A media watchdog that has documented left-wing media for decades is watching in dismay at the anti-Trump rhetoric following tragic, back-to-back shootings five days ago.
“The media hates President Trump” is not a news headline anymore but the Media Research Center is documenting what it calls “unhinged” responses to the shootings that ignited debate over firearms laws, illegal immigration, and Trump’s proper role and responsibilities as president.
“Unprecedented levels of left-wing bias by the media in their coverage of the El Paso and Dayton tragedies,” tweeted MRC president Brent Bozell.
One of the most appalling examples documented by MRC is Nicolle Wallace (pictured above), chief political analyst at MSNBC, who suggested on-air that Trump is “talking about exterminating Latinos.”
Wallace, a former Bush administration official, was responding to a guest who suggested Trump is “inciting violence” that was mirrored by the El Paso shooter who wrote about a “Hispanic invasion” in a manifesto.
Wallace’s predictable clarification came hours later: she “misspoke” and was “sorry” for doing so but also wrote that Trump’s “assault on people of color and his use of the word ‘invasion’ to describe the flow of immigrants is intentional and constant.”
MRC spokesman Curtis Houck tells OneNewsNow that President Trump is being blamed for a political divide in the country when it’s the Left that has divided Americans by income levels, by race, and now by political ideology.
Trump defended for pushing back on 'white supremacist' accusations
It’s not President Trump who is to blame for division in the country, says a radio talk show host, it’s his enemies determined to destroy him.
All of the Democrat presidential candidates have been repeating proven lies to smear Trump as racist, and the media has let them off unchallenged, says Colorado-based radio host Richard Randall.
“I don't think it's the president who's dividing the country,” he tells OneNewsNow. “I think it is the Democrats, the liberals. It's the Democratic presidential candidates. But more than anything else it is the media.”
Randall points to a New York Times headline that suggested Trump used a “day of healing” after two tragic mass shootings to “deepen the nation’s divisions.”
What did the President do? He used Twitter to push back against two presidential candidates, Joe Biden and Francis “Beto” O’Rourke.
“We have a president,” Biden said at a campaign rally, “with a toxic tongue who has publicly and apologetically embraced a political strategy of hate, racism and division.”
O’Rourke, prodded by a reporter, agreed that Trump is a “white supremacist.”
“He is,” O’Rourke said of Trump. “He's also made that very clear.
Yet when Trump pushed back at the two comments, the Times suggested he was the one sowing division during a time of grief.
“They need to live in a state of perpetual outrage,” he says of the Left, including the media. “And that is the easiest way to do it, based on how people look.”
The Washington Examiner noticed the far-left reaction to the shootings, too, reporting that MRC and the Republican National Committee were documenting the media's over-the-top coverage since the shootings.
According to the newspaper, the RNC called Wallace’s suggestion “unhinged” and pointed out a second MSNBC guest (see video above) who suggested Trump ordering flags lowered to half-staff after the shootings was “very significant to the Neo-Nazi movement.”
Why? Because the date of 8-8 corresponds with H-H in the alphabet and “H-H” means “Heil Hitler.”
Who was the guest that suggested that? Frank Figliuzzi, a former assistant director at the FBI, whose bizarre attempt to tie Trump to Neo-Nazis is being mocked by conservatives online as the latest example of "Trump Derangement Syndrome."
"This is a real thing said on television by a real former FBI official," Washinton Examiner columnist Becket Adams wrote in an August 7 op-ed.
It has been pointed out, however, that before Trump Derangement Syndrome afflicted the Left, Nicolle Wallace's former boss in the White House was afflicting the media that compared him to Hitler and called him a war criminal.
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