The “doctor” is in … CNN media critic/cheerleader Brian Stelter has a long history of practicing psychiatry without a license when it comes to President Donald Trump. Calling into question Trump’s mental stability is something that Stelter denies regularly doing, but it is something that he most certainly does.
Over the weekend, the good people at Twitchy caught Stelter falling back on his routine tricks.
CNN’s Brian Stelter is the Energizer Bunny of armchair Resistance media amateur psychiatrists when it comes to President Trump. On Sunday, Stelter’s effort to try and make some not-so-subtle diagnoses about Trump’s mental state based on tweets and the president’s apparent favorite cable news net of choice (which of course isn’t CNN) stepped up a notch:
If we were watching this unfold from some other country, we'd question the US president's wellness. "Is the president okay?" pic.twitter.com/9XsHAC9L0f
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 20, 2018
Stelter continues to show himself as a proud member of the Resistance who isn’t a psychiatrist but feels he is qualified to play one on TV.
About that murder rap … Over the weekend, the propaganda arm of the Resistance — CNN, MSNBC, etc. — figured they finally got Trump’s ICE doing something the country would rise up about. ICE had the temerity to stop an immigrant driving his pregnant wife to the hospital and arrested him. Minimized in the coverage was that the immigrant was arrested on an international warrant: ICE says he is wanted for murder in Mexico.
As Lifezette highlights, left-wingers like Joe Kennedy, etc., were apoplectic over the arrest. Remember, don’t let facts get in the way of a great narrative.
Speaking of facts … I’ve shown, over and over again, how “fact-checking” sites are biased and often find one way for conservatives and another way for liberals and progressives. The latest example of this may be the most brazen yet.
As the Daily Caller’s Amber Athey explains, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., sent out a press release saying that his Democratic opponent “went AWOL on Nevada’s veterans once again yesterday when she skipped work to attend a publicity stunt instead of voting to expand coverage for Vietnam War heroes who are literally dying from exposure to Agent Orange.”
Here’s where it gets embarrassing for PolitiFact. The Democrat in question did miss the vote to visit the border. But here’s how Athey explains the site’s faulty reasoning.
The fact-checkers took issue with Heller’s assertion that Rosen missed the vote “at the expense of veterans,” noting that the bill had universal support and did not need Rosen’s vote to pass.
They also claimed that Rosen’s visit to the border was “official business” and therefore should not be counted as “skipping work,” even though she did miss an official vote on House legislation.
Finally, Politifact said Heller’s claim that Rosen was engaging in a “publicity stunt” was “in the eye of the beholder.”
PolitiFact is not a neutral arbiter of facts. They are infected with a left-wing bias that the site’s editors refuse to acknowledge.
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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.