Donald Trump stuck his neck out on Trumpcare again, and it is about to get chopped one more time. And what did he do? He created the Colin Kaepernick SOB smoke and mirror deflection to save face. Watch the media in their words admit to doing just that.
Media admits Kaepernick dust-up changed their topics
Trump successfully plays media with Kaepernick attack & they admit to it (VIDEO) pic.twitter.com/jSrJt7sC30
— Egberto Willies (@EgbertoWillies) September 24, 2017
Chuck Todd early in the Meet the Press program points out that soon after Trump heard that John McCain would not vote for Trumpcare, the Graham-Cassidy bill to 'repeal & replace' Obamacare, he went on the attack on an entirely different subject. He decided to tackle one with racial connotations, Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem.
In other words, the media knew that Trump was playing them. And what did they do? They became willing participants in the complicity. And Todd admits it.
"The White House thinks this is a good political fight," Chuck Todd said. "They were not unhappy when they found out our format was going to be a little changed this morning; that we were going to make this a big segment. They were not unhappy."
There are various degrees of shame here. How can the media who is supposed to watchdog the politicians acknowledge they are being played by the president, accept it, and continue the charade? Todd said they changed their format to make the Kaepernick story a large part of the segment. Is that not journalistic malpractice?
Hurricane Harvey decimated large sections of the Houston Metropolitan Area and Southeast Texas. Hurricane Irma decimated large parts of the Florida Keys, many towns in Florida, the American Virgin Islands, and many islands in the Caribbean. Hurricane Mary decimated more of the Virgin Islands and laid waste to much of Puerto Rico. Americans are about to get a shock when they see their health insurance premiums in October.
The media should be talking about Donald Trump and his administration sabotaging Obamacare. Americans will feel the brunt of that sabotage in October. They should be talking about the disaster, and pain American citizens are going through in Texas, Florida, the American Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. They should be admonishing a president who is self-serving, incompetent, lacking a moral compass, and unempathetic for his lack of leadership in real problems afflicting the country.
This was not a difficult call. The media got Donald Trump elected by trivializing his evil and bad deeds. They have yet to change and it is costing the country dearly.
Here are reputable sites to donate to Puerto Rico. This is the one thing Meet the Press got right today.
- Americares: http://americaares.org
- Convoy of Hope: http://convoyofhope.org
- Catholic Relief Services: http://crs.org
- Direct Relief: http://secure.directrelief.org
And don't forget, keep the pressure on your politicians here to ensure Tumpcare does not become a reality.
Note: Colin Kaepernick's mother responded to the Trump attack in a rather dignified manner even as she scolded the president.
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