Heather McGhee appeared on the Meet the Press panel and had some prescient words for journalists and pundits who continue covering Donald Trump with much timidity.
Heather McGhee’s prescient words for journalists
One hopes those who are covering Trump heed Heather McGhee’s words. After all, Donald Trumps win is partially due to the dereliction of their duty pre-election.
“I’m sorry, but we should never stop being appalled at the serial disrespect that this man has for the facts,” said Heather McGhee. “There’s a man headed to the White House that has a relationship to the truth that is unbefitting of our country. And the other sort of latent thing we’re talking about, about whether we take him literally or seriously, is how dangerous he is. And honestly, we are going to look back at this moment and ask how much backbone we all had at this moment. Are we going to follow those in his party, with Romney and Ryan and Cruz, who frankly, ended up putting their love of power ahead of their love of country, or are we going to have the backbone to stand up for our neighbors, who are very much under threat right now, and stand up for our constitution and our values and the planet.”
Sadly, the panelist gave virtually no corroboration to her words. It is as if the media in unable or unwilling to walk and chew at the same time. Donald Trump knows this and throws out a whole lot of silly stories that the media finds easy to cover as they ignore more complicated issues like his conflict of interest and more.