The media are completely incapable of approaching the coronavirus fight as apolitical or nonpartisan. They just stay in Hate Trump mode, incessantly trashing the president, and then they attack him as a narcissist -- or even a sociopath -- for thinking this is about him. Well, they certainly imply it's all about him, and how he'll be the death of us. That was the tone of Friday night's PBS NewsHour, where David Brooks played psychiatrist and angrily diagnosed the president as a "sociopath."
Put a check mark on the PBS NewsHour for politicizing the coronavirus. On Friday’s Week in Politics segment, anchor Judy Woodruff pointed to (liberal) "sniping" about the president putting Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the government’s task force. New York Times columnist David Brooks said it's doesn't exactly inspire confidence. At segment's end, Brooks insisted that politically, there was no "upside" for President Trump, and "a lot of upside for Democrats."
After more than three years since prediction fails, "conservative" New York Times columnist David Brooks' prognostication record remains at about the same laughable level. We need go back only a couple of weeks to January 23 to laugh at his latest bold observation that "Joe Biden Is Stronger Than You Think." Yes, the same Joe Biden that came in fourth in the Iowa caucus with apparently no delegates won from that state.
Two weeks ago, pseudoconservative, pseudo-Republican PBS NewsHour analyst David Brooks argued the impeachment trial wouldn’t be a fair fight, that Ken Starr & Co. had no chance. Adam Schiff “will just walk all over them," because he had all the evidence. Now that Schiff has lost, Brooks is blaming the American people. On Friday night, he complained they can’t be persuaded by “evidence and facts anymore.”
On Friday's PBS NewsHour, pseudoconservative pundit David Brooks noted that public opinion is moving the wrong way for people who want to remove President Trump from office, but he's "99.9 percent guilty" and Adam Schiff will "walk all over" Trump's new defense lawyers, like Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz, because "he has the evidence on his side."
New York Times "conservative" columnist David Brooks blames Trump for making liberals look stupid. Something that really takes no effort.
David Brooks engages in New York Times "conservative" fantasy to imagine the 2020s, where "the first great event was the complete destruction of Donald Trump’s Republican Party," including Trump's "landslide defeat" to Joe Biden, which "left him humiliated, and the Republicans lost their Senate majority."
New York Times columnist David Brooks stacks the deck with the greatest of ease by putting words into the mouth of an imaginary Trump supporter during an imaginary interview with "Flyover Man." Why not a real interview instead of this fake news?
WASHINGTON -- Recently, in Hanover, New Hampshire, former Vice President Joe Biden — the gaffable Joe Biden — stitched together a stupendous concatenation of gaffes that ought to put him out of the race for the Democratic nomination. But apparently, it will not. This is good news for those of us who like a good laugh or a whole string of good laughs.
On Friday night's week in review on the PBS NewsHour, the taxpayer-funded network's dynamic duo of pundits upset the hardcore left by agreeing "the steam went out" of impeachment. But when it came to Joe Biden mangling the facts of a medal ceremony honoring a military hero, New York Times columnist David Brooks came rushing to Biden's defense, that unlike the president, he's not "mendacious" or "irresponsible" with the facts.
On the PBS NewsHour on Friday night, liberal analyst Mark Shields and "conservative" analyst David Brooks aggressively agreed with each other, as usual -- this time, in defending Democrat front-runner Joe Biden after he brought up working with segregationist Democrats in the 1970s to get work done. Brooks, a New York Times columnist, compared segregationists to "homophobes," which is highly offensive if it's used to describe social conservatives and orthodox religious people. Shields shamed Biden's Democrat opponents as purists who would make a minority party.
It was bad enough when liberals like Thomas Friedman reacted to Hillary Clinton losing the election by calling it a "moral 9/11," which in no way represented anything like a set of terrorist attacks that killed 3,000 and wounded more than 6,000. But on Friday night, PBS NewsHour analyst Mark Shields returned to the scene of that rhetorical excess in reaction to the Mueller report. The investigations into Russiagate must never end. We need a "new 9/11 Commission."