No really, I mean it this time. Although this one is more about Trump than McStain, actually.
MSNBC anchor Katy Tur is angry at you.
“Last week was a tidal wave of bad news for this presidency and this president, and his approval rating stayed the same. So I wonder — I mean, if that’s not going to move the needle, is this John McCain thing going to move the needle?” Tur said during an on-air breakdown worthy of Martha Raddatz.
“And forgive me for being skeptical because I was under the impression, as was most people, that when Donald Trump came out and said he wasn’t a war hero — he likes the guys that don’t get caught — back in 2015, that people would care. And when I went out and I talked to Republican voters, they didn’t care at all.”
Gee, how dare people not react the way she predicted. How dare we reject the media’s attempts to frame President Trump.
“Eighty-eight percent of Republicans still support him — 88 percent. I’m sorry, I just — I start to wonder when we have these conversations and we say, ‘Well, this is going to be the breaking point,’ I wonder if there is a breaking point. I wonder if enough people in this country find the actions and the behavior repulsive enough to want to change what’s going on,” Tur said.
There is no breaking point. None. The media cannot break the bond between the man and his supporters.
Bingo, nailed it in one.
In the old days, they could. Republicans have a long history of sacrificing candidates at the altar of appeasement over one of these media-driven fake scandals.
Then came Obama. His political mentor was an unrepentant terrorist. His religious mentor — the man he dedicated his book “The Audacity of Hope” to — said America deserved 9/11.
Most of the media didn’t care.
Why should we care if President Trump said something the media doesn’t like?
The media has fouled itself out; it is the boy who cried wolf.
While the media pitched Fake News about Russia, the economy caught fire, North Korea gave up its nukes, and the War on Terrorism seems over.
The media abused its power — and lost that power.
And they still just don’t get it, and can’t get over it.