VIDEO: Media to Trump — only we are allowed to traffic in fear

VIDEO: Media to Trump — only we are allowed to traffic in fear
Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Pot, meet kettle.]

After Trump released an ad playing up his administration’s tough stance on illegal immigration and warning that Democrats could let dangerous people in the country, CNN and MSNBC attacked him, deriding the advertisement for “peddling fear.”

Yet many of these same TV talking heads … are themselves exploiting people’s fears, in particular in their coverage of Trump.

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said on his eponymous MSNBC show last week that the administration is “engaging in fear mongering,” and “lying” and “racism.”

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But that same Joe Scarborough frequently peddles fear himself.

During Trump’s negotiations with North Korea, Scarborough frequently warned a nuclear holocaust could be nigh. “His erratic behavior could be leading the United States towards World War III, could be leading America towards a nuclear war,” Scarborough warned. …

… [CNN’s Brian] Stelter … is one of the prominent media personalities who pushes the idea that Trump is mentally incompetent to carry out the duties of the president. During one such segment he said Trump “sounds deeply troubled and unhinged. This is why questions about his fitness for office are so urgent. This is the biggest story that I see happening right now.”

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