State of the Union
It really, really bothered Washington Post deputy editor of the Morning Mix, Timothy Bella, that Rush Limbaugh received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday during President Donald Trump's State of the Union address. It irked him so much that in his long article he kept returning over and over to the theme that Limbaugh was somehow not worthy of the award in comparison to other who received it.
Nancy Pelosi’s petty State of The Union drama earned rave reviews from Trump-obsessed lefties on Tuesday. As soon as President Trump finished his Feb. 4 speech in the house chamber, the not-so-camera-shy House Speaker took the hardcopy of the president’s speech, stood up and tore it in half, obviously for the sake of whipping her Trump-hating base.
On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Morning Joe provided a knee-jerk defense of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripping up a copy of President Trump’s State of the Union address as the speech concluded Tuesday night. They claimed the nasty move was justified because of Trump’s “lies” and applauded it as “the most effective” Democratic response.
Just like their cable news peers, ABC chose to complain about President Trump’s State of the Union address last night, instead of celebrate it. On Good Morning America Wednesday, anchor George Stephanopoulos and chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl recounted the national address entirely from the perspective of the Democrats, serving up judgement only for President Trump and Republicans while seeming to justify Democrats’ rude outbursts and showboating.
Throughout President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, he accented his address and policy proposals by looking to the balcony and calling attention to the stories of great Americans, just as every president since Ronald Reagan had done. But in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, CNN’s Cuomo PrimeTime took issue with Trump’s use of those guests, with one decrying the scene as akin to Oprah Winfrey handing out free cars.
What would MSNBC late night be without a Nazi reference? Earlier in the evening, Brian Williams assailed the State of the Union address as “dark” and “bizarre. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Jonathan Alter saw shades of Joseph Goebbels and “the big lie.”
What was going on CBS Tuesday night during the State of the Union? In their post-speech reactions, CBS journalists praised the “master showman” President’s “incredible remarks” that, while “restrained,” showcased “a strong record on the economy” and “emotionally compelling stories” about “great Americans.” Even more surprisingly, the praise was juxtaposed with condemnation for Democrats.
Of course, hard-left CNN journalist Jim Acosta couldn’t let a touching moment in Tuesday’s State of the Union go without injecting liberal spin onto it. Regarding the President’s awarding of the Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh, Acosta smeared the radio star as a racist, claiming a “history of making derogatory comments about African-Americans.” I
Even if President Donald J. Trump told the the nation that he cured cancer and achieved world peace at this State of the Union Address, the Hollywood left would rail on about the end of days. In the latest chapter of the what Sean Hannity called the “tale of two Americas,” Trump touted America’s successes during his Feb. 4 address.
Moments after President Trump wrapped up his eventful State of the Union address Tuesday night, CNN host Jake Tapper took to ripping into; much like the petty Speaker of the House did in ripping up the advanced copy Trump gave her. According to him, the address bore a striking resemblance to mindless “reality television,” and, with very few exceptions, it was nothing but divisive “red meat” for his base.
Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement on Tuesday regarding the State of the Union and the media’s reaction to it: "The speech was a tour de force. Honoring those who gave the supreme sacrifice and a hero like Rush Limbaugh in an unprecedented awarding of the medal of freedom. Likewise in another unprecedented moment, reuniting a military family live, in front of millions on television and in front of America's leadership in the House chamber."
NBC News reacted Tuesday night with disdain, disgust, and arguably venom toward President Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address, kvetching that it was “campaign-like,” “confrontation,” “extraordinarily political,” “incredibly raucous,” “partisan,” and responsible for having created a “poisonous...atmosphere” in the House chamber. And of course, there was plenty of invective hurled at both the President and conservative talk radio host and icon Rush Limbaugh, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom a day after his cancer diagnosis.