Yahoo News Columnist: ‘Does the Media Owe Trump An Apology?’

As Democrats continue to scramble to find some shred of face saving in the utter farce that was the Mueller investigation, at least one member of the mainstream press is wondering if he and his colleagues in the media owe President Trump an apology.

“Uncomfortable truth”

“I think we have to admit an inescapable and uncomfortable truth about the Trump presidency more generally, which is that the media that covers him is almost unrecognizable from the media that covered every previous president,” writes Yahoo New Matt Bai. “He’s just right about that.”

Bai continues:

I’m not talking about the weirdness on cable channels. I’m talking about the best newspapers and websites in the country, which present almost every mundane act by this administration in dramatic tones beyond all proportion, as if the mere act of Trump trying to govern constituted an existential threat.

There are days now — a lot of them — when I open the up the homepages of the New York Times and the Washington Post in the morning, scroll down a bit, and have the odd sensation that I’m reading the organ of an opposition party, with one headline after another trumpeting the moral depravity of the administration.

“I have the odd sensation that I’m reading the organ of an opposition party”

Bai is right. Every day mainstream news reads more like Democrat talking points than actual objective news.

“Even last weekend, as news broke that Mueller wouldn’t be recommending any further charges against the president or his aides, the front pages pivoted instantly to other, ongoing investigations and breathlessly assured us the scandal would not go away,” Bai notes. “After two years of innuendo, Trump couldn’t be allowed his due for a day.”

“And that’s all before you get to the opinion section,” Bai writes.

Indeed. Not only has this president been treated completely different by the press than every other, but journalists should be ashamed of themselves for pushing lies and propaganda instead of informing the public.

You know, their JOB?

Does the media owe President Trump an apology? You bet they do.

And how they got the Mueller report so pitifully wrong would only be the beginning.

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