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Chuck Todd Doesn’t Get it — Media Delegitimized Itself Before Trump

Chuck Todd Doesn’t Get it — Media Delegitimized Itself Before Trump

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Trump’s press conference on Thursday was pure Trump. The liberal media, which just a day before was complaining that Trump passed them over for questions, is now feigning shock.

Chuck Todd is aghast. The Hill reports:

Chuck Todd: Trump’s treatment of the press is un-American

“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd on Thursday slammed President Trump’s efforts to “delegitimize” the media as “un-American.”

“This not a laughing matter. I’m sorry, delegitimizing the press is unAmerican,” Todd tweeted.

The tweet came during a White House news conference that saw Trump attack media reports about ties between campaign aides and the Kremlin, calling the revelations “false” and “fake.”

The news conference was defined by a series of confrontations between Trump and reporters from various media outlets, including CNN and the BBC. When a reporter asked Trump about anti-Semitic sentiment in the country, Trump told the reporter to sit down.

The president frequently lashed out against questions about his relationship with Russia, and the recent resignation of embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn, who stepped down from the post amid revelations that he discussed U.S. sanctions with Russia’s ambassador.

Here’s Todd’s tweet:

Isn’t it interesting how the media is allowed to bash Trump and members of his team on a daily basis but when he pushes back at them it’s a crisis?

Todd got some great responses:

I think Ace of Spades speaks for many of us when he says:

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When I see the reaction of the MSM to our President Trump, I am reminded of the epic battle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eMkth8FWno

When will they learn that this is one war they will not win?

At the next news conference, President Trump should announce that he will hold it the same way Obama did.

Take a few fawning questions, refuse to acknowledge anyone else, get testy after a few minutes and make veiled threats against reporters and, by the way, the next conference will be in year or so.

Then they can really complain.

He said “It’s not a laughing matter”.

Well, it may not be to THEM.

Me? I am laughing my arse off.

    Me, too.
    I could have watched another couple of hours of that press conference.

      Tom Servo in reply to Rick. | February 17, 2017 at 9:48 am

      I was skimming around the net this morning, getting a feel for the different stories out there this morning, and I was rather amazed to realize that the entire Washington Media complex has convinced themselves that Trump is dangerously insane and is instituting some kind of dictatorship or something, just because he’s not bowing and scraping to them. They think he’ll be another GWB, who never fought back no matter how great the lies were.

      Not a single one of them in the media can accept who wildly popular that press conference performance was everywhere outside of D. C. They can’t grasp that THEY are the ones that are out of touch with reality, not Trump.

      Every time a toad like Chuck Todd issues a statement, the feelings of entitlement and superiority over the rest of us just ooze through the screen. They are going ballistic over the idea that anyone will stand up in public and say “no, you are NOT little tin gods who will be allowed to rule over the rest of us!”

casualobserver | February 17, 2017 at 8:27 am

To me it is a case of the spoiled child (WH press corps) not getting their way. Such children always fuss and whine about the most petty things because they have to constantly vent their “feelings”. We are in a “feelings” culture right now, aren’t we?

With Bush they were allowed to be on the attack, although they didn’t have as many compatriots in key dark state positions. With Obama, the agendas were nearly 100% compatible so they didn’t need to set the agenda as much nor did they need as much insider information. What they were fed from “sources” made them happy and also fit narratives.

Now they are more out in the cold than ever before. Even though they appear to have more leakers than in the last two administrations, and those leakers seem willing to help the media set their preferred agenda, it isn’t working. Trump single-handedly defeats it. Waaaaaaa!

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to casualobserver. | February 17, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Excellent Comments!

    Those criminal government leakers will soon be trying to make a leak from inside a Federal prison cell.

Uh… this is the same press that drooled over the previous administration’s multiple violations of the Constitution, innumerable felonies and repeated concessions to our enemies?

    Yes, because it’s OK when their side does it.

    But they’ll scream bloody murder when someone with opposing politics appears to do it, even when that someone isn’t actually doing it.

    That’s the basic gist of all this “fake news” stuff: it’s the MSM reporting wrongdoing when Trump acts like Obama did, even when Trump isn’t acting like Obama did.

“recent resignation of embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn, who stepped down from the post amid revelations that he discussed U.S. sanctions with Russia’s ambassador.”

Sheesh! This is why Trump attacked them. Flynn stepped down because he lied to the Administration. (Must support the narrative)

Look, I write fiction, but even I can’t write things as absurd as the press does every day, even when they have their source right there on national TV telling them exactly what happened.

    To their credit, the MSM has suddenly discovered the ultimate source of “green power”.

    We just have to hook a generator to an issue of WaPo or the New York Times & Taco Stand. The liberal spin will do the rest.

    😉

Actually I believe the old American way of dealing with press like this was to burn down the building the paper was printed in after destroying the printing press. The writers, editors et al where then treated to a more robust justice then they deserved for stirring up trouble with false stories. So is the un-American way the press is being treated is that what he means? They are being metaphorically branded in public for what they are doing instead of actually being branded. If they would rather have one then the other….
We understand how hard it must be for them to report impartially on a President they hate. They had 8 easy years, now they’re going to have to work for their pay. Or not…

It’s not only Chuck Todd. Shepard Smith on Fox News was having a total meltdown starting with the President’s now-famous statement about his Electoral College margin of victory (the most since Reagan) then wailed about DJT’s explanation of the Flynn firing and Trump supposedly lied, and finally Shep had a cow about Trump supposedly lying about his campaign’s contacts with the Russians during the campaign. WTF?

