When Kathy Griffin went on camera as part of an “art shoot” with a dripping-blood head that resembled President Trump, there wasn’t much coverage of the instance. There was also the theatrical performance of the president being killed—a real blood gusher—but that apparently didn’t merit a lot of media attention either.
There was some justice when CNN Producer John Bonifield was exposed while explaining CNN’s Trump-Russia narrative to be “mostly bulls**t.”
The media coverage largely entailed leftists and Hollywoodies ranting on “artistic” freedom and “expression”—that was it. There was no correlation between the expressionism and the pro-Bernie Sanders man who unloaded 60 rounds onto a group of Republican officials practicing for a baseball game—re: Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) being shot.
Just when it was thought Mainstream Media couldn’t get any worse in crafting their Republican-hating narrative, it reached an epically dramatic height when “journalists” went wild upon President Trump posting a somewhat-altered, wrestling-match clip of himself body slamming a guy with a “CNN” head.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
[Source: Twitter/Donald J. Trump]
Rather than a few, quick quips on the silly post, Mainstream Media did their traditional dance of spinning it in their favor, suggesting the president was promoting violence toward reporters.
“It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters,” CNN availed in a statement.
CNN statement responding to the president: “We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his.” pic.twitter.com/Gn1YRA2DRG
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 2, 2017
[Source: Twitter/Brian Stelter]
Even ABC News’s Matthew Dowd weighed in with his drama-perpetuating post:
This is from the President advocating violence against media. GOP leaders it is time you put country over party. Enough. https://t.co/IVPxgWqfTW
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) July 2, 2017
[Source: Twitter/Matthew Dowd]
There was also MSNBC-contributor, Mother Jones Editor David Corn blasting fear into his followers:
Wow. This is sick. This is disturbing. This is pathological. This is violent. This is reckless. This is authoritarian. https://t.co/KnD7FTPrn1
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) July 2, 2017
[Source: Twitter/David Corn]
The MSM’s knee-jerk reactions served as cannon fodder for MSM’s wave of fear-based paranoia:
“…a call for violence against the media.” ~Alan Rappeport, The New York Times
“That seems like a threat.” ~Martha Raddatz, ABC News
More, The Washington Post headlined one of their articles with “Trump Appears To Promote Violence Against CNN With Tweet.” Here’s a chunk of what followed:
“A day after defending his use of social media as befitting a ‘modern-day’ president, President Trump appeared to promote violence against CNN in a tweet.
Trump, who is on vacation at his Bedminster golf resort, posted on Twitter an old video clip of him performing in a WWE professional-wrestling match but with a CNN logo superimposed on the head of his opponent. In the clip, Trump is shown slamming the CNN avatar to the ground and pounding him with simulated punches and elbows to the head. Trump added the hastags #FraudNewsCNN and #FNN, for ‘fraud news network.’
Some Trump supporters noted on social media that the violence in professional wrestling is simulated and that the president was making a symbolic point about ‘fake news’ coverage of him. But questions about the political climate for journalists has swirled for weeks since Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) body-slammed a reporter for ‘The Guardian’ the day before a special election, which he won. Gianforte, who had initially denied Jacobs’ account, later apologized to him and was sentenced in court to 40 hours of community service and 20 hours of anger management classes.”
There were a lot of “swirl[ing]” concerns upon the Sanders psycho attacking the Republican, baseball team. Prior to that incident, there were multiple allusions and portrayals of President Trump suffering violence. However, Mainstream Media didn’t see it fit to pontificate on such a matter—it conflicted with their agenda.
But it’s apparently a horribly violent act for President Trump to post his musings (while immature) about MSM? Yes, a United States president should set an example for his people; but when the people blatantly, publicly generate fear-loaded, hate-inspired mediums against the president, there’s a bit of wiggle room for a US leader to humorously and confidently push back—especially when that joke conveys a lot of truth.
Regardless, it’s obvious the fake-news team will continue to spout balderdash atop its becoming-increasingly-shoddy soapbox.