January 9, 2018
The standards of evidence at liberal cable-news channels are not high. With Donald Trump, gossip and unproven rumors from anonymous sources will suffice.
During an interview with anti-Trump author Michael Wolff on Monday, MSNBC morning host Joe Scarborough complained that he has twice tried to include unproven references to President Trump being in an early stage of dementia in his columns for the Washington Post, but both times the editors told him to remove those references.
“There is such a reluctance, and I’m not, certainly not knocking The Washington Post. They’re actually being conservative with a small C. I’ve written twice in my column a quote about one of [the] people closest to Donald Trump during the campaign saying he’s got early stage of dementia. He repeats the same stories over and over again, his father had it and it’s getting worse, and not a single person that works for him doesn’t know he has early signs of dementia. Now of course, they didn’t think he was gonna win.”
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