Posted by DrJohn on 30 June, 2017 at 9:12 am. 19 comments already!



Donald Trump lit into Mika Brzezinski yesterday:

and then added











Of course, this was preceded by the usual Trump-trashing segment:

About 40 minutes prior, Thursday’s “Morning Joe” panel had a giggle session about Trump’s ties to Wall Street, his fake Time magazine cover, and even his tiny hands.

“Why don’t you get another Time magazine cover?” Brzezinski said. “Nothing makes a man feel better than making a fake cover of a magazine of himself, lying every day, and destroying the country.”

Joe Scarborough mocked Trump’s fake cover by joking that he once won a a Masters Tournament and opened a concert for U2.

“He’s covering his hands here because they’re teensy!” Brzezinski jested about Trump’s pose on the cover.

Attacking Trump is nothing new for this pair:

Almost as soon as Donald Trump was inaugurated president, the hosts on MSNBC’s Morning Joe began pushing a narrative that the president could very well be criminally insane.

The president, whom these hosts regularly remind viewers is tasked with overseeing America’s nuclear arsenal, is mentally “unbalanced,” “unhinged,” and obviously suffers from “mental illness.”

“He keeps getting worse,” Dr. Joe Scarborough said. “Mentally, he keeps getting worse. This is a man in decline.”

“There’s an unwritten rule in the psychiatric community that nobody diagnoses people from afar,” Dr. Donny Deutsch reminded viewers. “But I just don’t feel like he’s a well guy, period.”

“He has literally devolved, to the point where there is concern about his health,” Dr. Mika Brzezinski said. “Or about his ability to take in information and use it correctly. It’s like a child.”

Brzezinski has said she is so concerned about Trump’s mental health that we should pursue “Article 25” — apparently referring to the Constitution’s 25th Amendment, which allows for the removal of a president who is physically unfit to serve.

“This looks like the steps leading to a total meltdown,” Brzezinski. “This is really bad. Just for the record, we’re all really nervous. So if people out there feel nervous, we do, too.”

“He’s not well, he’s not of sound mind,” Donny Deutsch said. “That’s somebody you look at clinically and say, he’s not well … I’m not a physician, but that it’s — he’s mentally ill.”

Back in May, Scarborough called Trump “thuggish” and added “The fish rots, again, from the head.”

Scarborough hammered Trump in April:

On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer blamed the attack on former President Barack Obama, saying the strike was “a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution.” Scarborough took issue with that immediately. “[Trump’s] carping at the past president’s failures is unbecoming,” said Scarborough. “You’re criticizing Barack Obama for what he did not do in 2012? What are you doing to do five years later? Now you’re the president of the United States.”

In June:

“Morning Joe” panelists speculated again Tuesday about the state of President Trump’s mental health, saying he was “not well,” had a self-destructive “personality disorder” and that his behavior during the Republican primary was “evil.”

Also in June:

As the gang at Morning Joe broke for commercial at the end of their second hour, co-host Mika Brzezinski offered up a fun quiz for for her panelists and the viewing public.

“As we go to break, a pop quiz for you. Get ready. Get your pencils out,” she said:

The capital city of your closest ally is attacked. Do you do this:

A. Retweet Drudge before being briefed?

B. Use the attack to lobby the Supreme Court to overturn lower court rulings that said your travel ban is unconstitutional.

C. Openly attack the mayor of the city under assault and quote him out of context.

D. Go Golfing for the 22nd time in your 19-week tenure.

E. All of the above

In the immediate aftermath of the most recent terrorism in London, Trump took heat from many corners of the media for his decision to retweet, the reclusive conservative guru. NBC took particular exception at the time.

The whole routine prompted chuckles from the MJ panel.

“This is like the Jeff Foxworthy bit,’ You might be the president’” offered Commentary’s Noah Rothman.

“Is there an F?” asked the New York Times’ Nicholas Confessore.

August of 2016:

Without the overbearing Scarborough there to dominate discourse, Brzezinski spoke more than usual, offering scathing opinions about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Her starting point was the “intervention” proposed by Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani, high-profile Republican leaders who, it is reported, hope to approach Trump through his children to make suggestions about saving his stumbling and scattered campaign against the Democrat, Hillary Clinton.

August 2016:

One day after Barack Obama’s former campaign manager called Donald Trump a “psychopath,” MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski picked up the ball and ran with it, saying the GOP presidential nominee needs to see a psychiatrist for the good of the country.

Yesterday Scarborough called Trump “Stalinist.”

Mika and Joe have a long history of attacking Donald Trump. In the wake of Trump’s tweets the media has been stricken by the onset of amnesia. It’s not as though this incident sprang into existence like negative energy. And the thing is, Mika did have plastic surgery:

And that face-lift?

The TV couple reported that Mika never had one.

“She did have a little skin under her chin tweaked, but this was hardly a state secret,” Joe’s voice said in the op-ed. “Her mother suggested she do so, and all those around her were aware of this mundane fact.”

Yesterday Chris Matthews implied that Trump should have his son-in-law Jared Kushner murdered.

And they call Trump crazy.

Trump is not imagining things. The media is overwhelmingly biased against him. The press cast off its objectivity last year.

This transparent bias is a national phenomenon, infecting both print and television media to such an extent that it has become almost impossible to separate coverage of the Trump campaign from attempts to tear it down. The media has long been accused of having a liberal slant, but in this cycle journalists seem to have cast themselves as defenders of the republic against what they see as a major threat, and in playing this role they’ve lost the ability to assess events rationally.

The media has taken to literally fabricating stories to visit harm on Trump:

There are great benefits to be reaped by publishing alarmist claims about the Russian Threat and Trump’s connection to it. Stories that depict the Kremlin and Putin as villains and grave menaces are the ones that go most viral, produce the most traffic, generate the most professional benefits such as TV offers, along with online praise and commercial profit for those who disseminate them. That’s why blatantly inane anti-Trump conspiracists and Russia conspiracies now command such a large audience: because there is a voracious appetite among anti-Trump internet and cable news viewers for stories, no matter how false, that they want to believe are true (and, conversely, expressing any skepticism about such stories results in widespread accusations that one is a Kremlin sympathizer or outright agent).

What the press is not used to is a pugilistic response. Trump fights back and right now he has the media on its heels, reeling. Meanwhile, behind the curtains Trump is using EO’s to undo obama’s mess, the House even passed Kate’s Law and ISIS is being destroyed. The press is primarily obsessed with whining about its feelings.

They are supposed to be honest.

They’re not.

They’re supposed to stay above the fray, no matter what.

They don’t.

So stick it, Mika. Stick it, Joe. Stick it, media.

As long as Trump continues trying to do what he promised, people will support him. Don’t believe what the press says about Trump. You can’t.

They’re not honest.

Trump’s tweeting was bothering me for a while, but given the virulent hatred of Trump, the baldly disingenuous reportage and the effect of distracting the press from interfering with the agenda, I am becoming a fan. This may not be classically Presidential, but the press isn’t treating Trump with classic Presidential deference either. Trump is Trump. The media is not doing itself any favors. It is spending its integrity in trying to take Trump down. They will not win this war.




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