Journalists have just given voters a terrific reason to re-elect Trump…to watch their hilarious angst. Jeremy Barr in Saturday’s Hollywood Reporter has chronicled the whining by the press at the prospect of being forced to cover four more years of Donald Trump in the Oval Office.
It is obvious, though they lamely try to hide it to no avail, that most of the Washington press corps suffers from extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome and the idea of continuing to cover Trump for another term has sent them into complete despair. So for many voters, casting their ballots for Trump would be an act of very pleasurable schadenfreude knowing how it would send so many members of the press into a deep, deep depression.
Barr reveals just how tortuous another four years of Trump could be for much of the press in “Four More ‘Exhausting’ Years? Trump Reporters Mull Covering a Second Term.”
“I don’t know anybody who wants to do another four years of this news cycle,” a senior CNN producer says. The first year of the Trump presidency was a year of calibration for the nation’s top journalists, who learned to keep up with a politician who revels in exhausting the press corps, launching news cycles with early-morning, late night and weekend tweets.
The next two years, 2018 and 2019, were even more exhausting, as journalists scrambled to cover government shutdowns, congressional hearings, a Supreme Court nomination, the president’s flirtation with North Korea, the Mueller Report and impeachment.
And who’s fault was that? Wasn’t it the mainstream media that for two solid years was constantly hyping the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory until the Mueller Report revealed it to be nothing but fake news?
A senior CNN producer tells The Hollywood Reporter that the network’s journalists are not rooting against the president in November but guessed they would welcome a return to a more “normal” presidency and accompanying news cycle.
“Not rooting against the president?” Apparently what we have here is a CNN producer who does not even watch his own network’s broadcasts.
“As journalists, I don’t think anybody cares about what party the president of the United States is,” the producer says. “What they care about is being able to live their lives normally again. I think there’s mental exhaustion around this presidency, and I don’t know anybody who is enjoying it. I don’t know anybody who wants to do another four years of this news cycle.”
The producer continues: “It’s not a matter what his political beliefs or his ideological beliefs are. The exhaustion comes from his behaviors. That’s it. His behavior is exhausting. … I don’t I think have ever run into anybody who says they literally hate Donald Trump the man. They’re just exhausted by his behavior, and I think that’s fair. Nobody I know is openly rooting for him to lose.”
Notice how the press only becomes “exhausted” when a president doesn’t follow the liberal playbook?
Pathetic little snowflakes they need to get a a life
or maybe Trump can not stand another four years with schmucks like low life accosta . Stupid may be an innate characteristic, but dumbness is certainly an opportunity available to all. It can be especially surprising and sometimes infuriating when a person not thought to be stupid does some really dumb things-the entire White House press corp. does anyone know what cnn pays this feculence?
The nation can’t handle another four years of Trump. He’s promoting and widening the divisions that threaten to break it. He zeros in on them and rhetorically exploits them as a means of controlling his base and maintaining his power. This is a seriously dysfunctional and destructive form of manipulation.
Can’t Hide in a bunker!
Ah, Comrade Greggie has empathy for the Journo-Listers.
There is no journalism left in America, Comrade Greggie, except for a few independent journalists. Otherwise, journalism died in 2007.
@Greg: You just described the Obama years. Get it straight.
I’m sure the media prefers the freedom and open press they enjoy with Trump rather than the controls and oppression they had with Obama, complicit and submissive as they were.
And the American people disagree with you. Trump is favored by the majority of voters.
How’s it going with finger-banging Joe, by the way?
Give me a better candidate than Trump, and I’ll vote Democrat.
Trump has never been favored by a majority of voters.
Keep telling yourself that, troll.
The Left’s attempt of using the Tyranny of the Majority has failed.
I guess the “journalists” would rather abet a Democrat rapist in the Oval Office
Wouldn’t be the first time.
Nobody even likes Biden. His approval ratng is dismal.
This us simply unmitigated good news!
@Greg: Here you go. I hear Mexico is nice.
@Mully: Many of us wonder what country he’s really. Most likely China.
He’s definitely not an American citizen.
yes, you are a card carrying member of the new communist party. noted in today in American Greatness by Victor Hanson:” More than half the country now assumes that the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, the networks, and the cable news outlets are culpable not of merely failing to tell the truth but of being incapable of telling the truth. Even if they wished to, or had the skills to report empirically and dispassionately, they simply cannot, given their investments in the progressive agenda, and its investments in them. In other words, they are owned—creatures of that agenda.”
YOU really need to read more. suggest W.Cleon Skousen’s book The Naked Communist
try to understand the following: Stupid may be an innate characteristic, but dumbness is certainly an opportunity available to all. It can be especially surprising and sometimes infuriating when a person not thought to be stupid does some really dumb things. You fit the picture.
@Greg: Obama was an absolute disaster and disgrace. Any Democrat taking over after Trump would be equally disastrous. Democrats have no idea how to govern, only rule, and badly at that.
Well, LEGAL voters.
The real concern the media has is that in over 4 years of constant lying, they are afraid they won’t be able to concoct any new lies. If Biden is elected, they can go back into Obama-mode and ignore failure and heap praise on mediocrity.