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Well, the Beltway buffoons seem to be doing their part in tearing the Biden administration down.
Just watched the monologue of Late Night with Seth Meyers where he mentioned that Biden's disapproval ratings are at an all time high.
While the recent surge of Covid-19 cases due to a combination of Omicron & Delta variants, and the confusing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control played a part in the high disapproval ratings, the media shouldn't wash their hands of their role in Biden's bad ratings because they preferred to play up the bad news & downplay the good news.
It's disappointing the Beltway journalists prefer an unhinged, insecure & attention-hungry pathological liar like Trump over an occasionally gaffe-prone yet solid public servant like Biden for the reason that the chaos in the previous administration was profitable for their wallets, and their corporate overlords.
Trump has more baggage than the Delta Airlines lost & found. Any other candidate with a tenth of his baggage would be rightfully laughed off the stage, and yet the media and the GOP - both willing to ignore Trump's myriad failings and shortcomings - insist he not only will run for president in 2024, but that he likely will win. Filipkowski says it isn't the MSM's job or obligation to knock down rightwing bullshit, but it IS the MSM's job to point out Trump's and the GOP's bad faith and dishonesty because THAT is news.
I disagree with Lincoln Project/Bulwark/Filipkowski that the Left doesn’t have good messages (and note that they would love to be this theoretical 5 people... for a fee). We have a ton of silver bullets but we lack the gun.
You cannot get your message out when the MSM is not interested it it, and there is no liberal equivalent to the mighty Wurlitzer of conservative media. This is a structural problem as well as a political problem.
Eric B, the only coverage I want to see about Trump is that he's subpoenaed to testify in front of the 1/6 Committee or is indicted by NYS for his shady business or Georgia for election interference or the DOJ. If and when he decides to run, will be bad enough. But unless there is hard news, good riddance.
Trump's idea of a press conference is him talking incessantly. Any attempt to ask him a question that hasn't been scripted or vetted and agreed to ahead of time is only a reason for him to say, "Excuse me," a dozen times and then pontificate some more.
Trump's not hiding anymore. He was interviewed by NPR and was utterly unhinged, fixating on the "rigged" 2020 election, after which he cuts and runs from the interview. https://www.npr.org/2022/01/12/1072204478/donald-trump-npr-interview-presidential-election-lies-vaccines?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20220112&utm_term=6199572&utm_campaign=news&utm_id=42043784&orgid=722&utm_att1=
His entire mindset consists of vendettas against "losers" and "RINOS," which at this point seems to be attracting mostly the lunatic fringe while most mainstream Republicans seem to be held hostage by the Trump "movement" - either support him or see your career go down the drain.
Doesn't stop the stenographers from kissing Trump's ass.
I was about to mention that I'd just heard an NPR inteview with the Traitor, recorded yesterday, but I see you mention it at the end of the article. At least they asked questions difficult enough that Trump hung up on them, cutting short what was supposed to be a 15 minute interview.
According to reports, Inskeep called Trump out on his election lies more than once and that was why he hung up on him. If Trump couldn't stand up to Inskeep, he really won't want to risk any other non-Fox, non-OANN, non-Newsmax interviewer.
We need to fire the beltway consultants and hire some Madison Avenue Mad Men. Also open a 24/7 war room to put out a clear and consistent message especially on weekends.
As long as there are subservient republican legislators willing to lie and forge documents on his behalf, he can sleep in.
Ron Filipkowski speaks the truth. While I do think that the Dems are getting better at handling the media, it wouldn't hurt to have the best and brightest dazzling us with their data and powers of persuasion. As for the question, "...can someone run for President of the United States by hiding from the press during the entire campaign?" the answer is yes, they can try. It will not work but they can try. (Assuming TFG is around for 2024.)
For somebody who is fading from the press spotlight, his orange mug has polluted the front pages in one way or another nearly every single day since he got fired by the People. I agree that the DNC and others should go Whole Hog with a constant barrage of factual reveals from the Jan 6 committee, insiders and whomever else can provide them. If we're to be stuck with him indefinitely let's encourage a campaign of truth, relentlessly and aggressively calling out his lies and corruption until the reality of hisownself becomes a household gage for behavior unbecoming a responsible human being.
And now the msm is whining because Biden doesn’t hold press conferences. Haven’t heard a peep from them, till Eric’s piece today, about the peculiar silence of that attention seeking missile w/orange features down in FL.
"If the Democratic party had even five intelligent, relentless, full-time people working as a team to fight the right-wing disinformation war..."
You had me until the end there, Eric. The Democratic Party doesn't have intelligent relentless people? Fox News viewers would believe "irrefutable truths" if partisan 'Democrat' operatives presented them on Fox News (assuming Fox News would even put them on the air?) No, it ain't that simple.
First, I am not a big Inskeep fan, but that tells you how republicans are: They can't handle even the simplest facts.
Second, Filipowski seems to be talking about Carville's war room, right?
Third, it's weird that he would hide from such a group of slugs.