Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Morning Joe & Trump Saga Exposes Everything That Is Wrong With Media/Politics

Conservative (and anti-Trumper) nails the hypocrisy of Joe and Mika in this op-ed:
As you probably know, I am very much on record about not being a fan of President Trump. I have also been extremely critical over the years of MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, partly for his support of Trump during the GOP primaries, and also for suddenly becoming a liberal sellout back when he got the morning gig at MSNBC. In fact, it is difficult for me to think of two prominent people who refer to themselves (laughably) as Republicans whom I loathe more than these two frauds.
Consequently, I may have a somewhat unique take on the controversy which exploded late this week after the president took a dump on Twitter and went after Joe and his fiancé/co-host Mika Brzezinski in terms which were so inappropriate that they would be a fireable offense if they came from a non-celebrity blogger.
The number one thing that many people are missing in this sad saga is that Joe and Mika are mostly getting exactly what they want out of this episode. In fact, I’m willing to bet that when Trump unleashed his first Twitter tirade on Thursday that they both at least smiled widely, and maybe even popped champagne corks.
Sure, what Trump did was totally wrong and probably hurtful to Mika on some level. But the reality is that this duo has made it abundantly clear that they will do just about anything for ratings/attention, including going out of their way to continually publicly and privately kiss the ass of a guy they surely knew would be a horrible president.
In this bizarre modern media age where celebrity and ratings are everything, and victimhood is a desired virtue, this whole fiasco has been great for them. So good in fact that it has clearly provoked some jealousy from other media members who seemingly wish they had been the focus of this kind of spotlight.
But more important than the reality that this duo is hardly suffering from their alleged aggrievement, is how we actually got to this point. Joe and Mika have cynically benefited from the Trump phenomenon at nearly every plot twist (some have even suggested that there be a Special Counsel to investigate collusion between “Morning Joe” and Trump).
During the 2015-16 primary season, they gave Trump hours of free air time with hardly a negative word or difficult question being placed in his path to the GOP nomination, which they absolutely helped pave. They praised him numerous times, and Joe even laughed with him when Trump mocked a disabled New York Times reporter. Their claim on Friday that this Trump is somehow different from the guy with whom they fell in love in 2015 is just flat-out ludicrous.
What really happened was that they were enamored with the access, and ensuing easy ratings, they were getting from this “can you believe this is really happening?!” political story of a lifetime. They probably also figured that Trump could never beat Hillary Clinton --->
Read the rest from John Ziegler HERE and follow a link to a related story below:

Trump’s Twitter attack: cause or effect?

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