“Sociopath” … Monday afternoon, MSNBC contributor Donny Deutsch told “Deadline: White House” anchor Nicolle Wallace that President Donald Trump is a “sociopath.” Wallace had said that the White House showing Trump’s “humanity” after tragedies was a “mythology” and not rooted in the truth. Just after saying he was “not going to go there about him being a sociopath,” Deutsch went there. One can disagree with the president without stooping to calling him a sociopath. Watch Deutsch call the president a sociopath here.
“Mussolini” … Earlier on Monday, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough flat-out called Trump “Mussolini” during the host’s “Morning Joe” program. Why? Because Trump called “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd a “son of a bitch” during a rally in Pennsylvania. You can watch the discussion between Scarborough and contributor Mike Barnicle here. I agree with LevinTV host Mark Levin, who explained how the leftist media went bananas over the speech on LevinTV last night. Trump Derangement Syndrome is a hell of a disease.
Ana Navarro “misremembers” … Ana Navarro really didn’t like Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ appearance on “60 Minutes” Sunday night. During the appearance, DeVos was not able to answer basic questions about education. Officials at the White House are not happy with the performance. But CNN’s house “Republican” took things a bit further. She used the occasion to “misremember” that quote by Tina Fey’s caricature of Sarah Palin.
Navarro tweeted, “I had not seen a TV interview so cringe-inducing, since Sarah Palin saw Russia from her backyard.” Of course, Palin said no such thing. What Palin said was, “They’re our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.” Which is absolutely true. Perhaps Navarro didn’t pay attention in elementary school geography class when the teacher taught her about the Diomede Islands in the Bering Strait. CR’s Chris Pandolfo explains why, as co-chair of the McCain-Palin Hispanic Advisory Council, Navarro was really just smearing Palin for progressive points.
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National Geographic’s soul-searching … The media reflects the culture — or is it the other way around? Either way, what was considered worthy of publication in the past is often not considered correct today. While there are serious problems with political correctness in the media, blatant racism is still blatant racism and shouldn’t be tolerated. With that in mind, National Geographic hired a presidential historian to take a look at its past coverage of the Third World and even the United States and how that coverage may have been racist. Personally, I don’t think this is National Geographic trying to be politically correct as much as trying to learn from its past. Read what the organization found out about itself. What are your thoughts?
Tillerson reaction … This morning, Donald Trump tweeted, after informing the Washington Post, that Rex Tillerson would no longer be the secretary of state and that current CIA Director Mike Pompeo is his nominee to replace Tillerson. This is something that CR’s Jordan Schachtel wrote about back in November 2017, and he explained today why this is good for conservatives. The media, of course, sees everything through the lens of Russia.
The outstanding folks over at Twitchy have compiled a hilarious grouping of tweets in which the media “blue checkmarks” attacked Trump for the Tillerson pick in the first place, saying Tillerson was a Putin puppet. Now those same folks are saying Trump fired Tillerson because Tillerson was too anti-Putin. The media wants to have it both ways. Of course, those same media types are “forgetting” that Pompeo is a Russia hawk. That fact doesn’t fit the narrative.
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