The liberal media is up in arms about President Donald Trump’s planned address to the nation and they are making outrageous demands in response.
Following the president’s announcement that he would be speaking directly to the American people via a televised speech on Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer issued their demand for equal air time for a rebuttal.
I am pleased to inform you that I will Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border. Tuesday night at 9:00 P.M. Eastern.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2019
Other complaints poured in from the left as everyone seemed to have a problem with the nation’s leader actually speaking to the nation’s citizens.
Over at CNN, host Chris Cuomo – hardly a Trump cheerleader – seemed at a loss for words when his colleague Don Lemon offered his suggestion that the president’s speech should be “delayed” so that the network is not promoting “propaganda” that can’t be fact-checked before the clueless audience of American viewers has heard it straight from Trump’s mouth.
UNBELIEVABLE: Don Lemon suggests that Trump’s speech be delayed so it can be edited and kept from Americans.
Chris Cuomo (the voice of reason) corrects him and says wanting a border wall isn’t immoral or wrong.
Cuomo giving Lemon a “you’ve lost your mind” stare is CLASSIC. pic.twitter.com/0nwI8BEssP
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 8, 2019
Viewers found Cuomo’s expression during Lemon’s appeal to be highly entertaining.
And they can’t figure out why he calls them “fake news” when they’re literally suggesting that the news networks be given the chance to alter the POTUS’s address. And if Chris Cuomo is the voice of reason in your room, you’ve wandered into loonbag territory.
— Kyle Critelli (@jerkstoreclerk_) January 8, 2019
You know something is messed up when even Chris Cuomo is basically telling Don Lemon to shut up.
— Silver-Nocturne (@Ken_Spade13) January 8, 2019
But, not to be outdone, on Tuesday morning’s “New Day,” CNN political commentator Joe Lockhart took things much further to the left, suggesting that instead of carrying the speech live, the networks should get Trump’s speech text ahead, “and let us decide in advance what’s true.”
Former Clinton White House press secretary @joelockhart: President Trump “consistently hasn’t told the truth. Someone’s got to fact-check that… You have a President who is trying to create hysteria for his own political purposes, not to protect the American people.” pic.twitter.com/AWYgSrIb8y
— New Day (@NewDay) January 8, 2019
Despite the fact that the government is dragging into nearly three weeks of a partial shutdown which the mainstream media has consistently portrayed as an emergency, and the fact that Trump has never before asked for airtime to address the nation, Lockhart believes the president should not be given the opportunity to do so.
“So you have a national emergency based on fiction, and that’s the problem for putting this on the air,” the former spokesman for President Clinton said.
“There are real issues about — and I think the networks, I hope, struggled yesterday with the decision to put this on. Because he consistently hasn’t told the truth. And someone’s got to fact-check that,” he said.
“If I were a network executive, which I’m not, I wouldn’t put this on live. I would let him give the address and I’d look at it and find out, what’s true, what’s not,” Lockhart recommended. “Or I’d say: give me the text in advance. Let us decide in advance what’s true, what’s not. Because we shouldn’t be using our public airwaves for someone to spew more of these lies.”
Co-host John Berman attempted to clarify and counter Lockhart’s remarks.
“To be clear, there’s no precedent for that. There’s no precedent for the networks getting the presidential text beforehand and then deciding whether it’s true or not.” he said.
And they wonder why Trump calls them the “enemy of the poeple.” Raised eyebrows and angry reactions followed from Twitter users.
The free press MSM now think they should sensor the President of the United States on his content because they don’t agree with it. Isn’t this totally against what they expect for themselves.
— Chris Nelson (@rzbck) January 8, 2019
Propaganda….pot meet kettle. pic.twitter.com/WlEKM7C2bU
— Thomas George Black (@TommyTuxedos) January 8, 2019
Who gave the media a right to become dictators???
— Texas Trumpette (@Texas2Love) January 8, 2019
Good grief. It’s something when Cuomo is the voice of reason. ?
— Kevin Barnard (@KevyB1990) January 8, 2019
Haha. From a guy who worked for @BillClinton.
— Corleone Solo (@CorleoneSolo) January 8, 2019
Ironic that he’d say that while on CNN.
— CMB (@cmbrva) January 8, 2019
— George Finley (@GeorgeFin) January 8, 2019
Says it on CNN pic.twitter.com/FX1gSQCIZX
— TBD (@marktimemarch) January 8, 2019
Funny coming from Mr Lockhart, he was there when Clinton lied all the time. Guess he has brain freeze.
— Pjpeters1 (@pjppeters1) January 8, 2019
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