Over the weekend, Donald Trump proclaimed on Truth Social he would be indicted by a Manhattan grand jury and “arrested on Tuesday,” leading to many hours of speculation on TV news channels over the weekend about how the walls were closing in again. The network Sunday shows on ABC, CBS, CNN and NBC aired almost 47 minutes on the topic, and zero seconds on the latest Biden family cash-grabs from China.
Most politicians throw red meat at their supporters, but Trump is throwing red meat at his enemies in the press. They expressed horror that Trump asked his supporters to protest, which they suggested was another incitement to rioting. Who exactly is the president now? These networks could have covered both Trump and Biden, but the protection racket for the Bidens looks intense in this contrast.
Meanwhile, on Meet the Press Chuck Todd and New York Times reporter Peter Baker were talking up an antiquated piece of junk called the “October Surprise” tale, claiming the Reagan campaign conspired to delay the release of American hostages in Iran so Jimmy Carter would lose. They couldn’t prove it in the 1990s, so why on Earth would they try to revive it now? The best excuse is the accused men are dead and can’t rebut it. Baker bizarrely touted as his heavyweight source as Ben Barnes, a Democrat who also put himself at the center of the phony-baloney scandal in 2004 that George W. Bush dodged the draft in Alabama.
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