Noted liberal writer and television commentator Michael Kinsley once defined a gaffe as when a politician tells the truth. We can now add the media to that definition.
Today on MSNBC’s Morning Jo(k)e, we were treated to the usual Trump bashing that has made MSNBC the laughing stock of journalism. Trump is mean, wah wah wah, Russians stole the election, wah wah wah, we love refugees but not in our mansions, wah wah wah.
Mika Brzezinski then rolled into the “Trump is so horrible to the media” whine, as if millions of Americans think the most important problem facing our country are fragile egos in the press corp.
But she went a step further.
“Well, I think that the dangerous, you know, edges here are that he is trying to undermine the media and trying to make up his own facts. And it could be that while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. And that, that is our job.” Mika Brzezinski
Oh My God!
The media’s job is to control what people think? She actually admits it?
This is right up there with former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying that Congress has to pass the bill before the country can know what’s in it. It’s up there with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor saying that judges, not legislators, make policy.
Here we are with a major member of the unbiased non-partisan news media saying very plainly that it is their job to control what people think.
And what makes her mad is that Trump is moving in our their turf. With one tweet he can change the entire narrative that the media “controls” and they don’t control it anymore.
Media = Thought Control
Never in a million years would I have ever thought they’d admit it.