Over the past couple of weeks the media has told us it is beneth all standards of common decency to question the patriotism of one's political opponets, unless that opponent is a Republican. On Tuesday's MSNBC Live NBC national security correspondent Ken Dilanian declared that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has nobody but to blame for himself when people call him "Moscow Mitch" or a Russian asset.
The oppositional ardor that Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank directs at President Donald Trump is never-ending in its silliness. Milbank's latest absurdity is that Trump is a Soviet version of "The Man in the High Castle." In other words he is calling the president a traitor doing the bidding of Russian (not Soviet) leader Vladimir Putin.
During Sunday’s AM Joy, fill-in host Jonathan Capehart and his panel discussed yet another tweet from President Trump dubbing the news media as the "enemy of the people" with Capehart arguing that Trump's tweet has “real world consequences,” referring to a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of CNN headquarters hours after the President sent out that tweet.
During Tuesday’s Hardball, the indictment of California Congressman Duncan Hunter for campaign finance violations came up as host Chris Matthews made sure to point out that Hunter was not only a Republican but the second member of Congress to endorse President Trump. Matthews gleefully pointed out that the first Member in New York Congressman Chris Collins has been indicted for insider trading and lying to the FBI.
CNN anchor Jake Tapper is demonstrating an affinity for Washington Post columnists bashing the Trump-Pence ticket. On May 10, Tapper helped promote George Will ripping Vice President Pence as “horrifying.” The screen said “CONSERVATIVE COLUMNIST: PENCE HAS CHOSEN TO BE ‘HORRIFYING.’”
On Wednesday, he wanted everyone to see Dana Milbank’s column insisting the president of the United States is a “madman.” This allowed CNN to put a graphic on screen for all its airport customers, reading “WASH POST COLUMNIST: TRUMP’S NO LIAR, HE’S A ‘MADMAN’.”
You can get an idea of how ridiculous the Democrats acted during (and after) President Donald Trump's State of the Union Speech on Tuesday by the fact that even as liberal a columnist as Dana Milbank of the Washington Post has found them to be embarrassing. Milbank is hardly an admirer of the President since last September he wrote a column claiming that Donald Trump is killing him followed later that month with the complaint that Trump is "Driving Us Crazy." However even Milbank has complained about the attitude of the opposition party in Democrats’ behavior at the State of the Union was embarrassing:
Break out the MAGA butterfly nets! President Donald Trump is driving us crazy. Funny farm here we come! You might remember that on September 15, columnist Dana Milbank of the Washington Post claimed that Trump is killing him. However, before Milbank has a chance to kick the bucket he will apparently lose his mind. Yes, Milbank is now also claiming in his September 22 column that President Trump actually is making us crazy:
Poor Dana Milbank. For all of his life he has been the picture of perfect health. And then Donald Trump was elected President and completely ruined it to the point where he is now dying. Milbank discusses his health crises in his Sunday Washington Post column, President Trump is killing me. Really.
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank's vicious, mean-spirited attacks on Donald Trump, Republicans, and conservatives have become so predictable and trite that they're barely worthy of attention, no matter how shrill his rhetoric. The unhinged Milbank is of course entitled to his opinions, but in his latest column on Friday, he tried to promote an obvious falsehood as an indisputable fact, claiming in his column's headline that "There’s no such thing as a Trump Democrat."
On Friday, Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi asked the question “A briefing room clash may be good TV, but is it good journalism?” The Post mostly answered “yes,” and Farhi never compared today’s clashes to anything that happened under Barack Obama. The journalists who badgered Trump aide Stephen Miller “say they have no regrets for aggressively seeking answers,” Farhi reported.
Jim Acosta boasted “As my mother told me recently, ‘Let other people be the wallflower,’....If quoting from the Statue of Liberty is pushing too hard, I’m going to keep pushing.”
One of the more absurd spectacles in the press's coverage of the economy is the attack on the Trump White House's long-term economic growth assumptions in this week's budget release. The same reporters, pundits and outlets now ridiculing the Trump administration's belief that the economy can consistently grow by 3 percent each year beginning four years from now were stone silent when the Obama administration, whose alums have joined the current negative chorus, used far higher growth assumptions — and miserably failed to achieve them.
Waaaaah! Dana Milbank is really really angry at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and if he doesn't do just want Dana wants him to do then he will be shunned by liberals forever and ever.
Milbank went into full petulant fury mode on this topic in his May 12 Washington Post column in which he angrily declares how betrayed he feels over the fact that Rosenstein did not follow the approved liberal narrative on the James Comey firing. Not only did Rosenstein commit the heresy of issuing a memo listing the reasons for firing Comey which all liberals wanted to happen right up to the moment he actually was fired by President Trump, he dared to contradict incorrect mainstream media reports that he threated to quit his job.