First, Trump is doing a little woofing about his victory, so what? Get a grip Shep! I laugh out loud when DJT starts in on that subject because I can practically hear the press grinding their collective teeth.

Second, nobody in the press knows what the ANYTHING about ANY Russian contacts by staffers during the campaign. It’s all pure rumor mongering. And only DJT knows why he fired Flynn. The press doesn’t know diddly squat for sure about Flynn’s phone conversations but blindly publishes unfounded rumors. The one who DOES know exactly what Flynn talked about with the Russian Ambassador is the President, and he’d be foolish to lie about it because eventually the transcripts of those calls will become public. So knowing he’s not stupid I have to believe that the President was (more or less) truthful today in his press conference on that subject.

Fox News ought to fire Shep Smith so he can go work for his soul mates at CNN or PMSNBC, IMHO.

ha, ha, ha.

More President Trump please.

Prog crying is music.

You almost have to feel sorry for much of the news media. They are simply not the sharpest pencils in the box.

This is the fourth time that Trump has clearly and directly warned the news media that he will NOT put up with fallacious, contrived news reports being used to attack him, his administration and his family. And, still, the media does not seem to get the message. Part of this is hubris. Part is denial based upon residing in an insular world where peer support is abundant. And part is sheer stupidity. Even a puppy learns not to urinate on the carpet if swatted in the nose with a newspaper a few times. But, most of the MSM live in coastal cities and live, work and hobnob with liberals, many of whom have a considerable amount of money. They do not hangout with blue color working stiffs at the local bowling alley.

To make things worse, the media refuses to believe their own polling on the issue of public trust in their credibility. During the last election cycle, people charged the MSM with functioning as the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party. And, polling conducted by Gallup [itself not being very reliable during the 2016 election cycle] in August of 2016 showed that only 14% of Republicans trusted the media to be accurate. 30% of independents trusted the accuracy of the media. But, a whopping 51% of Democrats trusted the accuracy of the media. Does this indicate that the media tailor their reporting to a particular political demographic, say liberal Democrats?

It will be interesting if the media proves to be trainable. Until then, the daily beating of the MSM continues.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Mac45. | February 17, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    RE: ” Does this indicate that the media tailor their reporting to a particular political demographic, say liberal Democrats?”

    Probably, because the Leftist-Regressives are the only ones buying those lies and delusions.

    RE: “It will be interesting if the media proves to be trainable.” Higher probability their organs will be bankrupted and put of of business before that happens. The Lie-Stream Media is in a “Death Spiral” of their own making.

      Actually, the Trump Presidency is revitalizing all American industry, including the news media. Reader and viewership is up at the liberal media organs as well as the conservative and alternative media. Liberals need the fake news media to drive their neurosis and to bolster their “certainty” that Trump is either Adolph Hitler, the Anti-Christ or Joseph Stalin and that his Presidency is sinking into the DC swamp as we speak. Trump is good for all Americans and American businesses.

“This not a laughing matter. I’m sorry, delegitimizing the press is unAmerican,” Todd tweeted.

There is a German word,”Schadenfreude”, which means enjoyment of another’s misery. This is what we are feeling at this fools lament. I love it and have watched them strut around for eight years with their pompous and arrogant behavior. Now for the first time in many years, they are being called to task for their lies and distortions of the truth.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to inspectorudy. | February 17, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    “Well Todd, why are you delegitimizing yourself?”

    “Todd why are you delegitimizing the Lamestream Media?”

Oral hygiene…. Chuckie still has the faint odor of Obama’s ass on his breath.

That lying Walter Cronkite, lying Bob Schiffer and lying Dan Rather had a hand in it.

Oh my goodness! A virtual Blizzard of snowflakes.

Chuck Clodd soils himself.

JackRussellTerrierist | February 17, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Ace got it right.

Like listening to children facing discipline for the first time.

This from a guy trying his damnedest to delegitimize our President with bogus bullshit.

I guess the hole isn’t done yet because they just keep digging…

The MSM and DT were enthralled with each other during the primaries.
Guess we should forget all the vile disgusting commentary from DT back then and pretend he’s an upstanding representative of all that is pure and holy now and that same MSM that he loved and adored are the bad guys???

Why doesn’t Chuckie Turdd admit he’s a partisan? Heck, he was a staffer for former Sen. Tom Harkin, D-IA, long one of the most far left wackos in Congress. Aside from the Chuckster’s obvious bias, he just isn’t all that smart.

Why doesn’t Chuckie Turdd admit he’s a partisan? Heck, he was a staffer for former Sen. Tom Harkin, D-IA, long one of the most far left wackos in Congress. Aside from the Chuckster’s obvious bias, he just isn’t all that smart.

I guess badmouthing Pravda was “un-Soviet”, too.

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