Skip to comments.No one in the Trump administration has any credibility left
Posted on 01/08/2019 4:48:37 PM PST by Sub-Driver
No one in the Trump administration has any credibility left
By Paul Waldman Opinion writer January 8 at 2:56 PM
Something curious is happening right now: The president of the United States will give a prime-time address on an urgent political controversy, and pretty much everyone acknowledges that in that address he is going to lie to the American people.
The TV networks, which often have aired such speeches when the president asks, are struggling to figure out how to handle it; they seem to have decided that allowing a Democratic response, plus some post-hoc fact-checking, will fulfill their journalistic responsibilities.
But theres something else going on here, too. This administration is so morally and intellectually degraded that there is not a single major figure within it who retains credibility with the press or the public. In the midst of a political crisis, there is no administration official whose word we can take on anything.
For context, I want to look back on a relevant episode from the recent past. In 2002 and 2003, George W. Bushs administration was waging one of the great propaganda efforts in U.S. history to convince the public that if we didnt invade Iraq, Saddam Hussein would soon attack us with his fearsome arsenal of weapons of mass destruction. As Vice President Richard B. Cheney put it in a speech, Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction; there is no doubt that he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.
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No one in the Communist Media has ANY credibility left..honestly they never had any to begin with
Forgot the Barf warning.
The President is about to give the game away and tell American just how dirty and low-down the Democrats and their media handlers have been. And so the big push is ON -- don't believe anything that man says!!
How about the credibility of the WaComPost, NYT, Mainstreams, etc.? Complete lack of self awareness that some “journalist” could write this.
“Everyone acknowledges he is going to lie to the American public.”
What lies? That there are uncounted tens, likely scores of millions of untracked illegal aliens in the country? That the border is secure? That criminals, disease, and fentanyl don’t pour through the border?
What lies could he tell?
Another Synagouge of Satan member.
W T F
This is what draining the swamp looks like.
Hang in there everyone! Yeah, I didn’t really need to say that , we all are.
he is going to lie to the American people.
Talking points for today - LIE
You have to give it to the left, they are organized. It is amazing how they can all be using the same talking point at the same time,it is almost like they planned it.
so the media is the final arbiter? is that what he and many others are now saying? they feeeel they have the power to stop the press, edit the picture, change the words, really?
I remember when the democrats were just another snake cult...
Hey WP.....we can see with our own eyes the damage illegals are doing to this country....we know who the liars are...you!
Just about no one in the media has any credibility left.
It’s a draw, so advantage goes to the President.
And the Compost does?
And by "pretty much everyone" Paul Waldman means "0bama @ss lampreys"...
They’re running scared.
(with good reason)
TOTALLY not secret email lists and text message chains among "reporters".
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