(Tea Party 247) – There are a whole lot of folks working within leftist media who are absolutely obnoxious in every possible way that word can be defined. People like CNN’s Jim Acosta for example, who does nothing but ask antagonistic questions with an obvious agenda behind them, rather than probing inquiries that will provide deeper and more accurate factual information for viewers.
While Acosta is one of the worst offenders, after the latest stunt pulled by Chuck Todd, he may have to hand over his tiara, because it seems there’s another drama queen in town, and he doesn’t want to be anyone’s second fiddle.
Apparently, the host of “Meet the Press,” gave a disclaimer before President Trump delivered his COVID briefing. Yes, you read that correctly. He gave a disclaimer. Face palms are totally allowed at this point.
Here’s more from WND:
Todd, who was on desk duty on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon when the president’s COVID-19 update was about to come on (he’s also the host of “MTP Daily” on MSNBC), decided to add his own viewer discretion warning.
“And the White House coronavirus briefing is about to begin. But before we go to it, we want to note a few things,” Todd began. “First of all, we know these briefings have a tendency to veer in a lot of different directions, not all of them are informative or relevant in the midst of this crisis.
“So we will listen as the president talks and we will make sure we’re giving you a fact check and putting what he says in context on the other side,” he added. “If it veers too much off, we will break in — we will break off and come back here. But for the most part, we want to listen in to the information, we hope, he is bringing to all of us. Let’s take a listen.”
So they are just automatically assuming, before the president has even come on the air and said a single word, that he’s just going to open his mouth and start lying or veering off topic? To be fair, Trump’s rambling on about other subjects is often due to the fact he’s asked ridiculous questions by Todd’s colleagues who can’t seem to stay focused on the issue at hand, looking for some way to craft a new narrative to use against him in the election.
This isn’t particularly uncommon talk from the media, either. After lamenting for the first three years of his presidency that Donald Trump didn’t hold enough news briefings, the media is now livid that he’s holding too many of them during the biggest crisis of his presidency.
See? There seems to be nothing this president can do to appease the radical left. If he doesn’t hold press briefings then he’s obviously trying to hide something. If he holds too many then they whine about that. Is there anything, anything at all, this man can do to win with the liberals in this country?
Short answer: no.
No network has lamented the monkey’s-paw nature of coronavirus quite as much as MSNBC, however. Just the day before, Chris Hayes called the decision to continue to air the news conferences “crazy” and “dangerous.”
“I think that regular information in times of crisis from the government on sort of the science and facts and policy are essential. But I personally can’t help but feel these daily sessions are bad for the country, even dangerous from a public health perspective,” Hayes said Monday night.
“It’s obviously above my pay grade. I don’t make the call about [whether] we take them or not, but it seems crazy to me that everyone is still taking them when you got the My Pillow guy getting up there talking about reading the Bible.”
People need to be updated on new information as it’s available because they need this information in order to make solid decisions about their personal care and that of their loved ones. Apparently, such an obvious statement of fact goes way over the heads of individuals at MSNBC.
And what, exactly, is so wrong about telling people to read the Bible? Many folks in this country find the Word of God to be a great source of comfort in troubling times. Given the fact the economy is collapsing and there seems to be no end in sight to this whole mess, it seems logical that anxiety-ridden folks be encouraged to seek solace where it is available.
The point here is that Chuck Todd’s little disclaimer was totally unprofessional and uncalled for. Now is not the time to be playing politics. It’s a time to join forces and fight against coronavirus, even if it means having to work alongside — six feet away that is — people you disagree with on important issues.
Time for the mainstream media to grow up.