Let’s face it. Donald Trump does get carried away from time to time when lashing out at the media. Don’t get me wrong. Trump has been victimized by the media’s lies and distortions more than any president before him, and any condemnation he heaps on them is well-deserved. It’s just that maybe every once in a while he should tone it down. He should be more like Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is the model of decorum when dealing with the press.
Yeah, right. Here is Pelosi at a presser yesterday answering a question posed by Sinclair’s James Rosen. The money part of the Q & A follows, succeeded in turn by a video of the entire exchange:
James Rosen: I wonder if you could explain to the American people why the legal rights of the whistleblower should prevail in this political setting over those of President Trump, who should ordinarily enjoy a right to confront his accuser?
Nancy Pelosi: I say to you, Mr. Republican Talking Points, what I said to the president of the United States: when you talk about the whistleblower, you’re coming into my wheelhouse. I have more experience in intelligence than anybody in the Congress, anybody that’s ever served.
JAMES ROSEN: Why the legal rights of the whistleblower should prevail in this political setting over those of President Trump, who should ordinarily enjoy a right to confront his accuser?
NANCY PELOSI: Mr. Republican talking points…I will defend the rights of the whistleblower pic.twitter.com/Nz1fWegX6C
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) November 14, 2019
Putting aside Pelosi’s foolish boast about being the ultimate authority on intelligence in Congress, the media have been silent about the speaker’s rudeness and conspicuous hypocrisy.
Speaking of intelligence, James Rosen, you will recall, was the target of surveillance under the Obama administration. Rosen, who was with Fox News at the time, shared his nightmare:
What happened to me was that the Attorney General, Eric Holder, under Barack Obama as president secretly designated me a criminal co-conspirator and a flight risk and thereby had a federal judge give the government permission to rifle through all my gmails.
They could read the emails, and then also to get all the phone records associated with about 20 phones that I used at that time in my reporting. All of those phone lines were 202 or 703, which are the area codes associated with Washington and the Pentagon, northern Virginia area. One of those 20 phone lines was 718 and that referred to my parent’s house on Staten Island at that time.
When the so-called elite media complain that Trump is treating them unfairly, they should be reminded of the obvious double standard that exists inside the Beltway.
(h/t Sara Carter)