Media Toddlers Need a Timeout
Happy Tuesday to my Kruiser Morning Briefing friends.
By about 11 a.m. my time yesterday, I knew what the lead-in to today’s installment would be. I’d barely perused the news when I sat down with my coffee (I keep weird hours with this gig) and saw that our brave media was in a collective snit over the president.
I’m tired of these people.
My sister actually called me later in the day to confirm I was on the right track. She said, “I know I don’t pay attention to politics like you do but I just watched a little of the news and those media people who cover the president are really awful.”
I’m not even going to go with the usual “Enemy of the People” tag, even though it still applies, of course. We’ve been covering media malpractice a lot here at the Morning Briefing.
What’s been going on since Sunday is more pathetic than media malpractice. It’s a gaggle of emotional midgets in the midst of a snot-bubbling, diaper-filling tantrum that is utterly contemptible. I might be just a little sympathetic to it if they hadn’t been doing it for four years already. We’re beyond “Boy Who Cried Wolf” at this point—we’re in “let these miserable little brats cry themselves dry” territory now.
Yes, as Katie noted, it’s certainly been a precipitous fall from “We’re the bravest!” to “The president is literally trying to murder me, mommy!” I hope Ben doesn’t get a rash.
No media meltdown would be complete without perma-hack Jake Tapper, who began his on Sunday. There’s more to come from him in a moment. If there are any conservatives out there who are still insisting that Tapper is one of the good guys, please refer them to me so that I can bury them with examples to the contrary.
Monday’s tantrums split off into two separate ones. When Kayleigh McEnany announced that she had tested positive, the fragile White House media headed for the fainting couches en masse. One of the little emos anonymously stated that McEnany “recklessly endangered lives.”