Trump tweeted, the media snowflakes melted.
That’s basically the whole storyline of the response to a hectoring tweet by President Trump this morning directed at CNN:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
Note that he tweeted this just as the Sunday morning network news programs were starting to air.
CNN handled the situation with the standard pearl-clutching response:
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) July 2, 2017
— CNN (@CNN) July 2, 2017
CNN response to Trump tweet about beating up a the CNN logo pic.twitter.com/pk5tN6aKus
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) July 2, 2017
The predictable media cartel meltdown ensued just as you might have imagined:
Trump appears to promote violence against CNN with tweet https://t.co/LP4yejVKAQ
— Post Politics (@postpolitics) July 2, 2017
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 2, 2017
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) July 2, 2017
— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) July 2, 2017
This scares me. Mr. President, please STOP. https://t.co/dga7ZAayYo
— Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBCNN) July 2, 2017
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 2, 2017
— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) July 2, 2017
If I posted a video of me punching Trump, his Secret Service would sure interpret it as a threat and pay me a visit.
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) July 2, 2017
The over-the-top reactions would be utterly hysterical if it weren’t for the fact that these same media cartel snowflakes melting under the blazing heat of a Trump tweet are the self-appointed Heroes of the Resistance™ and Guardians of the First Amendment™.
What happens when a real crisis — meaning, other than the next Trump tweet tomorrow — comes along?
Some were incredulous at the media hysterics:
Putin murders journalists. Trump posted a gif. Give us all a fucking break with this. Exactly where you lose credibility. Right here. https://t.co/iQHcS2DKyT
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 2, 2017
Difference betw pro wrestling & CNN? One's phony entertainment with defined heroes and villains. Other is wrestling. https://t.co/eRW0xH13D2
— Razor (@hale_razor) July 2, 2017
"Trump has tiny hands": Hilarious!
Here's a video of the President bodyslamming a logo: We are in the end times.
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) July 2, 2017
I prefer my president joke about wrestling CNN then actually allowing Iran to develop nukes.
Get your outrage on, sweetpea.
— Isalay Agepay Siay A Ohay (@lamblock) July 2, 2017
Even some in the media thought the reactions were eye-roll-worthy:
he seems confused pic.twitter.com/e9d76cur1M
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) July 2, 2017
The hypocrisy of it all was glaring to many:
— 𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚕𝚕 (@chiIIum) July 2, 2017
I TOLD YOU pic.twitter.com/8Cj0NMFZVz
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) July 2, 2017
In general, it started off as a bad week for CNN:
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 25, 2017
— CNN (@CNN) June 24, 2017
A little bit of presidential hectoring ensued and CNN tried to push back:
CNN just posted it's most-watched second quarter in history. Those are the facts.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) June 27, 2017
But the week got progressively worse:
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 27, 2017
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) June 28, 2017
— The Hill (@thehill) July 1, 2017
Producer For CNN’s Chris Cuomo Says Kellyanne Conway ‘Looks Like She Got Hit With A Shovel’ https://t.co/6B6tHDE4L8
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 30, 2017
And the data doesn’t lie — CNN is taking it on the chin:
CNN's total viewership from Wednesday. That their primetime lineup is all under 1 million is something else…this a major issue. pic.twitter.com/U1WSQwHRoE
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) June 30, 2017
On this 241st anniversary of Brexit 1776, we should remind ourselves how precious our freedoms are and how unusual they are compared to the rest of the world. The First Amendment has been a vital historic recognition of the natural rights of all people, including the freedom of the press. It should be celebrated and protected.
But it’s unlikely that our media cartel betters are going to pause and reflect on how pathetic and impotent they look when they respond as they have today, and seemingly every day, in response to President Trump’s tweets — any more than they did after November 8.
America needs a strong, free press to hold our government and ourselves accountable. But what we’re left with today really isn’t measuring up, leading me to conclude:
If a tweet or gif were all it takes for the media cartel snowflakes to melt maybe they weren't cut out as our guardians of the 1st Amendment
— Patrick Poole (@pspoole) July 2, 2017