By now, everybody who follows politics ought to acknowledge that the liberal media will intentionally ignore embarrassing gaffes by Joe Biden, particularly in the event that they counsel he’s not mentally sharp sufficient to be the president. Biden asking “The place’s Jackie?” a few congresswoman killed in a automotive crash two months in the past was a TV black gap: nothing on the morning and night newscasts on ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS, and nothing on CNN or MSNBC.
This week provided a tidy distinction, and an inevitable reminder that these identical networks can by no means cease obsessing over Trump tweets – even after he was banned by Twitter.
The taxpayer-funded PBS NewsHour took after Trump on Monday in a section with two liberal political pundits – NPR’s Hillary-coddling reporter Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Prepare dinner Political Report.
PBS White Home reporter Laura Barron Lopez learn from a Trump publish on “Fact Social,” his Twitter imitation, the place he mentioned Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell “has a demise want and should instantly search assist and recommendation from his China-loving spouse, Coco Chow.” This mysterious outburst is referring to Elaine Chao, who Trump named his Secretary of Transportation.
Lopez added: “As we speak, Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney mentioned that rhetoric like that would trigger violence. She additionally referred to as it racist. However the overwhelming majority of Republicans haven’t condemned this. So, Tamara, what does this silence among the many GOP say in regards to the social gathering in the present day?”
Keith seconded the PBS emotion: “Properly, that is fairly traditional silence. When Trump has tweeted issues up to now, now he places it out on Fact Social, he goes as much as the road, he crosses the road, he does issues and says issues that put Republicans in a horrible place. After which they are saying, ‘oh, gosh, I have not seen the tweet.’”
We may play this recreation too, PBS: What does this silence about “the place’s Jackie” among the many TV networks say in regards to the state of “information” in the present day? When a person was arrested in June after a foiled try to assassinate conservative Supreme Courtroom Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Woodruff reported simply two information briefs lasting a few minute. Nobody on PBS requested if liberal tweets may spur violence.
The sample continued on Tuesday, as Judy Woodruff interviewed (and celebrated) anti-Trump writer Maggie Haberman and her new ebook, titled Confidence Man. Woodruff requested: “Most not too long ago, simply in the previous few days, he put out a press release about Elaine Chao, the spouse of Senator Mitch McConnell….Do you suppose, at his core, that he’s racist?”
Haberman additionally seconded PBS: “I believe he has a protracted sample of racist conduct going again to when he was in New York Metropolis. And we clearly noticed it proceed within the White Home, be it attacking Elijah Cummings in Baltimore, a metropolis that’s a part of the US, and Trump was speculated to be the president for all the United States, whether or not he was attacking congresswomen of shade.”
You’ll be able to’t assault poorly run cities with Democrat mayors, and you may’t assault radical Democrats like Ilhan Omar or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It’s robotically racist.
The New York Occasions reporter concluded: “His conduct is actually what issues on this entrance. So, what precisely is in his coronary heart, I believe, turns into irrelevant. He’s behaving in a racist means.”
Earlier, Amy Walter summed up the temper of the media: “I believe what we will discover is, the extra that Donald Trump is within the information, the higher Democrats really feel.” Sure, that’s exactly why PBS is at all times ensuring Trump’s trash discuss is within the information, and Biden babbling like he’s misplaced a marble or two is spiked.