Donald Trump Jr. thought he had caught the media in a double standard when it comes to their coverage of President-elect Joe Biden versus the way they cover his father, the Liar-in-Chief. But his whining only served to reinforce the fact that he and his daddy are both full of crap.
Junior tweeted out an article from The Atlantic in which CNN’s resident fact checker, Daniel Dale, said he didn’t believe fact-checking Biden would be a “24-hour, seven-day-a-week job” the way it is with Trump:
Dale quickly corrected Don Jr. with a brutal fact-check which also reinforced that the president’s son hadn’t read the article he cited as completely as he should have:
The very thought that a member of the Trump family would have the gall to complain about the media calling out their lies is ironic. The solution is simple: Stop lying. Of course, we won’t hold our breath waiting for a Trump to resort to honesty instead of bullshit.
Why exactly does President Trump feel the need to continually attack the news media? Is it because they refuse to adore him and shower him with praise? Or could there be another, more personal reason that motivates the president?
A CNN panel examined that very question Thursday evening, with New York Times columnist Charles Blow and CNN media analyst Brian Stelter suggesting that the reason may lie deep inside Trump’s psyche. As Stelter noted:
“I thought it was revealing the way he was doing that saying, ‘NBC, I made them a lot of money with ‘The Apprentice,’ they take care of me, but they’re so mean to me. It shows the transactional way he thinks of the media, the way he thinks about business and maybe about politics and governing. But let’s make no mistake, we’re seeing this coordinating campaign by Trump and his allies to tear down news outlets they don’t like, news outlets that are trying to hold them accountable. It happens to be CNN today. It happens to be NBC on Trump’s mind today. It will be others as well. It’s been others in the past, others in the future. What Polish citizens and American citizens have in common is a desire for a truly free press.”
Host Don Lemon suggested that the president may be especially hard on CNN because he feels the network has been the most aggressive on the Russia story. That led Blow to comment:
“In addition to what you’re saying, it underlines the incredible narcissism of the president. I mean, everything he says is about ‘how the press has treated me,’ how ‘NBC has treated me,’ ‘what I did for them and they didn’t repay me.’ It is never about — even the investigation, the Russia investigation, it’s never about the health of the country. It’s never about protecting the institutions that make the country great. It’s never about, like, ‘something that is bigger than me.’ It is always about — ‘everything that is as small as me’ with this man.”
Once we all begin viewing Trump from a personal and psychological perspective, Blow added, we can better understand what he does:
“Not that it makes it right, it just makes it make sense that he cannot see anything greater than himself. That kind of drags the presidency down. That drags the country down. That makes us all sit around and talk about these — talk about his feelings and whether or not his fragility is in play and whether or not he is something that someone said that he didn’t agree with and that he now tosses around the idea of fake news as if it is interchangeable with whether or not it is laudatory for me or not. And that’s crazy.”
If you were waiting for the most ridiculous excuse for President Trump’s tweets hinting at violence against the news media, it arrived in the form of good ol’ Kellyanne “Cryptkeeper” Conway Monday morning during an appearance on Fox & Friends, who predictably said that all of the fault lies with the media.
Asked about the tweet Trump sent out Sunday showing him on video body slamming CNN, Conway opined:
“The media have now moved on from Russia to cover themselves. The American people see that they’re trying to interfere with the president communicating directly through his very powerful social media network channels.”
Wasn’t the Trump administration whining about the media covering the Russia investigation? Now the topic changes and they’re still not happy.
Next, Conway whined:
“Notice that they don’t cover the substance of the issues. I know it’s a heck of a lot easier to cover 140 characters here or there or what the president may be saying about the media here or there than it is to learn the finer points of how Medicaid is funded in this country and how that would or would not change under the Senate bill.”
We’ve been over that already, Kellyanne. Under Trumpcare, Medicaid would be cut by nearly a TRILLION dollars just so Republicans can give a giant tax cut to their millionaire and billionaire political contributors.
