Seconds after President Trump’s Monday remarks finally calling out the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists by name, CNN hosts and panelists made clear that there was nothing Trump could have said that would have satisfied them, excoriating him for not going far enough and announcing “policy in terms of addressing this.”
In the midst of the horrific violence happening Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, Obama’s former “faith adviser” Joshua DuBois decided to lay into Christians for supposedly endorsing the violence and “right wing" hate. Mid-afternoon Saturday, DuBois wrote an op-ed for The Daily Beast blaming Christians and evangelical leaders for not condemning white supremacy enough. Sound familiar?
Other than 9/11, not much happened in 2001. CBS This Morning co-host Norah O’Donnell on Monday excluded the September 11th terror attacks in order to conclude that there have been “three times” as many “right wing” violence.
After all three broadcast networks spent Sunday blaming President Trump for the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, in an exclusive interview with NBC News aired on Monday’s Today show, Vice President Mike Pence took the liberal media to task for its biased coverage.
Continuing to show her childish behavior and pivot toward becoming a full-blown Democrat, CNN political commentator Ana Navarro declared on Monday morning’s CNN Newsroom that President Trump’s response to Charlottesville’s neo-Nazi violence proved he’s a spineless “coward” and “nincompoop” who’s “unfit to be human.”
Everyone expected the liberal media to hound President Trump to denounce his "base" of white supremacists and neo-Nazis specifically after the vehicular homicide in Charlottesville on Saturday, and once other Republicans showed how it was done, the media pressure intensified. But it takes a special kind of liberal-media jerk to denounce the actual Republican Nazi-denouncers as just positioning for the 2020 campaign. Meet New York Times reporter Eric Lipton.
The panel of Morning Joe erupted with outrage Monday morning over President Trump’s response to the Charlottesville rally. Willie Geist noted a “pattern” being at work, stating, “There's always this beat, this pause, this wink and he did it again on Saturday where it happened on many sides.” New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor agreed as she noted her own experiences in encountering pro-Trump white nationalists at the 2016 RNC convention. The criticism crescendoed, however, with Donny Deutsch, who denounced Trump as a “pathetic, sniveling man” before screaming, “No, he is a racist. He is a racist! Can we just say it once and for all?”
Neo-nazis are bad. Trump is also bad. Therefore, Trump and neo-nazis must go together. This is the kind of logic liberal celebrities have been employing over the past two days. On August 13, comedian Michael Ian Black (who plays President George H.W. Bush on Wet Hot American Summer) joined the extremely vocal mob of famous has-beens on Twitter and blamed Trump for the “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville, Virginia.
On Saturday afternoon, an act of racist terrorism was committed in Charlottesville, Virginia. Among those responsible, according to Esquire’s Charles Pierce, were Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. “Every Republican who ever played footsie with the militias out west owns this bloodshed,” disgorged Pierce in a Sunday post. “Every Republican president -- actually, there's only one -- who began a campaign in Philadelphia, Mississippi, to talk about states rights...owns this bloodshed…Every Republican politician who followed the late Lee Atwater into the woods in search of poisoned treasure owns this bloodshed…Every conservative journalist who saw this happening and who encouraged it, or ignored it, or pretended that it wasn't happening, owns this bloodshed.”
In the aftermath of the Charlottesville attack, two of the Big Three Networks (ABC and NBC) were quick to cast blame on President Trump for the violence and the lives lost on Sunday. To round out the Big Three, CBS brought up the rear during Face the Nation where guest Jamelle Bouie argued that if one was looking for the “roots” of the attack, “you don’t have to look very far from the White House.”
Following the horrific domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, the media was on the hunt to cast blame on someone and lump them in with the racist that carried out the attack. And during Sunday’s This Week on ABC, commentator Cokie Roberts found her target in President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. According to her, they were to blame because they were sending silent signals to white supremacists to empower them.
Saturday was marked by bloodshed in Charlottesville, Virginia after an apparent white nationalist plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters in a blatant attack. And on the morning after, NBC’s Sunday Today put President Trump in their sights as they unloaded on him while appearing to pin the blame for the attack on him. At one point even claiming he “enjoys” the support he gets from the bigots who were rallying in Virginia.