The American communications system in our time is overwhelming leftwing….Of the following major American television political stations, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, CSpan, only Business Fox was conservative, rather consistently supporting Donald J. Trump for the presidency…..Most of the political at Fox itself were Republican in some way or another, but only a handful were enthusiastic regarding our Donald becoming the 45th president of our great nation.
I have spent about 30 hours reviewing the American television industry’s coverage of the evening of this wonderful American event, the Donald Trump victory of November 8, 2016. None of these television centers expected a Trump victory
PBS, CNN, and MSNBC were by far the most antiTrump ‘reporters’ throughout the evening……PBS, perhaps the most ‘religiously’ liberal rather than leftist in political propaganda, was that evening indeed prejudiced against Republicans in general, but against Our Donald in particular. His victory was a shock…..a shock they accepted as a staff reluctantly, but honorably as true Americans.
David Brooks, the ‘declared’ Republican paid to be so by PBS, as well as NEVER Trump guy, Stuart Stevens, were most stunned, with Brooks presenting the tongue to predict the grim future for the country….. MSNBC’s staff led by Chris Matthews became unraveled, angry, wild, and unforgiving for the occasion they refused to accept. CNN’s gang with the exception of a whisperer or two, was entirely lefty.
ABC, CBS, NBC staffs were all in a tizzy. CSpan was boring.
The folks at PBS, living news in their leftist closets for the past half century, nevertheless remained quite adult, despite their political preference for things “Pelosi”.
President Trump Honors Widow Of Navy SEAL Killed In Yemen
by Tim Hains at realclearpolitics:
Chris Wallace: Trump Delivered One Of The Best Speeches In That Setting I’ve Heard Any President Give
by Tim Hains at realclearpolitics:
“‘Fox News Sunday’ anchor Chris Wallace puts President Trump’s speech to the joint session of Congress in historical context.
He said Donald Trump “reinvented” the joint address to Congress, and called it: “by far the best speech I’ve ever heard Donald Trump give.”
“It was one of the best speeches in that setting I’ve heard any president give,” he added……” …….Please continue. Newsman Wallace stars at the Fox Network usually browbeating Republicans no matter how small the brow, mostly to support the channel’s politics as “fair and balanced”. Don’ miss his assessment:
A GREAT NIGHT FOR TRUMP AND REPUBLICANS
by John Hinderaker at PowerLine:
I don’t have much to say about President Trump’s speech to Congress tonight, beyond the obvious. The speech itself was tremendous, and Trump delivered it effectively, often passionately. It was an interesting reminder of how much better Trump is, as a speaker, than his predecessor, when he sticks to the script.
The speech’s opening was inspired, with its reference to Black History Month and denouncing of recent hate crimes, especially anti-Semitic ones. Trump’s recognition of audience members was superbly done, and the prolonged standing ovation accorded to Carryn Owens, in particular, was unforgettable. The Democrats’ ballyhooed plan to fill the gallery with illegal immigrants fell flat.
Trump’s themes were not new, but the speech wove them together skillfully in a way that made sense, with “America first” the overarching theme. Near the end, Trump said something to the effect that as president, he doesn’t represent the world. He represents the people of the United States. This is tautological, and it was stunning to see the Democrats glumly sitting on their hands. Do they seriously not understand the president’s role, and their own?
That was just one of many uncomfortable moments for the Democrats. Often you could see the wheels turning–should we be sitting down or standing up for this one? Should we applaud? Trump has stolen so many of the Democrats’ talking points that their bewilderment is understandable.
Trump is not, as we all know, a consistent conservative. I don’t know how mandatory paid maternity leave sneaked into the speech, for example. But there is no doubt whose side he is on the large majority of the time. Trump was magnificent tonight. It is rare in today’s political climate for a speech to be important, but this one might have been.
A transcript of the speech, as written, is here.