Friday's HOT MIC
Tucker Carlson opened his show Thursday night with a response to the incident that came to dominate the news today – Donald Trump‘s tweet about MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski.
According to Tucker, the reaction from the liberal media and Democrats in Congress was so dramatic, “chaos erupted” and “Washington melted down.”
“Meanwhile, over at CNN, you would’ve thought a new ISIS torture tape had been released except worse because it was Trump.”
Tucker believes that the over-reaction to Trump’s comments fits the left’s notion of perceived victimhood and, “nothing is more empowering than victimhood.”
Just as we see on college campuses, the media is now claiming that hurtful words are tantamount to actual violence.
What's most disturbing here isn't that the MSM's perspective is obviously ridiculous, it is that they actually believe it. The media was awash this past week with conflations of White House press pool reporters and embedded war zone correspondents. That's how the pampered nightly happy hour with the coworkers Beltway media see themselves. In their emotionally overwrought minds, President Trump saying mean things to them is the same as being under sniper fire.
The flip-side to this coin is that the MSM has been verbally dumping on Republican presidents without any fear of treatment in kind for decades. They're getting a mild dose (Trump is just one man, after all, albeit a powerful man) of their own medicine and aren't reacting well at all.