July 27, 2018
If there’s one thing the media doesn’t seem to specialize in, it’s originality. They all read from the same script. On five different programs broadcast Monday and Tuesday on three different networks, the media went off the rails; repeatedly calling President Trump a dictator and in some cases comparing him to Turkish Dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan. At least they didn’t compare him in those cases to Hitler.
The latest montage of meltdowns comes in the wake of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders’ announcement that the President was looking into revoking the security clearances of former Obama administration officials. All of the hysteria came despite the fact that President Trump has not officially revoked security clearances yet and only threatened to do so.
It included Monday’s edition of MSNBC’s Deadline: White House, which aired shortly after Sanders made the announcement at Monday’s White House press briefing. Former Holder Department of Justice spokesman Matt Miller weighed in on the announcement:
If you look at what happened last week in that meeting, you don’t have to go, you don’t have to look very hard to see a direct parallel to what the President is trying to do now. Look at what Vladimir Putin proposed in that meeting. He proposed using the arms of government to retaliate against critics of him; to retaliate against Bill Browder and Mike McFaul. The kind of thing you expect to see from Vladimir Putin. The kind of thing you see from Erdogan in Turkey. The kind of thing you never expect to see in liberal democracies. That’s what the President is trying to do here.
This article was posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 at 6:18 am