Press laser-focused on Comey fallout, but the country not as engaged
The press is always in bed with the Demonrats, it’s been that way for many decades. After days of what the president’s counselor called the “myopically obsessive” coverage of the James Comey firing, kellyanne Conway said other important stories—like the administration getting China to accept U.S. beef imports—were largely being ignored.
This is nothing new, we’ve seen this happening for a long time.
Now that Comey has been kicked to the curb, most of the media have moved on to the fallout. That is, they are portraying the Comey firing as such an earthquake that we’re still feeling the aftershocks.
The Washington Post is one of the biggest anti Trump leaders. And they still are trying to find that Russian connection. Although U.S. sanctions haven’t been lifted, “the Kremlin has collected a different return on its effort to help elect Trump in last year’s election: chaos in Washington.
“The president’s decision to fire FBI Director James B. Comey last week was the latest destabilizing jolt to a core institution of the U.S. government. The nation’s top law enforcement agency joined a list of entities that Trump has targeted, including federal judges, U.S. spy services, news organizations and military alliances.”
The Post story also quotes James Clapper, the former national intelligence chief, as telling CNN that “in many ways, our institutions are under assault, both externally — and that’s the big news here, is the Russian interference in our election system — and I think as well our institutions are under assault internally.” He confirmed that he was referring to Trump.
And the propaganda from the media continues to grow. For instance, the New York Times said the following:
“Senate Republicans, increasingly unnerved by President Trump’s volatility and unpopularity, are starting to show signs of breaking away from him as they try to forge a more traditional Republican agenda and protect their political fortunes.”
Several Republicans were “dismayed” by Trump’s handling of the Comey matter and are pursuing “their own agenda” on such issues as health care, drug funding and NAFTA, the story says.
Chris Cillizza, now with CNN, blames the president: “Trump himself has done little to assuage concerns returning members might have about the ability of Congress to conduct a fair look into Russia and the 2016 election. The shocking firing of Comey is one thing. The inability of the White House to settle on a single explanation for why Comey was fired rapidly turned into a debacle aided and abetted by the president.”
That’s one thing we can count on folks, for the next 4 – 8 years, media continually trying to take Trump down.