video player above, watch Levin’s full interview with FOX 5.