While President Trump was making one of the finest speeches of his life in Poland, our news media talking heads were either scolding him for daring to defend Western values and national sovereignty or nattering on about personal slights and fake gotcha stories.
Just a few examples: CNN’s Jim Acosta embarrassed himself by aggressively questioning President Trump’s honesty for saying it was three or four agencies, not 17, that endorsed the idea of Russian election interference. He demanded to know where Trump got that figure. Uh…from the New York Times’ official correction of the “17 agencies” figure that came out this week? It would be nice if the people giving us the news would read it themselves first.
Then there was the selectively-edited video clip allegedly showing the first lady of Poland snubbing the President to shake Melania’s hand. If you let the clip run another six seconds, you see she then shakes Donald'’s hand. That clip made CNN’s Chris Cillizza tweet, like an overstimulated 13-year-old girl (and I quote): “OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD…” and so on to 140 characters. It inspired Polish President Andrzej Duda to send out his own all-caps tweet: “FIGHT FAKE NEWS.”
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