I have laid low with this blog for the past couple of years, but I feel constrained to comment on our deteriorating media, how their Trump-hating has descended into a full-blown emotional disorder. There are two examples of this:
Throughout January and well into February, the establishment media was freely using the term Wuhan coronavirus. But then, after Trump used the term Wuhan coronavirus, I believe it may be on Monday, now one of their talking points has become that this is racist and xenophobic. The thought process seems to be that they have thoroughly programmed into their brains that Trump is evil. Therefore, whatever he does must be evil, even if they have done the same things. They are not able to ascribe a good motive or even an innocent motive to anything he does.
But the outstanding example of this emotional disorder is the recent exchange between CNN anchor Don Lemon and former Ohio governor John Kasich. The occasion was a post-speech analysis of Trump’s address to the nation on Wednesday. Kasich, a Republican who hates Trump and came out in favor of impeaching him and removing him from office, nevertheless had to admit that the speech was good and called for unity. But Lemon was so upset at Kasich for saying that that he wouldn’t even let him speak. Here is the video of Lemon tearing into Kasich:
Kasich hates Trump, otherwise he wouldn’t have been invited onto CNN. But it appears that his hate has not descended into the full-blown derangement that it has with Lemon, who can’t even suffer to hear someone say anything nice about Trump.
Unfortunately, this derangement is pervasive at CNN and many national media outlets, which is why we can’t get accurate news from them. During a time of national emergency, people who are in control of their emotions would find it in themselves to be able to put aside their feelings and unite with others for the good of the country. While John Kasich was able to do this, in the process he enraged Don Lemon.
And this explains why most national media outlets spiked the story that on Friday, Trump posted on Twitter his declaring today as a national day of prayer to address the pandemic. Go ahead and search as I did. While I found coverage of this declaration on conservative media outlets and on Fox News, the story was spiked by CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, etc.
Do you agree? Disagree? I welcome your comments.
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