The mainstream press has stuck to a consistent script since President Donald Trump entered office.
Basically, Trump is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t, and the press is going to rip him to shreds regardless of what the actual facts may be.
However, there have been plenty of times when some pretty amazing things have happened under Trump’s leadership, and that can leave the talking heads fumbling to try and stick to their preferred narrative.
Such was the case on Thursday night when it was announced that there would be a meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Washington Examiner shares one of the examples that stood out the most when the surprising news broke.
A CNN anchor conceded Thursday evening “there’s no way around” President Trump being a “great president” if he can reach an denuclearization agreement with North Korea.
“Just an extraordinarily evening and of course opening the door to the big question,” Erin Burnett said after closing a panel that discussed the news that Trump had accepted an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a meeting.
“If President Trump can truly solve this problem, that would be going down as a great president, and there’s no way around that,” Burnett continued. “That is the reality here.”
Hold the phone. The very network that covers the Trump administration with a vitriol reserved for those that kick puppies and knock old ladies over is giving POTUS credit for something?
What is the world coming to?
Well, it just may be coming to be a more peaceful place – thanks to Trump, that is.
Trump has a bit of a feud going on with what he calls the “fake news” media, but particularly CNN and a few others. As an example of his view of the cable news network, last summer he tweeted video of himself tackling “CNN.”
CNN meanwhile sometimes puts up corrective fact-checking chyrons when Trump speaks and has an ongoing ad campaign taking thinly veiled swipes at the president.
Despite Burnett’s spot-on assessment of the potential historic significance of the meeting, her show was soon filled with panelists attempting to weave a web to suggest this is a bad thing that should make us all feel hot under the collar.
While those that can think for themselves can see through such transparent nonsense without issue, it’s nonetheless concerning that the network felt the need to go there on a good night for our country as a whole.
Maybe Burnett can break things down further for network executives as to why this is a good thing, but we’re not optimistic that she’d be able to successfully talk them off of the ledge if she did so.
Source: Washington Examiner