The bible on which Donald Trump was sworn in as President was still warm from his touch as Sean Spicer launched the administration’s first attack on the mainstream media. We later learned they were considered “the enemy of the people” and purveyors of “fake news”.
But all that changed once the attacks were being launched in a more conventional military fashion. Then all the insults were miraculously forgotten.
Among the most notable admirers of Trump’s unique foreign policy style, which involves informing fellow super powers of your actions over chocolate cake apparently, was CNN’s Fareed Zakaria who claimed that he was “finally being presidential”.
Look – of course he’s entitled to his opinion, nobody is disputing that. But this article of his in the Washington Post appears to be a sign of him being unable to cope with the backlash he received from the “Left”, as he goes the route of cherry picking the most abusive comments and constructs an absurdly straw man view from the “liberal” standpoint.
From the response on the left, you would have thought I had just endorsed Trump for pope. Otherwise thoughtful columnists described my views as “nonsense” and a sign that the media has “bent over backward” to support Trump. (Really?) One journalist declared on television, “If that guy could have sex with this cruise missile attack, I think he would do it.” A gaggle of former Obama speechwriters discussed how my comments were perhaps “the stupidest” of any given on the subject.
So basically when your opponents use hyperbole it means they’re “deranged” yet it’s ok for you to suggest you had endorsed Trump for the papacy?
A lot of people disagree with you, Fareed. Get over it.
Meanwhile here’s Lee “Geeky Jesus” Camp with his take on the whole affair, which would be much closer to our view here at FPP. Yes, we know his show is backed by Russia Today. But while we don’t always agree with his show’s viewpoint, it often makes a lot of sense.
For another example of the gap in opinion here’s The Young Turks appraising Fox News’ “This is what freedom looks like” narrative…