Wow … Yesterday evening, President Donald Trump stunned the world by agreeing to meet with despotic North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. As Jordan Schachtel outlined in his CRTV Dossier newsletter today, it is still too early to know if any meeting between Trump and Kim will turn out well. But it has caused even the anti-Trump MSM to take notice. For example, CNN’s Erin Burnett.
On her television program last night, Burnett remarked, “If President Trump can truly solve this problem, that would be going down as a great president and there’s no way around that. That is the reality here.” Our friends at NewsBusters have a full rundown of the “glowing praise” heaped upon Trump for the move by CNN and MSNBC types. Trump is unconventional, to say the least, but what if it is all planned to try to bring adversaries of all types to the table to actually solve problems?
This is expected … CNN’s Jim Sciutto – the former Obama administration official who doesn’t disclose that fact on the air – is being Jim Sciutto again. This time he tweeted out something hugely misleading about Trump and Russia. According to the Washington Examiner, Sciutto tweeted:
Breaking: Top US general in Europe: “I don’t believe there is an effective” US response to confront #Russian cyber threats – NATO Supreme Allied CMDR-Europe Scaparrotti
Here’s the thing. Scaparrotti didn’t say that. The Examiner shows how the comment was much more “nuanced,” but that doesn’t get you over 1500 retweets. So if you’re Sciutto, you stretch the truth and spread misinformation. That’s pretty much his stock in trade at this point.
The real deal on “collusion” … Despite Sciutto’s disinformation, the real deal on so-called Russian collusion is that people who actually understand Russia think it is all bunk. That’s the thesis of Tablet Mag’s Lee Smith, who explains, “Knowledgeable reporters on the left and right are frightened by the spread of an elite conspiracy theory among American media.” The key takeaway is that the anti-Trump press is “gleefully going along for the ride” on a conspiracy theory that has major holes in it.
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Did he even look? … Once a darling of the conservative mediasphere, CNN’s Oliver Darcy is now just another soldier in CNN media critic/cheerleader Brian Stelter’s army of anti-conservative punditry. Here’s a recent case in point. Yesterday, Darcy wanted to call out The Daily Caller for not covering the Stormy Daniels lawsuit against Donald Trump. The only problem? The Caller did cover it, extensively. The story was on the home page for hours, and there were over a dozen stories at the Caller on the topic. The Caller’s Joe Simonson has the full story. It’s time to take off the blinders, Oliver.
A “disgrace” … On his radio program last night, LevinTV host Mark Levin sounded off on the MSM, whom he called a “disgrace” for protecting the Obama administration’s domestic political spying operation. As CR’s Chris Pandolfo recounts:
[Levin] reminded his audience that the Obama administration spied on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, spied on members of Congress, spied on Jewish organizations, spied on the Associated Press, and spied on reporter James Rosen and his parents, explaining that they were perfectly capable of spying on Trump’s team.
As I’ve been saying, the media are more interested in taking down President Donald Trump than they are in the truth. The media narrative is what needs protecting, not the American people.
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Robert Eno is the director of research for Conservative Review. He is a conservative from deep blue Massachusetts but now lives in Greenville, SC.