Lastly, the Cryptkeeper ended her segment with this dash of complete bullshit about the ongoing investigation into the 2016 election:
“The Obama administration under oath have said they did not change a single vote and that there is no collusion. They are talking about themselves. This is why America doesn’t trust many of them.”
Instead, we should trust a pathological liar in the Oval Office and his adviser who once deemed outright lies to be “alternative facts?” Thanks, but I’d believe a talking giraffe before I believed anyone associated with Donald Trump.
Well, apparently we had a new savior among us and didn’t realize it until it was too late.
According to the eternally brainless simpletons at the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends, the death of former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes at the age of 77 is a great tragedy and a huge loss to the planet.
Really?! It is? I mean, I feel sorry for his family, but I don’t exactly think we need to be lionizing a man who sexually harassed dozens (or would it be hundreds?) of women during the course of his career at the network. He, much like Donald Trump, was a pervert and a sexual predator who should have spent the remainder of his pathetic life in a prison cell. Instead, Fox paid tens of millions of dollars in hush money so the corrosive culture at Fox News could continue and encourage fellow sexual harassers such as Bill O’Reilly.
“Roger believed in hard work. He ran four political campaigns. Many people out there would say that he saved this country by starting the Fox News channel.”
No, he did NOT save the country. Matter of fact, he dumbed down the loyal Fox News viewers and made this country a much worse place, a place where a man as incompetent and corrupt as Donald Trump could be elected to the highest office in the land.
“Roger gave every single one of us on this couch an opportunity. He put food on our table. And you know, he went out in such a sad way. But who doesn’t have sins. We all have our sins and cross to bear. And Roger, we will love you forever.”
Just wondering, Ainsley: Did Roger Ailes give you that opportunity after he stuck his hand up your skirt and looked down the front of your dress? Did he tell you how much he loved blondes with long legs?
There’s an old adage which reads, “Do not speak ill of the dead.” Here’s one I’d like to add in memory of Roger Ailes: Do not make assholes into angels.
With the 100th day of the Trump administration now just 72 hours away, many of us are taking a long look at the damage which has already been done by this deeply unhinged man who offers little more than empty promises, continual lies, and the threat of destroying the very foundations of this great republic.
Such was the subject of “Trump Watch,” a nightly segment on the MSNBC show Hardball. Chris Matthews began his commentary with this spot-on reminder of how Trump first appeared on the political scene during the Obama years:
“Birtherism is Donald Trump’s original sin. This is pure evil in itself.”
Matthews said Trump has to answer for pushing the birther lie for five years, and then added:
“I want a sincere policy. I want him to genuflect to the fact he lied and did so deliberately.”
The MSNBC host also said he would like to see Trump turn around his failing administration, if only for the sake of the country, which desperately needs a leader:
“This country cannot afford to live through these critical, scary years with a failure at the top.”
But rather than actually do something positive or constructive, what did Trump do on Wednesday morning? He went on Twitter to spread some more of his lies:
First the Ninth Circuit rules against the ban & now it hits again on sanctuary cities-both ridiculous rulings. See you in the Supreme Court!
The Ninth Circuit ruled against the travel ban, but was not the court which issued the ruling on sanctuary cities. That was done by a district court judge. Can this idiot who serves as head of state manage to get anything right when it comes to factual information?
But he wasn’t quite done attacking the judicial system of this country:
Out of our very big country, with many choices, does everyone notice that both the "ban" case and now the "sanctuary" case is brought in …
Messy system? No doubt Trump would much prefer a dictatorship with no Constitution where he could rule by edict like some sort of American Caesar. This is the system the Founding Fathers gave us, and it has worked great for nearly 230 years. For this petulant man-child to not respect that and for him to try and undercut the greatest system of government ever devised is a slap at every person in the United States.
Trump is indeed pure evil. He is a cancer we need to excise via impeachment.