Many of us have stated that there was a cunning system to Donald Trump's inflammatory statements. They are always made to keep the media off guard and subject. MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace admitted as much but did something about it.
MSNBC Host acknowledged that Trump plays the media. One hopes they will expand on what she did by addressing important topics as well. The following segment was a good start.
Nicolle Wallace admits Trump corrupts their coverage
"That was our own Kristen Welker shouting a question to presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway about the fire and fury that the president promised," Nicolle Wallace said. "Before we went to break though I asked if we're getting played; if this is a shiny object. She made an interesting comment there that was a comment that you all took live. Well we didn't take it live the press pool is in there and they reported it out. But they're very aware of what we chase and when we chase it. And do you think we do fall into the trap of chasing something like this -- letting it wipe out -- I mean we had a whole show planned. We were going to spend a block; I'll just reveal this in full disclosure. We were going to talk about an AP report about how Mike Pence might be getting ready to run for president because no one sure if Donald Trump's going to make it. We were going to hit all these headlines. Mr. President didn't fool us. We were going to talk about a historically low poll number that this president sits at 33% and that it's a lie that his base is growing. They are shrinking by the week. We were going to talk about any development. So I mean are we falling down the rabbit hole when he says something like this?"
One of the panelists made an important point.
"Well look," said Philip Rucker, The Washington Post White House Bureau Chief. "When he says something like that it's a presidential statement."
Rucker is correct. What is important however is that the media report his inflammatory comments, discuss its implications, and then move on to the subjects they intended to cover. That is how you do your job and at the same time keep an informed population.